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see decompression sicknessdecompression sickness,
physiological disorder caused by a rapid decrease in atmospheric pressure, resulting in the release of nitrogen bubbles into the body tissues. It is also known as caisson disease, altitude sickness, and the bends.
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bends

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bends

i. A condition of pain in the extremities and joints resulting from nitrogen bubbles forming in the blood, tissues, and joints following reduced atmospheric pressure. See aeroembolism and decompression sickness.
ii. VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range) bearing error because of the distortion of propagation over uneven terrain. Also called scalloping.
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To carry out the experiment, a 1 m wide bend flume with a 180 degree central bend, which has glass walls supported by steel frames, was designed and constructed in the Hydraulic Laboratory of Persian Gulf University in Iran.
As the thickness and layers of copper increase, the part gets more difficult to bend and acts like a solid piece of metal.
Certainly Apple has a range of robots that put new devices through a series of rigorous tests - and a bend test would be on that list for sure.
They also noted that heating #11 bars to 1,500 F significantly improved the ability to bend these larger bars.
The U-bend here has an effect in the bend itself and in the straight section downstream of the bend.
Last year, the first materials that could bend visible light backward began to appear.
The attributes of these fibers are optimized for reduced macrobend loss for bends as small as 10 mm radius, while their specifications for attenuation, chromatic dispersion and PMD remain the same as those specified in G.652D.
We would expect the infrared spectrum of CPE to be similar to that of PVC, with perhaps stronger C-H stretches and bends and weaker C-Cl stretches.
You must not brake on bends. All speed changes need to be carried out while on the straight stretches.
Twenty-five hardwood species were tested and rated by the percentage of successful bends, which ranged from 94 percent for hackberry to 2 percent for basswood.
The waveguide bend system consists of two identical bends in cascade.
In addition, because it can usually make bends with greater consistency and accuracy than human operators, the robotic bender can produce additional savings from increased productivity and reduced scrap.