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scratching

a percussive effect obtained by rotating a gramophone record manually: a disc-jockey and dub technique
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Thanks to pet product manufacturers, there are a variety of innovative products designed for cats to exert healthy scratching habits, including the more notable scratching posts.
Answer: The first thing to understand is that you cannot stop your cat from scratching. However, you can train it to scratch appropriate items instead of your furniture or other pieces of property.
These defects allow the determination of the type of polymeric material responses to scratching, which depend in turn on the polymer chemistry (thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers).
Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the maddening sensation, scientists have discovered.
The invention's unique design enables its users to leverage the most efficient method of scratching off lotto cards.
(15) used FEM for elastic-plastic contact and showed that the shape of the residual groove is related to the plastic strain field in deformation beneath the indenter during scratching. Using the FEM simulation, they also showed that an increase in surface friction increases and shifts the maximal equivalent plastic strain along the scratch path.
Organic coatings are resistant to most insults and stresses, but they can be damaged, including by wear that abrades the surface, scraping or scratching that breaks the surface, or compressive stress that causes indentation.
Question: Our lovely cat Rusty is very playful and of late has begun scratching, which has destroyed the sofa and rugs in our living room.
In the computer software, scratching refers to reusable pieces of code that can easily be combined, shared, and adapted.
To find out the corresponding stress magnitude to incur coating debonding, finite element methods (FEM) modeling was conducted to analyze the stress fields around the scratch tip during scratching. The wet-adhesive strength is then quantitatively determined.
Written by Vicki Fischer and illustrated by Martha Day Zschock, for rock 'n' roll enthusiasts from 6 to 60, "Rock Star Scratch & Sketch" is an art activity book that explores the very special world of rock music by sketching the pictures, and scratching away the black coating to reveal colorful glitter and swirl patterns emerge.