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  • More worryingly, the hallmark technique of the chiropractor, known as high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust, carries much more significant risks.

    Beware the spinal trap

  • The distribution of the bright and dark bands of light vary exactly as do the high - and low-amplitude water wave sites.

    Analogy, How Scientifically Powerful is It?

  • Gavin and Hansen have the same implicit model; their model for temperature is a smooth glacial to interglacial signal with ~ 100 thousand year cycles, and then low-amplitude variability with annual cycles.

    Demetris Koutsoyannis « Climate Audit

  • A typical chiropractic adjustment is a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust which lasts about one-tenth of a second.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • When, on the other hand, voicing is natural, it involves gentle, low-amplitude vocal fold vibrations that gradually increase in strength, then decrease to the initial level before the articulation of a following sound.

    Knotted Tongues

  • He caught a low-amplitude conversation between two persons a hundred miles distant, borne this far by some freak of atmospherics; closer by he sensed the impulses of small scuttering things, not worth chasing; a flier jetted overhead and filled his perception briefly with static.

    Explorations

  • The name comes by analogy to certain large buildings such as Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol where the acoustic properties of the room ensure that even a low-amplitude sound like a whisper can be heard at certain distant points.

    Ars Technica

  • For now, let's say that the reindeer clock exists, that it is a very low-amplitude clock which entrains readily and immediately to light-dark cycles, while it fragments or demultiplies in long periods of constant conditions.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • In a very low-amplitude oscillator, onset of light (or dark) can instantly reset the clock to Phase Zero and start timing all over again - an "hourglass" behavior.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • The other strategy is to have a clock that is very permissive to such opportunistic behavior - a very low-amplitude clock.

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