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powers

(pow′ĕrz)
In obstetrics, a colloquial term for the mechanical forces generated by the contractions of the uterus that propel the fetus through the pelvis.
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It would be wrong to imagine that social history was unique in expanding the notion of power in this way.
Pitfalls of closing occur when powers are presented on behalf of individuals who are in nursing homes, partners overseas granting power and husbands or wives attending closings with powers from their respective spouses who cannot be located.
Moreover, since oil and gas supplies--and prices--appear to be in a roller coaster mode due to unstable Middle East conditions and, in general, more global energy consumption, IHEs need to examine their power infrastructure to ensure a steady flow of power at a reasonable cost.
In the NIST high-power, continuous-wave (CW) laser detector calibration laboratory, K-series calorimeters are used as primary standards for the absolute calibration of laser power and energy meters spanning a laser power range of 5 W to 1000 W with a cumulative energy input of 0.
Nine times out of 10, when I go to a high school to talk about the U-2 incident, the students think I'm there to talk about the rock band,'' Powers said.
org, a community of companies driving innovation around Power Architecture technology.
The Mini DC Power System is designed for applications where power concentration is high and space is constrained, such Voice over IP (VoIP), power over Ethernet (PoE), blade-based server or router farms, metropolitan Ethernet, customer premise routing, or remote-terminal deployed broadband services.
the technology leader in providing unsurpassed power protection solutions to computer data centers, telecommunications and industrial operations, and Ballard Power Systems, the world leader in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology, celebrated the official launch of field trials for MGE's Evolution Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) powered by Ballard's Nexa(R) RM Series fuel cell modules.
These ground-breaking power protection systems deliver the highest level of power availability, conditioning, and harmonics cancellation for sensitive digital broadcast systems.
Caterpillar provides power quality solutions distributed through the global network of Cat dealers, and the Cat UPS product line is an important element in the complete solution package.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University team's power supply design for an external stand alone AA battery charger was named both Grand Champion and Best in Class in the Open Category.
The Mobilize Power Management IP platform provides an adaptive, dynamically configurable solution for reducing both static and dynamic power in 130nm SoC.