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probe into something

to investigate something. The police will probe into the matter and report to the commissioner. We will take some time and probe into that for you.
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probe something for something

to poke around in something for something. He probed his memory for some clue as to where he had been on that date. Sam probed the darkened space for the tool that he had mislaid.
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A sensor at the tip of the probe responds when it bumps the cochlear wall, so surgeons can make adjustments during insertion, Wise says.
The Equispec OCS with one fiber-optic probe sells for roughly $40,000.
We believe that the proximal probe should be placed in the pharynx and not in the upper esophagus (figure 2), as has been suggested by some.
The probe is placed under the contact area between the line angles; making sure it is located at the interproximal area of the tooth.
With this probe," he says, "you don't have to collect a physical sample and bring it to the surface.
One is an asteroid probe that looks much like a toy car with sharply spiked metal wheels.
The Agilent N2887A 36-channel Pro and N2888A 18-channel half-channel InfiniiMax soft touch probe heads connect Agilent soft-touch connectorless probes to the input connectors of the Agilent InfiniiMax I and II Series probe amplifiers.
A standard clinical dose of the radioactive glucose probe has an activity of 10 millicuries (mCi).
They also were released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, which managed the probe mission.
According to John Carney, vice president for sales and marketing at Packard-Hughes, "Our new IC Membrane Test Probes provide all the advantages that have been touted for membrane probe technology over the past several years and more, while eliminating the cost penalty that has been associated with other Membrane probe products.
Whenever the probe actually touches the workpiece, the point of contact is defined in terms of the x-y-z axes of a coordinate system.
Unlike trace and debug probes available today, the System Navigator Pro solution is the functional equivalent of an integrated high-performance buffered logic analyzer and a programmable signal generator - all in a single probe.
A device on Cassini will twirl Huygens as it detaches, giving the probe a spin of seven revolutions per minute that will prevent it from tumbling end over end.
Scientists said Monday that they may have to rethink their theories about how the planets formed based on new data from the Galileo space probe that parachuted into Jupiter's atmosphere last month.
That is, positioning the probes so that the flow distance is not the same to each probe will often cause overfilling of some cavities and underfilling of others (see Fig.