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stretch

1. n. a period of time. (Folksy.) Let’s talk here for a stretch and then go up and see if dinner’s ready.
2. n. a prison term. I was away for a stretch of about seven years.
3. in. to hang (as with a death sentence). You will stretch for this, Lefty!
4. tv. to cut or dilute a drug. Let’s stretch this stuff, sell it, and then blow town.
5. n. a nickname for a tall person, usually male. (Usually Stretch.) Well, stretch, think you’ll go out for basketball this season?
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DNP is looking to bring the integrated skin display to market within the next three years by improving the reliability of the stretchable devices through optimizing its structure, enhancing the production process for high integration, and overcoming technical challenges such as large-area coverage.
The human skin is soft, stretchable and has complex three-dimensional features at [the] microscopic level.
We foresee that this strategy of enabling elastomeric semiconductors by percolating semiconductor nanofibrils into a rubber will advance the development of stretchable semiconductors, and the approach to constructing electronics and sensors all from elastomeric electronic materials will move forward the advancement of stretchable electronics for a wide range of applications, such as artificial skins, biomedical implants, and surgical gloves," the researchers concluded.
Although Samsung calls it a "next-generation technology," it is hard to tell the future of these stretchable displays.
The major players in the stretchable electronics market are adopting different strategies to expand and gain a strong position in this market.
The cover is made of stretchable, fluid-resistant material that is machine washable, and the bottom features a nonskid surface.
com) developed the process known as SCB, or stretchable copper board.
Bib-Eze are soft and stretchable to fit all neck sizes.
The new multi-band features soft, stretchable, fast-wicking polyester microfibers to deliver a versatile solution for the windiest, dirtiest, hottest and coldest days on the job.
A group of researchers has developed a thin, flexible and stretchable electronic device to help locate and treat abnormal heart rhythms.
The bed is made of 100 percent bio-based foams and is covered with MemStretch, a trademarked bamboo stretchable fabric with a high content of recycled materials.
There is a compartment formed from a stretchable water-disintegrating polymer, stretchable water-soluble polymer, stretchable water-dispersible polymer or a mixture thereof.
Model SPE-100, a stretchable hat with fleece earflaps, is made of polyester/ spandex and lined with 40-gram Thinsulate[TM] Insulation.
The latex-free stretchable cover material moves relative to the patient's skin surface to reduce shear and features RF-welded seams for a completely fluid-proof barrier.
A phthalate (plasticizer) free, very stretchable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) alloy promises to offer enhanced product design and application parameters for medical product and other designers and manufacturers.