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  • noun Plural form of fibre.


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  • Charles K. Kao, "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication" and the other half jointly to Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor".

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009 - Illustrated Presentation

  • The quote "nerves, spirits and fibres" is from G.S. Rousseau's eponymous essay.


  • With regards to forensics I would guess that the forensic evidence was possibly clothing fibres from the offenders clothing on the victims clothing and maybe even blood where he visiously assaulted her.

    Forget Your Future Plans « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The growth of nerve fibres is stimulated via this mechanism.

    Physiology or Medicine 1986 - Press Release

  • Stretched molecules - chains - are found in fibres such as nylon.

    Press Release: The 1974 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • The transmission between the nerve cells, which radically differs from the mechanisms underlying the impulse transmission in the nerve fibres, is mediated by chemical substances, so-called neurotransmitters, which carry the message from one cell to the other.

    Physiology or Medicine 1970 - Press Release

  • But we must remember that the afferent nerve from an extensor muscle has been shown to contain fibres which exert opposite reflex influences upon their own muscle, some exciting and some inhibiting that muscle's contraction.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • But in more normal circumstances the nerve fibres work as independent conducting units, and simultaneous activity in many fibres is a rare event.

    Edgar Adrian - Nobel Lecture

  • In the pony the area devoted to the nostrils is as large as that devoted to the rest of the body; in the pig almost the whole of the sensory area of the cerebral cortex devoted to the sense of touch is given to fibres from the snout, which the pig uses to explore its environment.

    Edgar Adrian - Biography

  • In 1907 the Swedish physiologist Gustaf Göthlin made the assumption that conduction velocity in thick nerve fibres is greater than in thin ones.

    Physiology or Medicine 1944 - Presentation Speech


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