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  Brittle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A material is brittle if it is subject to fracture when subjected to stress i.e.
Naturally brittle materials, such as ceramics (most famously glass), are difficult to toughen effectively.
Most such techniques involve one of two mechanisms: to deflect the tip of a propagating crack, for instance by introducing natural weaknesses of limited extent, or to create carefully controlled residual stresses so that cracks from certain predictable sources will be forced closed, as in the case of toughened glass and pre-stressed concrete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brittle   (342 words)

 Marine Environment - Brittle Stars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brittle stars form part of the group called echinoderms, which means "spiny skinned", and are in a class called Ophiuroidea, which means "snake like".
A brittle star may shovel sand or mud into its mouth, which is armed with tiny teeth.
Specialised forms of brittle stars are Basket stars, which have multi-branched arms, and serpent stars, which often coil around the branches of gorgonians.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Field/9130/brittlestar.html   (288 words)

 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: Brittle nails: pathogenesis and treatment
The incidence of brittle nails in the European and North American population is approximately 20%, and women suffer from nail brittleness twice as often as men (1).
Brittle nails have been divided into several types including an isolated split at the free edge, lamellar splitting of the free edge, transverse splitting of the lateral edge, and multiple crenellated splitting that resembles the battlements of a castle (3).
Most commonly, a clear-cut etiology for brittle nails cannot be found and hence most cases are labeled as "idiopathic brittleness of the nails." Dehydration due to external influences such as water, detergents, or dehydrating chemicals is often a contributing or causative factor (4).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PDG/is_1_2/ai_110152641   (1207 words)

 VDGIF > Fishing > Lakes > Lake Brittle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Flathead catfish were stocked in 1990 and 1994 to control the abundant sunfish population and undesirable species such as brown bullhead and gizzard shad, which managed to proliferate to produce large populations.
The management objective of Lake Brittle is to increase panfish population structure and average weight while maintaining the largemouth bass fishery.
The balance of the fishery is based on the predation of stunted sunfish and gizzard shad by catfish, largemouth bass and walleye.
www.dgif.state.va.us /fishing/lakes/lake_brittle   (276 words)

 Australian Museum - Wild Kids - Rock pools and rock platforms - Brittle Star
Brittle Stars can grow new arms if their arms are broken off.
Brittle Stars can be found at the shoreline but also deep in the ocean.
Brittle Stars have their mouths underneath the middle of their body.
www.amonline.net.au /wild_kids/seashores/brittlestar.htm   (159 words)

 Brittle Nails
Brittle nails can be weak, thin, nails that peel or break easily, and/or grow slowly.
Although the amount of research on the subject is quite limited and positive effects do not appear in all people, those people having brittle nails may want to consider a trial period of at least several months, using 2.5 mg per day of biotin.
Anecdotal reports suggest that horsetail may be of some use in the treatment of brittle nails.
www.truestarhealth.com /Notes/1170003.html   (827 words)

 Section B - Brittle Stars and Basket stars
Brittle stars do not have suckers on their tube feet but are able to walk up smooth surfaces like the inside of fish tanks.
Brittle stars are quite cryptic and have colour patterns that match the type of substrate they are living on.
Brittle stars are generally solitary animals, but they do live in association with lots of other organisms.
www.reef.edu.au /asp_pages/secb.asp?FormNo=45   (821 words)

 brittle material - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about brittle material   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brittle materials may also break suddenly when given a sharp knock.
Pottery, glass, and cast iron are examples of brittle materials.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /brittle+material   (98 words)

 The Ophiuroidea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ophiuroids are a large group (over 1600 species) of echinoderms that includes the brittle stars (Ophiurida) and basket stars (Euryalida).
However, brittle stars have long, flexible arms (hence the other common name for ophiuroids, "snake stars" and a central, armored, disk-shaped body that is clearly demarcated from the arms.
Ophiuroids are not common fossils; as you might expect from the name "brittle star", ophiuroids rapidly fall to pieces after death, and are rarely preserved whole.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /echinodermata/ophiuroidea.html   (486 words)

 FNSG - Brittle Asthma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brittle asthmatics are also very susceptible to sudden and often unpredictable changes in their condition, and this is where the term 'brittle' is used.
Type 2 Brittle Asthmatics often appear to be reasonably well with their asthma well controlled, but the Type 2 sufferers can also have severe and often life threatening attacks that come on very suddenly with little or no advanced warnings and they too may require frequent hospital admission.
Most Brittle asthmatics will most probably have tried most treatments at some time or another and it is up to them and their medical team to find the best combination of medication and treatment for them.
fnsg.azerty.co.uk /brittle.htm   (1160 words)

 BRITTLE BOOKS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brittle books are generally too weak to be repaired.
A reformatted version, such as reprint, microfilm, microfiche, electronic version or preservation photocopy is often used to replace a brittle original.
Brittle books requested over the weekend will be brought to KSL the following Monday afternoon.
library.case.edu /ksl/preserve/brittle.html   (397 words)

 Brittle (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a solid material that can be easily fractured is brittle
brittle is a term used to describe characteristics of some software or algorithms.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brittle_(disambiguation)   (96 words)

A recent paper (pdf format) by Michael L Anderson and Donald R Perlis offers a new solution to the problem of brittleness.
Brittleness, in a robot or program, is an inability to cope with unexpected developments, and the paper, no doubt rightly, says it is arguably the most important problem in Artificial Intelligence, perhaps in computer systems generally.
Anderson and Perlis quote the example of a contestant in the DARPA Grand Challenge, in which robots had to negotiate their way through a real-world journey.
www.consciousentities.com /brittle.htm   (1191 words)

 Brittle diabetes in the elderly -- Benbow et al. 94 (11): 578 -- Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brittle diabetes in the elderly -- Benbow et al.
and cause of brittle instability perceived by diabetologists
mixed types of brittleness, and 5 of the 6 were female.
www.jrsm.org /cgi/content/full/94/11/578   (1411 words)

 KU Libraries: Brittle Books Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Welcome to the Brittle List, which was established to facilitate cooperative efforts among research libraries in obtaining preservation quality photocopy replacements for embrittled materials.
Each item sent to BRITTLE will be posted on the list for one month to give other libraries time to decide if they also want a preservation photocopy of the title.
If your library is interested in posting a title to the list, send a message to the list address, brittle@oclc.org, with author, title, date of publication, and pagination information, as well as the size of the item, and any distinguishing characteristics, such as color or grayscale illustrations.
www.lib.ku.edu /preservation/Brittle.shtml   (609 words)

Brittle fracture requires energy to separate atoms and expose new surfaces along the fracture path.
Almost any metal may be made brittle by the presence of inclusions or dissolved gasses, by the neutron irradiation, or by the presence of brittle second phase particles along the grain boundaries.
Below Tg the molecular configuration is "frozen in" and brittle fracture occurs by crack propagation.
www.eng.wayne.edu /MSE130/DUC-BTR.html   (1372 words)

The Brittle or Serpent Stars are grouped as the Class Ophiuroidea, characterized by having highly mobile arms that can be used to assist in (relatively) rapid motion.
Their common name is derived from their sinuous, snake-like movements, and the fact that they're truly brittle and break away easily if they come under attack.
Seemingly on the other end of the machismo scale are the Brittle or Serpent Stars, which are so retiring and nocturnal that you may never see them in your system.
www.wetwebmedia.com /brittlestars.htm   (827 words)

 Brittle - KELVIN SMITH LIBRARY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Those aren't worms, they're brittle stars, sea star cousins that bury themselves for protection.
Brittle Boned Angel Ghosting into Stillness, English poetry, MW Jones
Brittle stars (ophiurians) have longer arms than sea stars.
aeasypay.com /?q=brittle   (169 words)

 The Nut Factory : Kitchen : Recipes : Frosted Walnuts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Heat and stir sugar, syrup and water in a heavy 3-quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
The taste of this Pecan brittle is out of this world.I don't know if you have tried this yet but if not please do.
Crystallization, graininess, and whether it is brittle or smooth are simply variations of this process.
www.thenutfactory.com /kitchen/dessert/peanut-brittle.html   (1004 words)

 Deluxe Maple Brittles - Peanut brittle, walnut crunch and cashew brittle.
Every batch of brittle is home made with a dash of pure Vermont maple syrup.
An old fashioned candy, brittles are also a favorite gift for grandmothers, grandfathers and other special seniors.
may be selected for enclosure with your brittle order.
www.deluxemaplebrittles.com   (253 words)

 The Peanut Van's Recipes: Microwave Peanut Brittle
If you have a microwave and you'd like to whip up some peanut brittle in a hurry, this recipe will let you do it in a little less than 10 minutes (plus cooling time, of course).
The trick to making thin, tender peanut brittle is to keep the baking sheet(s) you use warm.
C) before you spread the peanut brittle mix.
peanutvan.com.au /recipe22.htm   (208 words)

 Brittle Splitting Nails
Onychoschizia or splitting of the fingernails is a common problem seen by dermatologists.
One tip is that if the fingernails split, but the toenails are strong, then an external factor is the cause.
Basically brittle nails can be divided into dry and brittle (too little moisture) and soft and brittle (often too much moisture).
www.aocd.org /skin/dermatologic_diseases/brittle_splitting.html   (494 words)

 The Brittle Kittle chocolates, peanut brittle, candies
If your group is looking for something different to sell, Brittle Kittle is the answer for you.
The store is located at 16285 SW 85th #101, in Tigard, Oregon (behind Tigard High School off of Durham Road) There will be tasting samples, door prizes and special promotions.
The Brittle Kittle is a family owned business based in Tigard, Oregon.
www.brittlekittle.com   (194 words)

 peanut brittle - peanut candies - cookie dough - fundraising by brittle-brittle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
We started brittle-brittle after our father, Joe L. Brown, discovered a very unique Peanut Brittle Candy that was unlike any other he had ever tasted.
This brittle candy was different, it had an incredible "Olde-Fashioned" homemade taste-flavored with honey and a texture so light and crunchy, so "brittle", that the name of this new product and company seemed obvious-we decided it should be called "brittle-brittle".
Eventually brittle-brittle could be found in all fifty states and was sold under the "brittle-brittle" brand or repackaged for private labels in a variety of Wholesale Clubs and Supermarkets.
www.brittle-brittle.com   (355 words)

 About Anoka Farms Peanut Brittle. History of our family recipe for Peanut Brittle.
This same recipe is now used by her grandchildren as a basis to produce Anoka Farms Peanut Brittle.
I loved making the brittle because it was usually during the Holidays which became a traditional event that I loved to share with my Grandmother.
Then the White Gold Peanut Brittle was added to the favorites, and now to keep up with the times--- Espress Oh!!!!(My coffee loving brothers' idea).
www.anokafarms.com /about_us.htm   (724 words)

 Our Peanut Brittle Candy is a great treat to give as gifts for the holidays, birthdays, mother's days, any day- hand ...
Our Peanut Brittle Candy is a great treat to give as gifts for the holidays, birthdays, mother's days, any day- hand dipped, gourmet peanut brittle.
One bite into a morsel of Anoka Farms Peanut Brittle will send your taste buds orbiting with the lucious textures and rich creamy flavors that Anoka Farms has come to represent for over 75 years.
All of our peanut brittle is proudly made in Loon Lake, Washington U.S.A. Purchase with confidence from Anoka Farms.
www.anokafarms.com   (328 words)

 Brittle Power:Energy Strategy for National Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the 20 years since we first prepared it as a Pentagon study, little has changed, and little of that change is for the better.
An 08 October 2001 brief for the Montreux Energy Forum, a group of energy-industry leaders, is also posted for quick orientation (S01-06, Critical Issues in Domestic Energy Vulnerability, Aspen Clean Energy Roundtable).
Many parts of Brittle Power, such as Chapter 13's explanation of how to design inherently resilient systems, are timeless.
www.rmi.org /sitepages/pid1011.php   (751 words)

 Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Little Brittle - TV.com
Reincarnated as an old man in a retirement home, he is releasing music to get people to come visit him and, of course, Meatwad falls pray to his subliminal messages.
When Frylock and Meatwad are visiting Little Brittle, if you listen hard you can hear references to Dr. Weird in the background which seem to be playing on an intercom/radio system.
Frylock mentions that when they first meet MC Pee Pants in MC Pee Pants that he was a 6-foot tall spider.
tv.com /.../little-brittle/episode/340285/summary.html   (462 words)

 Brittle Stars MP3 Downloads - Brittle Stars Music Downloads - Brittle Stars Music Videos
Gainesville, FL indie-pop combo the Brittle Stars was formed in the summer of 1997 by guitarist Steve, bassist Dan and drummer Josh; after a handful of practices the trio disbanded, with Josh joining Crush 22.
By early 1998 that band had dissolved as well, leaving Josh to reform the Brittle...
While failing to earn the same critical notoriety and cultish devotion lavished upon countrymen Belle & Sebastian or Mogwai, the Delgados were in many respects the true epicenter of the...
www.mp3.com /Brittle-Stars/artists/379725/summary.html   (198 words)

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