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2011-10-16 21:32:13

They´re the building block of graphite — ultra-thin sheets of carbon, just one atom thick, whose discovery was lauded in 2010 with a Nobel Prize in Physics. The seemingly simple material is graphene, and many researchers believe it has great potential for many applications, from electronic devices to high-performance composite materials. Graphene is extremely strong, an excellent conductor, and with no internal structure at all, it offers an abundance of surface area —...

2011-08-31 07:00:00

Madison Art and Framing has opened a retail picture framing shop on Madisonâs south side. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 J and S Framing, LLC has announced the opening of its retail division, Madison Art and Framing. The shop is connected to J and Sâs warehouse and manufacturing facility at 2814 Perry Street, just south of the Beltline between Fish Hatchery Road and Highway 14. Madison Art and Framing is a full service, custom picture framing business...

2011-08-17 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Faber-Castell combines centuries of experience with high quality materials to produce the finest art products available for professional artists. High pigment density, good lightfastness, and a color matching system are integral to the Art & Graphic line and result in a superior art experience. Now the prestigious Art & Graphic products are available in a stunning new 250th Anniversary Limited Edition Wood Case set that is a wonderful...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- DealExtreme, the leading online retailer, today announced it will offer low prices and FREE international shipping on thousands of back-to-school items, ranging from school supplies, sporty backpacks, and high-tech electronics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101229/CN22302LOGO ) Parents and students everywhere are gearing up for the hectic back-to-school shopping season. This year, why not get a head start on your shopping? Skip...


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2010-09-16 16:05:54

A pencil, containing a solid pigment core within a protective casing, is a common writing implement or art medium. Having a case keeps the pigment from breaking as well as from marking the user's hand. Pencils differ from pens because they leave marks by physical abrasion rather than staining the paper. The pigment leaves behind a trail of material that adheres to the sheet of paper or other writing surface. Cores are usually made of graphite mixed with clay to bind it. Graphite is durable...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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