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2014-01-29 23:00:41

At-home facial mask to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin using natural, floral extracts. Saint-Malo, France (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Available in spas in the United States February 2014 and at http://www.lespausa.com. Fleur’s introduces a moisturizing treatment for the skin, Creamy Moisturizing Mask with Floral Bouquet. Formulated with a bouquet of moisturizing floral ingredients precisely proportioned to achieve synergies and effective results, this creamy mask restores suppleness...

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2009-01-09 10:25:00

A plane partly powered by biofuel derived from algae has completed its first test flight by a U.S. airline.The Continental Boeing 737-800 flew 90 minutes, and was said to have gone better than expected, according to a spokesperson for Continental Airlines.One of the airplane's engines was powered by a 50-50 blend of biofuel, derived from algae and jatropha, and normal aircraft fuel.The test, performed on Wednesday, is the latest in a series of demonstration flights by the aviation industry,...

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2009-01-01 12:50:00

A New Zealand airliner successfully fueled a plane using oil from the seeds of a poisonous shrub, at a time when airlines hit by high oil prices and pressure over the impact of planes on the environment seek greener fuels. The airline said in a statement that an Air New Zealand Boeing 747 flew for two hours on December 30 with one of its four engines powered by a 50-50 mixture of jet fuel and jatropha oil. The oil came from the jatropha plant, which grows up to three meters and produces...

2008-09-05 12:00:26

By CHRIS KAHN Getting the right mix to keep the engines running properly is tricky. PHOENIX -- With the price of oil still above $100 a barrel, everything from wood chips to chicken fat is being scrutinized as an alternative to traditional fuel. But when it comes to airplanes, finding the right mix poses a special challenge. "When you're in an airplane, you don't want your fuel to start solidifying," said Robert Dunn, a Department of Agriculture chemical engineer who is studying...

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2008-02-25 00:45:00

Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airlines announced it had flown one of its Boeing 747 jumbo jets from London to Amsterdam using a renewable biofuel composed of Brazilian babassu and coconut oils. The flight represents the first time a commercial airline has completed a biofuel-powered flight.  The company said no modifications were made to either the aircraft or its engines to enable the passenger-less flight to take place.Biofuels are fuels made from living things, such as corn. The Virgin...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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