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2013-02-07 09:58:02

Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web, drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature´s most intriguing structures. The work could lead to new “bio-inspired” materials that improve upon nature. As fibers go, there´s never been anything quite like spider silk. Stretch it. Bend it. Soak it. Dry it out. Spider silk holds up. It is five times stronger than steel and can expand nearly a third...

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2010-06-23 10:00:00

World first: PTB researchers transfer ultra-stable frequency across a 480 km long optical fiber link- Comparison of optical clocks is becoming much simpler When light is used to transmit information, well established techniques of optical telecommunications are available: modulated light pulses travel along optical fibers, become weaker due to optical attenuation in the fiber and are "refreshed" in signal regeneration stations along the way, where the signals are amplified and filtered. This...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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