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2013-09-25 23:01:21

YarnPlaces.com, a directory for all places yarn, announced today the release of a Worldwide Yarn Bombing Map. It is the first time the full scope of the yarn bombing movement has been documented on the internet using maps, photos and text. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 YarnPlaces.com, a directory for all places yarn, announced today the release of a Worldwide Yarn Bombing Map. It is the first time the full scope of the yarn bombing movement has been documented on the internet using maps,...

2013-03-27 23:00:33

New Website Connects Knitters with Thousands of Yarn-Related Places and Events Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 MapMuse today announced the release of YarnPlaces.com, a map-based web portal to yarn shops, knitting events, knitting groups, and fiber farms. Knitters can now locate, learn about, and connect with places across America that cater to their hobby. “We built YarnPlaces to help knitters everywhere find great yarn shops, knitting events, and more — but also to give them...

2012-11-16 10:51:09

Yarn muscles could power robots, micromotors, intelligent textiles New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international team from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil. The artificial muscles are yarns constructed from...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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