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2013-08-23 23:19:31

Turbie Twist Receives 2013 Leadership Circle Award Butler, PA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania has selected Turbie Twist as the proud beneficiary of the 2013 Leadership Circle Award. The award, given to organizations and individuals for contributions of financial and in-kind support, recognizes Turbie Twist’s commitment to giving back to the community. Turbie Twist was able to support Junior Achievement’s mission to “Empower young people to own...

Cucumber Inspires New Bio-Inspired Twistless Spring
2012-08-31 12:30:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff when pulled strongly — all from studying a cucumber. Captivated by the strange coiling behavior in the grasping tendrils of the cucumber plant, the research team found that unlike a normal coil, which would unwind to a flat ribbon under stress when untwisted, a cucumber tendril would actually coil further. Understanding this...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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