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2012-04-30 14:12:15

Strong attraction that arises between biological objects with random patches of electric charge on an otherwise neutral surface may partly explain pattern recognition in biology Theoretical physicist Ali Naji from the IPM in Tehran and the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues have shown how small random patches of disordered, frozen electric charges can make a difference when they are scattered on surfaces that are overall neutral. These charges induce a twisting force that is...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

Florock introduces 12 new colors for the new Floropoxy ESD. Chicago (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 New Florock® Floropoxy ESD (electrostatic dissipative) Flooring, already gaining widespread acceptance for its Zero V.O.C., eco-friendly static protection, is now available in an exciting rainbow of twelve decorative colors. Floropoxy ESD, a recent addition to the growing Florock industrial flooring low emissions product line, goes well beyond green. With the new pigment-rich hues, ranging from...

2011-07-11 08:30:00

ATLANTA, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World Micro, Inc., a global supplier of electronic components, announced today that the company's newly opened distribution hub in Penang, Malaysia, has been awarded its ANSI/ESD-S20.20 ESD certification for having in place appropriate procedures and controls to deal with electrostatic discharge. The certification completes all requirements for World Micro's Malaysia facility to officially and confidently enter the distribution supply chain and begin...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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