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2011-10-05 12:51:07

State-of-the-art, highly-sensitive golf clubs, developed by scientists, regularly catch the eye of golf's elite; however before the likes of Rory McIlroy get excited this time, this new golf putter is being put to use in microbiology laboratories. The 'micro putter', developed in a study published today, 5 October 2011, in IOP Publishing's journal Measurement Science and Technology, has been designed to test the "stickiness" of single cells. With a length of 240 micrometres, a width of...

2008-09-13 03:00:11

By Fukuta, Satoshi Asada, Fumihito; Sasaki, Yasutoshi Abstract The impact of holes drilled into air-dried wood specimens was examined in a closed heating system on the deformation fixation process of compressed wood. Holes were drilled into wood to improve steam permeability, and therein, improve manufacturing efficiency in comparison to conventional processes. The impact of drilled holes on the permeability of water in wood was also examined. The deformations of the wood specimens in the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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