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2010-11-18 06:00:00

Crop Traditionally Grown in the U.S. to Produce Grain Will Supply Fiber as the Foundation for the First Sustainable Complement to Cotton PORTLAND, OR, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ - With cotton prices skyrocketing and demand for the fiber exceeding current supplies, textile and garment manufacturers are rushing to find ways to cut costs by reducing their dependence on "the fabric of our lives" -- including blending synthetics into the mix. Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc., (OTCBB: ...

2010-11-15 07:15:00

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cloth Addiction" microfiber cloths (http://www.powerthreads.com/clothaddiction) can make dirty screens a thing of the past. CTA Products has launched a new generation of microfiber cloths designed to meet a new demand - keeping the iPad and other tablet screens clean. This new generation cloth has ultra thin fibers, twice as thin as existing microfiber cloths. These fibers are so thin that if you laid out 10,000 miles of the fiber the...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Among most trades, carpenters have one of the highest incidence rates for developing mesothelioma. Lipsitz & Ponterio's user-friendly website (http://www.mesotheliomacarpenter.com) offers information regarding a carpenter's exposure to asbestos during ship building, framing and roughing, as well as through the application and removal of asbestos-containing floor tiles, ceiling tiles, fireproofing and roofing materials, thinset and joint compound. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) November 7, 2010 The...

2010-11-05 00:00:38

FibeRio Technology Corporation "“ The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever nanofiber production equipment utilizing Forcespinningâ“ž¢ Technology at the Filtration 2010 and Materials Research Society conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, from November 30 - December 2. McAllen, TX (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 FibeRio Technology Corporation "“ The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever...

2010-10-24 00:13:15

Accukits, LLC the industry leader in Do-It-Yourself Environmental Testing Products announced on Thursday October 21, 2010 that for the rest of 2010 they will be giving away their asbestos, mold and lead-based paint testing kits. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2010 Accukits, LLC announced on October 21, 2010 that they will be giving the public free asbestos, mold and lead-based test kits for the rest of 2010. This will allow homeowners and businesses to sample for asbestos, mold or...

2010-10-09 05:18:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent cold weather has prompted some to turn on their furnace and boilers only to find them needing repairs, according to the CEO of a local environmental abatement company, Abatepro, Inc. Nicholas Feco has been performing asbestos inspections since 2004 and has seen a steady influx of HVAC systems needing repairs as fall weather approaches. "When it gets cold, equipment will fail," says Mr. Feco, "and the reputable HVAC guys won't touch asbestos...

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2010-09-30 09:25:00

A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks. "This research represents a significant breakthrough in the development of superior silk fibers for both medical and non-medical applications," said Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., a Notre Dame professor of biological sciences. "The generation of silk fibers having the properties...

2010-09-22 09:50:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Tendons are the body's marionette strings. They connect bones and bones to muscles, allowing you wiggle your ears, scratch your back, and even burst into a sprint. This is all possible until you feel and unusual tug on the strings leaving you with a sprain, strain, or a tear. Surgeons try to repair more than 300,000 of these injuries every year, and doctor's visits for soreness fly into the millions. Scientists can now look all the way down to the atoms our tendons are...

2010-09-21 21:45:10

Tendons are the body's marionette strings, connecting bones to muscles that raise an eyebrow or propel us into a full run. That is, until an unusually forceful or awkward pull on the strings leaves us with a sprain, strain or tear. Surgeons attempt to repair over 300,000 of these injuries every year, and doctors visits for sore tendons run into the millions. Using a combination of nanoscience and biomedical and civil engineering to explore tendon structure from atoms on up, researchers have...

2010-09-20 05:00:00

Company Planting 300 Acres of Fiber-Variety Flax in Kingstree, South Carolina; Commencing Growing Trials as Part of the Initiative PORTLAND, OR, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc., (OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT), the developers of the patented CRAiLAR(R) process, announced today that they have created a sustainable, commercially viable complement to cotton using flax as a raw material. After successfully transforming hemp fibers into yarns and fabrics with the...


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.