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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...

2010-09-15 09:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-09-15 06:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-08-11 05:35:00

NEW YORK, Aug 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Recently, a new online store operated by Abizark, http://www.inetsilk.com , was opened, mainly providing genuine silk products for retail and small scale wholesale. It offers the perfect experience of convenient online shopping, including safe online payment, fast global express service, etc. www.inetsilk.com is an online silk products store, whose main products cover a wide range of silk scarves, wool and cashmere scarves, silk pajamas, etc. In...

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2010-07-31 06:45:09

A decade of research yields new uses for ancient material Tougher than a bullet-proof vest yet synonymous with beauty and luxury, silk fibers are a masterpiece of nature whose remarkable properties have yet to be fully replicated in the laboratory. Thanks to their amazing mechanical properties as well as their looks, silk fibers have been important materials in textiles, medical sutures, and even armor for 5,000 years. Silk spun by spiders and silk worms combines high strength and...

2010-07-28 14:50:00

BOSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $13 million settlement has been reached between four parties and the United States to expedite cleanup of the contaminated Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The parties involved in the settlement include W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn., a former owner and operator of the site; Tyco Healthcare Group, also former owner and operator; as well...

2010-07-20 14:13:51

Deaths in England and Wales from injuries and diseases caused by work have almost halved in 20 years, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. But there are still some jobs, such as being a publican, a coal miner, or a pilot in which the chances of a work related death remain relatively high. The researchers analysed information on occupation and cause of death from the death certificates of some 2.7 million men aged 20-74 who died between 1979 and...

2010-07-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A dozen in-house counsel from manufacturing companies and insurance companies are on the faculty of the 13th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference produced by HB Litigation Conferences, continuing this important event first launched under the Mealey's Conferences brand, according to Tom Hagy, former publisher of Mealey's and founder and CEO of HB. The conference takes place Oct. 7-8, 2010, in New York City. New York Supreme Court Justice...

2010-06-09 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three men, a father and two sons, were sentenced to prison today in federal court in Syracuse, N.Y., for multiple violations of asbestos-related environmental laws, announced Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resource Division, and Richard S. Hartunian, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York. Paul Mancuso was sentenced to 78 months in prison, three years of probation...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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