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2010-11-08 00:00:46

Lipsitz & Ponterio Announces New Carpenters and Mesothelioma Website Among most trades, carpenters have one of the highest incidence rates for developing mesothelioma.

2010-11-05 00:00:38

FibeRio Announces Release of Cyclone L-1000: Enables Forcespinning™ Nanofibers FibeRio Technology Corporation – The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever nanofiber production equipment utilizing Forcespinning™ Technology at the Filtration 2010 and Materials Research Society conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, from November 30 - December 2.

2010-10-24 00:13:15

Accukits Announces it Will Give Away Free Asbestos, Mold and Lead-Based Paint Test Kits Until the End of 2010 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...

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2010-09-30 09:25:00

A research and development effort has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks.

2010-09-22 09:50:35

Scientists can now look all the way down to the atoms our tendons are made up of and discover the reason for these strains, sprains, and tears.

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.

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.


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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
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.