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2010-03-30 08:15:00

DALLAS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Baron & Budd, P.C. announced an approximately $11 million asbestos cancer verdict today for a Dallas family. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of mesothelioma patient and career painter Vernon Walker and wife Patsy Walker.

2010-03-22 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident claims solicitors, First Personal Injury, want to see more advice made readily available to parents and pupils about asbestos exposure in schools.

2010-03-08 16:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Philip Hecht of K&L Gates and Harry Lee of Steptoe & Johnson will chair the "Asbestos Insurance Litigation Conference" at The Hub Cira Centre at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on April 21, 2010, Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences, announced today. "Hecht and Lee bring to the program decades of experience handling insurance coverage matters where the underlying claims involve not only asbestos injuries and damage, but other long-term...

2010-03-03 10:44:21

CSIRO scientist Dr Tara Sutherland and her team have achieved another important milestone in the international quest to artificially produce insect silk.

2010-03-01 14:06:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ban Asbestos Now," a national campaign to build awareness of the continued use of asbestos in the United States, launched today to educate the public on the dangers of asbestos inhalation and urge Americans to pressure U.S.

2010-02-14 16:46:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold E.

2010-02-13 09:30:34

In research that gives literal meaning to the term "power suit," University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles.

2010-02-10 11:31:00

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2010-02-04 07:33:38

A spider may be the reason fog-catching nets, which provide precious water in rain-starved parts of the world, may be ready for a high-tech upgrade.

2010-01-28 00:08:00

BANGKOK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thai Airways International Public Company Limited won the prestigious "Suriyasasithorn" calendar design awards for 2010 in two categories: Best General Notebook Calendar and Best Creativity and Design.

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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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