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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.

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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

WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb.

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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.

2010-01-21 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.

2009-12-23 08:27:01

The cellulose produced by bacteria could be used for artificial blood vessels in the future as it carries a lower risk of blood clots than the synthetic materials currently used for bypass operations, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

2009-12-15 21:12:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dear President Obama, While we salute you for recognizing that insulation is "sexy," we beg to differ that the only sexy thing about it is cost savings, as you stated earlier today.


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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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