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Spider Silk May One Day Be Produced From Bacteria
2012-07-19 10:11:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a development that could have wide reaching ramification for material production, researchers may have finally unlocked a consistent process for producing spider silk from bacteria. A new video article in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, demonstrates a key step in the procedures to harvest and process synthetic spider silk from bacteria called “post-spin.” In this step, silk molecules are mechanically...

2012-07-11 23:03:23

TrueMores.com, the highest quality silk bedding retailer upgraded and created a new online store called SilkSheets.net. The new store platform better integrates social media, their blog, and allows them to have a deeper connection to their customers. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 TrueMores.com started from nothing to become one of the leading silk bedding retailers. Recently they took a very bold move to create a new, upgraded store. The new store is risky because they have to build...

2012-05-27 23:02:15

A New York Court of Appeals ruling lets stand the $1.5 million judgment obtained by the New York law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, in a case involving a man who died from his exposure to asbestos from the repair of valves. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 A recent ruling by the New York Court of Appeals has upheld a $1.5 million asbestos verdict obtained by the New York mesothelioma lawyers of Belluck & Fox, LLP, including the landmark finding by the jury that the defendant, Fisher...

2012-04-12 11:33:29

A study reports on families in Libby, Montana dealing with asbestos-related diseases Environmental disasters impact individuals and communities; they also affect how family members communicate with each other, sometimes in surprising ways, according to a paper published by a faculty member at the University at Buffalo in the Journal of Family Issues. The study is the first systematic analysis of how families communicate when faced with serious health issues brought on by "slow moving...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.