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2012-01-30 21:00:00

Fully accredited Western Analytical Laboratory provides asbestos testing services, because even after years of being a banned material, asbestos threat is real. This laboratory offers its services nationwide at affordable prices (three samples will cost round 50$). Samples can be sent via mail and the customers will get the result within 24 hours. Arleta, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Due to the general prohibition the usage of asbestos was ceased in 1989, however the previously processed...

2012-01-05 17:00:00

Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason, mesothelioma attorneys who have been representing clients in asbestos lawsuits for more than 30 years, now offer up-to-date information regarding where asbestos in the home is likely to be located, how risk of exposure occurs, and what to do if you suspect your home contains asbestos materials. (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason (CPSM) are expert mesothelioma attorneys who have been specializing in asbestos litigation for over...

Super Silk From Genetically Modified Silk Worms
2012-01-04 08:13:26

US researchers say they have created genetically modified (GM) silkworms that spin silk far stronger and more elastic than the normal silk produced by the critter. Scientists from University of Wyoming, who published their research in the PNAS journal, say their ultimate goal is to produce silk from worms that has the toughness of spider silk. Spider silk, weight-for-weight, is stronger than steel. The team say the silkworm silk has a whole range of biomedical applications, including uses...

2011-12-21 22:35:00

The mesothelioma law firm of Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason applauds the recent unequivocal statement by Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. of the United States Environmental Protection Agency that âœasbestos is a human carcinogen with no safe level of exposure.â (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason represent clients every day who are suffering from asbestos cancer and diseases after being exposed to...

2011-12-13 17:00:00

Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason, expert mesothelioma attorneys, have recently updated their website to provide more information, and a warning, to both commercial and home mechanics that run the risk of exposure to asbestos during brake and clutch repair and replacement. (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 So youâve heard all the commercials and seen advertisements about how harmful exposure to asbestos can be. Most people think of asbestos as only being in construction or...

2011-12-05 05:00:00

Attorney Joseph W. Belluck of New Yorkâs Belluck & Fox, LLP, warns of danger in many homes posed by asbestos-containing vermiculite insulation. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 As New Yorkers go into their attics to retrieve holiday decorations, they should be mindful of possible exposure to insulation containing asbestos â“ a known carcinogen â“ warns New York City mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck. Belluck, a nationally...

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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
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'