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2011-11-25 08:00:00

Super-Absorbent Hair Towels will now absorb even more water. Butler, PA (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 Turbie Twist, LLC has improved the functionality of the original Turbie Twist® by using Microfiber technology. "Microfiber is a wonder fabric â“ it can hold up to 7 times its weight in water, now the Turbie Twist® is even more effective at absorbing the water from your hair after bathing", said Christina Cummings, Turbie Twist, LLC President. "Weâve...

2011-11-01 20:55:50

True luxury has only one color — gold. A nanometer-thin layer of pure gold now lends ties and pocket handkerchiefs that authentic gold sheen, thanks to a new Empa-developed process. The yarn, which is coated using a high-tech plasma process, is soft and easy to weave. It is also washing machine compatible. A limited number of gold ties will be placed on the market before Christmas, making a truly exclusive present. Further fashion accessories will follow in 2012. Gold radiates with a...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

Using the most advanced methods in digital fabric printing Los Angeles based fine art photographer Bryony Shearmur brings some of her favorite images to life as a collection of silk scarves and pocket squares for men and women. The debut collection "Really Beautiful Things" is a fitting tribute to her adopted city. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 London born artist Bryony Shearmur has been creating beautiful, fine art images of Los Angeles and beyond for over a decade. Now with...

2011-10-14 10:05:05

An international team of researchers has invented new artificial muscles strong enough to rotate objects a thousand times their own weight, but with the same flexibility of an elephant´s trunk or octopus limbs. In a paper published online today on Science Express, the scientists and engineers from the University of British Columbia, the University of Wollongong in Australia, the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in Korea detail their innovation. The study elaborates...

2011-10-12 22:53:26

Scientists are reporting development of the first fast and reliable scientific method to determine the age and authenticity of priceless silk tapestries and other treasures -- such as Civil War General Phillip Sheridan's famous red-and-white battle flag -- in museums and other collections around the world. A report on their work appears in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. Mehdi Moini and colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution point out that for thousands of years, silk fibers,...

2011-10-04 09:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on cellulosic man-made fibers. Global consumption of cellulosic man-made fibers is forecast to reach over 5.16 million tons by the year 2017. Increasing demand for alternate fibers and development of new fiber technology and products is expected to drive market growth. Although marginally sidelined by superior synthetic substitutes such as polyester and nylon, cellulosic fibers are poised to regain momentum, primarily backed by...

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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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