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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.

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.

2011-10-04 09:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on cellulosic man-made fibers.

2011-09-23 10:00:00

Shrader & Associates, LLP offers their expertise to North Easterners about the toxic hazards disturbed by Hurricane Irene.

2011-09-16 07:05:00

CleanItSupply.com, one of the leaders in online cleaning and janitorial supply distribution, has announced a new addition to their expansive green cleaning division this week.

2011-09-13 12:32:48

Strand for strand no fabric can compare to the luxurious feel, luminosity and sheen of pure silk.

2011-09-07 20:00:00

Shrader & Associates, a leading national asbestos firm, endorses the comments of Australian Senator Lisa Singh concerning the grave dangers of asbestos.


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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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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.