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2011-07-07 02:00:00

MCALLEN, Texas, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FibeRio Technology Corporation - The Force For Nanofibers - has been selected by the editors of R&D Magazine as a winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards. This accolade recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. FibeRio's rapid development and launch of the Cyclone L-1000 product line incorporating Forcespinning(TM) technology for nanofiber production, earned the...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

No workers should have to risk their long-term health to make a living, mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck says. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck said the predicted surge in mesothelioma deaths in Asia underscores the need for a worldwide ban on asbestos. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, is closely linked to breathing asbestos, Belluck said. "It's no coincidence that an increase in mesothelioma in Asia is anticipated,...

2011-06-23 10:14:00

PENNDEL, Pa., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Langhorne Carpet Company is now weaving Jacquard-Wilton carpets made of luxurious 100% Peruvian alpaca fiber, the gold standard of all-natural carpet. It is similar to the touch of cashmere but far more durable. "This is another milestone in our 80-year history," said William H. Morrow, President of Langhorne Carpets. "We are honored to be the first carpet mill in America to be weaving pure Peruvian alpaca carpets for our customers across the...

2011-06-09 23:49:24

Asia now accounts for 64 percent of asbestos use worldwide An alarming new article in Respirology issues a serious warning of massive rises in deaths from asbestos-related lung diseases in Asia. Dr Ken Takahashi, Acting Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health, and his team put together important data on asbestos use in 47 Asian countries in this landmark article. Cyprus, Israel and Japan had the highest age-adjusted mortality rates in Asia. This study published in...

2011-05-25 11:53:00

KENT, Wash., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARI Technologies, Inc. (ARI), a leading waste management technology developer was awarded patents for "System and Method for Treating Asbestos", (US Patent: 7,939,705 B2). The broad System and Method patents have now been awarded in the United States and Russia. Additional patents are currently pending in Europe, Australia, Japan and Korea. System and Method patents provide broad protection and are valuable because they offer protection for the...

2011-05-24 00:00:31

Environmental Services Group - http://www.environmentalservicesgroup.ca - introduces new company standard for detecting asbestos in Vermiculite and soil providing more accurate results than traditional testing Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Environmental Services Group (ESG) provides the highest quality in asbestos detection for Toronto and the GTA. ESG recently made a company-wide decision, implementing a standard procedure for detecting asbestos fibre concentrations in Vermiculite...

2011-05-20 13:03:07

When you suffer a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Nerve cells in the heart's wall and a special class of cells that spontaneously expand and contract "“ keeping the heart beating in perfect synchronicity "“ are lost forever. Surgeons can't repair the affected area. It's as if when confronted with a road riddled with potholes, you abandon what's there and build a new road instead.Needless to say, this is a grossly inefficient way to treat arguably the single most important...

2011-05-18 00:08:12

The development and successful testing of a method for unreeling the strands of silk in wild silkworm cocoons could clear the way for establishment of new silk industries not only in Asia but also in vast areas of Africa and South America. The report appears in ACS' journal Biomacromolecules. Fritz Vollrath, Tom Gheysens and colleagues explain that silk is made by unraveling"” or unreeling "” the fine, soft thread from cocoons of silkmoths. The practice began as far back as 3500...

2011-05-10 14:54:00

RALEIGH, Miss., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Circuit Court of Smith County, Mississippi, a jury awarded the single largest plaintiff's asbestos verdict in United States history in the Civil Action No. 2006-196 against Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) and Union Carbide Corporation. Thomas "Tony" Brown, Jr., 48, of Brookhaven, Mississippi was awarded $322 million dollars for future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Mr. Brown was represented by Allen...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Earns US Environmental Protection Agency Building Inspector Certification Toronto (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 In any industry, there are leaders and followers. The leaders go beyond the regular call of duty, think outside the box, and raise the standard of their craft by putting unrivalled time and energy into their work. Matt Magnus of Environmental Services Group (ESG) fits the bill of leader in his field: asbestos sampling. He recently completed a three-day course at the Asbestos Institute in...

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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 Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'