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2013-05-02 23:04:47

In an independent March 2013 lab test, SR Max slip resistant shoes proved themselves to be among the most effective slip resistance shoes on the market. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 In an independent March 2013 lab test, SR Max slip resistant shoes proved themselves to be among the most effective slip resistance shoes on the market. UL LLC (a global independent safety science company with more than a century of promoting safe working environments) conducted the experiment in which...

2013-03-18 12:29:31

Drs Lewis and Carré in the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering have been measuring the dynamic friction between the material of the ball and the skin on the fingertips and palm, and the mitts that some players choose to wear under different weather conditions. They're looking to answer one question: what's the best way to ensure that players don't fumble the ball? "Catching and handling a ball with great skill and confidence is practically second nature to...

Iapetus Ice Avalanches Explain Landslides Elsewhere
2012-07-30 04:26:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have found that giant ice avalanches on Saturn's moon Iapetus could provide clues to slippage in other places in the Solar System. Kelsi Singer, graduate student in Earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at the university, says that landslides take place everywhere in the Solar System, but Iapetus has more giant landslides than any celestial body in our...

By Harnessing Friction Between Surfaces, Triboelectric Generator Produces Electricity
2012-07-10 10:51:47

Polymer power Researchers have discovered yet another way to harvest small amounts of electricity from motion in the world around us — this time by capturing the electrical charge produced when two different kinds of plastic materials rub against one another. Based on flexible polymer materials, this "triboelectric" generator could provide alternating current (AC) from activities such as walking. The triboelectric generator could supplement power produced by nanogenerators that...

2012-06-04 23:02:42

Isotech Inc., has introduced a new line of lightweight, non-magnetic linear ball slides designed for motion applications that are sensitive to magnetic influence. From sensitive electronics, medical equipment, and semiconductor, to liquid crystal manufacturing and inspection equipment, the applications for non-magnetic linear ball slides are numerous. Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 Isotech Inc., a supplier of precision linear motion products, has introduced a new line of lightweight,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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