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2014-07-31 23:12:17

New cable allows for a broader combination of fiber counts and span lengths Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 AFL is expanding its All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) product line with the introduction of Flex-Span ADSS, an aerial fiber optic cable engineered for the most demanding environmental conditions. Flex-Span allows for a broader combination of fiber counts and span lengths, providing greater flexibility in product selection and design options. “As AFL expanded its ADSS...

2014-07-30 16:25:08

AGY to assume Owens Corning S-Glass business, will operate as exclusive licensee of Owens Corning S-Glass technology TOLEDO, Ohio, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, announced today that it has signed an agreement with AGY, a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcements, to better serve and grow the composites market with S-Glass...

2014-07-30 12:27:33

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Flat Glass Industry 2014-2019: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysishttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2105824/Global-Flat-Glass-Industry-2014-2019-Trend-Forecast-and-Opportunity-Analysis.html Background: The global flat glass industry is expected to reach an estimated $66.6 billion by 2019. The major drivers of flat glass are growth in automotive and construction industries....

2014-07-24 23:04:42

New DVD examines the rapid improvement of spectral efficiency within the fiber optic system and addresses how advanced modulation formats work to help meet the demand for higher speed data transmission Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, introduces its newest menu-based staff training DVD titled, “High-speed Fiber Optic Systems.” The DVD examines the rapid improvement of spectral efficiency within the fiber...

2014-07-23 08:37:02

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online sports lottery, Bodog [http://www.bodog32.cn ], say they expect the world record price for an item of Chinese porcelain to be broken BEFORE the end of 2014. The sports lottery have unveiled odds after a tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, fetched $36m (GBP21.5m) at recent auction in Hong Kong. FCBodog.com suggest odds of 4-6 that figure will be broken BEFORE January 31, 2014 or you can get 11-10 that...

2014-07-16 08:32:59

ROANOKE, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC(®)" or the "Company") today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend to OCC's shareholders. OCC's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.02 per share on the Company's common stock effective July 15, 2014. The dividend will be paid on or about August 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on July 29, 2014. The dividend announced today implies an annual cash...

2014-07-11 12:26:54

DUBLIN, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Fiber-optic Cable Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Fiber-optic Cable Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the fiber-optic cable industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

Thin, Flexible High-res Displays From 'Nano-pixels'
2014-07-11 03:28:48

University of Oxford A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometers across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as 'smart' glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens. A team led by Oxford University scientists explored the link between the electrical and optical properties of phase change materials (materials that can change from an amorphous to a crystalline...

2014-07-08 23:13:15

Pittsburgh Corning announces new decorating capabilities for glass block products. The Expressions Collection aims to make customization easy for architects, designers, and builders. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, a leader in the glass block industry for over 75 years, debuted the Expressions Collection at the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago, June 26 to 28. The Expressions Collection is a decorative glass block line that increases capabilities to...

Consider The ‘Anticrystal’
2014-07-08 03:20:56

University of Pennsylvania For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered....


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Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...

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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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