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2014-03-20 00:21:55

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Maryland, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A fiber optic-ready mobile production van began crisscrossing the eastern United States on a 25-city tour this month, rolling from live production in Georgia and heading straight into the March 24 - 26 North Carolina Emergency Management Association conference. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/LA87117) The FiberPlex-equipped van will go from audiovisual lighting and staging or FOH use in Atlanta and...

2014-03-17 16:29:23

Vinyl and Metal Clad Vinyl Windows designated ENERGY STAR(®) Most Efficient EDMONTON, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For the second year in a row, All Weather Windows has received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation on almost 400 window products. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for ENERGY STAR in the current calendar year. These exceptional products represent the leading edge in energy-efficient models....

2014-03-14 08:29:56

ROANOKE, Va., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC(®)" or the "Company") today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2014. First Quarter 2014 Financial Results The Company achieved consolidated net sales of $16.5 million during the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared to net sales of $17.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. OCC's sales in its commercial markets increased during...

2014-03-13 23:22:36

The Kansas City Symphony and Engage Mobile Solutions worked together to provide an inside view of the world-class orchestra using four pairs of Google Glass. The result is a video showcasing first-person perspectives of a violin player, bass player, horn player and the conductor rehearsing Beethoven’s Fifth symphony. Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Engage Mobile Solutions, the award-winning mobile strategy, development and marketing firm, today released two unprecedented videos...

2014-03-12 20:25:20

ROANOKE, Va., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC(®)") today announced that it will release its first quarter of fiscal year 2014 results on Friday, March 14, 2014. The first quarter results are for the three-month period ended January 31, 2014. The Company will also host a conference call on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should call (888) 868-9083 or (973)...

2014-03-12 12:32:23

PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, today announced 9703 wet use chopped strands (WUCS) enabling improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing wet-process glass veils. The new WUCS 9703 improves wet web strength enabling Owens Corning customers to increase their manufacturing line speeds while at the same time reducing veil defects, such as...

2014-03-12 12:20:09

PARIS, France, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, today announced a new multi-end roving designed for epoxy sheet molding compound (SMC) systems in automotive applications. In combination with epoxy sheet molding compound (SMC) systems, the new ME1510 glass reinforcement enables improved mechanical properties. ME1510 features superior strength and flexural...

2014-03-12 08:33:56

Integrated fiberglass solutions help OEMs reduce cost of energy generated by on- and off-shore wind turbines PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today introduced an enhanced WindStrand(®) Type 30(®) roving products platform for weaving fabrics at the JEC Europe show and conferences. This new product range is designed to deliver productivity and performance benefits to OEMs...

2014-03-12 08:33:55

PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today introduced its new ME 3060 roving at the JEC Europe show and conferences. This new multi-end roving, used as chop, provides customers with a combination of excellent processing characteristics and enhanced final laminate surface quality. ME 3060 roving delivers excellent processing characteristics resulting from its uniform dispersion,...

2014-03-10 08:26:59

DENVER, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's already been a progressive year for the state of Colorado and the 2014 union between Galleria, the BIG Industry Show and the High Times Cannabis Cup looks set to take the trend to the next level. Not only have the three events been combined into one giant, five day show, but for the first time this year Galleria will open its doors to the general public. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/PH79211-aPhoto -...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'