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Google Lets Glass Explorers Invite Friends
2013-10-29 10:56:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to boost user numbers in the lead up to the official public launch, Google is now letting the earliest of Glass adopters extend to three friends the invitation to join the elite club of Glass Explorers. Just like first Explorers, those 'invited' to this program will also have to buy the spectacles for $1,500. The first Glass Explorers will also be able to replace their early prototype unit with a newer version. These newer...

2013-10-27 23:02:21

Pico Projector Market report gives insights to the different trends in this market, which segment would drive the growth and how this market would mature in the next five years. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pico-projector-market-196.html (PRWEB) October 27, 2013 According to a new market research report, "Global Pico Projector Market (2010 - 2015)", the world pico projectors market revenue is estimated to reach 6080.57 million by the end of 2014, with a...

2013-10-24 23:27:02

New reports will address market potential for materials in LEDs and Smart Windows. Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of the reports, “LED Phosphor Markets 2013-2020” and “Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2014-2021” to the firm’s publication schedule. The reports follow earlier works released by NanoMarkets on these and related subjects. Both reports are scheduled for release in the November...

2013-10-24 23:26:47

A&A Optical announces the release of four new ophthalmic frames from luxury collection: Jimmy Crystal New York. The designer pieces include ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and reading glasses in acetate, metal and combinations. Carrollton, TX (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 A&A Optical announces the release of four new ophthalmic frames from luxury collection: Jimmy Crystal New York. The Jimmy Crystal designer eyewear collection is comprised of striking limited edition pieces reminiscent...

2013-10-22 23:01:53

New Diverse Backhaul Route to Be Built in New Jersey for Seabras-1 System Boston, MA and Warrington, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Seaborn Networks and Sunesys today announced that Sunesys has been selected by Seaborn Networks to provide a diverse backhaul solution in the US for the Seabras-1 submarine cable project. Seabras-1 is a 40 Tbps submarine cable system being built for Seaborn Networks by Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks. The system will provide the first direct route between Sao...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • 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.'
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