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ISS Genius Material Experiment
2013-11-27 14:16:07

[ Watch The Video: ScienceCast Genius Materials On The ISS ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The glass on a smartphone is considered to be a 'smart material,' but scientists are working to create 'genius materials' in an experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Corning Gorilla Glass is the type of glass used on smartphones, making the devices resistant to abrasions and low drops. The glass’ toughness is due in part to “fat” potassium ions...

2013-11-20 23:19:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global and China Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2013-2016. London (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 With the growing focus on energy conservation, emission reduction and environmental protection, countries in the world have successively introduced policies to encourage energy-efficient building materials, thus powerfully boosting the development of global low-E glass market whose sales volume showed a CAGR of about 19.5% in 2000-2012, and...

2013-11-15 23:24:12

When used in the glass lamination process, Thermex Thermatron’s RF presses now enable many glass manufacturers to bypass autoclaving, reducing production time and operating cost by considerable amounts. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As America experiences what many are calling a “mini renaissance” in manufacturing, there is a greater emphasis on ingenuity and highly efficient methods that have changed the face of the factory floor and its resulting output. Industrial...

2013-11-11 23:19:32

Exceptionally small diameter ideal for high density applications. Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 AFL is launching the next generation of high performance sub-unitized MicroCore cables. Ideal for high density infrastructures, this cable realizes significant savings in space required for fiber management. The sub-unitized MicroCore 2.0 cable features a small diameter. Enabled by the standards compliant 2.0 mm sub-cables, this product family supports both direct termination and...

2013-11-08 23:21:55

Berndes Cookware offers a versatile lid that protects cookware while complimenting the beauty and design of the Berndes Cookware pieces. Lima, OH (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Berndes offers a wide variety of durable tempererd glass lids. The NEW Silicone lids are constructed of tempered glass accented by the signature stainless steel knob and silicone rim for a tight fit but also include a vent for steam release. There are a variety of lid sizes that will fit not only your Berndes cookware,...

Single-Atom Light Switch
2013-11-06 10:32:04

Vienna University of Technology With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fiber optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology. Fiber optic cables are turned in to a quantum lab: scientists are trying to build optical switches at the smallest possible scale in order to manipulate light. At the Vienna University of Technology, this can now be done using a single atom....

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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...

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
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.