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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....

2014-07-08 08:22:42

HSINCHU, Taiwan, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In view of the growing market potential for high performance solar products, BenQ Solar, the leading solar solution brand of AU Optronics, announced today that its portfolio of high efficiency solar modules and solutions are readily available for the U.S. market. To meet high power system requirements, BenQ Solar offers the mono-crystalline GreenTriplex PM060M02, a 60-cell high efficiency module with maximum power output of 290W and...

2014-07-03 23:02:55

Expert glass restoration service using no chemicals or glazes is now available from Western Glass Restoration and Tinting. Full details are available online at http://www.westernglassrestoration.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Western Glass Restoration and Tinting are now offering expert glass restoration services that use no chemicals or glazes to repair scratched glass and remove graffiti. Photos of the company’s restoration results can be viewed online at...

2014-07-03 16:22:54

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3xx6ff/ophthalmology) has announced the addition of the "Global Ophthalmology Devices Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global ophthalmology devices market witnessed a dip during the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009; however, it is poised to grow at a stable rate mainly due to an increasing aging population, large...

2014-07-03 08:20:33

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fktxms/glass_fiber_and) has announced the addition of the "Global Glass Fiber & Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Composites (Transportation, Construction, Electrical & Electronics, & Others) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Glass fibers are produced when glass is heated until it is molten, and is forced...

2014-07-02 16:24:15

DUBLIN, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4rmgtw/contact_lens) has announced the addition of the "Global Contact Lens (Gas Permeable Contact Lens and Soft Contact Lens) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Contact lens are medical devices that offer convenience, confidence and self-esteem to the people who need vision correction. Factors such as rising ophthalmic...

2014-06-30 23:16:53

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Latest Report on “Global and China Optical Fiber Preform Industry Report, 2013-2016” to its store. Order a copy of this report at http://www.chinamarketresearchreports.com/contacts/purchase.php?name=114849. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The United States and Japan are major importers of Chinese optical fiber preform, altogether taking 91.3% of China’s total imports in 2013. To avoid import price dumping and improve profit margins of domestic...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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