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2013-05-09 11:34:06

The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors, particularly those used in outer space.

2013-05-07 23:32:59

New site includes categories for OEM and aftermarket visitors, points to accomplishments of the 35 year old company and interfaces with social media. Chardon,

2013-05-06 23:21:29

The Blackwing Pearl, a white version of the iconic Blackwing pencil, is now available for purchase at Pencils.com, the Internet's leading resource for high-quality pencils, notebooks and creative


Latest Graphite Reference Libraries

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2010-09-16 16:05:54

A pencil, containing a solid pigment core within a protective casing, is a common writing implement or art medium. Having a case keeps the pigment from breaking as well as from marking the user's hand. Pencils differ from pens because they leave marks by physical abrasion rather than staining the paper. The pigment leaves behind a trail of material that adheres to the sheet of paper or other writing surface. Cores are usually made of graphite mixed with clay to bind it. Graphite is durable...

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2005-05-26 10:49:47

Graphite (named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, from the Greek γραφειν: "to draw/write", for its use in pencils) is one of the allotropes of carbon. Unlike diamond, graphite is a conductor, and can be used, for instance, as the material in the electrodes of an electrical arc lamp. Occurrence Associated minerals include: quartz, calcite, micas, iron meteorites and tourmalines. Notable occurrences include New York and Texas in the USA, Russia, Mexico, Greenland,...

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Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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