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Cucumber Inspires New Bio-Inspired Twistless Spring
2012-08-31 12:30:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff when pulled strongly — all from studying a cucumber. Captivated by the strange coiling behavior in the grasping tendrils of the cucumber plant, the research team found that unlike a normal coil, which would unwind to a flat ribbon under stress when untwisted, a cucumber tendril would actually coil further. Understanding this...

2012-08-28 23:04:24

With modern technology advancing at dizzying speed, there is one tool that truly has the potential to influence every aspect of our lives. Manchester, NH (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 The year 2012 marks the 15th anniversary since the design world was literally transformed, and that new technology is now poised to revolutionize our entire world. It´s called 3D Printing, and Helix Design, of Manchester, New Hampshire, is an industrial design firm that has stayed at the apex of the industry by...

2012-08-10 23:02:56

As technologies jettison forward with breathtaking speed in the world of product development, what better way is there to keep right on the cutting edge then by mixing the most advanced tools with an environmentally conscious approach? Manchester, NH (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 As technologies jettison forward with breathtaking speed in the world of product development, what better way is there to keep right on the cutting edge then by mixing the most advanced tools with an environmentally...


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Garden Snail, Helix aspersa
2013-10-14 09:41:55

The Garden Snail (Helix aspersa) is a species of land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae, the typical snails. This species is one of the most famous of all terrestrial mollusks. It has been placed in the genus Helix, in all sources between 1774 and 1988, and in most sources until rather recently. But in numerous sources since 1990, this species has been placed in one of three other genera, depending on the classification in relation to Helix...

Burgundy Snail, Helix pomatia
2013-10-14 09:35:00

The Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia), known also as the Roman Snail, is an edible species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. It’s a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when it is used in cooking. This species can be found in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, southwestern Bulgaria, northern and central Balkans, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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