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Teotihuacans Used Make-up To Honor Their Dead After Exhuming Their Body
2013-01-09 14:40:33

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analyzed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilizations on the American continent. In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honor their city's most important people. A research team from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of...

2012-11-13 10:23:22

Traditional Swedish bonad paintings can contain toxic substances such as arsenic, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in which painting conservator and conservation scientist Ingalill Nyström analyzed the paint and techniques used in the traditional painted wall hangings from southern Sweden. Previous research into bonad painting has always originated in the humanities, from an art/cultural history perspective. Bonad paintings are painted wall...

Iridescent And Ultra Water Proof Material Created At Penn State
2012-10-16 04:29:43

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Read my exclusive interview with Professor Shu Yang about her research. Have you ever looked at a peacock´s feathers, a butterfly´s wing or an oily puddle on the road and wondered why they have those shimmering, vibrant colors? Unlike the colors you see in spring grass, an animals´ fur or fading autumn leaves, these iridescent hues are not the result of pigmentation but rather of a naturally occurring...

2012-10-16 04:03:38

After volatile performance over the past five years, the Dye and Pigment Manufacturing industry is expected to continue struggling against increased import penetration. The US economy's returning health bodes well for industry products, which are used as inputs for a variety of other manufacturing industries. However, industry players are consolidating and reorganizing production in hopes of offsetting rising oil and raw materials prices. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld...

2012-07-28 23:00:45

Salt and water with a little help from Theresa Garcia in Las Vegas, Nevada can correct unwanted permanent makeup. A new permanent cosmetic correction and removal option is now a reality with a simple salty solution and some finesse. Laser treatment is not the only option. There is a low risk option to fade and correct cosmetic tattoos that is all natural. Las Vegas NV (PRWEB) July 29, 2012 Las Vegas based medical aesthetician says “Permanent makeup removal and correction can be...

2011-11-30 04:43:34

A biomimetic antenna for gathering sunlight may one day transform solar-powered devices. Sometimes when people talk about solar energy, they tacitly assume that we´re stuck with some version of the silicon solar cell and its technical and cost limitations. Not so. The invention of the solar cell, in 1941, was inspired by a newfound understanding of semiconductors, materials that can use light energy to create mobile electrons–and ultimately an electrical current....

Controversial Treatment Makes Brown Eyes Blue
2011-11-03 08:23:19

A California scientist claims he has developed a simple procedure that can turn brown eyes into blue eyes, but once the procedure is done it is irreversible, CBS News reports. Dr Gregg Homer, of Stroma Medical in California said his new Lumineyes technology uses a laser tuned to a specific frequency to permanently turn brown eyes blue, by removing the brown pigment, or melanin, from the top layer of the iris, leaving the blue eye color to emerge over the course of a few weeks. Homer...


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2005-06-23 09:04:50

Chameleons are small to mid-size reptiles that belong to one of the best known lizard families (Chamaeleonidae). They are famous for their ability to change their color also because of their elongated tongue and their eyes which can be moved independently of each other. The name "Chameleon" means "earth lion" and is derived from the Greek words chamai (on the ground, on the earth) and leon (lion). Distribution and habitat The main distribution of Chameleons is Africa and Madagascar,...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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