Latest Sand Stories

2010-11-01 10:57:00

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Daltile has relaunched its ONE(TM) Quartz line of quartz slabs and tiles with the introduction of 24 new colors and two new collections.

2010-04-14 05:18:00

CARRABELLE, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For three hours, firefighters from the Carrabelle, Lanark and Apalachicola, Florida, filled sand bags to build a forty-five foot long storm surge wall.

2009-10-28 16:00:00

MONTREAL, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Co-Founder and the Chief Executive of SAND Technology, Arthur Ritchie, announced today that on reaching the age of 65, he plans to retire and step down as CEO by the end of October.

2009-10-23 14:22:44

While most people head to Myrtle Beach for vacation, a group of scientists have been hitting the famous South Carolina beach for years to figure out how to keep the sand from washing away.

2009-08-12 12:45:08

After a day at the beach, or before eating while on the beach, U.S. scientists advise washing hands before eating to reduce illness. The study, released by the U.S.

2009-07-16 15:10:00

A study published in the July 17 issue of the journal Science details how sandfish -- small lizards with smooth scales -- move rapidly underground through desert sand.

2009-06-30 15:44:53

University of Chicago researchers have discovered dry granular materials such as sand, seeds and grains have properties similar to liquid. The physicists from the university's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center said the granular materials form water-like droplets when poured from a given source.

2009-06-24 09:44:00

U.S. Silica expands production of fracturing (frac) sand for the oil and gas markets BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.

2009-06-11 16:58:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus Rail Business, a specialist business publication covering the freight rail industry published by Argus Media, has named the Michigan Shore Railroad and Sargent Sand as the winners of its prestigious Win-Win Award.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.