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Scotch Tape Inspires X-ray Telescope Design
2012-07-27 11:57:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some find it as the source of inspiration for wrapping gifts, Scotch tape inspired one scientist at NASA to build a special X-ray mirror. NASA scientist Maxim Markevitch and a team of X-ray optics experts at the space agency's Goddard Space Flight Center are looking into the feasibility of creating a low-cost mirror out of plastic tape. "I remember looking at a roll of Scotch tape and thinking, 'was it possible to use the same...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

MUMBAI, India, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) and 3M (NYSE: MMM) today introduced to the India market an approach to integrating advanced features and innovations for cars, designed to meet the preferences of drivers and the needs of vehicle manufacturers in this fast-growing market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001201/DEF008LOGO) Based on extensive consumer research in India, the two global companies collaborated on the Growth Market...

2011-02-10 13:25:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern research and development pioneer 3M has joined forces with FLW Outdoors, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, to highlight its ScotchBlue(TM) Painter's Tape, Command(TM) Brand adhesive strips, Scotchgard(TM) and Scientific Anglers(TM) brands. "To have one of the world's most renowned and innovative companies embrace the sport of fishing and outdoor lifestyle is exciting," said Trisha Blake, president, FLW Outdoors Marketing...

2011-01-29 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, JANUARY 30: SCOTCH TAPE Profile America -- Sunday, January 30th. Richard Drew of the 3M Company was working on another problem when he ended up inventing one of the world's most practical items. He noted that workmen painting two-tone cars were having trouble keeping the colors separated...

2011-01-26 14:10:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're someone who sees the artistic value in everyday objects, then Scotch Brand wants you to put down the paint and pick up a roll of packaging tape for the second annual Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, sponsored by 3M. Creative geniuses and novices alike are encouraged to submit photos of their unique tape sculptures - constructed from Scotch Packaging Tape - for the chance to win a $5,000 cash prize. Submissions will be...

2010-08-10 16:17:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you a gift-wrapping guru, or do you know someone whose skills with paper and bows can turn the simplest package into a work of art? If so, it's time for you to enter the 14th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest, sponsored by 3M. For more information and photos, please visit: http://scotchbrandmostgiftedwrapper2010.presslift.com/gift-wrapping Eight finalists--four amateurs and four professionals--will receive an all-expense paid...

2009-10-28 13:16:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While small repairs and mends are typically easy to fix, there are often bigger tasks like repairing patio furniture, bundling large pieces of lumber and securing carpeting and cords that require tough strength to get the job done. When the conditions are extreme, the repairs are rough and only the strong survive, it's time to reach for the tough fix -- new Scotch Tough Duct Tapes from 3M. Withstanding outdoor elements like sunlight and moisture,...

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2008-10-23 10:00:23

Physicists have found an amazing discovery in a common household item: Scotch tape.  They found if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. "We were very surprised," said Juan Escobar. "The power you could get from just peeling tape was enormous." Escobar, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports the work with UCLA colleagues in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. More than 50 years ago, some Russian...


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