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2009-12-14 17:00:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When you're shopping for clothes, you always look at the price tag. But what about the fabric tag, the one that tells you what the garment is made of? Or the care label? Knowing the fabric content can save you from buying something that will start to look tired after just a few wears or cost a bundle in dry cleaning bills. The January 2010 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, investigates which fabrics wear well, which...

2009-10-21 15:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The models floated confidently through the doors of Morgane Le Fay's newest retail location at the Malibu Country Mart and onto the lovely green lawn where editors, stylists, photographers and customers eagerly awaited the presentation of Spring 2010 this past Saturday, October 17. The collection is designed by Liliana Casabal who is currently designing costumes for the New York City Ballet under the direction of Peter Martins for Naive and...

2009-09-17 09:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, analyzes the fluctuations in the export volume of China's silk garments. Himfr.com has learned that from January to July, China exported 52 million silk suits, in the amount of 703 million U.S. dollars, a decrease of 30.14 percent and 21.94 percent respectively year on year; the average unit price was 13.5 U.S. dollars / suit, an increase...

2009-09-16 06:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist the 98 million people in the United States suffering from borderline-to-high cholesterol(1), Silk is launching the Silk(R) Heart Health to support consumers in living naturally healthful lives. Available now, Silk Heart Health breaks new ground in dietary approaches to cholesterol management by combining two clinically proven heart healthy ingredients - natural soy protein and plant sterols - in a single, delicious product(2). Soy,...

2009-09-04 11:01:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Soy, for many years, has been the world's largest purveyor of an organic products. Even families who didn't particularly care about organic vs. conventional products bought soy milk for health or dietary reasons. So does Silk's decision to offer a new, more affordable line of natural soy milk a great step backward for the green movement--or will "natural" enable even more consumers to get a little greener? Waylon Lewis of elephantjournal.com...

2009-08-31 13:05:00

There is a growing need for biocompatible photonic components for biomedical applications "“ from in vivo glucose monitoring to detecting harmful viruses or the telltale markers of Alzheimer's. Optical waveguides are of particular interest because of their ability to manipulate and transport light in a controlled manner in a variety of configurations.In an article featured on the cover of Advanced Materials, researchers at Tufts University and the University of Illinois at...

2009-07-29 06:40:00

BALTIMORE, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Take a culinary and cultural journey across western and southern Asia with food expert Laura Kelley. From the Republic of Georgia and Armenia on the shores of the Black Sea through the Caspian nations of Azerbaijan and Iran and into Afghanistan and the Indian Subcontinent, the foods enjoyed along the Silk Road whisper tales of connections between the cultures, histories, economies and regions of Asia. Not just another Asian cookbook, "The Silk Road...

2009-06-12 13:22:09

A spike in the number of ermine moths has left trees in parts of Britain covered entirely in cocoons of silk resembling giant spider webs, observers said. I was quite excited when I first saw it because it gives quite a beautiful effect as it looks silky in the sunlight, Deborah Collick, parks manager in Maidstone, Kent, told The Daily Telegraph in a story published Friday. Adult ermine moths lay up to 400 eggs each. Hatching larvae then eat the tree leaves and spin themselves into cocoons of...

2009-05-18 11:13:00

We no longer trust these imports for pets They have no place in organics CORNUCOPIA, Wis., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tremendous growth in organic soy foods has occurred over the last two decades as consumers seek healthy dietary protein sources. Many companies touting "natural" or "organic" soy brands have found favor in the supermarket. A new report, from The Cornucopia Institute, lifts the veil on some of these companies, exposing widespread importation of soybeans from China...

2009-05-08 07:16:53

A new study published online on May 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has found the source of silkworms' attraction to mulberry leaves, their primary food source. A jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small quantities by the leaves triggers a single, highly tuned olfactory receptor in the silkworms' antennae, they show. The results are contrary to the notion that insects are generally attracted to their host plants through the recognition of a blend of volatile compounds by a...


Latest Silk Reference Libraries

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2009-05-02 19:29:15

The Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) is a species of orbweaver spider. It is found in the warmer regions of the Americas. In the United States, this species ranges throughout the coastal southeast and inland, from North Carolina to Texas. In many areas its distribution is somewhat localized and may be absent in many areas over wide areas. In some arboreal or swampy areas, adults and their webs can be found in large concentrations, especially near the coast. This species is also...

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2009-05-02 19:25:11

The Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) is a species of arachnid that is a member of the golden orb-web spider group. It is found in Japan (except Hokkaidō), Korea, Taiwan and China. The web of the female can reach up to 39 inches in width. The yellow threads appear rich gold in sunlight. The web has three layers: the central orb, plus two irregular layers in front of and behind the orb. The adult female is about 1 inch. The male is much smaller and is no bigger than 0.4 inches. The female...

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2009-04-28 21:01:20

The Argema mittrei, more commonly known as the Comet or Moon Moth, is an endangered species. It is a native of Madagascar and that is the only place where one can observe them in the wild. This large silk moth can be bred in captivity and is one of the world's largest moths. Males have an average wing span of nearly 8 inches and a tail span of almost 6 inches. The lifespan of an adult moth is only 4-5 days and they are capable of reproduction from day 1. Their cocoons are uniquely...

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2005-09-08 12:27:59

PHOTO CAPTION: Elachista rufocinerea (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The Elachistidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). Their larvae have a wide variety of habits including leaf tiers, seed borers, and leaf or stem miners. The Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) is a species native to Australia, and can be easily found in all the states except for Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Eggs The eggs are laid on a leaf either singly or several in a row usually on...

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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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