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2010-02-04 07:33:38

A spider may be the reason fog-catching nets, which provide precious water in rain-starved parts of the world, may be ready for a high-tech upgrade.

2010-01-28 00:08:00

BANGKOK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thai Airways International Public Company Limited won the prestigious "Suriyasasithorn" calendar design awards for 2010 in two categories: Best General Notebook Calendar and Best Creativity and Design.

2010-01-22 19:31:00

DALLAS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dean Foods (DF) announced that it was contesting a complaint filed today by the Department of Justice challenging its April 2009 acquisition of Foremost Farms. The company believes its acquisition of the DePere and Waukesha, Wis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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