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2013-08-27 23:33:20

Lilysilk is excited to release three types of silk pillows, which are inspired by the need to improve people’s sleep quality. These pillows are made of 100% mulberry silk floss. Spring Mills, NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Lilysilk knows that some people cannot sleep well at night. A good night’s sleep is vital in helping people to work and study efficiently in the day. Lilysilk has recently introduced its new silk pillows to help people to improve their sleep quality. These delicate silk...

New Model Developed To Simulate Cloth On A Computer With Unprecedented Accuracy
2013-08-12 16:02:59

UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new model to simulate with unprecedented accuracy on the computer the way cloth and light interact. The new model can be used in animated movies and in video games to make cloth look more realistic. Existing models are either too simplistic and produce unrealistic results; or too complex and costly for practical use. Researchers presented their findings at the SIGGRAPH 2013...

2013-07-24 23:24:11

Luxury Bamboo Bedding’s Canadian Hutterite white goose down duvets and Mulberry Silk duvets were found to be the best complement to their fine bamboo sheets, and were consistent with the company’s focus on the personal comfort and satisfaction of its customers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Luxury Bamboo Bedding announced the introduction of two outstanding duvets to complement the company’s well established bamboo sheet and bamboo duvet cover collection. Luxury Bamboo...

2013-06-20 23:15:29

LilySilk.com, a leading company of luxury bedding products, has recently announced a silk sheet promotion, which includes all the silk sheets on its web site. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 LilySilk.com, a leading company of luxury bedding products, has recently announced a silk sheet promotion, which includes all the silk sheets on its web site. According to Lily Mei, a spokesman for LilySilk, the promotion is valid until July 20, 2013. LilySilk´s silk sheets can be sorted in seam silk...

2013-06-18 23:19:23

Recently, LilySilk.com, the top manufacturer of silk bedding products, has launched a promotional sale on its 6-piece silk sheet set. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Recently, LilySilk.com, the top manufacturer of silk bedding products, has launched a promotional sale on its 6-piece silk sheet set. The special offer is for a limited time only. The set includes silk covers, flat sheets and terse and Oxford silk pillowcase. The company has years of experience in providing exquisite comforters. Having...

Fascinating Examples Of Genetic Engineering
2013-04-29 09:27:47

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After learning about human genetic engineering, many readers might want to find out about some examples of genetic engineering. Both bizarre and beneficial, the following article highlights some truly fascinating and pragmatic examples of modern genetic engineering. The Biotechnology Forums, a website for professionals and students in biotechnology (the area that studies genetic engineering) recently explained some of these...

Bio-Inspired Materials Leading To Greater Engineering
2013-02-16 10:56:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bio-inspired, man-made materials may one day offer up designs that are more lightweight, tougher, and stronger than other options out there. A team writing in the journal Science say they have identified characteristics of biological materials they think engineers will be able to emulate in future materials. Two engineers at the University of California, San Diego examined three characteristics of biological materials, including...


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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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