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2011-08-30 07:48:00

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TruMoo® chocolate milk launches nationwide with lower sugar, fewer calories, no high fructose corn syrup TruMoo starts with fresh white milk and is made at regional dairies across the U.S., including Dean's®, Garelick Farms®, Alta Dena®, Meadow Gold®, LAND O LAKES®, Mayfield®, Tuscan® and others Consumer...

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2011-08-18 10:08:50

"The strength of spider dragline silk exceeds that of any material produced in laboratories, by far. All attempts to manufacture threads of similar strength have failed thus far," explains Professor Horst Kessler, Carl von Linde Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at the TU Muenchen (TUM-IAS). In collaboration with the workgroup of Prof. Thomas Scheibel, who was a researcher at the TU Muenchen until 2007 and who now holds a chair of the Institute of Biomaterials at the Universitaet...

2011-07-29 06:05:00

HANGZHOU, China, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Inetsilk.com, China's leading silk scarf wholesaler is offering a site wide promotion from July 30th - August 5th, 2011, with deep discounts on hard-to-find Chinese silk scarves of fall 2011 styles. In addition to the up to 76% off discount Inetsilk.com always provides, buyers can also enjoy extra huge savings according to their different purchases: for purchases over $300, wholesalers will receive $90 off; purchases over $500 will...

2011-06-30 12:30:00

SHENZHEN, China, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shenzhen Wuzhou Changlian International Trading Co., a leading global distributor through network for series of dresses for special occasions, including wedding dresses, prom & evening gowns and dresses for parties or auctions, is pleased to announce its new arrival of luxury edition wedding dresses for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the brides. Considering the customers' growing need for quality, style and reasonable...

2011-06-05 00:02:41

A spectacular golden textile, conceived and created by Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley in Madagascar from silk thread collected from over one million Golden Orb spiders (Nephila madagascariensis), will go on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, the country's second largest art museum. On special loan to the museum from Mssrs. Peers and Godley as part of the inaugural celebration of the museum's new galleries devoted to African art and Indian art of the Americas, the Spider Silk textile...

2011-05-18 00:08:12

The development and successful testing of a method for unreeling the strands of silk in wild silkworm cocoons could clear the way for establishment of new silk industries not only in Asia but also in vast areas of Africa and South America. The report appears in ACS' journal Biomacromolecules. Fritz Vollrath, Tom Gheysens and colleagues explain that silk is made by unraveling"” or unreeling "” the fine, soft thread from cocoons of silkmoths. The practice began as far back as 3500...

2011-05-17 07:05:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Inetsilk, the online wholesale platform for fashionable silk scarves, has recorded that this year fashion's animal magnetism is still going strong, and that leopard print continues to be a main trend. Silk scarves show personality through style, which is what keeps buyers interested and willing to seek out original scarves. Inetsilk recently released exclusive styles of silk scarves in trends for this spring and summer. Leopard print,...

2011-04-12 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Life Science, the innovative biological products and services research business of Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the signing of an agreement with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) to develop genetically modified silkworms for the production of spider silk, using Sigma's proprietary CompoZr Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) technology. The transfer of silk genes from the spider to the silkworm is expected to...

2011-04-01 06:02:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is National Soyfoods Month, and finding delicious soy-based foods at affordable prices has never been easier. During April several Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) members are offering coupons and discounts on a variety of tasty soyfoods, making this month a great time for consumers who may not be as familiar with the various soy products to try them for the first time. The promotions should also appeal to the soy...

2011-03-29 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Web 2.0 Expo -- Sococo, the social communications company, today announced at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (http://www.web2expo.com) Team Space Business Telephony: the public beta program for Team Space users to call other team members or guests through public switched telephone network (PSTN) phone numbers. Sococo also announced plans to integrate Skype SILK audio codec for improved audio quality into Team Space. The...


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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