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2011-01-31 10:28:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) provide advice on how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. But what do Registered Dietitians - those on the frontlines educating Americans about living a healthy lifestyle - think about the new recommendations? A new survey(1) sponsored by...

2011-01-17 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Middleton, Co-Founder and CEO of Siam Thai Silk Company, LLC announced today that his company has contracted with Craig Clovis Accessories to represent the Panissara Silk line of designer silk scarves and shawls. Made from 100% Thai silk and hand woven in Thailand, the new Panissara line consists of six collections; five for women: Elegance, Sassy, Metro, Inspirations, Reflections, and the Lui collection for men. Craig Clovis Accessories is a...

2011-01-13 09:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Milanoo.com recently introduced a new line of bedding to its extensive product line. Milanoo.com's bedding line features over 400 products made of silk, satin and other luxurious fabrics. The bedding line will be expanded in the near future to include sets featuring traditional floral motifs based on some of China's most celebrated classic brush paintings. Milanoo.com has introduced a new line of bedding to its extensive product line with...

2010-12-08 09:00:00

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On the year that marks the beauty giant's 50th anniversary, COVERGIRL cosmetics announces multi-platinum artist and 4-time GRAMMY award-winning star, Taylor Swift, will represent a new generation of luxury makeup - COVERGIRL NatureLuxe. The line, launching January 2011, includes a Silk Foundation and a Gloss Balm, both delivering a perfectly polished makeup look and a lightweight feel. The products were inspired by a new definition of luxury...

2010-12-01 00:35:33

SoyWorld USA, developer of SoyMagic soy-based natural cleansers and lotions, shares lab results revealing how their patented process is up to 99.99% effective against bacteria"”while it trumps other natural cleaners in effectiveness, gentleness and purity. Decatur, IL (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 SoyWorld USA Inc., the company behind the SoyMagic brand of soy-based all-natural cleansers is releasing independent laboratory results"”providing evidence that its patented formula for...

2010-10-13 07:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk® Soymilk, the leading soymilk brand in the U.S., today announced a new website (www.silksoymilk.com/traceit/) that allows consumers to trace the origin of the soybeans in each carton of Silk down to the county level. The first-of-its-kind site for soy is intended to provide consumers with additional information about where their Silk soymilk comes from and how it is made. Consumers can use the website to enter the...

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2010-09-30 09:25:00

A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks. "This research represents a significant breakthrough in the development of superior silk fibers for both medical and non-medical applications," said Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., a Notre Dame professor of biological sciences. "The generation of silk fibers having the properties...

2010-09-15 09:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-09-15 06:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-08-24 05:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Abizark.com recently declared that various large sales promotions including free shipping and gift giving are being conducted on its newly-operating online silk scarf shop http://www.inetsilk.com . This provides fashion lovers with a variety of selections and big savings as well. As the summer season winds down, many fad-conscious people start to shift their gears to fall. Silk scarves, as ornaments of both fashion and utility, are the first...


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
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