Latest Toughness Stories

New Nanofiber Is Tough And Strong
2013-04-24 18:45:28

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Materials engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a structural nanofiber that is found to posses both strength and toughness; two qualities that are traditionally mutually exclusive. Findings from their work will be published this week in the April issue of the American Chemical Society's journal, ACS Nano. The materials engineers group made the nanofiber using polyacrilonitrile nanofiber, a synthetic...

Insect Cuticle Inspires Low-Cost Material With Exceptional Strength, Toughness
2011-12-14 03:45:28

"Shrilk" could one day replace plastic in consumer products, be used to suture wounds, and serve as scaffolding for tissue regeneration Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new material that replicates the exceptional strength, toughness, and versatility of one of nature's more extraordinary substances -- insect cuticle. Also low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material, called "Shrilk," could one day...

2011-01-07 00:00:44

A new contest run by a Psychotherapist and Founder of StayInTheZone.com will discover the American who has shown great mental toughness, great courage, great focus, great resiliency and a winning attitude. The contest is open to athletes, parents, soldiers, cancer survivors, coaches and entrepreneurs. Anyone with a great mental toughness story is encouraged to send in their videos or their stories. The first three winners are eligble for prizes. River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) January 6, 2011...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.