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2010-12-07 05:28:00

Consumers Union Asks Consumer Product Safety Commission to Investigate Glass Bakeware YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year-long investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while hundreds of millions of glass baking dishes are used safely each year, hot glassware can shatter unexpectedly, sometimes causing serious injuries. The report details several stories of glass bakeware breaking and shattering, leading off with the story of a grandmother on Thanksgiving...

2010-11-30 22:05:01

Applied physics professor Chris Marianetti figures out how to shatter the world's strongest material In 2008, experiments at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University established pure graphene, a single layer of graphite only one atom thick, as the strongest material known to mankind. This raised a question for Chris Marianetti, Assistant Professor in Columbia Engineering's Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics: how and why does...

2010-11-29 16:43:05

The Department of Computer Engineering, Sejong University in Korea and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have recently introduced a novel and simple framework for rendering subsurface scattering on surfaces represented by points. This is useful for realistically rendering a cloud of points representing translucent materials such as the human skin. This significant study is reported in Vol. 53, No. 5 of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences. The point-based graphics method for rendering surfaces has...

2010-11-26 12:09:37

Materials scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the Institute of Solid State Research in Jlich, Germany have produced particularly clear changes in the atomic structure of sapphire following deformation at high temperatures. Peering through an electron microscope down to a level where a human hair would seem as wide as a washer and dryer set, they were able to quantify deviations from the regular columns of aluminum and oxygen atoms - the stuff of perfect sapphire crystals. The...

2010-11-12 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Braskem and INEOS Technologies have entered into a strategic partnership for PE technologies, under which Braskem is able to acquire licenses for Innovene S slurry and Innovene G gas-phase technologies to produce high density PE and linear low density PE, in future petrochemical projects. In addition, Braskem and INEOS Technologies will jointly conduct research and development programs for the slurry and gas-phase PE platforms. The first...

2010-11-12 01:42:09

Controlling the flow of light with a novel optical transistor Controlling and modulating the flow of light is essential in today's telecommunications-based society. Professor Tobias Kippenberg and his team in EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements have discovered a novel way to couple light and vibrations. Using this discovery, they built a device in which a beam of light traveling through an optical microresonator could be controlled by a second, stronger light beam. The...

2010-11-01 11:01:00

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- JN Phillips Auto Glass today unveiled a program to address the massive amount of windshields that end up in landfills each year. Called "GreenShield(SM)", the program is JN Phillips' commitment to responsibly recycle 100 percent of the windshields the company replaces. GreenShield is the first large-scale effort by any retailer/installer to recycle and reduce the impact of consumer windshields at the end of their useful lives. In the United...

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2010-10-21 07:22:15

New space research published this week (Thursday 21 October) in the journal Nature, has settled decades of scientific debate. Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have found the final link between electrons trapped in space and the glow of light from the upper atmosphere known as the diffuse aurora. The research will help us understand 'space weather', with benefits for the satellite, power grid and aviation industries, and how space storms...

2010-10-04 10:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today that the company's Saflex® Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) products will be subject to a price increase effective December 15, 2010. The price increases will support investments in the business and allow Solutia to continue to provide industry leading support for its customers. Prices for currently contracted business will be adjusted as individual contracts come due. The price increase will range from...

2010-10-01 01:00:00

ST. LOUIS and DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today that the company has engaged in a feasibility study to explore the potential addition of a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin plant in the Asia Pacific region. The results of the study are expected by the end of the year, and assuming positive results and pending approval, construction would begin soon thereafter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO) (Logo:...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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