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2011-09-22 21:33:05

A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years, according to researchers in China writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. Whole joint replacement, such as hip and knee replacement, commonly use stainless steel, titanium alloys or ceramics to replace the damaged or diseased bone of the joint. Non-stick polymer or nylon is usually used to coat the artificial joint...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide advanced ballistic materials that will improve the performance and reduce the weight of combat helmets. Under the contract, Honeywell will deliver helmets made with next-generation Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials to the Army for testing and evaluation. Honeywell's...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new ultra-thin Spectra® fiber for high-performance fishing line, offering all the high strength and stretch resistance of Spectra fiber in a slimmer profile that enables smoother casting and better line sensitivity to fish bites. The new product, which is 25 percent thinner than previous Spectra fibers, will allow manufacturers to develop new,...

2011-04-15 09:30:00

MCMURRAY, Pa., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StelKast is proud to announce the recent FDA 510(k) clearance of their new EXp(TM) Acetabular Liners. EXp(TM), a blend of antioxidant and highly cross-linked polyethylene technology was developed with the consulting support of Steven Kurtz, Ph.D. and Exponent, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA). StelKast has also received 510(k) clearance for large diameter cobalt-chrome femoral heads and Biolox® delta femoral heads. (Logo:...

2011-03-29 01:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, hosted Her Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States Ms. Renee Jones-Bos at its Greenville, North Carolina facilities on March 28, 2011. Ambassador Jones-Bos met with DSM's management from their pharmaceuticals business and Dyneema-Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fiber operations, and toured their sites to gain insight and...

2011-02-16 09:35:00

MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation's Orthopaedics division today announced at the 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conference the findings of the National Joint Registry for England and Wales, which reports that Stryker's Trident® Cup, Accolade® Hip Stem and Triathlon® Knee System outperformed all competitive products in terms of revision rates for the most frequently used brands.(1,2,3)...

2011-01-18 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has added new ballistic materials to its Spectra Shield® II line that offer further weight reduction, greater ballistic performance, and improved safety in soft armor applications, including military and law enforcement vests. The new product, Spectra Shield II SA 4144, offers a 25 percent improvement in ballistic performance compared with the first generation of Spectra...

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2010-12-22 09:56:04

A French company has found business success by blending high-tech fibers used in ESA space mission with old-fashioned denim to create comfortable, stylish protective gear for bikers. Like 75% of European motorcycle riders, Pierre-Henry Servajean was wearing regular jeans when he took a bad spill on his bike in 1995: "I realized everything I had on my body was perfect "“ my helmet, gloves, jacket "“ except the jeans. I had suitable things for every part of my body, except my...

2010-12-07 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its high-strength Spectra® fiber is serving as a key component of industrial slings that are lifting the tower sections of the reconstructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The fiber, which is pound-for-pound 15 times stronger than steel but light enough to float, is used as a reinforcement material in the Holloway Houston HHIPER LIFT(TM) slings used to raise multiple...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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