Biodegradable fibers as strong as steel made from wood cellulose
In what is touted as a world first ... into a super-strong filament that has never been achieved before and is asserted to be a considerable breakthrough in this type of research. "We have taken out fibrils from natural cellulose fibers, then we have ...
Natural Fiber Composites Slowly Take Root
Quadrant Plastic Products AG (Lenzburg, Switzerland) is the world's largest supplier of glass mat thermoplastic (GMT) composites, and through its subsidiary Quadrant Natural Fiber Composites GmbH (Lambrecht, Germany) has established a strong position in ...
Salmon inherit mental map based on Earth's magnetic field
And the field was not even strong enough to deflect a compass needle." Putnam pointed out that Earth's magnetic field is relatively weak. The fish's sensitivity to the earth's magnetic field may be interrupted by man-made structures that contain electrical ...
Philly420: Ex-Flyer Riley Cote talks about his Hemp Heals Festival
Hemp fibers are the strongest and most durable natural fibers on earth. Hemp clothing is a great alternative to pesticide-ridden cotton fibers. Hemp body and hair-care products are nourishing and moisturizing. Hemp-crete and hemp board can be used to build ...
Earth is getting fatter
From the thinning of ice sheets to the flow of water through aquifers and the slow currents of magma inside Earth, measurements of the amount of mass involved provided by GRACE help scientists better understand these important natural processes.