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Spider Silk is the Material of the Future - Spider Silk - the Material of the Future Abstract: Spider silk is well known for its strength yet elastic nature, and for this reason scientists and engineers from a wide variety of fields have begun researching its structure and the possibility and methods of synthesizing spider silk for industrial use. However, extraction of silk from spiders is not cost effective, so most research is focused on synthesis of spider silk either chemically or using DNA recombinant technology. Although research is still at an early stage and ongoing, it is only a matter of time before spider silk can be successfully synthesized for industrial use....   [tags: Material Silk]
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A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk - A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk Abstract Despite their seemingly similar exteriors, the chemical structures and production methods of natural silk and the artificial silks rayon and nylon are quite different. Silk yarn, extracted from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori moth, is made up of fibroin molecules with beta-pleated sheet secondary structures. The fibroin molecules consist of crystalline fibers constructed of regularly paralleled, unfolded polypeptide chains of polyglycylalanine mixed with an amorphous part....   [tags: Artificial Silk Synthetic Material Rayon Nylon]
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Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman - Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman This book was given to me by a good friend who knew that I had an interest in Asia. I chose to read it because it was a true story and was told that it was a good read.      The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy....   [tags: Iron and Silk China Chinese Oppression Essays] 633 words
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The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings - The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings              The attempt to escaping reality proves to be a timeless act in "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin. The wishful Mrs. Sommers surprisingly finds herself with a sum of money unusually large for her circumstances and in her relishing and spending it reveals herself to be truly a woman of good intentions but who is weak for the intensity of the moment. Chopin has developed a character in Mrs. Sommers who plays out the fantasy of all people, rich or poor: to be someone they are not and for a day live someone else's life....   [tags: Pair Silk Stockings]
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The Silk Road - ... The Silk Road had many ups and downs depending on the dynasty holding power at any given time in China. The Tang dynasty in the seventh century was in power at the height of the Silk Road trade system, for example. Conversely, by the fourteenth century under the Ming dynasty, use of the Silk Road began to diminish (Department of Earth System Science; University of California Irvine). Although a German scholar named von Richthofen coined the term ‘Silk Road’, many other goods and materials were traded along this route....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Silk Road - The four hundred years between the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.- C.E. 220) and the establishment of the Tang dynasty (618-906) mark a division in the history of China. During this period, foreign invasion, transcontinental trade, and missionary ambition opened the region to an unprecedented wealth of foreign cultural influences. These influences were both secular and sacred. Nomads, merchants, emissaries and missionaries flooded into China, bringing new customs, providing exotic wares, and generating new religious beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Silk - The Queen of Fibers - ... When the sixth century came along, the Persians started weaving silk and Europe began producing silk in the thirteenth century when two thousand silk weavers from Constantinople came to Italy. THE MAKING OF SILK Raw silk is primarily produced by China. Making silk is a long process. Silk fiber is made from the cocoons of silkworms, the larvae of the moth Bombyx moridae. Bombyx moridae got their scientific name from the mulberry tree (Morus multicaulis) from which they feed on the leaves. The Bombyx moridae is large and white....   [tags: Textiles ]
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Establishment of the Silk Route - ... Previously mentioned above more than just products were exchanged along the Silk Road but many ideas, technologies, and cultures were transferred along this passageway. In a sense the Silk Road became a “Cultural Bridge” that connected Asia to Europe. For example, Buddhism is one of the three main religions associated with China however; it is not indigenous to the country. It was a foreign import from India that grew rapidly over the years to be in use by over 90% of the population. Secondly, travel allowed the exchange of certain skills like papermaking for instance....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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Silk - Research Method - Do you know the process that goes into making silk. Many people over look this fine, luxurious garment. When I first heard that we had to do an I-search, I was overwhelmed by the choices. I made many changes before finally settling on this topic. When I first though of how to make silk, I didn't think that it would be that hard with the right tools. Although I knew that the fibers came from the silk worm's cocoon I still didn't know how they got it unraveled. I also thought that they only made silk in China....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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A Pair Of Silk Stockings - Kate Chopin again writes another short story with a way of getting the attention of the reader in a short period of time. “A Pair of Silk Stockings” is based in early to mid 1900's in a average town. Shops, a theater and such lies in the center of town. The author tells of a widowed mother that is not so well off, that discovers a sum of money and is taken away in her own shopping spree and perhaps her own dreams. Mrs. Sommers is a middle aged timid mother of a handful of children, and is apparently not well to do anymore after her husband’s death; Not that she probably ever was, but more so than her luck would have it now....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk - William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk In William Kinmond’s “What a newsman found who got into red China” and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk, the reader experiences a mental ride of China. Both Salzman and Kinmond use subtlety and skill to write about what they found in Red China. The texts’ have somewhat different subject matters because each writer visited China with different motives and at different time periods. As the title suggests, Kinmond who goes to China in 1957 is there to report for the Canadian newspaper ‘The Globe and Mail’....   [tags: China Train Salzman Kinmond Essays]
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Conflicts Ancient And Modern In The Human Stain - In Philip Roth's The Human Stain, Roth utilizes multiple conflicts and allusions within the story to explore human nature and the reasons that people choose the paths to settle conflicts. In the opening and closing scenes, many conflicts are being discovered as well as resolved. The conflicts include white versus black, right versus wrong, ideology versus ambition, and loyalty versus betrayal. Roth uses the Berkshire community and the small Athena College in 1998 as a microcosm of the world in which he uses these conflicts, as well as classical and literary allusions to bring to light all of the possible decisions of the past and outcomes of the future....   [tags: Philip Roth] 1340 words
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Kimonos - Introduction Kimono is a Japanese word, it means clothing and is simply pronounced kimono (Kee-Mo-No). Kimonos are traditional, silk, Japanese robes that are worn on special occasions by men, women, and children. (Salter) "In order to produce 1 kg of silk, 104 kg of mulberry leaves need to be eaten by 3000 silkworms. It takes about 5000 silkworms to make a pure silk kimono." A kimono is the main robe; there are other things that make a kimono. The kimono is a robe, with big sleeves, and a very large V-neck....   [tags: Japanese Culture]
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Cultural References in Ah Mah - Cultural References in Ah Mah      In almost every piece of literature there can be found references to the author’s or the narrator’s culture. Having an understanding of this culture can help one better understand a literary work. Reading a work that contains references to a culture can also spark interest and inspire the reader to learn more about the culture that is represented in the work. One such piece of literature is the poem "Ah Mah," written by Shirley Geok-lin Lim. This poem contains many references to Chinese culture that are very interesting and inspire curiosity....   [tags: mah]
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Spiders and Arachnids: Similar Yet Different - Many people think that spiders and arachnids are synonyms with the same meaning and classifications. Through this piece, one will understand various differences and similarities between the two. Spiders are a member of the order, Araneae, class, Arachnids, and the phylum, Anthropods. Within the arachnid class lies much diversity and a few common traits. Spiders are grouped into this class as well as scorpions, ticks, mites, and many more organisms. The order, Araneae, is comprised of spiders. How do spiders and arachnids compare....   [tags: Insects]
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Roth: The Stain of Mankind - ... The “spooks” incident posed a paradox situation of irony because Silk is living a fallacy with his very own life. Silk is actually a light skinned African American living as a Caucasian because of his disgrace to his own heritage. It was this lie that he was living hat caused him to lose everything dear to him. Silk’s stain destroyed the image that he once had. But over time, he experienced second chance at life. He reveals to Zuckerman, “I’m having an affair Nathan. I’m having an affair with a thirty four year old woman....   [tags: Literature]
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Ancient Chinese Fashion - Missing Figures Introduction Ancient China had a different style of clothes than the United States. The clothes worn all depended on which the dynasty or year they were in. Chinese people always took in the styles, which they were supposed to wear very quickly, although the dynasties changed. In many ways the items they wore had a connection with demons and/or evil spirits. The Ancient Chinese had a very unique sense of style. Clothes Clothing embroided the harmonious relationship between nature and people....   [tags: Chinese History] 1128 words
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Mongols - ... The Indian Ocean Trade was also thriving at this point. The Indian Ocean Trade was a vast commercial system that had an incredible volume of trade (Class Notes 11/17/10). This trade was able to link all sorts of people from across the Eastern Hemisphere, as it was the largest sea-based system of communication. It went from China to Eastern Africa (Strayer 225). The monsoons are what made this trade possible (Strayer 226). There were two innovations that helped make the Indian Ocean Trade possible....   [tags: History, The Indian Ocean Trade] 1710 words
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Silkscreen Printing - ... Silkscreen printing is usually not the cheapest mode and it is the only available way of transferring an image to a T-shirt, but it is the most long-lasting and favorable (Christianet.com). Another significant characteristic of screen printing is that a greater thickness of the ink that can be applied to the substrate than is possible with other printing techniques. Materials used in this process can be found at home and it is available in any stores. However, you can easily print your designs on paper which is the most readily available and cheapest material to work with....   [tags: Prinitng]
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Spiders - Spiders Spiders can be found in all environments throughout the entire world, except in the air and sea. (Biology of Spiders, R.Foelix) These invertebrates of the order Aranea are one of the several groups of the Class Arachnida, with about thirty four thousand species. They range in body size from only a few millimeters in length to almost five inches. All are carniverous and have four pair of walking legs, one pair of pedipalps, and one pair of chelicerae. (Spiders, W.Shear) Each chelicerae consists of a base and a fang....   [tags: science] 1896 words
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The Founder of Pop Art: Andy Warhol - The Founder of Pop Art: Andy Warhol Andy Warhol is the god father of Pop Art. His window advertisements were the beginning of an era where art would be seen in an array of forms away from the traditional paintings and sculptures of the old world. His love of bright colors and bold patters along with his quirky personality paved the way for his successful career as a major figure in the pop art movement. Warhol was born in 1930, in the town of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. His parents were Czech immigrants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Men’s Fashion in Victorian London - Men’s Fashion in Victorian London The first purpose of Clothes . . . was not warmth or decency, but ornament . . . -- Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, Chapter 5. Men’s fashion was very formal and conservative, reflecting the mores of the Victorian era. Poor, cherubic Mr. Reginald Wilfer longs for the time when he is able to have an entirely new outfit. Men’s Undergarments * Flannel and wool underclothing prevailed through the Victorian age. * Vests and undershirts were the most common form of undergarments....   [tags: Victorian Era] 574 words
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Symbols and Symbolism Essay - The Symbolic Stage in The Glass Menagerie - The Symbolic Stage in The Glass Menagerie The symbolic stage properties in The Glass Menagerie reinforces the theme of escaping reality. Lack of a Father leaves Tom the responsibility of caring for the family. The responsibility acquired by Tom causes him to lack a normal life full of decisions and adventure. Instead, Tom is bound to his family by guilt and emotion. The only way Tom can feel that he is living the life he deserves is by escaping reality. The fire escape, the only chance for survival in a burning building of crisis situation....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 364 words
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A more customer oriented business - Silk & Soft Srl is a family-owned company whose field of activity is the catalog retail sales of silk textures including a home delivery service. Since it was found, in 2002, the company succeeded to form a network of devoted customers by constantly sending its product catalogues directly through mail and also offering highly qualitative materials imported mainly from Asian countries (China, India, Malaysia etc.). During the first year, the business has proved to be quite profitable because of the limited number of employees and the low level of competition on the silk textures market in Romania....   [tags: essays research papers] 688 words
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The Spread of Buddhism - The Spread of Buddhism Buddhism is a philosophy, a moral code, and, for some a religious faith which originated in 530 BC in India. Buddhism evolved as a modification of Hinduism when Hinduism started to become very complicated due to too many sacrifices in the name of God. Today, an estimated 300 million people follow one of the many varieties of Buddhism. Budda, or Siddhartha Guatama which means "the awakened one" had the religion named after him because he founded the ideas behind Buddhism....   [tags: Papers] 1143 words
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Age of Discovery - ... During this time period the spice trade was in India. Before this there was a middle man and limited quantities of spices.However , when the Portuguese introduced them to the rest of the world they were able to create a new network for the spice trade and to dominate it as well. As a result of traveling to India, the Portuguese encountered Africans along the way. Their method of trading was a barter system instead of a money system used by the European and Asian people. The Africans used shells as a way provide payment ....   [tags: Religion, World History, Trade, Informative] 1370 words
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The age of Discovery - ... During this time period the spice trade was in India, and the rest of the world did not have access to these spices until the Portuguese introduced them to the rest of the world. As a result of traveling to India, the Portuguese encountered Africans along the way. Their method of trading was a barter system instead of a money system used by the European and Asian people. The Africans used shells as a way provide payment . This is mentioned in the voyage of Vasco de Gamma where after “having dined, we landed, and in exchange for the cities with which we came provided, we obtained shells (Gamma Journal, 6)....   [tags: Trade, Network, History, Religions] 1495 words
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Australopithecus Afarensis - Australopithecus Afarensis The species A. afarensis is one of the better known australopithecines, with regards to the number of samples attributed to the species. From speculations about their close relatives, the gorilla and chimpanzee, A. afarensis’ probable social structure can be presumed. The species was named by Johanson and Taieb in 1973. This discovery of a skeleton lead to a heated debate over the validity of the species. The species eventually was accepted by most researchers as a new species of australopithecine and a likely candidate for a human ancestor....   [tags: essays papers]
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Analysis of Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros - Analysis of Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros Caramelo has been quite an interesting novel. It describes a Hispanic family to the tee. Sandra Cisneros chose her title perfectly for this book. Life’s hardships and possibilities are explored throughout this fascinating novel. The author describes the word caramelo in different ways and in two different occasions. The first occasion was to describe Candelarias’ skin color. Celaya quoted: “Her skin a caramelo. A color so sweet, it hurts to even look at her.” (p.37)....   [tags: Caramelo Hispanic Families Racism Culture Essays]
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NYLON - An incredible event happened in the 1930¡¯s that has changed lives ever since. That event, the creation of nylon, has manipulated the way people dress and live their everyday lives. It even provided more employment opportunities and job improvements throughout the years. A team of DuPont researchers, led by Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers, invented the first synthetic material, nylon, in 1934 (Adams 21). They were searching for an artificial replacement for silk when they drew out an elastic string from plastic, creating nylon....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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Review of The Endless Steppe - Review of The Endless Steppe The book is a war-time autobiography about Esther Hautzig's exile to Russia during World War 1. At the beginning of the account it is set in Poland and then transfers with the movement of the refugees she is with to Russia. Esther Hautzig wrote the book looking back on her past life in 1968. The First World War affected Esther's life from 1939 when Hitler's armies marched on Poland until when she was released from exile in 1946. In 1940 the Russians who were allies of Germany occupied Vilna the place where Esther and her family lived....   [tags: Papers] 734 words
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Cross-Cultural Interactions And Inter-Regional Trade In Southeast Asia - During the Post-Classical Era, many inter-reigonal networks were created, and many other trade networks that became gateways for the spread of religion, as well as the development of cultures, were expanded. With these expansions came the development of economic integration and a market economy. Increased agricultural production helped facilitate the development of trade. Along with the expansion of the Tang and Song dynasties in China, the influence of Chinese goods, inventions and religion became evident in many distinct parts of the Indian Ocean Basin....   [tags: Asian History] 1055 words
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Andy Warhol's Influence on the Art World - ... Warhol later moved toward Fine Art and experimented with comic strip. His early paintings had an unconventional, unique, and unfinished look about them. The images were known to everyone in everyday life. I was looking at a bunch of Warhol’s paintings and I was confused. I was just staring at them and I’m thinking “why don’t you look like a Warhol?’ Then I realize that these paintings are from when he was younger. This was before he defined his aesthetic. I believe this was his discovering phase then he goes into his silk screening phase....   [tags: Biography ]
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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion - ... From the vibrant fabrics to the spectacular jewels, renaissance fashion has been thoroughly threaded in the fashion of modern society. Modern day women often wear shorty, fun gowns, tightly fitting jeans, and lower cut tops. Popular fashion trends for men in modern society include saggy jeans, V-neck shirts, and stylish watches. “A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months” (Oscar Wilde). Fashion in modern day society is ever changing, but most changes do not stray too far from the original product....   [tags: Fashion]
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The Evil of the Age - The Evil of the Age August 26th, 1871, was a humid, busy Saturday at the Hudson River Depot in New York City. Sweat and fatigue had crept in by mid-afternoon, when a porter suddenly smelled the stench of decaying flesh. Along the wooden platform lay hundreds of trunks and bags, piled haphazardly, ready for loading onto a Chicago-bound train. During rough handling in the baggage room, the lid of an ordinary, 2'8" by 18" packing trunk had cracked open, releasing the foul stench. The porter immediately called Robert Vandeward, the baggage-master....   [tags: Short Stories Papers] 3785 words
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Andy Warhol - The first superstar of American art, Andy Warhol was obsessed with fame, glamour, and money. He is best known for his images of stars and celebrities and for his reproductions of symbols of the American society. Andrew Warhola’s (he later dropped the “a”) birth date is uncertain, Andy said himself that his birth certificate had been forged and June 6, 1928 became the date taken as his birthday. Others say he was born December 6, 1930 and then others say it was August 6, 1928. Andy was very mysterious about his private life and was said to be in another world most of the time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Selfishness Among Characters - Characters in the stories we have read so far this semester have been faced with a multitude of problems, emotions and impulses to work through. It seems that from three stories the characters carry out very different actions, but they all have an underlying bond, selfishness and the desire to be something there not. It also seems that they are judged in the eyes of the narrator, as either succeeding or failing due to the way they carried themselves throughout the story. In the short story, 'A Pair of Silk Stockings';, by Kate Chopin, the main character, Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers] 952 words
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