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Traders and The Silk Road - ... The Silk Road carried many products; however, the most valuable product was Silk. Traders were confused about this mysterious product because of the limited knowledge and the unknown producer. The culture behind this popular product was the Chinese, who kept silk as a secret for thousands of years. According to legends Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, who was given the title of Silk Goddess, founded silk when a silkworm capsule fell from a tree into her tea. This lead to the discovery of silk began and China gathering and producing silk....   [tags: silk goddess, routes, production] 524 words
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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 Influence of Silk and the Silk Road in China - ... All of this was the result of the production of silk and usage of the Silk Road, which brought profound cultural changes to China's religion, language, material and economy. Before Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism were the major religions in China. Confucianism was more strict than belief based, so when missionaries and traders came to China with Buddhist beliefs, many Chinese people were attracted to the spiritual religion. As the newer 500 year old religion traveled through the Silk Road to Han China, Buddhism quickly popularized across the whole country....   [tags: Taoism, Confusianism, Budhism] 814 words
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The Silk Road - Long before there were trains, ships and airplanes to transport goods from one place to another, there was the Silk Road. Beginning in the sixth century, this route was formed and thus began the first major trade system. Although the term “Silk Road” would lead one that it was on road, this term actually refers to a number of different routes that covered a vast amount of land and were traveled by many different people. Along with silk, large varieties of goods were traded and traveled along this route both going to and from China....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Silk Road - ... The second most important point on the Silk Road is the city of Dunhuang. Dunhuang provided not only a strategic point for the Chinese military and a launching point for caravans going westward, but also had a large cultural impact on Buddhism with the Mogao caves just south of the city. Despite the fact that Chinese dynasties throughout the years claimed territory west of Dunhuang and reinforced it with some military support and the Great Wall, Dunhuang provided a key chokepoint to the large interior of China....   [tags: taklamakan and gobi deserts]
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Silk - The Queen of Fibers - Silk, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “queen of fibers,” is the strongest natural fiber in the world, and it is used to make expensive cloth. There’s more to silk, though, than being great to make fine garments. Did you know that a thread of silk can be stronger than some kinds of steel. Probably not. We hope to give you more insight into the wonders of silk in our report. THE DISCOVERY OF SILK One of the only – if not the only – documentation on the discovery of silk is an ancient Chinese legend....   [tags: Textiles ]
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The Silk Road in the Human Experience - Over the course of history, few human systems have held higher importance than the Silk Road in the Human Experience. The silk roads, lasting from roughly 100 BC to 1450 AD, were a series of trade routes stretching nearly 4000 miles across Asia. The long-distance political and economic relations developed between civilizations catalyzed the development of all parties involved. To both Asia and Europe the Roads were a key point of cultural interaction between civilizations, especially in the early travel of both goods and philosophies....   [tags: Huan Systems, Trade Routes, Asia]
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The Silk Road in Ancient China - ... Gunpowder led to the creation of guns because of its explosiveness when ignited, but it was initially used as fireworks for amusement. In addition to valuable merchandises exchanged, “the Silk Road was more than conduit for trade” (Paludan). It punctured the nomadic barrier in the west, and the gate to the rest of domain. Chinas foreign associates had been with the border people, mostly nomads whose way of life was comparably unsatisfactory to the Han Empire classy lifestyle. Chinese military techniques revealed the existence of a distinct civilization of a comparable standard, leading to an exchange of technical skills and ideas....   [tags: asia, valuable goods] 914 words
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The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan - ... These trade routes are extremely inhospitable and difficult to cross, especially in Afghanistan, with steep, cold mountain peeks, frequent sandstorms and almost no rain. "The Himalayas are only passable through icy passages 5,000 metres in altitude and are surrounded by deep ravines." The Silk Road extends to extreme lengths, over nearly half the world. By land and by sea. When travelling on land the road stretches to Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, India, China, Korea and Japan....   [tags: afghanistan, ancient times, cultural interaction] 1257 words
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The Silk Road Trade Route - ... Such commerce grew extensively during the post-classical era; it acted as a change among its participants and their societies. Soon enough, the Silk Road extended across Asia and Europe, gradually shaping other cultures and societies. While at first the Silk Road only consisted of a route from China to central Asia, it later expanded to throughout Asia, western Europe, and Northern Africa. Moreover, the political change in China also contributed to the expansion and cultural diffusion of the Silk Road....   [tags: China, Mongols, Commerce] 658 words
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Establishment of the Silk Route - Currently living in the twenty first century we can take modern travel methods from airplanes, vehicles, trains, and ships for granted, altering our perception of the distance we travel significantly. These advanced distribution systems we now employ allow us to exchange culture, products, technology, and ideas by breaking down barriers, truly globalizing the world. Similar to the modern travel marvels we make the most of today, years ago before human’s relationship to machine, the silk route provided that ability to connect multiple countries....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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History Of The Silk Road - The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: transportation, china, mediterranean]
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I Was Born on the Silk Road - ... Similar to this ancient phenomenon, my identity grew upon the cultural transmission routes across the world by accepting the gifts of its trade. My journey upon the road sources itself on the coast of the Yamuna Rivers, in a town named Aligarh. My passport undeniably marks me as Indian, and I am named as such wherever I go, yet India isn’t the first picture in my mind when I think of the comforts of home, yet it is still a part of me. It’s a gateway to my ancestors, religious customs, celebrations, social practices and beliefs....   [tags: personal story and reflections] 753 words
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Silk Production in Africa - ... On the other hand USA is one of the world`s largest silk garments importer and its silk productions are actually virtually nonexistent. As US market also Germany and France are great importers of the silk garments without the silk production. The same applies to many other European countries. The second largest producer of the silk has been for many years India. The year 2011 and 2012 has been excellent year for the silk production in India and all the sectors of the silk production have shown a positive growth over previous years....   [tags: sericulture industry]
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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean - The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]
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The Story of an Hour and A Pair of Silk Stockings - ... Leading in realism, Kate Chopin is an influential writer during the realism philosophical era. She is inferior in her time and age and men at the time were the more dominant figure in society, Kate Chopin changed that. In her short stories for example “The Story of an Hour”, the main character Louise Mallard’s husband dies due to a train accident. Josephine, Louise’s sister, was the one who broke the news to her. “when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard’s name leading the lost of “killed.””(Chopin 1) She is in such shock that it paralysis her to accept its significance, and she cried “at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.”.(Ch...   [tags: Realism movement in literature]
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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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The Development of Silk Road and International Trade Market - ... However, trades of goods were not the only product of the Silk Road. The merchants along the Silk Road also exchanged technologies and cultures between them. One example of the exchange of technology is the technique behind the production of silk. The Roman Empire eventually learned the techniques to cultivate silk through the trade of technologies between the merchants. A history account recorded: “two Assyrian Christian monks who visited China learned the secret of silk production.” [3]. Other than technology, religions and cultures were traded like commodities between the merchants....   [tags: east, west, technologies, merchants] 1204 words
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Analysis of the Silk Road’s Impact on Cultural Diffusion. - Part A Plan of Investigation This investigation attempts to analyze the Silk Road’s impact on cultural diffusion. The Silk Road was a trade route connecting Eastern China to the Mediterranean regions. It was incredibly important because it brought Europe, Asia, and the Middle East together in trade, and allowed them to trade goods and ideas. The parameters are the cultural diffusion east meets west and the spread of religion. It will focus on the time period between the 2nd and the late 17th centuries and the places investigated will be the west, (made up of Europe and the Middle-East) and the east (which refers to most of Asia, although in this investigation it will focus mostly on China)...   [tags: history, anthropology]
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Cross Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Road Networks - ... Mani was inspired by Buddhist, Christian and Zoroastrian and made a mix of the three religions into Manichaeism. Mani had a dualism between good and evil. There were two groups of elected and of laymen but nobody knew who decided. Mani believed in an ascetic lifestyle and had high standards. The spread of Manichaeism attracted merchants in large cities of the Roman Empire, as well as Mesopotamia and Mediterranean regions. Mani died as a prisoner and so did the religion. Some people saw Manichaeism as a threat and it slowly died out....   [tags: world history]
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Social Power in The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun - ... Doris was once thought to be a streetwalker where she was accosted but she was able to defer the unwanted attention by informing the man is making a mistake and then making a gesture to further stop his advances. By allowing Doris to walk the streets and not as a prostitute, Keun is giving her a sort of social power that many women did not have at this time. During the Weimar Republic the tradition of marriage was brought in question. People were began to wonder why men were allowed to perform crime acts and not have their moral integrity questioned but if a woman were to commit a petty crime they would only be seen as a fallen woman....   [tags: Feminism, Women, Society] 977 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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Victorian Era in Kate Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings - ... Kate uses imagery to create meaning to every object in the short story. “But she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things—with both hands now, holding them up to see them glisten, and to feel them glide serpent-like through her fingers” (Chopin). The silk stocking represents Ms. Sommer’s temptation for having something that suits her desires. When she thinks about the future it looks like a thin monster and instead she lives by everyday life. A women’s determination is to live day by day since they don’t always have the opportunity to satisfy their needs....   [tags: desires, isolation, dream]
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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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Consequenses of Freedom in The Story of an Hour" and "A Pair of Silk Stocking" by Chopin - ... She then "saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely." She is looking forward to the future, she can now do things she has never done, see things she has never seen and live her life the way she wants to; no one can stop her. Her sister, Josephine, thinks she is so despondent she calls for her to open the door. This is the first time Mrs. Mallards name is mentioned, Louise. Her name being said so close to the end of the short story and after the death of her husband suggest that she is now her own person, not just the wife of Mr....   [tags: society, happiness, responsibilities] 957 words
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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea - ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]
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Overview and History of the Great Wall of China - Introduction The China’s Great Wall is one of the most spectacular and lasting structural feat ever conceived by the human mind. It is considered as the monument to the Chinese civilization constructed at extreme costs and under myriad sacrifices including loss of lives from hard labor for a worthy cause. The Great Wall, which is translated in Chinese as Chang Cheng was originally constructed to provide protection to the Chinese farmers from the marauding nomadic raiders who raided villages for food....   [tags: Line of Defense, Silk Road]
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Research on The Black Death - ... Usually, people back then tried to avoid the infected by sometimes walking around with flowers in or around the nose area so as to “ward off the evil that is infecting people”. Sometimes, like most explanations back then, it was the work of God and punishment afflicted upon Europe for whatever reasons of the time. For these people, the only cure was to be somehow forgiven by God. This was usually done by people carving or painting the symbol of the cross on the front doors of their house with the words “Lord have mercy on us” either near it or on it....   [tags: silk road, black rats, punishment]
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Catholic Koreans in Choson Korea - ... Creating the Diocese of Beijing, which were along with the Diocese of Nanjing, both subject to the Archbishop of Goa. In the wake of the Chinese suppression of the Catholic Church and regardless of the worrisome absence of priests in China, the Diocese of Beijing had been able to deliver a priest, Father Liu Fangji, to Chosŏn Korea in 1831. That particular year, the Vatican removed Chosŏn Korea from the power of the Bishop of Beijing and had made it a separate diocese. During the next five years, various French priests accompanied Father Liu's ministry, thus creating the most formidable, and to the Chosŏn Korean government, the most ambitious Catholic presence in Chosŏn Korea to date in...   [tags: Silk Letter, the Great Persecution of 1866]
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The Underground Online Revolution: Online Black Markets and the Bitcoin - Picture an innocent looking online marketplace, similar to those in which you shop for discounted books on Amazon or cheap surfboards on eBay, except you have the option to purchase marijuana, acid, fake passports and licenses, hacking services and potentially the ability to “order a hit” on someone, this my friends, is the Silk Road and it does have a captain. He goes by the alias of “Dread Pirate Roberts,” he’s pocketed $80 million in commissions, and he is the operator of one of the most notorious online black markets which accumulated $1.2 billion in total sales with its nearly one million customers....   [tags: Silk Road, website, trade, Dread Pirate Roberts]
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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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Silks and Religion in Eurasia - ... However, there were some regions such as Egypt and Mesopotamia were their core materials for clothing consisted of cotton, linen, and wool. The Islamic creation of tiraz benefited these regions by showing them this type of weaving. “Only a small amount of silk yarn was needed to produce the decorated textiles with appropriate religious and political messages” (“Transforming the Eurasian Silk Market” 99). There are many different ways publications can explain the tiraz mainly because, historians are frequently leaning new things and finding new artifacts that may open up discovery to something new....   [tags: cultural, changes, innovating] 1098 words
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Asia as a Global Economic Player - In today’s world Asia is an economic power house due to the two largest and most populated countries in the world, China and India. “In the thousand years from 500 to 1500, Asia was an astonishing, connected and creative place. It had the five largest cities in the world, all at the heart of great empires. A few, such as Delhi, Beijing and Istanbul remain major cities today” (Gordon. Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power....   [tags: Economy, Religion, Culture, Politics] 1392 words
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Asia as a Global Player - In today’s world Asia is an economic power house due to the two largest and most populated countries in the world, China and India. “In the thousand years from 500 to 1500, Asia was an astonishing, connected and creative place. It had the five largest cities in the world, all at the heart of great empires. A few, such as Delhi, Beijing and Istanbul remain major cities today” (Gordon. Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power....   [tags: Asian Economy, History] 1442 words
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Night Care Helps the Hair to Heal - ... Because the scarf better protect stacking, storing it is called "hair to hair." A pillow case is designed to protect against friction. Water and curls It's a secret for those who have naturally curly hair. To maintain uniform curl curl enough to moisten them. Sprinkle the water curls before going to bed, and then cover with a shower Cap chiefs. The Top is wearing a satin or silk scarf scarves, and enjoy a good night's sleep. This little trick will help maintain natural curls and even overnight....   [tags: pillowcase, moisturizer, conditioner] 824 words
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What´s Nanofibers? - ... Due to the most of extracellular matrix (ECM) of natural tissues is composed of a cross-linked network of collagen fibrils with diameter in the range from 15 µm down to 5 nm, which human cell deposit in and organize around these fibrils [6]. Thus, electrospinning technique has been interest for artificial matrices fabrication in tissue engineering field due to its capability to produce nanofibrous scaffold mimicking fibrous structure of native ECM [7]. In general, the key component for tissue engineering is required biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds with different characteristics [8]....   [tags: nanotechnology, 3Dprinting] 523 words
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The Chemistry of Singual Atomized Materials - ... They had cleaned the graphite with an amazingly high tech item...Scotch tape. They had removed the tape from the rock and found the first crystals of Graphene. This is a revolutionary material and might very well be the best replacement for steel. What makes it so great. Well it is the first known “2D” crystal ever known to man, the thinnest object ever attained one crystal being less than 1mm thick , as well as the lightest one in history so far(university of Manchester). It is boasted to be the worlds strongest material being stronger than a diamond and a whopping 300 times stronger than steel....   [tags: steel, advances, energy] 2119 words
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The Advanced Materials Revolution - Steel: (for all intents and purposes) was invented in 1855 by Henry Bessemer(Mary Bellis). Science the amazing innovation that has changed the world incredible things have been made from the material from bridged cables and cross beams to arresting wires on aircraft carriers that stop monumental force and speed. It is truly an amazing martial, but eventually it snaps, breaks or tears due to the separation of the molecules. Also steel is not the most flexible material there is which may sound good for what it is used for, construction....   [tags: Materials Of The Future]
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The Insertion of L. hesperus TuSp1 gene into B. mori - Figure 1. TuSp1 molecular structure (Solution structures of TuSp1 domains). The amino acid sequence of the TuSp1 gene contains a signal peptide at the N terminus that is adjacent to the NTD non repetitive sequence. There is also a non repetitive sequence at the C terminus (CTD). Linked to the CTD there is a RP2 type two repetitive sequence. Also present are 20 identical type 1 repetitive sequences ( RP1). Pictures A-H represent the different TuSp1 gene domains. Pictures A-D represent NTD, RP1, RP2 and CTD domains respectively....   [tags: L. hesperus TuSp1 gene]
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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 Stain of Mankind In life you are faced with many challenges and hardships. It is these experiences and how you react to them that shapes and gives you your character. The Human Stain, a novel by Philip Roth is a detailed account of the past of the characters and how the choices that they made build them to be the person that they are today. Everyone has things that they are not proud of from their past. These are essentially the human stains that Roth used as a foundation for The Human Stain....   [tags: Literature]
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The Influence of the Ancient Indian Civilization on the World - ... India changed in the expansion of trade because of their extensive trade routes along the sea. Sea transportation was less expensive than the silk roads because the ships could hold larger and heavier loads of cargo. India was changed culturally due to new advancement of technology from China. Indian culture was changed forever due to their revolutionary ideas on art, science, mathematics, and architecture. Indian ideas created by Gupta scholars, such as the decimal system, are still used today....   [tags: Buddhism, Eastern philosophies ] 862 words
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The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty - ... The Han Dynasty rulers modified some of the harsher aspects of the previous dynasty; Confucian ideals of government were adopted as the creed of the Han Empire. To ensure peace with non-Chinese local powers, the Han court developed a mutually beneficial ‘tributary system’. Non-Chinese states were allowed to remain autonomous in exchange for symbolic acceptance of Han overlordship. The Han Dynasty did expand into southern China, northern Vietnam, and parts of Korea. Conversely, the Han Dynasty’s primary focus was not to conquer as much land as possible for more power and wealth as was the Roman Empire emphasis....   [tags: history of Western Civilizaion]
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The History of Bulletproof Clothing - Bulletproof clothing is the most interesting thing I have ever seen in my life. There is not really a problem of bulletproof clothing besides it is very expensive to make it. It is very expensive just because of the materials. The materials are spider-silk, vectran and Kevlar. The history of bulletproof has been worn for thousands of years. Even the medieval Europe worn body armor. By the 1500’s, they changed the development of cannons and guns. Bulletproof in the encyclopedia means the protection of bullets, knives and puncture wounds....   [tags: bulletproof, kevlar, body armor]
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Comparison of How Gillian Clarke in ‘Lament’ and Boey Kim Cheng in ‘Report to Wordsworth’ Explore the Impact that Man has had on the Environment. - ... This makes the reader well aware of how mankind has negatively impacted nature. In ‘Lament’ Clarke uses strong imagery to alert people about environmental issues caused by oil spills. An example of this is ‘the cormorant in his funeral silk’. In this expression Clarke uses ‘his funeral silk’ as a metaphor for the oil that covers the bird. In this metaphor, silk represents the satiny, almost shiny look the oil has on the bird - the cormorant almost appears to be wearing silk. As the oil will most likely kill the bird, the last thing he will ‘wear’ is the oil that covers him....   [tags: gulf war, alliteration, language] 984 words
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