Fiber
Fiber (or fibre; from the Latin fibra) is a natural or synthetic string or used as a component of composite materials, or, when matted into sheets, used to make products such as paper, papyrus, or fel...
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Allan Brown demonstrates the processes... - Caroline Rousset-Johnson
Allan Brown demonstrates the processes he takes nettle plants through, in order to extract a usable fibre for textiles. A Facebook group 'Nettles For Textiles' is available, for those seeking to...
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims for Compensation
If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation. Learn more here.
Low-Fiber Diets Kill Off Some Species of Gut Bacteria
Over generations, mice deprived of fiber permanently lost some species of gut microbes. What does this mean for human health?
“Combing” In Fiber Optic Networks Increase The Speed And Distance Range Of Data Transmission
Fiber optics is in pressure due to heavy use of consumers as these cables can take so much data and if the limit is surpassed the cable starts crumbling the data. However, a new study introduced a new...
Breakthrough Heralds Super-Efficient Light-Based Computers
Stanford Univ. electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done. In computer...
Making Multifunctional Fibers To Probe The Brain
Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals. At one MIT lab, materials sc...
Blisters? No Problem!
I'm going to say this right here, right now: "Gelcoat blisters don't matter!" There, I said it, at the risk of being called an opinionated, stubborn Dutchman! ...
Optical fiber - Report: Fiber is again gaining attention
Fiber optic links offer nearly unlimited high-speed bandwidth, improved signal density and immunity to EMI, and crosstalk; all factors that are highly ...
Optical fiber
IERG 1001 Group 24 This video is about optical fibers.
Silk - Documentary
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2009 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00197 Description: Sericulture a...
Animal fiber
are natural fibers that consist largely of particular proteins. Instances are silk, hair/fur (including wool) and feathers. The animal fibers used most commonly both in the manufacturing world as well...
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Asbestos fibers
Asbestos (pronounced /æsˈbɛstəs/ or /æzˈbɛstəs/) is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thi...
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Carbon (fiber)
Carbon fiber, alternatively graphite fiber or CF, is a material consisting of fibers about 5–10 μm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms.To produce carbon fiber, the carbon atoms are bo...
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Cellulose fiber
Cellulose fibers (/ˈsɛl.jəˌloʊsˈfaɪ.bər/) are fibers made with ether or esters of cellulose, which can be obtained from the bark, wood or leaves of plants, or from a plant-based material. Besides cell...
Cotton
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulo...
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Dietary fiber
Dietary fiber or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants. It has two main components:Dietary fibers can act by changing the nature of the contents of the gastrointestinal tra...
Fiber crop
Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are traditionally used to make paper, cloth, or rope. The fibers may be chemically modified, like in viscose (used to make rayon and cellophan...
Fiberglass
Fiberglass (or fibreglass) is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber. The glass fiber may be randomly arranged but is commonly woven into a mat. ...
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Fibril
Fibril is a fine fiber, such as a myofibril or neurofibril. Neurofilaments are about 10 nanometers in diameter.Cytoplasmic fibrils are observed on the protoplasmic cylinders found in most spirochetal...
Microfiber
Microfiber or microfibre is synthetic fiber finer than one denier or decitex/thread. This is smaller than the diameter of a strand of silk, which is itself about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair. The...
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Mohair
Mohair /ˈmoʊhɛər/ is usually a silk-like fabric or yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat.Both durable and resilient, mohair is notable for its high luster and sheen, which has helped give it the ...
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Nanofiber
Nanofibers are defined as fibers with diameters less than 100 nanometers. In the textile industry, this definition is often extended to include fibers as large as 1000 nm diameter. They can be pr...
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Natural fiber
Fibers or fibres (see spelling differences) are a class of hair-like materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to pieces of thread. They can be used as a...
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Optical fiber
An optical fiber (or optical fibre) is a flexible, transparent fiber made of extruded glass (silica) or plastic, slightly thicker than a human hair. It can function as a waveguide, or “light pipe”, to...
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Silk
A silk-producing raspy cricketSilk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain inse...
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Synthetic fiber
Synthetic fibers or fibers are the result of extensive research by scientists to improve on naturally occurring animal and plant fibers. In general, synthetic fibers are created by forcing, usually th...
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Asbestos
Asbestos (pronounced /æsˈbɛstəs/ or /æzˈbɛstəs/) is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), th...
Asbestos - Wikipedia