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Cotton candy: The little-known history of Nashville's most famous invention You know it as cotton candy , but in the 1890s, a Nashville dentist — yes, a dentist — and a candymaker partnered to invent a fluffy, sugary treat they called "fairy floss." They sold their invention to a company founded by one of Nashville's most [...]
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This Tiny Press Lets You Brew Barista-Quality Coffee Anywhere Whether you prefer the convenience of single-serve pods or the high quality of pour-over coffee, there's a brewing method out there to suit your tastes. As Co.Design reports, one of the latest options is the Palmpress, a hand-held silicone brewer that [...]
You think it's humid now? Early February may be even worse A tropical cyclone may briefly develop over the Coral Sea in the next 24 hours then weaken and head towards New Zealand around Thursday. Think of a tropical storm as a candy floss machine - the centre of the low is the stick and as it spins in the [...]
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Scientists Create Artificial Tissues With A Cotton Candy Machine Researchers at Vanderbilt University wanted to see if electrospinning using a cotton candy machine would work as well as the traditional processes. After fiddling with the contents and concentration of the polymer solution, the researchers figured out [...]
(Phys.org) —Ultra-light, high performance electrical wiring, made from carbon instead of copper, has been developed in a usable form for the first time. Super-strong wires made from carbon nanotubes, which could significantly improve the efficiency with which electricity is supplied across the UK have been developed in a usable form for the first time.The wires are one tenth the weight of copper, and, if used in conventional systems, would also make vehicles...
ULTIMATE Products, the Oldham-based product sourcing company, has bought the stock and trademarks of international kitchenware group Giles & Posner, which went into administration last year. Watford-based Giles & Posner supplied professional catering products and small domestic appliances to the retail market. The company is best known as being the maker of the UK’s first commercial chocolate fountain machine, but it also produced candy floss makers, cupcake makers, pie makers and...
OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists have made a strong, lightweight wire from carbon that might eventually be a rival to copper if its ability to conduct electricity can be improved, Cambridge University said on Thursday. They said it was the first time that the super-strong carbon wires, spun in a tiny furnace that looks like a candy floss machine with temperatures above 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,800 F), had been made "in a usable form" a millimeter (0.04 inch) thick. Krzysztof Koziol of the...
News in ScienceThursday, 27 June 2013 Alister DoyleReutersWire made from carbon nanotubes is 10 times lighter than copper and 30 times stronger (Source: University of Cambridge)Future wiring Scientists have made a strong, lightweight wire from carbon that might eventually be a rival to copper if its ability to conduct electricity can be improved.The researchers, from Cambridge University, say it is the first time that the super-strong carbon wires, spun in a tiny furnace that looks like a...