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Spider silk spun into violin strings Spider silk spun into violin strings 4 March 2012Last updated at 19:59 ET By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News More than 300 spiders were used to generate the thousands of strands of silk making up each string A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings. The strings are said to have a "soft and profound timbre" relative to traditional gut or steel strings.
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The US should invest in farmers' markets, report says The US should invest in farmers' markets, report says O’Hara estimates that these funds, along with farm to school programs, could help create as many as 13,500 new jobs. The report also recommends that the government invest more money in local infrastructure, such as meat-processing facilities, to increase the efficiency of small-scale farmers. Recent posts Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition Lastly, the report recommends that the food stamp program be expanded to allow low-income residents to purchase high-quality produce at farmers markets.
US debt problem visualized: Debt stacked in 100 dollar bills $114,500,000,000,000. - US unfunded liabilities To the right you can see the pillar of cold hard $100 bills that dwarfs the WTC & Empire State Building - both at one point world's tallest buildings. If you look carefully you can see the Statue of Liberty. The 114.5 Trillion dollar super-skyscraper is the amount of money the U.S. Government knows it does not have to fully fund the Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Social Security, Military and civil servant pensions. US debt problem visualized: Debt stacked in 100 dollar bills
Agriculture Defense Coalition Agriculture Defense Coalition The Agriculture Defense Coalition is dedicated to protecting agriculture, our water supplies, trees, and pollinators from a wide variety of experimental weather modification and atmospheric testing programs (most of them using rockets), toxic chemicals, Geoengineering (Climate Remediation or Solar Radiation Management Schemes), and other experiments. (Persistent Jet Contrails and the man-made clouds and haze they produce change our climate and exacerbate global warming along with other water vapor, a potent greenhouse gas, and jet fuel emissions impacts. These persistent contrails fall under the broad Solar Radiation Management definition.) Some of these experimental programs may cause a decline in agriculture crop production, exacerbate declines in tree health, and add toxic chemicals to our air, water supplies, and soils.
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