June 25, 1985 |
Not long ago test chemists at Du Pont boiled more than 100 different liquids, most of them nasty ones like sulfuric acid, in Teflon-lined containers to prove a point and create a new market for the Teflon. The new use for the remarkable plastic is in the piping, filters and containers for the silicon-chip manufacturing industry, where mean acids and chemicals are essential. Teflon, discovered by Roy Plunkett nearly 50 years ago, still seems to be nearly as exotic a man-made product as silicon.
December 13, 1992 |
In a classroom crowded with teen-agers in various stages of pregnancy, college students jiggled puppets and read from Sesame Street books, imitating the voice of Cookie Monster. The eight therapeutic recreation students from Cal State Dominguez Hills were demonstrating ways of playing with infants to relieve the stress of parenting.
November 9, 1997 |
When a city of a certain magic shunts its detritus to your door, you go and greet it and make something wonderful: exotic music, a mysterious mask, a dress of many colors. That is, if you are Sara Morris, the new artist-in-residence at the San Francisco dump. Aloft on a windy rise blessed with a panorama of bay and fog and rolling hills and little houses below, Morris' spacious "studio" is one to covet.
December 10, 1992 |
You'd be hard-pressed to find a kitchen gadget that blends form and function as delightfully as Christmas cookie-cutters. Forms range from bells to pot-bellied Santas, and from reindeer to five-pointed stars. Their function: to produce some of the sweetest calorie-laden morsels short of grandma's fudge.
January 23, 2012 |
Department store giant Macy'sis going to court to block Martha Stewart Living's new deal with rivalJ.C. Penney. In a suit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court, Macy's alleged that the deal, which will bring Martha Stewart products to Penney stores by early next year, violates a previous agreement handingMacy'sexclusive rights to sell certain branded products in its stores, Bloomberg reported. J.C. Penneyspent $38.5 million last December acquiring a 16.6% share of the company founded by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart.
HOME & GARDEN
January 24, 1998 |
Home cooks have always looked for the latest gadgets to use in the kitchen. All types of peelers, slicers and graters have been made in the past few hundred years. Many early kitchen utensils were handmade. A pierced piece of tin was a grater, and a curved piece of tin was used to core an apple. A series of wooden wheels and gears helped to peel an apple. There are tools to beat eggs, mash potatoes, grind spices, grind meat, scoop ice cream, cut, pare, peel, ladle, skim and stir.
April 27, 2007 |
Hogs that ate feed containing the chemical blamed for the deaths of at least 16 pets will be destroyed and their owners compensated, U.S. government officials said Thursday. As many as 6,000 hogs now under quarantine may be affected. "It's the best course of action to humanely slaughter them," said Kenneth Peterson, assistant administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Meat from the animals also will be destroyed, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 |
To most adults, the latest exhibit at the Discovery Museum of Orange County would appear to be nothing more than a plain white bungalow filled with old furniture. But for preschoolers, the exhibit is a way to show them just how much things have changed in the past 100 years. The cottage replicates a quaint Victorian abode, complete with an old-fashioned tea table, archaic kitchen utensils and a garden. Nowhere will the youngsters find anything resembling a television.
December 22, 2003 |
Entire families were buried alive in the mudslides that have killed at least 89 people in the eastern Philippines, said rescuers who were searching Sunday for more than 125 people who were still missing. At least 71 of those killed were in the hard-hit central province of Southern Leyte, according to the National Disaster Coordination Center. The death toll was expected to rise as reports continued to be funneled to the government.