glass fiber

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Recent Examples on the Web For instance, some of the program’s teams are looking at incorporating lines that contain materials such as glass fiber, which would not bend in a way that would cause animals to become entangled, according to von Keitz. Annie Sneed, Scientific American, "Could Our Energy Come from Giant Seaweed Farms in the Ocean?," 16 Mar. 2020 Some of these include cement, asbestos, lead, glass fibers, dioxins and other chemicals. NBC News, "9/11 first responder who appeared before Congress with Jon Stewart dies," 29 June 2019 Made of 250,000 different steel elements bolted together in curving sections and covered in glass fiber–reinforced concrete, the building sprawls like scattered, overlapping petals at the edge of the Persian Gulf. Julie Lasky, ELLE Decor, "ED First Look: The National Museum of Qatar," 26 Mar. 2019 Fortunately, there was no visible damage to the drone, likely thanks to the light carbon with glass fiber materials it’s made of. Vjeran Pavic, The Verge, "Parrot Anafi drone review: flying high, but falling short," 2 July 2018 Before the batteries were assembled, the researchers immersed a glass fiber separator in a lithium nitrate solution. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It," 22 May 2018 The technology was new and used copper lines instead of today’s glass fiber. G.burningham, Newsweek, "Why Microsoft and Facebook Are Building a Superfast Trans-Atlantic Cable," 26 May 2016

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First Known Use of glass fiber

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Glass fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glass%20fiber. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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