Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 25, 1978 · Page 50
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 50

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, January 25, 1978
Page 50
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Mflfldodm County LMNG - Ptga 19 Joyous CbRlSHMAS SMITHAM & COMPANY 462-0607 /J* - .Ck STAGE COACH REALTY OPFSET PRINTING • PHOTOCOPYING. PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER • NOTARY SERVICE THE LETTER SHOP. AT STATE & GOBBI, UKIAH, SltfCE ,1965 Offset Printing 7- Secretarial Services Rubber Stamps 462-8781 Criumphs of Science NEWS OF SCIENCE THAT AFFECTS OUR LIVES mm SMALL INGENIOUS IDEA The next tjme you acci- dently drop a family size soft drink bottle, it might not shatter like it used to. An ant that's so small you can barely see it is the thief ant (Solenopsis fugax) Workers of thijs species are sometimes as small- as .059 of an inch. BETTER BREAK-Plastic coating prevents glass bottles from shattering when they break. That's because it might have an exterior coating of n transparent plastic film so 's.trong that the glass fragments are retained.. Bottles coated with the material combine the best properties of grass with the toughness and breakage protection provided By the plastic film. The plastic, made from "Surlyn" ionomer developed by the Du Pont Company, protects the consumer by limiting the spread of glass in ' the event of breakage. In fact,. "Surlyn" is so tough that it also is used as a protective cover on most golf balls. Use of the plastic film also helps conserve energy by reducing the amount of glass needed in the manufacture of a bottle. What it all amounts to is another way scientific advances have come up with advantages all of us can appreciate! A cigarette so small you can barely smoke it is| aptly called "Lilliput." Made| in Great Britain, each cigarette is just 1 1/4 inches long and 1/8 inch in diameter. A computer so small that it fits in-almost anywhere is so simple td operate it can be run by someone with very little training. Called the System /,32 from IBM, it can provide small businessmen with , the same benefits big companies' get from their giant computers, yet it's no bigger than a desk. • THE SEASON. The Best of Wishes for the Holiday Season and for always. May the Holiday Season find you feeling joyful for this is the most joyful of all seasons. . . . May you also find Peace in the meaning of Christmas. BE ERRY CHRISTMAS S

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