Tampon Applicator Invented So We Wouldn’t Enjoy Tampons Too Much Finally, something we care about makes The New York Times Magazine's annual innovation issue: tampons. The tampon as we know it wasn't invented until the thirties, when John Williamson scandalized his father by stuffing a condom full of the super-absorbent World War I bandages their employer, the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, manufactured ... More »
June 10, 2013 - New York Magazine
Robert S Langer in PR Newswire (press release) For the first time a group was able to overcome the enormous technical hurdles in creating a super-absorbent polymer made entirely out of food,said Dr. Robert Langer, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and world...
Abdul Matin in ReliefWeb (press release) Drought has dried bushes and plants which naturally resist the flow of water to some extent. It has also hardened the land and made it less absorbent,Abdul Matin Edrak, the director of ANDMA, told IRIN in Kabul on 6 August.
Alton Brown in Atlanta Journal Constitution Laughing brains are more absorbent,Brown explained. "You can teach people who are laughing and enjoying themselves and not drooling at their desk. If they laugh, they learn more."