- n a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
- n coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
- n any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
- n the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
- n a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
- Fiber optic technology, which passes light through narrow glass tubing, transmits sound, data and images with astonishing clarity and speed.
- The other half consumed a "brown," or high-fiber, diet rich in cereal fibers including wheat, whole-grain breads, brown rice and potatoes with their skins, and also kept a journal .
- Fiber glass makers hope eventually to replace steel or nylon cord in tires, and thereby take over a $400 million-a-year business.
News & Articles
- Google Fiber Helped a Sick Boy Throw a Baseball Pitch with Robots
When you combine Google Fiber, a robot and a boy 1,800 miles away from a baseball game, you already know it's going to be a good story. But this is better than just good. Google Fiber helped a boy with a rare blood disorder throw out the first pitch at a baseball game that was 1,800 miles away. Read more...
June 14, 2013 - Gizmodo
- Sony-backed ISP launches service that’s twice as fast as Google Fiber
Eat your heart out, Google Fiber. Engadget reports that Sony-backed Japanese ISP So-net has launched Nuro, a new fiber service with 2Gbps maximum speeds that put even Google Fiber to shame. What makes Nuro particularly enticing is its jaw-dropping low price: Engadget says that “when hitched to a two-year contract, web surfers will be set back 4,980 yen ($51) per month and pony up a required 52 ...
June 14, 2013 - BGR News via Yahoo! News
- United Fiber & Data completes river crossing for fiber network
United Fiber & Data completed its engineering and preparation of the river crossings that transport its new greenfield fiber-optic network across the Hudson and Passaic Rivers in northern New Jersey, the company said in a news release.
June 12, 2013 - York Daily Record
- Ehud Olmert in Washington Post
Tommy was a Holocaust refugee, who lived the Holocaust experience his entire life,Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at the weekly meeting of his Cabinet. "Tommy Lapid was a Jew in every fiber of his soul. We lost a precious man, a dear Jew...
- Barack Obama in New York Times
I believe with every fiber of my being,Mr. Obama said, "that in the long run we cannot also keep this country safe unless we enlist the power of our most fundamental values."
- Brad Bird in Washington Post
We feel very confident as a story that we'll be able to stand with anybody. And we think you can't live on sequels alone, man. You've got to get some fiber in your diet,said Bird, who also directed "The Incredibles." "We're thinking that...