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  ABOUT - design*sponge
And, Design Sponge has turned me on to many lesser-known ?idesigners, stores, and products that are just waiting to be "discovered" by mainstream media.
Everyone that I spoke to said that your site is one of the only ones that they go to on a regular basis, they enjoy it because you seem to have a designer's edge.
Soon after we launched the molo website (Spring 2004) we were told by a customer about Design Sponge, where she had found our float tea lantern.
design-sponge.net /about.html   (1068 words)

  Planned Parenthood - Sponge
The sponge is first moistened with water and then inserted into the vagina before intercourse.
If the sponge cannot be removed, or if it breaks into pieces and you cannot remove all of them, see your clinician immediately to have it removed.
Sponge users may be at slightly increased risk of toxic shock syndrome, which is also associated with the prolonged use of highly absorbent tampons.
www.plannedparenthood.org /birth-control-pregnancy/birth-control/sponge.htm   (739 words)

  PlanetMath: Menger sponge
The Menger sponge is a fractal embedded in 3-dimensional space.
The Menger sponge is almost always represented as being constructed from Cantor sets using the “middle third” rule.
This is version 17 of Menger sponge, born on 2004-06-27, modified 2006-09-27.
www.planetmath.org /encyclopedia/MengerSponge.html   (190 words)

  Sponge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sponges or poriferans (from Greek poros "pore" and ferro "to bear") are animals of the phylum Porifera.
Sponges are worldwide in their distribution, and range from waters of the polar regions to the tropical regions.
Sponges also live in quiet clear waters, because if the sediment is agitated by wave action or by currents, it tends to block the pores of the animal, lessening its ability to feed and survive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sponge   (1499 words)

 Sponge - MSN Encarta
The primitive cellular construction of sponges consists of an outer layer of covering cells and an inner layer of flagellated cells that move water through the animals.
Sponges feed on fine particulate material by moving water into lateral incoming pores called ostia and then out a large topmost opening called the osculum.
Sponges have also been of great interest to developmental biologists because sponges are able to reconstitute themselves if their cells are separated into a suspension.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560179/Sponge.html   (606 words)

 biology - Sponge
Sclerospongiae Sponges, or poriferans, are animals of the phylum Porifera.
Sponges are among the simplest of animals, with partially differentiated tissues but without muscles, nerves, and internal organs.
Sponges also live in quiet clear waters, because if the sediment is agitated by wave action or by currents, it tends to block the pores of the animal.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Sponge   (1073 words)

 Sponge (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sponge is a post-grunge rock band from Detroit, Michigan.
The band was formed in 1991 by members Vinnie Dombrowski, Mike Cross, and Joey Mazzola - all former members of the hard-rock band Loudhouse.
Sponge were signed to Sony Records in 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sponge_(band)   (230 words)

 Sea and Sky: Sponges Page 1
Sponges feed by drawing a current of water in through their pores, filtering out the nutrients, and then ejecting it out through an opening.
Many sponges on the reef resemble some of the corals in shape and color, but upon closer inspection the difference is apparent.
The Tube Sponge is one of the most common varieties of sponge to be found on the reef.
www.seasky.org /reeflife/sea2a.html   (508 words)

 Marine Sponge - Fina Dalmata - Sea Sponge - Krapanj
For a tame sponge to grow 15 centimeters in diameter (middle commercial size) a period of 2-4 years is necessary, depending on the area of growth.
While alive the sponge is covered with a dark membrane, which consists of a great number of small holes through which the sea circulates in the inside of the sponge.
The use of the sea sponge is widely spread even today, although the modern technology, with different sintectic materials, tries to beat sponges' uncatchable natural characteristics that are: firmness, endurance, possibility of absorption, characteristic of organic substance, absence of harmful static electricity (in the process of using it) and its chemical structure.
www.zitak.hr /sponge.htm   (722 words)

 Sponges - EnchantedLearning.com
Sponges (poriferans) are very simple animals that live permanently attached to a location in the water - they are sessile as adults.
Most sponges eat tiny, floating organic particles and plankton that they filter from the water the flows through their body.
Some sponges also reproduce asexually; fragments of their body (buds) are broken off by water currents and carried to another location, where the sponge will grow into a clone of the parent sponge (its DNA is identical to the parent's DNA).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/invertebrates/sponge   (803 words)

 Wonders of the Seas: Sponges   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sponges are very effective filter feeders, since they are able to capture and eat particles as small as bacteria as well as much larger particles.
The "skeleton" of the sponge is composed of tiny needle-like splinters called spicules, a mesh of protein called spongin, or a combination of both.
While not all sponges are as colorful or as large as those found in the tropics, sponges are an ancient and efficient design which will probably continue to populate the world's oceans longer than people will populate the Earth.
www.oceanicresearch.org /sponges.html   (614 words)

 The Biology and Fishery of Florida's Commercial Sponges   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Until the 1890s all of Florida's sponges were harvested from the Florida Keys, but the discovery of commercial sponges in the northern Gulf of Mexico, along with the introduction of Mediterranean deep diving techniques, led to the rapid growth of the industry in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Sponges are then kept under wet burlap or returned to the water to allow a rotting process to continue for several days.
Sponges are remarkable pumping 'machines.' In general, considering the different types of sponges there are, sponges can pump 10,000 times their own size (volume) in water in one day.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /SG045   (1396 words)

Upon initial observation the sponge more closely resembled deep-sea cladorhizid sponges than the type found closer to the surface which is still used today for scrubbing off dirt in the bathtub.
The discovery of the new sponge raises fundamental questions about current classifications used to distinguish the phyla of lower invertebrates, since is lacks many of the basic attributes of known sponges.
Sponges- phylum Porifera, are sometimes considered an evolutionary dead end since no other animal groups are derived from them.
www.accessexcellence.org /WN/SUA04/carniverous_sponge.html   (401 words)

 Contraceptive Sponge - Contraceptive Choices
That is, the sponge acts as a barrier to prevent semen from entering the cervix.
The sponge must be inserted into the vagina and up against the cervix prior to the penis entering the vagina.
Sponges must be stored in a clean, cool, dark place—not in the glove compartment of a car or in a purse.
www.advocatesforyouth.org /youth/health/contraceptives/sponge.htm   (425 words)

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Sponges are the most primitive of the multicellular animals, containing neither true tissues nor organs.
Sponges are one of the simplest of animals on the planet.
Sponges are the simplest form of multi-cellular animals.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/oceansponges.htm   (289 words)

 PIR: Marine Sponge
Sponges grow in clusters from rocks on the ocean floor, and they consist of colonies of like cells, which organize themselves into a series of filters that strain nutrients from the water.
The marine sponge is a useful model for the human immune system because it illustrates the workings of an immune system at the cellular level.
The Beard of Moses sponge owes its skill at cellular recognition to a protein molecule called an aggregation factor, which is released by the sponge into the seawater.
www.pirweb.org /pir04b_marine.htm   (474 words)

 Sponge Painting   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sponge the whole area of wet glaze down to the floor, but don't touch the thick glaze edge.
Lightly pounce the sponge to leave a hint of the texture on the surface.
Refill the sponge and swirl and dab it on the tray until it produces the same pattern and then apply it to the walls.
www.decoratingsolutions.net /39.html?new_sess=1   (1766 words)

 CNN - 'Seinfeld's' Elaine's favorite contraceptive makes a comeback - June 4, 1999
The sponge was not pulled from the marketplace because of lack of safety or efficacy, as some rumors had suggested.
The sponge is particularly helpful for women who can't take hormonal contraceptives, such as the pill, or those who are sensitive to latex.
The new sponge will be exactly the same as the original with a few utilitarian improvements, such as clearer instructions and a toll-free number to call for answers to questions.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/women/9906/04/sponge.reintro   (762 words)

Sitting at the nexus of several areas of socio-cultural work including investigative art, speculative design, techno-scientific research and critical public discourse, Sponge was founded on the idea that both art and its conceptualization must be immanent in everyday economy.
Sponge is both a production entity realizing hybrid media spaces and performances as well as a think tank conducting public conversations about the creation of new imaginaries.
Sponge's recent activities include conference presentations in Europe and North America, publications, salons and installations, international exhibitions and performances at Siggraph, Ars Electronica, the Exploratorium, V2-Rotterdam, Medi@terra Athens, the Banff Center for the Arts and The LAB/San Francisco.
sponge.org /about.html   (134 words)

 sponge on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SPONGE [sponge] common name for members of the aquatic animal phylum Porifera, and for the dried, processed skeletons of certain species used to hold water.
The individual sponge is saclike in construction; water is drawn into its central cavity through many tiny holes in the body wall and expelled through a large opening at the top of the body.
Sponge fishing has declined in recent decades due to the use of synthetic sponges and to a decline in the population of commercially valuable natural sponges.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s1/sponge.asp   (632 words)

 Sponge - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Since sponges are used for a wide variety of wiping tasks, the possiblity of contaminating the sponge is high.
Some sponges have a harder scrubbing layer (cleaning pad) adhered to the surface of one side of the sponge, so tougher cleaning tasks can be accomplished easier than by simply using the softer side of the sponge.
Similarly, some sponges are made with nylon layers that work well with pots and pans having coated surfaces to not only gently clean surface areas but also to thoroughly clean areas built up with hardened materials, such as food particles cooked onto the surface of the pan.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=36500&catitemid=   (633 words)

 Womens Health And Pleasure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Today Sponge® is designed to protect against pregnancy for 24 hours, regardless of the number of acts of intercourse, but users are counseled to leave the sponge in place for six hours after intercourse before removing it.
The Pharmatex Sponge is a foam cylinder impregnated with 60 mg of the spermicide Benzalkonium chloride (BZK).
The Pharmatex Sponge was introduced to the European Market in 1984, but it is not available in the U.S. Clinical trials of the contraceptive efficacy of a fourth sponge, called Avert, are planned and may begin soon.
www.womenshealthandpleasure.com /b_con/sponge.html   (395 words)

 Contraceptive Sponge: Contraceptive Quick Facts at MyPleasure
Moisten the contraceptive sponge with water (not saliva!) and then insert into your vagina, placing it over your cervix, which is the opening of your uterus or womb.
The contraceptive sponge is very effective for women who have not had children, but higher failure rates apply for women who use the sponge after they have given birth.
As the sponge is not generally as available as other forms of contraception, such as condoms, you may want to call ahead to ensure the store can help you.
www.mypleasure.com /education/contraception/contraceptive_sponge.asp   (527 words)

Sponges are naturally very absorbent, and some women even use them during intercourse.
Sponges are soft and textured like your vaginal wall and very easy to remove.
Keep in mind that your sponges may last up to 1 year, but should probably be replaced every 6 months or so.
www.pandorapads.com /sponge.htm   (553 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sponge contraceptive on sale again   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The return of the sponge is expected to lead to bulk buying — and perhaps more spontaneous romance — among its fiercely loyal users.
Unlike a diaphragm, the sponge does not have to be fitted by a doctor; one size fits all.
But contraceptive sponges do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases and do not prevent pregnancy as well as the pill, which is 99.1% to 99.5% effective if taken every day.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2003-03-04-sponge-returns_x.htm   (818 words)

 THE BIRTH CONTROL SPONGE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To remove the sponge: you pull on foam slots, or grasp it between two fingers (depending on the brand used) and gently withdraw it from the vagina.
You must leave the sponge in place at least 2 to 6 hours after the last time you have sex, to allow time for the sperm to be killed.
Efficacy of nonoxynol 9 contraceptive sponge use in preventing heterosexual acquisition of HIV in Nairobi prostitutes.
www.g-h-o.co.uk /sponge.htm   (2522 words)

 Today Sponge FAQ: General Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Today® Sponge is a vaginal contraceptive made of a soft, disposable, non-abrasive polyurethane foam containing 1 gram of the spermicide, Nonoxynol-9.
It is safe for the Sponge to remain in your vagina for a total of 30 hours.
Once the Sponge is again approved for sale in the United States, it will be widely available at similar retail outlets as well as on the Internet and in some family planning clinics.
www.todaysponge.com /faq/general_information.htm   (988 words)

 Menger's sponge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Menger's sponge is a well known example of 3 D (more accurate 2.73 D) fractal.
The sponge level 1 consist of 648 modules.
The sponge level 2 consist of 1056 modules.
zetosak.zetosa.com.pl /~burczyk/origami/g2-03-en.htm   (128 words)

 Sponge versus diaphragm for contraception
The vaginal sponge is a birth control method used in the birth canal.
The sponge is soft and round, and has a loop on it for removal.
Unlike the diaphragm, the sponge can be used for more than one coital act within 24 hours without the insertion of additional spermicide, and the sponge does not require fitting or a prescription from a physician.
www.cochrane.org /reviews/en/ab003172.html   (692 words)

 Menger sponge: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A fractal is a geometric object which is rough or irregular on all scales of length, and so which appears to be broken up in a radical way....
The cantor set, introduced by german mathematician georg cantor, is a remarkable construction involving only the real numbers between zero and one....
In topology and related branches of mathematics, a closed set is a set whose complement is open setopen....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/menger_sponge.htm   (1002 words)

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