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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals

Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is no stranger to fashion, elegance and high class.

Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

In a rare interview, Pippa opened up about her new book, her fiancé and the difficulties of being Duchess Kate’s sister.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

Carbon fiber could make next generation iPads lighter

by Nicole
November 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

The next iPad could be designed in carbon fiber, according to a new patent application unveiled today.

It describes an outer shell for electronic devices composed of a “layered fiber-in-matrix type material, such as CFRP,” otherwise known as carbon fiber-reinforced polymer.

Illustrations that accompany the filing show a single, unibody housing similar in shape to the iPad. Apple’s current, first-generation iPad has a solid aluminum back.

Apple notes that electronic enclosures plastic tend to crack, while metal ones are certainly more durable, but also more expensive and heavier – and in this area, the iPad will certainly soar!

However, the carbon fiber used alone doesn’t have all the advantages: it is also prone to cracks and squeaks. That is why the engineers in Cupertino pffer a mixed solution: a layer of carbon fiber supported by a metal frame. That would be ideal for a second generation bar!

Image source: AppleInsider; ipadcasedepot

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