Zwitterionic Nanofibers of Super-Glue for Transparent and Biocompatible Multi-Purpose Coatings

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Here we show that macrozwitterions of poly(ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate), commonly called Super Glue, can easily assemble into long and well defined fibers by electrospinning. The resulting fibrous networks are thermally treated on glass in order to create transparent coatings whose superficial morphology recalls the organization of the initial electrospun mats. These textured coatings are characterized by low liquid adhesion and anti-staining performance. Furthermore, the low friction coefficient and excellent scratch resistance make them attractive as solid lubricants. The inherent texture of the coatings positively affects their biocompatibility. In fact, they are able to promote the proliferation and differentiation of myoblast stem cells. Optically-transparent and biocompatible coatings that simultaneously possess characteristics of low water contact an...

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YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> With all the decisions from October Term 2018 now released, the Supreme Court began to look ahead to the fall today, releasing its oral argument calendar for October. The justices will tackle one of the highest-profile issues of the term almost immediately, when they hear oral argument in a trio of cases involving whether federal employment-discrimination laws apply to LGBT employees. During the second week of the October sitting, the justices will hear oral argument in a group of cases involving the constitutionality of appointments to the financial oversight board created to get Puerto Rico back on its feet. The court only announced on June 20 that it would review these cases, but they have been expedited for oral argument. The justices will close out the sitting with the oral argument in the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for his role in the notorious wave of sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., area in 2002. The justices will hear oral argument in 14 cases in the October sittin...

Food Lion 3-Day Sale through Sunday: Snow Crab, Ore-Ida potatoes, Kraft cheese, Edy’s ice cream, Pepsi :: WRAL.com

If you previously used a social network to login to WRAL.com, click the “Forgot your password” link to reset your password. Food Lion has a new 3-Day Sale through Sunday, 10/13 including great deals on Snow Crab clusters, Ore-Ida potatoes, Kraft cheese, Edy’s ice cream, Pepsi, and more! Shop any 6 times from 10/2 – 11/26/19 and spend $50 or more each time with you MP card. Track your shopping trips on the bottom of your receipt. Get a $20 coupon printed on the bottom of your receipt after 6 qualifying shopping trips. The coupon can be redeemed on your next shopping trip with you MVP card. See the ad or store for more details. Buy a 3 lb bag of Food Lion Gala apples and get a FREE Jif Peanut Butter jar or 8 pack to go, select, limit 1 Cacique Cheese in the deli, 10 oz, $3 – $1/1 coupon from 9/15 SS or when you sign up on their website Coupons: .50/1 coupon from 10/13 SS, .50/2 coupons from 9/8 SS, Smart Shopper coupons link and Food Lion digital coupons Bounty Essentials paper towels 12 large rolls or Charmin Essentials bath tissue 12 Mega Rolls, $9.99 – $1 kiosk coupon or 9/29 PG = $8.99 Load monthly rewards to your MVP card and then they are automatically red...

So you’re looking to buy your first 3D printer, and your index finger is quivering over

So you’re looking to buy your first 3D printer, and your index finger is quivering over that 300 US Dollar printer on Amazon.com. Stop! You’re about to have a bad time. 3D printing has come a long way, but most 3D printers are designed through witchcraft, legends, and tall tales rather than any rigorous engineering process. I would say most 3D printer designs are either just plain bad, or designed by a team of Chinese engineers applying all their ingenuity to cost cutting. There are a few that are well designed, and there is a comparatively higher price tag attached. I’ll start by going through some of the myths and legends that show up in 3D printers. After that I’ll go through some of the common, mostly gimmick, features that typically hinder your printer’s ability, rather than adding any useful function. Next I’ll go onto the things that will actually make your printer better. Finally, I’ll add some special consideration if you’re a beginner buying your first printer. Most printers have very mechanically weak designs. You will never be able to just throw a spindle on 99.9% of 3D printers and get a CNC machine. 3D printers are typically not designed to take loads, they are not...

The 24-Oz Yeti Rambler Review PM_Logo PM_Logo PM_Logo

Hard-shelled Yeti coolers have become an icon of summertime fun, posting up on the beach or the boat with a chest full of frosty Coronas to help you channel your inner Dom Toretto. But let’s say your scene is the campground, sitting around a fire with a high-end hoppy brew in one hand. Now Yeti has you covered for that, too. This spring, the outdoor brand rolled out the 24-ounce Rambler mug, an extension of Yeti’s line of insulated drinkware. This one is all about leaning back with a healthy volume of your favorite brew. 19 Dram Pop Top The mug is made of kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and is double-walled to create vacuum insulation, which will keep your hands warm and your cold beer cold. The “Quadgrip” handle feels robust enough to carry 24 ounces of liquid and fits comfortably into your grip. A cup like this demands thorough testing. So, through gritted teeth, we fulfilled our reviewing duty filled it up with cold beer to see what the Rambler could handle. Indeed, the mug swallows two 12-oz. bottles of IPA if you’re patient enough for the head to settle and willing to sip a little off the top. (A Foster’s oil can won’t quite fit...

With a focus on innovation, versatility and cost conscious budgets, MAHLE Motorsport now offers the all

With a focus on innovation, versatility and cost conscious budgets, MAHLE Motorsport now offers the all new GM LSX Combo designed for high output, naturally aspirated power adder applications. This PowerPak kit offers the best of strength in an all forged 2618 aluminum alloy piston to allow for increased detonation resistance and a combination valve pocket design that will cover LS1, LS3 and LS7 cylinder heads. If the valve pocket layout is unknown when assembling the short block, these pistons will accommodate an LS1 style cathedral port, LS3 style rectangle port and also LS7 style cylinder heads. With listings for flat tops, dishes and domes, this Combo PowerPak Piston Kit will not lock you into a single configuration allowing for changes that can be made as needed. Compression ratios are available from 10:1 through 14:1 and bore options range from 4.000” to 4.185”. The kit comes complete with HV385 coated steel oil ring set:  1.0mm top, napier 1.0mm 2nd and 2.0mm. Developed for the serious speed enthusiast and professional racers alike, PowerPak pistons are all dual coated with a Phosphate coating that provides the piston’s characteristic gray appearance. This dry lubricant p...

Everyone has abs. Rondel King, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist at the NYU Langone Sports Performance Center,

Everyone has abs. Rondel King, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist at the NYU Langone Sports Performance Center, told POPSUGAR that if we didn’t have abdominal muscles, we would be a lot less stable and wouldn’t be able to do daily tasks (think carrying groceries up flights of stairs). But if you’re trying to see them more, that means you have a “significant amount of adipose tissue,” Rondel noted. Adipose tissue is what’s commonly referred to as fat, he said. There are varying types of fat: subcutaneous fat, for example and put simply, is what you can pinch and visceral fat is located around your organs within the abdominal cavity. When fat accumulates inside your organs, that’s referred to as ectopic. It’s important to note that everyone’s body is different — everyone stores fat differently — and even if your abs aren’t completely visible, that doesn’t mean they aren’t strong. Registered dietitian and NASM-certified personal trainer Alix Turoff, MS, CDN, told POPSUGAR that you could have very little body fat and a six-pack but actually be very weak. “Strength is a result of the type of training you’...

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You have already added five stocks to your watchlist. Upgrade to MarketBeat Daily Premium to add more stocks to your watchlist. Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for GCP and its competitors with MarketBeat’s FREE daily newsletter. GCP Applied Technologies Inc (NYSE:GCP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 6th. The construction company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.10. The construction company earned $262.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $287.13 million. GCP Applied Technologies had a net margin of 6.95% and a return on equity of 13.16%. The firm’s revenue was down 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.27 earnings per share. View GCP Applied Technologies’ Earnings History. GCP Applied Technologies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for GCP Applied Technologies. GCP Applied Technologies issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, ...

As concern over climate change and the loss of biodiversity soar, we offer some practical tips

As concern over climate change and the loss of biodiversity soar, we offer some practical tips on simple actions you can take now, from examining your energy use, to what you can do in the garden, and from altering the way you travel to the food and drink you consume. Look out for part II in the Cambridge Independent (June 26-July 2 issue), with advice for shoppers, businesses and more. We all know it’s a good idea to switch your energy provider regularly to save money. When you do, pick a provider and tariff that offers renewable energy. It’s possible now to pick 100 per cent renewable electricity tariffs. Bear in mind we’re connected to a grid, which also includes electricity generated from non-renewable sources, so it’s impossible to say your electricity usage is carbon-free – but you can help improve the UK performance. About a third of heat lost in the home escapes through the walls. Cavity wall insulation typically costs an average of £330 for a flat, and saves £70 annually, while it costs £725 for a detached house and saves £255 a year, meaning you can get your money back in a few years. In doing so, a flat owner will save 290kg of carbon dioxide a year – and a deta...

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Ultraflexible nanoelectronic probes form reliable, glial scar–free neural integration

Implanted brain electrodes construct the only means to electrically interface with individual neurons in vivo, but their recording efficacy and biocompatibility pose limitations on scientific and clinical applications. We showed that nanoelectronic thread (NET) electrodes with subcellular dimensions, ultraflexibility, and cellular surgical footprints form reliable, glial scar–free neural integration. We demonstrated that NET electrodes reliably detected and tracked individual units for months; their impedance, noise level, single-unit recording yield, and the signal amplitude remained stable during long-term implantation. In vivo two-photon imaging and postmortem histological analysis revealed seamless, subcellular integration of NET probes with the local cellular and vasculature networks, featuring fully recovered capillaries with an intact blood-brain barrier and complete absence of chronic neuronal degradation and glial scar. Chronically implanted electrodes (1–4) enable one of the most important neurotechniques by allowing for the acquisition of individual neuron electrical activities in the living brain (5–7). Although long-term electrical recording was sometimes observed (...

Some Towns Are Trashing Their Costly, Inefficient Recycling Programs

Should that empty soda bottle go in the recycling bin or the trash can? Increasingly, it doesn’t really matter. A large portion of America’s plastic and paper waste used to go from our recycling bins to China, where it was refashioned into everything from shoes to bags to new plastic products. But since the end of 2017, China has restricted how much foreign trash—er, recycling—it buys, including cutting off purchases of waste paper products, like all the junk mail that goes directly from your mailbox to the recycling bin. As a result, The Atlantic reported Tuesday, some American cities and towns are sending all those recyclables directly to the landfill. In Franklin, New Hampshire, for example, a curbside recycling program that launched in 2010 was able to break-even when the town was selling used paper, metals, and plastics for about $6 per ton. Now, the town is being charged $125 per ton to recycle that stuff. Instead of asking residents to pay much higher prices to recycle or cutting other city services in order to be able to afford the recycling program, city officials have decided instead to send those recyclables to an incinerator. Towns in Idaho, New York, Vir...