Novel use of NMR sheds light on easy-to-make electropolymerized catalysts

In the world of catalytic reactions, polymers created through electropolymerization are attracting renewed attention. A group of researchers recently provided the first detailed characterization of the electrochemical properties of polyaniline and polyaspartic acid (PASP) thin films. The team used a wide range of tests to characterize the polymers, especially their capacity for catalyzing the oxidation of popularly used materials, hydroquinone and catechol.
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Rockies vs. Cubs: Joe Maddon sheds light on bullpen usage for NL Wild Card Game

  1. Rockies vs. Cubs: Joe Maddon sheds light on bullpen usage for NL Wild Card Game  CBSSports.com
  2. Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies: 2018 NL Wild-Card Prediction, Betting Odds For MLB Playoff Game  International Business Times
  3. ‘This group bounces back’: Rockies look to wild-card matchup with Cubs, extending postseason  USA TODAY
  4. Wild Card Game Preview: Who Has the Edge Between the Cubs and Rockies?  Sports Illustrated
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Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shots

Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shotsPhotographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer shows viewers the beauty of France in a whole new light, shooting the country in beautiful infrared. Ferrer’s images are as enchanting as they are intriguing, displaying a whole new variation of color in shrubs, grass and trees, as well as famous landmarks. In some of Ferrer’s works, the foliage is an eye-catching canary yellow — a stark contrast to the more normal shades in the remainder of the images. In other works, whole forests glow red, giving the French countryside an otherworldly look. (Caters News)


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Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shots

Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shotsPhotographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer shows viewers the beauty of France in a whole new light, shooting the country in beautiful infrared. Ferrer’s images are as enchanting as they are intriguing, displaying a whole new variation of color in shrubs, grass and trees, as well as famous landmarks. In some of Ferrer’s works, the foliage is an eye-catching canary yellow — a stark contrast to the more normal shades in the remainder of the images. In other works, whole forests glow red, giving the French countryside an otherworldly look. (Caters News)


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Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shots

Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shotsPhotographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer shows viewers the beauty of France in a whole new light, shooting the country in beautiful infrared. Ferrer’s images are as enchanting as they are intriguing, displaying a whole new variation of color in shrubs, grass and trees, as well as famous landmarks. In some of Ferrer’s works, the foliage is an eye-catching canary yellow — a stark contrast to the more normal shades in the remainder of the images. In other works, whole forests glow red, giving the French countryside an otherworldly look. (Caters News)


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'Women must be heard': Time's Up calls for walkout in light of Brett Kavanaugh accusations

'Women must be heard': Time's Up calls for walkout in light of Brett Kavanaugh accusationsWear black and walk out. That’s what the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual harassment and abuse has called for on Monday, following multiple accusations aimed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. SEE ALSO: #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser ahead of hearings On Sunday night, the activist group posted the rallying cry on Twitter, calling on people to join forces with women’s groups across the U.S. to simply “walk out (of your home, workplace, classroom, wherever you are).”  Set for Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, the walkout is pitched as a moment of solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, who recently accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The post came shortly after
The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer published a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh on Sunday, this time from Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale with him. “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez have bravely come forward and shared their stories about sexual misconduct and assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,” reads the walkout Facebook event. “Women must be heard,” reads Time’s Up’s Twitter post, linking to the event hosted by fellow activist groups Women’s March, MoveOn and others. Can’t walk out? You can show support by posting a video or a picture to the Facebook event page or social media with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors.  Survivors must be heard. Wear black and join the national walkout on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. https://t.co/XcLucrziMJ #BelieveSurvivors #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/s3RQY40Mf5 — TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) September 23, 2018 Kavanaugh has denied both accusations, as has The White House, which continues to support his Supreme Court nomination. While Ford has apparently gone into hiding after alleged threats and harassment, she has seen significant public support after she made the difficult decision to publicly share her story. Time’s Up had issued an earlier statement on her accusation against Kavanaugh, which concluded: “Listen to Christine Blasey Ford. A woman’s experience should never be valued less than a man’s career.” If this moment in time feels strangely familiar, it’s because it is. Listen to Christine Blasey Ford. A woman’s experience should never be valued less than a man’s career.Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/eRoiHz5PNF — TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) September 17, 2018 Hollywood stars and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, have also shown their support for Ford. The likes of Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, all read the same supportive letter to Ford, in a video posted to Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #DearProfessorFord. Tamblyn has also tweeted support for Ramirez, saying, “We stand with you and every survivor like you.” Thank you Deborah Ramirez for bravely speaking out. These next few weeks are going to be a wildfire. We are your water. We stand with you and every survivor like you. #DeborahRamirez #BelieveSurvivors — Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 24, 2018 Ford will testify against Kavanaugh in an open hearing on Thursday, CNN reports.  As for Ramirez, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has requested Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings be postponed, and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley asked that the new allegation be investigated by the FBI.  Time’s Up also called for a suspension of the confirmation process. The Senate Judiciary Committee must suspend their confirmation process. Anyone who objects to a delay is discounting the safety and dignity of women in favor of a political agenda. We demand and deserve better. — TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) September 24, 2018 [h/t Variety] WATCH: The most sexist reasons for why you never see female sushi chefs


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