Surface morphology and roughness The chemical etching process produced a micro-step like texture resulting from the reaction between HCl and the surface of crystalline aluminum. The appearance of the surface of the AA1050 after chemical etching is presented in Fig. 1a. The large amount of dislocation defects in the crystalline surfaceContinue Reading

“Reducing the attack surface: the key to secure your OT environment”

Operational technology (OT) systems are essential in various sectors, including manufacturing, energy, and transportation, in the current digital era. Real-time monitoring and control of physical processes and devices are the responsibility of these systems. However, there is a higher danger of security breaches and attacks when OT solutions are usedContinue Reading

Smile Plastics Turns Yogurt Pots Into Terrazzo-Like Surface Panels

Smile Plastics is a materials design and manufacturing house creating hand-crafted, supersized panels for retail, architecture, interiors, and product design – from waste. Based in the UK, they describe themselves as a ‘micro-factory’ making sustainable materials from waste plastics collected from a variety of post-consumer and post-industrial sources. The companyContinue Reading

Knight, H. et al. Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Self-Isolation on Students and Staff in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, 10675 (2021). Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  Higham, J. E., Ramírez, C. A., Green, M. A. & Morse, A. P.Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface is nearly a $7 billion business after a decade

Panos Panay, chief product officer of Microsoft Corp., displays the new Surface Laptop 3 computer during a Microsoft product event in New York on Oct. 2, 2019. Microsoft unveiled a dual-screen, foldable phone that will run on Google’s Android operating system, jumping back into a market it exited years ago.Continue Reading

Flowserve Showcases How Its Innovations in Flood Control Are Protecting the World in New Online Film Series, Beneath the Surface

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today its participation in a new online film series, Beneath the Surface, presented by the International Water Association and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. This film series showcases innovationsContinue Reading

EGLE establishes new surface water values for two PFAS chemicals

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has established a new Water Quality Value (WQV) for perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and has revised the existing WQV for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA and PFBS are members of the larger group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). WQVs areContinue Reading

Airborne SARS‐CoV‐2 surveillance in hospital environment using high‐flowrate air samplers and its comparison to surface sampling - Ang - - Indoor Air

1 INTRODUCTION Countries, regions, and cities have individually and collectively gone under varying degrees of physical distancing in a bid to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. International travel has been significantly reduced, and numerous social and educational activities have been severely restricted. These measures have had an extraordinaryContinue Reading