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TUESDAY May 14, 2013 — Inhaling ultrafine particles from so-called “nanomaterials” — which are used in a growing number of household and commercial products, including sunscreens, ink in copy machines and lightweight sporting equipment — can cause lung inflammation and damage, a team of U.S. scientists says.
The findings of the study — which looked at the two most common types of engineered nanomaterials — are important because of the large quantities of nanomaterials being used in industry, electronics and medicine, the researchers said.
Nanomaterials are used to make product stronger and more flexible.
Earlier studies had found that breathing nanomaterials could harm the lungs, but this study is believed to be the first in which different laboratories across the country produced similar results regarding the risk.
The findings should help in creating policy for the safe development of nanotechnology, according to the authors of the study, which was published online recently in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
“This research provides further confirmation that nanomaterials have the potential to cause inflammation and injury to the lungs,” Kent Pinkerton, a study senior author and the director of the Center for Health and the Environment at the University of California, Davis, said in a university news release. “Although small amounts of these materials in the lungs do not appear to produce injury, we still must remain vigilant in using care in the diverse applications of these materials in consumer products and foods.”
The American Lung Association explains how to protect your lungs.
Posted: May 2013
The fan in the 5-tray food dehydrator can fail and cause the product to overheat and catch fire.
NVIDIA has introduced a new line of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics products that offer top workstation performance and capabilities for professionals in manufacturing, engineering, medical, architectural, and media and entertainment companies.
Built on the efficient and fast processing power of the Kepler architecture, the new lineup includes:
- NVIDIA Quadro K4000. A high-end card that delivers blazing-fast performance for graphics-intensive applications. Has 3 GB of onboard memory, multi-monitor support and stereo capability in a single-slot configuration.
- NVIDIA Quadro K2000. A midrange card that offers outstanding performance with a broad range of professional applications. Comes with 2 GB of onboard memory to hold large models and multi-monitor support for enhanced desktop productivity.
- NVIDIA Quadro K2000D. A variant of the Quadro K2000, with native support for two dual-link DVI display connectors for interfacing with ultra-high-resolution medical imaging displays.
- NVIDIA Quadro K600. An entry-level card with great performance and certifications for leading professional applications. Equipped with 1 GB of onboard memory, comes in a low-profile design for maximum usage flexibility.
“NVIDIA Quadro with Kepler architecture offers no-compromise workflow acceleration for customers with exacting computing and graphics demands,” said Sandeep Gupte, NVIDIA’s senior director of the professional solutions group. “Kepler offers a future-safe GPU solution, whether professionals are integrating more realism and physics into their manufacturing designs or dealing with the complex demands of 4K workflows in broadcast and film.”
The new pricing for the new NVIDIA Quadro products are as follows: Quadro K4000, $ 1,269; Quadro K2000 and Quadro K2000D, $ 599; Quadro K600, $ 199. patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. For more information, go to www.nvidia.com.
There are a lot of myth and misunderstanding when it comes to ethnic hair care and styling, especially for African-American women. Whether you wear it straight, braided, loose, or curly, cut straight through to the truth and enjoy a great hair day, every day.
How is African-American hair different from other textures?
One common myth is that there is just one type of African-American hair, New York stylist Ellin LaVar says. LaVar has worked with celebrities including Angela Bassett, Naomi Campbell, Whitney Houston, Iman, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Oprah. “African-American hair isn’t just very kinky, coarse texture,” she says.
On the other hand, Philadelphia dermatologist Susan Taylor, MD, says, while the texture may vary, there are some similarities that make African-American hair different from other types. Generally, the hair contains less water, grows more slowly, and breaks more easily than Caucasian or Asian hair.
Why is it so difficult to style my hair?
Product labeling can often be confusing and may lead African-American women and others with similar hair texture to purchase something that’s too heavy or just not appropriate.
“Look for products that describe the texture of your hair, not the color of your skin,” LaVar says.
How often do I really need to shampoo?
Most experts say you should shampoo at least every 14 days. But every seven to 10 days is actually what’s recommended.
“I often have to explain to clients that African-American hair needs to be washed regularly,” West Hollywood stylist Kim Kimble says. Kimble has worked with Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington, and Vanessa Williams.
“Bacteria can grow on the scalp without regular cleansing and that’s unhealthy,” Kimble, who has a line of hair products, says.
Many women are worried about stripping their hair of moisture when they wash (in addition to concern over the time-consuming ordeal of styling). LaVar suggests lathering with a moisturizing shampoo designed for normal or dry hair and following with a moisturizing conditioner.