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Thursday November 7th, 2019 day edition

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All of the above, says Chunlei Guo, professor of optics and physics, whose lab describes the structure in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

The researchers found, however, that after being immersed in water for long periods of time, the surfaces may start to lose their hydrophobic properties.

Enter the spiders and fire ants, which can survive long periods under or on the surface of water.

The superhydrophobic surfaces will keep water from entering the compartment even when the structure is forced to submerge in water.

Superhydrophobic metallic structure is weighed down to keep it submerged in water in the Guo lab.

The superhydrophobic structure remains afloat even after significant structural damage—punctured with six 3-millimeter diameter holes and one 6-millimeter hole. »

Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

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Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

But the revelation by the president's son comes as the White House seeks to discredit the mounting impeachment effort in Congress against Trump, painting it as driven by politics.

"Identifying any name for the whistleblower will simply place that individual and their family at risk," he told AFP. »

"The Boys" Season 2: Karl Urban Signals Filming Wrap; "Mid 2020" Debut

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His work on the second season of The Boys has wrapped, and “Butcher” is giving us a “mid-2020” launch window for the season premiere.

Love that we are here together and you rocked season two.

Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios co-produce the Amazon Prime Video with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film. »

Time to 'Break Facebook Up,' Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant 'Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip'

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It harvests the data of 228 million Americans and, over and over, uses this sensitive information in dangerous ways.

For example, Facebook gave Amazon special access to user data because it was spending money on Facebook advertising.

All the while, Facebook planned to publicly frame these moves as a way to protect user privacy, the documents show. »