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Purdue University Engineers New Nickel Material

Hybrid technique aims to produce stronger, corrosion-resistant nickel for auto, medical, manufacturing industries

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nickel is a widely used metal in the manufacturing industry for both industrial and advanced material processes. Now, Purdue University innovators have created a hybrid technique to fabricate a new form of nickel that may help the future production of lifesaving medical devices, high-tech devices and vehicles with strong corrosion-resistant protection.

The Purdue technique involves a process where high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates. The Purdue team’s work is published in the December edition of Nanoscale. One of the biggest challenges for manufacturers with nickel is dealing with the places within the metals where the crystalline grains intersect, which are known as the boundary areas. These conventional grain boundaries can strengthen metals for high- strength demand.

However, they often act as stress concentrators and they are vulnerable sites for electron scattering and corrosion attack. As a result, conventional boundaries often decrease ductility, corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity.

Another specific type of boundary, much less common in metals such as nickel due to its high-stacking fault energy, is called a twin boundary. The unique nickel in a single-crystal-like form contains high-density ultrafine twin structure but few conventional grain boundaries.

This particular nickel has been shown by the Purdue researchers to promote strength, ductility and improve corrosion resistance. Those properties are important for manufacturers across several industries – including automotive, gas, oil and micro-electro-mechanical devices.

“We developed a hybrid technique to create nickel coatings with twin boundaries that are strong and corrosion-resistant,” said Xinghang Zhang, a professor of materials engineering in Purdue’s College of Engineering “We want our work to inspire others to invent new materials with fresh minds.”

The solution of the researchers at Purdue is to use a single crystal substrate as a growth template in conjunction with a designed electrochemical recipe to promote the formation of twin boundaries and inhibit the formation of conventional grain boundaries. The high-density twin boundaries contribute a high mechanical strength exceeding 2 GPa, a low corrosion current density of 6.91 × 10^−8 A cm^−2, and high polarization resistance of 516 kΩ.

“Our technology enables the manufacturing of nanotwinned nickel coatings with high-density twin boundaries and few conventional grain boundaries, which leads to superb mechanical, electrical properties and high corrosive resistance, suggesting good durability for applications at extreme environments,” said Qiang Li, a research fellow in materials engineering and member of the research team. “Template and specific electrochemical recipes suggest new paths for boundary engineering and the hybrid technique can be potentially adopted for large-scale industrial productions.”

Potential applications for this Purdue technology include the semiconductor and automotive industries, which require metallic materials with advanced electric and mechanical properties for manufacturing. The nanotwinned nickel can be applied as corrosion-resistant coatings for the automobile, gas and oil industries.

The new nickel hybrid technique can be potentially integrated to the micro- electro-mechanical system industry after careful engineering designs. MEMS medical devices are used in critical care departments and other hospital areas to monitor patients.

The relevant pressure sensors and other functional small-scale components in MEMS require the use of materials with superior mechanical and structural stability and chemical reliability.

The team worked with the Purdue Research Foundation, Office of Technology Commercialization to patent the technology. They are looking for partners. For more information on licensing and other opportunities, contact D.H.R. Sarma from OTC at dhrsarma@prf.org 

The research has been funded by the Department of Energy’s. The Purdue team worked with scientists from Sandia National Laboratories on the technology.

About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university’s academic activities through commercializing, licensing and protecting Purdue intellectual property. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Place from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Visit the Office of Technology Commercialization for more information.

Chris Cornell: Grammy Winner’s Deluxe Release

CHRIS CORNELL 2020 GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER FOR BEST RECORDING PACKAGE

INCLUDES 2019 GRAMMY® WINNING TRACK “WHEN BAD DOES GOOD”

Chris Cornell, the 17-track self-titled 2LP, was recognized by the Recording Academy and the wider industry with a GRAMMY® Award for Best Recording Packaging at the 2020 ceremonies.  This award is the second GRAMMY® Award tied to this release, the first being in 2019 for Best Rock Performance for the previously unreleased track, “When Bad Does Good.”

Chris Cornell commemorates his life and legacy not only as a singer, but as a poet and one of the most prolific writers and greatest voices of the modern rock era. Vicky Cornell wanted to create a special album for the fans that would include a selection of Chris’ expansive career, showcasing the breadth of his work and contribution to music history with selections culled from the deep catalogs of his three influential bands— Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave— as well as songs from his solo career. She turned to producer Brendan O’Brien, who was a trusted partner to Cornell over the years, and Jeff Ament who created the packaging for Chris Cornell, now a 2020 GRAMMY® winner.

“I am grateful to Jeff Ament and everyone who helped create such a beautiful work of art from beginning to end, in loving memory and in tribute to Chris – he would be so proud!” said Vicky Cornell. “And a huge thanks to all the fans who’s love and support have carried Chris’s legacy forward. Our children and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for keeping his memory alive. Chris Cornell Forever!”

“When Bad Does Good,” was produced, recorded, and mixed by Cornell, and was found in his personal recordings archive. The track was a favorite of his and it wasn’t until friend Josh Brolin reminded Vicky of the unreleased song that she decided to share it with his fans. Cornell won Best Rock Performance posthumously at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for “When Bad Does Good.” 

Watch Chris’s 12-year-old son, Christopher pay tribute to his dad in the official video for “When Bad Does Good,” here.

Chris Cornell is available as the GRAMMY® Award Winning 2LP, in addition to the Deluxe Edition 4CD, 1 CD and Digital versions, plus the limited-edition color vinyl Super Deluxe LP box set, re-released in 2019 due to overwhelming demand for the 2018 pressing of the original collection. The box set has been re-released by Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell on behalf of The Chris Cornell Estate through UMe, and is available exclusively via the Chris Cornell official store.

The Super Deluxe 4CD, 1DVD, and 180-gram 7LP limited-edition color vinyl box set holds 88 tracks — 64 songs plus 24 videos. Also included in the Super Deluxe box are a 66-page hardcover photo book wrapped in linen with a red foil signature cover, three artist lithos, three photochromatic lithos inspired by Cornell’s lyrical fascination about the sun (images are brought to life by holding under direct sunlight), a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, and a 36×48-inch wall poster.

CHRIS CORNELL
LP ONE
A1. Loud Love [Soundgarden]
A2. Outshined [Soundgarden]
A3. Hunger Strike [Temple of the Dog]
A4. Seasons

B1. Black Hole Sun [Soundgarden]
B2. Can’t Change Me
B3. Like A Stone [Audioslave]
B4. Be Yourself [Audioslave]

LP TWO
C1. You Know My Name
C2. Billie Jean
C3. Long Gone (Rock Version)
C4. Call Me A Dog (Live Acoustic)
C5. Been Away Too Long [Soundgarden]

D1. Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
D2. Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at Sirius XM)**
D3. The PromiseD4.When Bad Does Good**

** Denotes previously unreleased material

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Kanye West Statue Unveiled at Sneakertopia

By Chris Gates x Sam Berman
David Weeks NYC has been a a transcending designer and star in the art world. Recently, he unveiled his latest creation: a 5-foot-tall of Kanye West, showcasing his 4 sides of emotions.
Mr. weeks is the youngest innovative style award recipient and the leader
of a new wave of art. With his new series “Modern day Mount Rushmore”, the artist seeks to bring awareness to cultural legends in the black community who’ve helped shift the culture and provide a path for wealth, success and advocacy. The first in his series is a massive statue of his favorite artist Kanye West. The name of statue is perfect for its four-faced appearance: N.S.E.West.
The statue is now on display at Sneakertopiaa pop-up exhibit and store at HHLA. Inside, you see the restricted sneaker display and will be surrounded by a widespread variety of pricey kicks and very big street art pieces.

Average price to get a view is $20 a person, and you can grab your tickets here. The pop up shoe museum will be on full display with David Weeks NYC’s N.S.E.WEST masterpiece in Los Angeles thru Mar 1st, then will go on to hit other places around the globe.

Brooklyn’s Makes My Blood Dance

Brooklyn’s Makes My Blood Dance Getting Drops First Single “Beaming Right Up”
Disco/Symphonic Metal Explodes Onto the Scene with New Music and A String of Live Shows Throughout Northeast U.S.
Having kicked off their musical journey just last year, powerhouse Disco/Symphonic Metal band Makes My Blood Dance is just dropped their very first single “Beaming Right Up” – available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify) and the newly minted USB dog tags exclusive at live shows
“Beaming Right Up” is the first of SIX new singles to be released by the band, mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Tool, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie), produced by Kallie Marie (Explosives For Her Majesty, rainMKERS), recorded and engineered with Paul Ritchie (Parlor Mob). The high-octane hit features powerhouse vocals laced melodically through their signature disco metal groove with masterful guitar work. The vibe is Saturday night fever meets guitar hero 2099.
“Disco metal – think Rammstein meets The Bee Gees with a touch of symphonic greatness flooding the room amongst an orgy of head banging, dancing and grinding” – Makes My Blood Dance is the latest and greatest new band to come out of Brooklyn, NY’s ever burgeoning music scene. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist/frontman Evan Russell Saffer (Fixer, ERS, RainMKERS) and the guru of technical/witch of the west/guitarist/programmer John Polimeni (Proxima Control) MMBD started taking shape in late 2017. Through patience and determination they began working out arrangements and adding lyrics and melodies as the new music began to flow naturally. Adding a whole new roster of talented musicians, they built the beast one by one enlisting Alex “Mother Russia” Nikitin (Bass) and finally landed Carlos “CK1” Gordillo (Drums) after hiring several fill-in drummers along the way. “John and I knew we had something special and took our time until the family felt complete. I feel lucky to play with these guys” – Evan Russell Saffer.
Already garnering tons of praise from their masterful live performances, they’ve recently been featured in New Jersey’s The Aquarian with Saffer speaking on everything from the band’s influences to specific tracks on the forthcoming EP.

See them Live
Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:00PM @ Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, New Paltz, NY
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Wednesday, May 15th, 7:00PM @ Revolution Music Hall, Amityville, NY
Saturday, June 1st, 8:00PM @ Metal Fest Explosive hosted by Don Jamieson at Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
Now, as they drop “Beaming Right Up” – fans have plenty more in store with further live performances, their first music video, AND the release of limited edition USB Dog Tags which contain all 6 songs/bonus material/lyrics/album artwork, and more!

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Five things to consider when buying men’s wedding rings

We all adore weddings. When you make up your mind that you want to start a family, it is only fair that you do everything the right way. Wedding rings have evolved through time. Traditionally, the wedding bands were simple, and they were meant to signify that someone is married. Nowadays, a ring is more than a mere symbol of love.

While most focus is on the bride, it is equally important to focus on the groom. The bride already has an engagement ring. The groom should get himself a ring that matches his personality. There are some things that every groom should consider before buying a wedding band.

1. Comfort

Rings can get quite uncomfortable. Studded rings can sometimes feel irritating around your finger. When buying a wedding band, go for the ring that is most comfortable for you. Considering that you will wear the ring most of the time, you should go for one that gives you comfort. There are great rings designed for maximum comfort.

2. The right fit

While you are busy buying a ring, make sure that it is the right fit. A small or too large ring can be cumbersome. A tight ring can be problematic. You should have a ring fitting after the morning hours when your body temperature is right. Unknown to many, our bodies swell during early hours owing to several factors. Make sure that you have the fitting at the right time to make sure that you get the right size. Georg Jensen online store offers you a guide for ring sizes to ensure that you get the correct ring size.

3. The bride’s rings

You need to make sure that the bride’s ring and your ring match. The wedding bands need to be similar. To tie everything together, ensure that your ring and her ring are identical. They may not be the same, but they should complement each other in a way. To make it easier, you can do the ring shopping together for an easier time.

4. Budget

Sometimes you have to keep in mind the amount of money you can spend on something. A ring can be expensive especially if it has precious stones in large quantity. The more the bling the moiré you will have to pay on it. You need to set an amount of money that you want to spend on your wedding ring. As silly as it sounds, some budgets can be too unrealistic. When you want a good ring, you must be ready to spend some money. You can opt for a simple piece without expensive embellishments.

5. Type of metal

Many metals make wedding bands. Many people go for gold as their first preference. You need to pick the right metal for your wedding bands. What do you prefer? The Georg Jensen rings feature rare metals like sterling silver, gold, and diamonds. There are gold coated rings that you can buy. If you want to get a gold ring, chose between white and yellow gold. The metals also feature precious stones like diamonds. There are platinum rings which are typical for men than silver.

The best way to buy men’s wedding ring is to evaluate all the factors. When you assess yourself, you will be able to buy the best ring for your wedding band. You can also consider other factors like the shape of the ring that you want. There is an array of configurations of rings that are available. When you pick a ring, make sure that it will last longer. Some metals like silver lose their shine over time. You also have to take good care of your ring to ensure that it lasts longer.

When you make up your mind on the right ring for you, get online and chose the ring you want. Remember to make an early order to get ample time for anything that mind need changes. At the Georg Jensen online store, you will have plenty to explore. Enjoy the shopping experience.

MAD MUSEUM

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents an annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry called LOOT: MAD About Jewelry. Returning this spring (April 9 – 13), it will feature work from 55 artists from 18 countries (South Korea, UK, Finland, Chile, Scotland, Spain, France, Italy to name a few). These hand-picked artists specialize in different techniques and use unique materials such as glass, wood, metal, embroidery, horse hair and latex. Open to the public during museum hours – April 9th – 13th from 10am – 6pm.

For more information visit their site here.

HERON PRESTON x Off-White

VIRGIL ABLOH AND HERON PRESTON REVEAL “COLLABORATION” HANDBAG

For their first collaborative release, Virgil Abloh (Off-White ℅ Virgil Abloh) and Heron Preston present “COLLABORATION”, a concept carryall that incorporates the designers’ common exploration of industrial elements. This accessory is a living hybrid: its dual-colored strap is a fusion of Off-Whites graphic yellow Weight Securing System strap and Preston’s signature orange band with the branded word “Style” in Russian. The strap is a purposeful note of asymmetry in a piece with clean balance. The transparent body is printed with Off-White’s famed diagonal white lines, along with the words “COLLABORATION”. Black carabiner clips secure the strap, while inside, an industrial netting-inspired inner tote is a textural contrast to the sleek exterior. Substantial industrial hardware finishes the design, with metal nuts that cleanly secure orange leather straps.

“Heron Preston’s ability to think without limits comes to life in this bag we created together,” Abloh says. “The mix of the materials combined with Off-White DNA lead to a final product that suggests a different idea of a “handbag”.”

PRICING
“COLLABORATION” – Mini – $942.00
“COLLABORATION” – Medium – $1,232.00

ABOUT HERON PRESTON

Heron Preston is the true embodiment of an artist born of the post-internet generation. Multi-faceted and genre-bending, he is a cultural icon in youth culture, and emerging designer in high fashion. He founded his eponymous fashion brand in 2016, and in two short seasons has garnered an international following. The common thread among his impressive bodies of work is a commitment to innovation, experimentation, and unpredictability. Heron Preston finds particular joy in the unexpected; taking conventional themes and reinterpreting them. Take for example his “UNIFORM” project from 2015, the designer’s first major collection, in which he collaborated with the NYC Department of Sanitation on a series of zero waste themed clothes and accessories. He’s also served as the global digital producer for Nike and of course, creative consultant to Kanye West, most notably on his work for the Life of Pablo and Yeezy fashion label.

@HERONPRESTON

 

ABOUT OFF-WHITE ℅ VIRGIL ABLOH

Established in 2013, Off-White is defining the grey area between black and white as a color.  Under the brand name, seasonal collections of men’s and women’s clothing, objects, furniture, and publications are articulating a current culture vision. Collections embedded in a recurrent back story with an emphasis on creating garments that have an identity by design. With a design studio based in Milan, Italy the label harnesses the history and craftsmanship within the country yet offers a global perspective in terms of design and trends. With a clear vision of splicing the reality of how clothes are worn and the artistic expression of high-fashion, creative director and designer Virgil Abloh explores concepts in the realm of youth culture in the contemporary context.

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Sharon Flipping Osbourne

SHARON OSBOURNE FLIPS ON NEW ORIGINAL WE TV SPECIAL, ‘SHARON FLIPPING OSBOURNE’

PREMIERING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT

Osbourne Remodels a Couple’s Home Using Her Own Money, Expertise & Over-The-Top Personality

 
Sneak Peek Here: https://youtu.be/YWXAT1MhEbU

 

We all love Sharon Osbourne for her charming, cheeky and opinionated personality, but guess what?! She’s also an experienced house flipper! Sharon has flipped dozens of homes – big and small – and made millions selling to celebrities. Premiering Friday, October 6th at 10pm ET/PT, viewers will see an entirely new side of the television host and media personality on an original special, “Sharon Flipping Osbourne.”

 
On the one-hour special, Sharon makes a deal with a couple in Los Angeles who were looking to sell their home but had no idea who would be knocking on their door to help! She offers to put her own money into the mix to update the house, but this means she’s in charge: from hiring the contractors, decorating with décor from her own warehouse to working with her favorite realtor. In the end, if they get an offer that works, she splits the profits with the seller…it’s flippin’ awesome! 

 
“What most people don’t know about me is that I flip houses, and I’m damn good at it,” comments Osbourne, who also serves as an Executive Producer along with her son, Jack Osbourne. “Most people don’t know how to get their max price, but I do because I’m Sharon F$&:@ing Osbourne.”

 
“Sharon Flipping Osbourne” is produced by Osbourne Media and T Group Productions and Executive Produced by Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Peter Glowski, Jenny Daly and Rob Lobl. Executive Producers for WE tv are Lauren Gellert and Angela Molloy.

 

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.