So when will you be able to pick up a box of this dye at Walgreens? I asked Jiaxing Huang, research lead and professor of materials science and engineering in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering: “I am optimistic,” he says, although he couldn’t give me a precise timeline yet. There’s no word on potential price points for a final product either. Right now, the main problem holding them back is the available colors. Their graphene-based dye comes in different shades of black and brown at the moment. There’s no blonde, red, or any other hue. However, Huang tells me that they already have some ideas about how to solve this: “Once we secure research funding to work on this, we expect [the other colors] can happen within a few years.” … [Read more...] about Graphene Hair Dye Is Coming, And It Looks Incredible
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Another reason TikTok leaving Hong Kong isn’t as monumental for the company as it seems is that, as Reuters points out, TikTok only had 150,000 users in Hong Kong as of last August. That’s small change compared to TikTok’s global user base of 2 billion. A ByteDance told Reuters that there are currently no plans to bring Douyin to Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about TikTok is getting out of Hong Kong due to China’s new national security law
Speaking Up Can Be Scary–But Empowering Several factors have paralyzed me from taking action whenever I’ve experienced sexual harassment in the past. My first thought is always, “Did that actually just happen?” followed by, “No way, that couldn’t have happened.” Moments later, as I come crashing down to the realization that, yes, someone has been inappropriate with me or has made unwanted advances, I’m flooded with feelings of anger and sadness. … [Read more...] about Here’s What It Was Like The First Time I Stood Up To Sexual Harassment
An ideal work setup, several say, may be one in which everyone works from home or in the office the same few days each week, and everyone knows which days are for collaboration and which are for focused work. That may be hard to achieve while the coronavirus is still a severe risk because staggered schedules are recommended to achieve physical distancing in offices. … [Read more...] about Is the five-day office week over?