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Sunday, April 02, 2017

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts of the past week:

A Visual Guide to Vantablack, the Darkest Substance Ever Made

TwistedSifter: Vantablack® is a super-black coating that holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance. It is the darkest material ever measured by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, reflecting only 0.036% of the light that strikes it (measured at 700nm). It is currently available in two versions, either directly applied to surfaces using vacuum-deposition technology or by spraying and then post-processing.

ISOtunes Pro Noise Reducing Bluetooth Earbuds

Pro Tool Reviews: Whether you’re on the jobsite, off on the long run, sitting on an airplane, or even just shopping at Walmart, there’s something that almost all of us understand universally – listening to music helps isolate us from all the bad mojo around and makes the time go by faster. When we have to wear hearing protection on the jobsite, our PPE often prevents us from being able to listen to the music we love. ISOtunes Pro Noise Reducing Bluetooth Earbuds offer a solution.

Few people can name five female artists -- can you?

PBS NewsHour: Can you name five female artists? Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe … that’s two.

If you can’t think of more, know that most people the National Museum of Women in the Arts spoke to for a recent Women’s History Month campaign couldn’t, either — even those who considered themselves art savvy. Ask someone to name five artists, they said, and many people will give you the names of men.

Greek Sing

www.cmu.edu/news: Carnegie Mellon University's Greek community is stepping up to help children cope while their parents battle cancer.

CMU fraternities and sororities have set a goal of raising $150,000 over the next two years for the university's Camp Kesem chapter, which trains college students to run and manage a free summer camp for children of parents with cancer. This year's fundraising effort culminates with Greek Sing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.

British-Iranian composer nearly banned from her debut opera on immigration

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: After President Donald Trump signed the executive order for his first travel ban on Jan. 27, British-Iranian composer Soosan Lolavar of London was unsure if she could attend the world premiere Saturday of her new opera in Pittsburgh.

Ms. Lolavar, 29, was born and raised in London, but her father was Iranian. Her dual citizenship, which allowed her to carry two passports, led to banishment from re-entering the country she called home last year. She had previously studied Iranian music at Carnegie Mellon University under a Fulbright Scholarship.

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