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Stephanie L. Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar, Is Dead at 90

Thanks Ms. Kwolek. You saved untold lives with your invention. May you rest in peace.

Stephanie L. Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the technology behind Kevlar, a virtually bulletproof fiber that has saved thousands of lives, died on Wednesday in Wilmington, Del. She was 90.

The chief executive of DuPont, Ellen Kullman, announced the death, calling Ms. Kwolek, who spent 15 years in the laboratory without a promotion before her breakthrough, “a true pioneer for women in science.”

Kevlar is probably best known for use in body armor, particularly bulletproof vests. A DuPont spokeswoman estimated that since the 1970s, 3,000 police officers have been saved from bullet wounds through the use of equipment reinforced with Kevlar, which is far stronger and lighter than steel.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/business/stephanie-l-kwolek-inventor-of-kevlar-is-dead-at-90.html

What is the problem with trying to locate kidnapped kids?

It seems to me that Abbas is doing the right and humane thing. Is it just pure hatred that drives groups like Hamas and Hezbollah?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in Judea and Samaria and his subsequent pledge to assist Israel in locating them has made him the object of scorn from Palestinians on social media who have accused him of “collaborating” with the sworn enemy, Israel.

Palestinians posted cartoons on Facebook and Twitter showing depicting Abbas as a “puppy” of Israel. Another cartoon that is making the rounds online shows Abbas dressed as a settler, with a Jewish skullcap and a rifle.

http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Brothers-Keeper/Palestinians-on-social-media-scorn-Abbas-for-aiding-Israel-in-search-of-teens-360061
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