Contributors:Ana I Catarino, Valeria Macchia, William Sanderson, Richard C Thompson, Theodore B Henry
Our data consists on microplastics (MPs) observations in mussel species in Scotland (UK) and from downfall dust on households in Edinburgh (UK) during the preparation of a meal.
We deployed caged mussels (Mytilus edulis) in an urbanised estuary (Edinburgh, UK) to assess seasonal changes in plastic pollution, and collected mussels (Mytilus spp and subtidal Modiolus modiolus) from eight sampling stations around Scotland to enumerate MP types at different locations.
MPs were extracted and quantified according to Catarino et al. (2017). Procedural blanks were used in every processing event, and data is also presented.
We quantified to household dust fibres during a meal, using stationary passive samplers.
This dataset compiled county-level COVID-19 daily cases and cumulative cases data, demographic data (population density, labor force rate, unemployment rate, household median income, metro system or not, statewide stay-at-home order or not), environmental data (maximum and minimum temperature, maximum and minimum relative humidity, precipitation, surface downwelling solar radiation, wind speed), community mobility data (retail and recreation percent change from the baseline which was from January 3 to February 22, grocery and pharmacy percent change from baseline, parks percent change from baseline, transit stations percent change from baseline, workplaces percent change from baseline, residential percent change from baseline, and Mobility and Engagement Index (MEI)), and time-series variables (weekdays, weekends, or not) from different sources from February 15 to May 15, 2020. Moving averaging is also applied to continuous variables, including lag 1 day (the day before the present day) and moving averages of lag 1-7 day and lag 1-14 day.
Supplementary tables associated with "Evidence for strain rate variation and an elevated transient geothermal gradient during shear zone evolution in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru" by Hughes et al. Includes tables: S1- Stereonet Values, S2: Sample Locations, S3: Thermometry Sampling, and S4: Macro Strain Rate Calculations
Contributors:arthur ragauskas, Naijia Hao, samarthya bhagia, Mi Li, Yunqiao Pu et al
Research into artificial bone scaffolds has increased substantially over the past decade as current solutions have significant limitations. Inspired by mineral hydroxyapatite (HAP) in natural bone, this study developed a facile in situ HAP coating on cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) matrix followed by a crosslinking reaction. By controlling the added amount of CNCs to a simulated body fluid (SBF), HAP content in the nanocomposite could be controlled between 0 and 40.1%, with a HAP coating thickness of approx10 nm. Moreover, CNCs/HAP was crosslinked with poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) (PMVEMA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) to enhance its water stability and mechanical properties. FTIR and NMR analysis revealed that crosslinking happened via an esterification reaction between CNCs, HAP, PMVEMA and PEG. Compression strength of the scaffolds showed a result as high as 41.8 MPa, almost 20 times of scaffold prepared by just mixing CNCs and HAP. Further investigations revealed that this scaffold was highly porous (as high as 91.0%) and lightweight (with a density around 60 mg/cm3). Interestingly, this composite showed good biocompatibility as it can stabilize BSA protein, suggesting a promising material as a bone scaffold.
All data tables associated with the article: 'Heterogeneous kimberlite metasomatism revealed from a combined He-Os isotope study of Siberian megacrystalline dunite xenoliths' published in Geochemical Cosmochim Acta For analytical methods and intertations see published article.