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October 27, 1988 | BETH ANN KRIER
Did the inventors of nylon have any idea their creation would bring the world such products as pantyhose, lightweight luggage and inexpensive carpeting? Or that it would help lead to to the discovery of recombinant DNA and to biotechnology? Wallace Carothers, the Harvard chemistry instructor whose research created nylon, never even lived to hear the name Du Pont gave to his invention. He committed suicide by drinking cyanide shortly after the patent on nylon was issued in 1937.
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September 9, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- A little slice of L.A. came to New York Fashion Week on Sunday night when Band of Outsiders' creative director Scott Sternberg showed his women's collection at a Chelsea art space. In the front row, stylist Brad Goreski, practically unrecognizable in a camo-print suit and trim beard, was catching up with actress Rashida Jones, who stars with her sister Kidada Jones in the fall 2013 Band of Outsiders campaign. And the set piece on the runway was a view of the Hollywood sign from behind, and the lights of Los Angeles County glittering below.
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October 27, 1988 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
Amazing, how a simple rearrangement of molecules can change a whole way of living. Fifty years ago today, Du Pont announced that it could transform air, water and coal into a strange new substance. Nylon. At the time, no one suspected this clever scientific trick would usher in "the materials revolution," much less put sexy lingerie in the bedrooms of K mart shoppers.
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June 29, 2013 | By Judi Dash
The latest in the quest for a better camera strap is the Leash. The two-piece quick-connect system from Peak Design is composed of an “anchor disk,” which attaches to any camera's loop or D-ring. The strap, which can be used as a neck or sling strap, snaps onto the anchor disk with a built-in clip. Removing the leash from the anchor clip requires a one-handed push of a button. The strap, made of seatbelt-type nylon webbings, is adjustable from 19 to 60 inches, is made of sturdy seatbelt-type nylon webbing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — On a bright Saturday morning, Nathan Huerta is struggling to keep his balance as he walks slowly across an inch-wide length of nylon line suspended some 200 feet above a heap of granite boulders in a rugged patch of desert terrain known as the "Hall of Horrors. " With the line oscillating beneath his bare feet and strong gusts of wind hitting him on all sides, Huerta's lofty goal is to reach the other side of the precipice without falling. Huerta is halfway across the 70-foot-long line when he misses a step and tumbles over into the void.
HEALTH
October 19, 2009 | Bill Becher
Standing on a swaying length of flat nylon slung like a tightrope, my knees shake as I try desperately not to fall. But every time I take a tentative step, I lose my balance. Fortunately for me, this isn't a circus act performed several stories up; I'm slacklining -- and the ground is a mere 12 inches away. A trio of experts are attempting to show me how it's done. With the backing of a German manufacturer of slacklines, the men are trying to raise the sport's profile by touring the U.S. giving demonstrations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993
After reading your article on the trappers' trade, I would like to thank the animal rights movement for promoting the use of synthetic fur and nylon coats for warmth instead of real fur. That's all we need is more toxins dumped on the Earth by manufacturing synthetic fur and nylon instead of using carefully managed, natural, renewable resources that God put on the Earth for our use. Also natural fur doesn't sit in the dumps for a couple hundred years...
BUSINESS
April 27, 1989
Du Pont: First-quarter profit rose 25% to $736 million from a year ago. The chemical company based in Wilmington, Del., reported that sales rose 10% to $8.7 billion, compared to last year. The company said the improved report reflected strong worldwide demand, higher selling prices and higher crude oil prices. The company's major products are petroleum through its subsidiary, Conoco, nylon and other fibers, polymers and agricultural chemicals. Tables, Page 12
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993
Hooray for cloth diapers ("Pair Happy With Bottom Line of Diaper Service," Sept. 7). My children are 1, 3 and 5, and all have been diapered in cloth. I even use pins and nylon pants. As my friend said: Changing a diaper is changing a diaper. You've got to do it anyway, so may as well use cloth. Diaper service is where it's at. Would you want to wear paper underwear? KELLI ZAEHRINGER Ventura
NEWS
March 4, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- If you haven't heard of the Japanese women's brand Sacai, you should check it out (stores in the L.A. area include Barneys New York, H. Lorenzo and Noodle Stories). Since 1999, designer Chitose Abe has been building her business on the idea of hybrid pieces spliced and diced with feminine details - cardigans with a gentle waterfall of silk pleats in the back, for example, or utility jackets with soft bustles. 2013 Fashion Week coverage She showed her fall 2013 collection on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.
NEWS
June 1, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Would-be pickpockets will have to be extra crafty to lift a wallet from a new line of travel clothing designed with security in mind. The unisex Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Pants from Clothing Arts have multiple-layered pockets, the most fortified of which are dual internal front pockets concealed under zippered pockets, which are in turn protected by button flaps. There's also a hidden passport pocket inside a back cargo pocket. Cargo pockets expand to accommodate guidebooks, or can be snapped closer to the body for a trimmer look.
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Adam Levine, Jamie Chung ("The Hangover Part II" ), Peter Facinelli ("Twilight" series) and other celebs stepped out Thursday night in honor of  the April/May issue of Nylon Guys magazine. The Asos clothing brand teamed up with Nylon editor in chief Marvin Scott Jarrett and publisher Jaclynn Jarrett on the event, which was held at the back patio of Dominick's restaurant in West Hollywood and celebrated Levine's cover. Levine and fellow Maroon 5 band members James Valentine, Matt Flynn and Mickey Madden dined under the stars with the Nylon and Asos crews at a private meal that kicked things off. Cover-boy Levine donned gray pants and a white striped oxford shirt with the sleeves rolled up to reveal his signature tattooed arms.
NATIONAL
April 16, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Joe Tanfani and Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writers
BOSTON - The bombs that tore past the finish line of the Boston Marathon were probably made with simple kitchen pressure cookers packed with metal pellets and nails and hidden in black nylon bags, investigators said Tuesday. FBI lead investigator Rick DesLauriers said fragments from a pressure cooker and pieces of black nylon were discovered near one of the bomb sites. Physicians said they had extracted from the wounded large numbers of pellets and carpenters' nails, common shrapnel components in the elementary bombs widely used in Afghanistan and Pakistan - and also discovered in at least two previous attempted terrorist attacks in the United States.
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March 4, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- If you haven't heard of the Japanese women's brand Sacai, you should check it out (stores in the L.A. area include Barneys New York, H. Lorenzo and Noodle Stories). Since 1999, designer Chitose Abe has been building her business on the idea of hybrid pieces spliced and diced with feminine details - cardigans with a gentle waterfall of silk pleats in the back, for example, or utility jackets with soft bustles. 2013 Fashion Week coverage She showed her fall 2013 collection on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Seeing Junya Watanabe's spring-summer 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week on Saturday, I was reminded of watching the London Summer Olympics, and how obsessed I became with the athletes' high-impact performance wear and neon running shoes. Watanabe must have been watching, too. He teamed up with Puma, tapping the athletic wear giant for fabrics for this collection. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Built for speed from the street to the gym. Nylon and polyester mesh treated as if they were fine silk and satin, with great attention to tailoring and design details.
SCIENCE
September 24, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Cancer researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., have been studying the DNA in tumors called glioblastomas - hoping, ultimately, to help find a cure for the disease.   They haven't found that yet, but they may have come across something else scientists are seeking: an enzyme that could help companies make nylon without depending on fossil fuels. Duke researcher Zachary Reitman and colleagues reported Sunday in the journal Nature Chemical Biology that inserting glioblastoma genes into yeast allowed them to make an enzyme called 2-hydroxyadipate dehydrogenase - a molecule chemists need to make adipic acid, a key ingredient in nylon, from sugar.  Today, adipic acid, which is produced in vast quantities, is made using petroleum products.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Seeing Junya Watanabe's spring-summer 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week on Saturday, I was reminded of watching the London Summer Olympics, and how obsessed I became with the athletes' high-impact performance wear and neon running shoes. Watanabe must have been watching, too. He teamed up with Puma, tapping the athletic wear giant for fabrics for this collection. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Built for speed from the street to the gym. Nylon and polyester mesh treated as if they were fine silk and satin, with great attention to tailoring and design details.
NEWS
June 29, 2013 | By Judi Dash
The latest in the quest for a better camera strap is the Leash. The two-piece quick-connect system from Peak Design is composed of an “anchor disk,” which attaches to any camera's loop or D-ring. The strap, which can be used as a neck or sling strap, snaps onto the anchor disk with a built-in clip. Removing the leash from the anchor clip requires a one-handed push of a button. The strap, made of seatbelt-type nylon webbings, is adjustable from 19 to 60 inches, is made of sturdy seatbelt-type nylon webbing.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
My husband went shopping the other day and came home with this find from Crate & Barrel - a trio of soft silicone and nylon measuring cups in papa bear (4 cups/1000 ml), mama bear (2 cups/500 ml) and baby bear (1 cup/200 ml) sizes. They stack neatly inside each other and because the sides aren't rigid, you can squeeze them in slightly, the better to pour. (And also to get out thick or sticky ingredients.) Dishwasher safe, too. 3-piece “Pinch & Pour” measuring cup set available from Crate & Barrel stores and online, $29.95 for the three.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — On a bright Saturday morning, Nathan Huerta is struggling to keep his balance as he walks slowly across an inch-wide length of nylon line suspended some 200 feet above a heap of granite boulders in a rugged patch of desert terrain known as the "Hall of Horrors. " With the line oscillating beneath his bare feet and strong gusts of wind hitting him on all sides, Huerta's lofty goal is to reach the other side of the precipice without falling. Huerta is halfway across the 70-foot-long line when he misses a step and tumbles over into the void.
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