Month: March 2019

Release Date: March 22, 2019Platforms: PS4 (reviewed), XBO, PCDeveloper: FromSoftwarePublisher: ActivisionGenre: Action-adventure I expected Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to be difficult, but my first hours weren’t too bad. Sure, I died a few times learning the ins and outs of the game’s stealth and combat systems, which emphasizes parrying and staggering opponents, but I expected a challenge out of
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Arrow Season 8 will be the swan song for the beloved long-running CW superhero show. Now it looks like Arrow is going to have to embark on its final episodes while missing a very big piece.  Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity Smoak, announced on Instagram Saturday that she will be leaving the show and
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The Xbox 360 wasn’t the most powerful console of its generation or the best-selling, but it was easily the most innovative. It was the first fully HD-capable console to hit the market, established what an online service should look like on a console, and its controller was so perfect that pretty much everyone has spent
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Click here to see full size. Here’s the synopsis for Pet Sematary: Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Semataryfollows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods
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The Walking Dead apparently doesn’t need Rick Grimes to survive AMC’s apocalyptic ax. It’s doing well enough on its own, according to the network, which has renewed cable’s premier zombie drama for a tenth season.  AMC made the announcement on Twitter with a video featuring Samantha Morton’s Alpha and her creepy band of flesh-wearing Whisperers.
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It looks like another high-end Zelda game could be on the cards because Monolith Soft has posted some job adverts pertaining to The Legend of Zelda series. The Japanese company Monolith Soft previously served as a support studio on several of Nintendo’s in-house Zelda projects, including Skyward Sword, A Link Between Worlds, and the iconic Nintendo
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In anticipation for the release of fantasy author Nina Allan’s latest novel The Silver Wind, we’re thrilled to be able to reveal the book’s cover (above, click here to see full size). The Silver Wind itself will be published on 10 September 2019 from Titan Books. Read more about the book here: Martin Newland is fascinated by the nature
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Red blood cells are amazing. They pick up oxygen from our lungs and carry it all over our body to keep us alive. The hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells transports oxygen by changing its shape in an all-or-nothing fashion. Four copies of the same protein in hemoglobin open and close like flower petals, structurally
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IMAGE: Rice University chemists who discovered that chemicals used in Billups-Birch reductions of carbon nanotubes react with the white PTFE stir bars, turning them black. They recommend using glass stir bars,… view more  Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University HOUSTON – (March 29, 2019) – The stirrers that mix cream into your coffee probably don’t make much difference
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Release Date: March 26, 2019Platforms: PS4 (reviewed), XBO, PCDeveloper: Avalanche StudiosPublisher: Avalanche StudiosGenre: Online Survival Shooter From the moment I first saw the footage of rusting robots stalking through farmland, I was eager to play Generation Zero, Avalanche Studio’s experiment in bringing moody sci-fi to their native Sweden, all wrapped up in an ’80s aesthetic. Wonder turned
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Tightly focused laser beams can act as optical “tweezers” to trap and manipulate tiny objects, from glass particles to living cells. The development of this method has earned Arthur Ashkin the last years Nobel prize in physics. While most experiments thus far have been carried out in air or liquid, there is an increasing interest
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IMAGE: Researchers at the University of Tokyo have designed two types of nanocubes whose building blocks, hexaphenylbenzene derivative molecules (represented as red and blue), can automatically combine and scramble repeatedly based… view more  Credit: Zhan et al. 2019 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09495-1 Researchers have designed two types of nano-sized building blocks that can automatically connect into cubes and
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Released: 29 March 2019 Certificate: 18 Director: Jonas Åkerlund Writer: Dennis Magnusson, Jonas Åkerlund Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer Distributor: Arrow Films If you like this, try… Green Room Nazi Punks are the enemy in Jeremy Saulnier’s gory and visceral horror starring the late Anton Yelchin. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund comes well equipped
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IMAGE: Metal nanoparticle concept art. view more  Credit: Prof. Eden Morales-Narváez, CIO Mexico Paper-based diagnostic tests are cheap, convenient and biodegradable. However, their use is limited by conventional dyes – which are not bright enough to show trace amounts of analyte, are prone to fading, and can be environmentally toxic. Now researchers are using quantum physics
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The pilot episode for HBO’s untitled Game Of Thrones prequel has just added five new series regulars to the cast, according to Deadline. The new cast members include Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), John Simm (Doctor Who), Richard McCabe (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), John Heffernan (Dracula) and Dixie Egerickx (The Secret Garden). They joined already-cast actors Josh
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Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta‘s Once & Future, out today from Little, Brown and Company, is an action-packed, highly-inclusive young adult reimagining of Arthurian legend that casts Arthur as teen girl named Ari living in a future where humanity has populated the galaxy.  When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and non-chalantly pulls the magical sword Excalibur
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IMAGE: If a group of cobalt atoms aligns to the North or South (red), the neighbouring cobalt atoms align to the West or East (blue). The orientation of the neighbouring atoms… view more  Credit: Paul Scherrer Institute/Zhaochu Luo Magnets are characterized by the fact that they have a North pole and a South pole. If two
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Get a first look at Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series The Society, set to premiere in May, with the gallery above. A sort of cross between William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies and Lost, the streaming service’s latest YA drama series follows a group of teenagers who are left to fend for themselves and rebuild their community when they end up
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IMAGE: Pitt Engineering’s 2019 NSF CAREER Award cohort includes (from left) Carla Ng, Tevis Jacobs, Susan Fullerton, and Murat Akcakaya. view more  Credit: Swanson School of Engineering PITTSBURGH (March 28, 2019) … Four faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering have been named CAREER Award recipients by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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