Month: June 2019

EVANSTON, Ill. — A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are “alive” and forming liquids — a first in the field. Developed by a multidisciplinary team at Northwestern University and the University of Tennessee, the new technique, called variable temperature liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy (VT-LPTEM), allows researchers
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IMAGE: Droplets that land on a specially prepared surface with tiny ring-shaped patterns splash upward in a bowl shape, as seen in this photo, instead of spreading out over the surface,… view more  Credit: Kripa Varanasi CAMBRIDGE, MA — In many situations, engineers want to minimize the contact of droplets of water or other liquids with
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Upcoming Penny Dreadful spin-off series City Of Angels has finally rounded out its cast with six new stars. Joining the series are Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Lorenza Izzo (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters) and Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery). Here’s a full breakdown of their characters: Adam
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Todd Kohlhepp was an avid Amazon reviewer who wrote more than 140 recomendations for guns, knives, and gear between 2014 and 2016. He lauded a folding shovel for its usefulness “when you have to hide the bodies and left your full size shovel at home.” Kohlhepp was serving seven consecutive life sentences without parole when
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In response to a Twitter thread discussing the Epic Store’s controversial pursuit of exclusives, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney explained that the aggressive pursuit of such titles is really one of the only ways to change the digital distribution status quo which he believes is often unfair to developers.  “We believe exclusives are the only strategy
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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors. Magnetic nanoparticles – tiny pieces of matter as small as one-billionth of a meter – have shown anti-cancer promise for tumors easily accessible by syringe, allowing the particles to be injected directly into the
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Comic-Con is nigh, and the burgeoning genre-oriented original content lineup of Amazon Prime Video will be showcased by the retail giant in an appropriately large fashion. Amazon Prime Video revealed its plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2019, notably in the form of a 60,000 square-foot immersive explosion of ephemera complemented by the sight of a
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Release Date: June 21, 2019Platform: PS4, XBO, SwitchDeveloper: BeenoxPublisher: ActivisionGenre: Racing Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is Activision’s second remaster of Crash Bandicoot games after 2017’s well-received N. Sane Trilogy, and just like the first release, it’s a well-made remaster with a few problems. Nitro-Fueled largely succeeds at bringing what was fun about those games to a
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In the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, on a late afternoon in August, decades of research culminated in a moment of stress as the tiny, groundbreaking Robobee made its first solo flight. Graduate student Elizabeth Farrell Helbling, PhD ’19, and postdoctoral fellow Noah T. Jafferis from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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Released: TBC Director: Carolina Hellsgård Cast: Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Maja Lehrer, Trine Dyrholm, Barbara Philipp Distributor: Unannounced If you like this, try… The Girl With All The Gifts Another eco-orientated zombie-apocalypse road movie, this time from the UK. German cartoonist and author Olivia Vieweg adapts her own comic, Endzeit, for the screen with Ever After,
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IMAGE: This is an illustration of a prototype of what may, in the future, serve as a link to connect quantum computers. view more  Credit: IST Austria/Philip Krantz, Krantz NanoArt Entanglement is one of the main principles of quantum mechanics. Physicists from Professor Johannes Fink’s research group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST
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Nanowires promise to make LEDs more colorful and solar cells more efficient, in addition to speeding up computers. That is, provided that the tiny semiconductors convert electric energy into light, and vice versa, at the right wavelengths. A research team at the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) has managed to produce nanowires with operating wavelengths that
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IMAGE: Researchers at MIT have developed a system for converting the molecular structures of proteins, the basic building blocks of all living beings, into audible sound that resembles musical passages. Then,… view more  Credit: Zhao Qin and Francisco Martin-Martinez Want to create a brand new type of protein that might have useful properties? No problem. Just
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Popular Nintendo YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah was declared dead by the New York Police Department today. Amofah was 29.  The YouTube personality had been missing since last week after posting a video on YouTube expressing suicidal thoughts. (The video has since been taken down by the site.) The NYPD began a search that culminated yesterday evening when
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Scream Season 3 if actually going to make air! Fans of the TV reboot series for the meta-minded bellwether horror movie franchise have waited nearly three years since the second season on MTV capped off its summer 2016 run with an October-airing Halloween special that year. However, after a leadership shakeup at MTV, subsequent plans
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We previously talked about the release of a Commodore 64 Mini that we were less than enthusiastic about at the time. It turns out the final release of that console was indeed somewhat disappointing as it didn’t even feature a fully-functional keyboard. Now, however, there is a Commodore 64 Mini alternative that may just fill
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IMAGE: Chiral sites (trees)are inserted between two layers of graphite-phase carbon nitride (cloud layers). The ‘trees’ can catch the left-handed molecules (Six Ears) while allowing the right-handed ones (Monkey King) to… view more  Credit: Image by CUI Jie Prof. LIU Bo and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have developed a
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IMAGE: The Graphene Flagship participates in a sounding-rocket launch in collaboration with the European Space Agency to test the printing of graphene devices in space. view more  Credit: Christophe Minetti, ULB Graphene Flagship partners, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Pisa and the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the
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IMAGE: Samarium sulfide doped with various rare earth elements shrinks as the temperature increases from about minus 175°C to about 40-60°C. Shown here is the relative linear shrinkage compared to the… view more  Credit: K. Takenaka/John Wojdylo One way that heat damages electronic equipment is it makes components expand at different rates, resulting in forces that
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