Month: November 2019

At the end of Roman Polanski’s 1974 detective noir classic Chinatown, Jake Gittes played by Jack Nicholson, is told to “forget it.” There is an unspoken understanding based on experience and history. Netflix is getting ready to fill us in on the story. Original Chinatown writer Robert Towne and director David Fincher are collaborating on
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This His Dark Materials Episode 3 review contains spoilers. It originally appeared on Den of Geek UK. His Dark Materials Episode 3 In material terms, His Dark Materials Episode 3 didn’t move us very far forward. Like a docked boat, Lyra’s journey stalled in one place while other characters were frustrated in their various searches. By
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It’s been 12 years since the last Half-Life game was released in 2007, and just when fans of the iconic franchise seemed to have lost all hope that Valve would ever continue the series, the company took to Twitter to announce a new installment. Half-Life: Alyx has been revealed as the studio’s “flagship” virtual reality
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IMAGE: UMass Amherst Distinguished Professor David Julian McClements, right, after the ceremony in Denmark, where he received the Nils Foss Excellence Prize; with Qian Janice Wang of Aarhus (Denmark) University, who… view more  Credit: FOSS University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Professor David Julian McClements was honored Monday in Hillerød, Denmark, with the 2019 Nils Foss Excellence
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Now that Disney+ has launched in the US, as well as a couple of other countries, the streaming service seems to be getting a move on with some of its upcoming shows. Those shows include Marvel’s Loki, which has cast British actress Sophia Di Martino, according to Variety. Di Martino’s role in the series is still
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic devices. By using specially-treated silicon surfaces to tailor the crystals’ size and shape, the researchers have found a potentially faster and less expensive way to produce next-generation semiconductor crystals for
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“Either they’d found the world’s biggest serial killer or it was the world’s biggest hoax in American criminal justice history,” we hear in the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming The Confession Killer. The five-part documentary series comes from Taki Oldham, who helms the film along with Robert Kenner, the Academy and Emmy Awards-nominated director of the
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IMAGE: Tunable chemotaxis of enzyme-coated protocells could lead to precision drug deliver. Illustration of protocells, called liposomes, that have enzymes (green) attached to their external surface moving through a microfluidic device…. view more  Credit: Ambika Somasundar, Penn State Synthetic protocells can be made to move toward and away from chemical signals, an important step for the
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2019–A scientific team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University has made the first experimental observation of a material phase that had been predicted but never seen. The newly discovered phase couples with a known phase to enable unique control over material properties–an advance that
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Dr Tony Shien-Ping Feng of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and his team invented a Direct Thermal Charging Cell (DTCC) which can effectively convert heat to electricity, creating a huge potential to reduce greenhouse effects by capturing exhaust heat and cutting down primary energy wastage. The new invention
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Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Brand New Cherry Flavor is beefing up the cast this week, having added Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Manny Jacinto, Eric Lange and Jeff Ward, reports Deadline. Salazar is best known for playing the titular character in Alita: Battle Angel and for her work in projects like The Divergent Series, Maze Runner and Bird Box. She will be
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