Month: February 2020

This Briarpatch review contains spoilers. Briarpatch Episode 3 While doing press for Briarpatch, which has been pushed to the unfortunate hour of 11 p.m. on Monday nights (let’s hope those streaming numbers stay steady), creator Andy Greenwald has joked that the show should be subtitled “Rosario Dawson Talks to Weirdos.” He’s certainly not wrong; “Terrible, Shocking Things”
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Netflix’s The Witcher has begun production on Season Two in the UK. Returning to the cast for Season Two are Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) who leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan (Third Day, Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ciri and Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) a
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The following contains spoilers for Hunters. In the new Amazon Prime series Hunters, Al Pacino and Logan Lerman lead an underground team of assassins and investigators on the trail of Nazis living, working, and plotting in the United States circa 1977. While many of the show’s Nazi villains — played by great actors such as
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IMAGE: Even with a mesh screen covering an object, (top), Stevens quantum 3D imaging technique that generates images 40,000x clearer (middle) than current technologies (bottom). The technology is the first real-world demonstration… view more  Credit: Stevens Institute of Technology Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a 3D imaging system that uses light’s quantum properties
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IMAGE: A simulation of 3-nm-grain-sized nickel under strain. Colored lines indicate partial or full grain dislocation. view more  Credit: Zhou et al You can’t see them, but most of the metals around you–coins, silverware, even the steel beams holding up buildings and overpasses–are made up of tiny metal grains. Under a powerful enough microscope, you can
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IMAGE: NIST researcher June Lau with a transmission electron microscope (TEM) that she and her colleagues retrofitted in order to make high-quality atom-scale movies. view more  Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have developed a way to retrofit the transmission electron microscope — a long-standing scientific
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Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and ‘tornadoes’ thousands of times thinner than a human hair. The team, from the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow in the UK and ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, used their technique to observe how the
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Released: 28 February 2020 (US) Certificate: R Director: Jason Lei Howden Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, Rhys Darby Distributor: Saban Films Illegal online game Skism pits armed players in live-action death matches, with the whole city their arena. After casually flaming its users, hapless geek Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is visited
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IMAGE: By combining laser and microwave excitation the researchers were able to change the spin states, for example “up ” to “down “, of atom-like impurities hosted in the material and show the… view more  Credit: Dr M. Kianinia A team of international scientists investigating how to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2D materials
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IMAGE: Optical micrograph of the inside of a luminescent substrate showing the red fluorescent emission from the quantum dot layer on top of the micro-patterned bottom reflector. view more  Credit: Image: Cecile Chazot Do a Google search for dark-field images, and you’ll discover a beautifully detailed world of microscopic organisms set in bright contrast to their
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This Avenue 5 review contains spoilers. Avenue 5 Episode 6 Things get downright claustrophobic in the vast domain of space on Avenue 5, episode 6, ”Was It Your Ears?.” The underlying paranoia of the ship’s guests comes to the surface exposing deeper fears, more horrifying realities and inappropriate laughs. Iris (Suzy Nakamura) steals this episode outright. The new danger the
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Mortal Kombat 11’s first Kombat Pack of DLC characters is almost at an end. So far we’ve seen the familiar with Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel. We’ve had special guest stars in the Terminator and the Joker. That leaves the sixth entry, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. McFarlane’s been wanting his creation to show up in a
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK and contains spoilers. Doctor Who Season 12 Episode 9 Tonight’s “Ascension of the Cybermen” is so jam-packed full of stuff that it’s hard to discuss the episode in any meaningful way without bumping straight into spoilers. Suffice to say that if you haven’t watched yet, you’d be well-advised to steer clear of
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Team Ninja’s superhero brawler game that launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch last year, is getting its third major DLC package – and this one promises to be fantastic. It will center on the Fantastic Four going into battle with Doctor Doom. Set to launch on March 26, the new DLC
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The nature of modern television means that sometimes it’s unclear whether any given drama is a full series, limited series, or even an anthology series. Ultimately such distinctions don’t mean much…unless you have your heart dead set on seeing a second season one day. Such is the situation we all find ourselves in with HBO’s
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The best zombie stories always provide a mix of unrepentant storytelling, over the top gore, and psychologically screwed up moral choices for the characters — think the zombie baby in Dawn of the Dead, or pick a moment at random from The Walking Dead.  DC Comics’ zombie thriller DCeased had its fair share of those psychological moments, including
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Today in New York at Toy Fair, Hasbro announced the twenty-eighth season of Power Rangers. Right now we don’t know the full title of the season but we do know that it’ll be taking footage from Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger. There had been a lot of speculation about which Sentai season would be adapted for the series,
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You’ve never seen a TV series quite like Hunters. Created by David Weil, who serves as co-showrunner with Nikki Toscano, and produced by Amazon and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, the 10-episode series is set in 1977 and follows a ragtag, diverse group of clandestine spies, researchers and assassins who are out to find and stop
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Even if you’ve never heard the term, I’m prepared to bet you’ve encountered a McGuffin. The screenwriter Angus MacPhail originated the term to refer to any item which drives the plot of a film despite having little importance in itself, a technique he refined in his work with Hitchcock. These days, the term is used
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I guess they were just on a break? Must’ve been, because we’re feeling as elated as the one where Ross and Rachel got back together now that we have confirmation the Friends reunion is happening on HBO Max. It’s the kind of news that reconfirms ‘90s nostalgia is in the air, but also that Friends
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