Month: March 2019

IMAGE: Northwestern University researchers have demonstrated a versatile imaging platform based on fully reconfigurable metalenses made from silver nanoparticles and a polymer. During a single imaging session, the device can evolve… view more  Credit: Northwestern University A Northwestern University research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could
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IMAGE: A terahertz pump pulse is focused on the surface of a semiconductor sample embedded with ferromagnetic nanoparticles, and a probe pulse detects the ‘excited’ dynamics. A large modulation of up… view more  Credit: Ohya Laboratory WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2019 — In the future, ultrahigh-speed spintronics will require ultrafast coherent magnetization reversal within a picosecond
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Prequels, sequels, and complete re-imaginings. More and more, the stories of the silver screen are finding new life on the small one. Generally (and thankfully), however, it is rare for a TV adaptation of a popular film, movie, or previous TV show to be a straight remake. In the case of Amazon Prime’s Hanna, a
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Did you know there is a follow-up novel to Candace Bushnell’s Sex and The City? Well, it almost exists in the wild, and has already had its TV rights scooped up. According to Variety, Paramount Television has nabbed the rights to Is There Still Sex in the City?, Bushnell’s new book set to come out on August
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK. On the surface, these two news stories sound incredibly similar: two weeks ago, Google announced its upcoming gaming platform called Stadia. The following week, Apple announced its own platform called Apple Arcade. Basically, both tech giants are trying to wade into the wacky world of video games.
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IMAGE: The bonding and bending characteristics are almost the same before and after heating at 200℃, showing no influence of heating on the characteristics. view more  Credit: JTEC Corporation A team of researchers from JTEC Corporation and Osaka University developed a bimorph deformable mirror that allows for precise shape modification and usage under vacuum, a world
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Although the cast of Us is impressive — some of its key players include Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther‘s Winston Duke and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss — it admittedly doesn’t have much horror experience. Moss, who plays a family friend of Nyong’o and Duke’s Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, has starred in a few genre
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IMAGE: A three-dimensional reconstruction of nine cubic millimeters of mouse hippocampus profiled with Slide-seq (colors indicate different cell types) view more  Credit: Macosko/Chen labs A new technique developed by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard gives an unprecedented view of the cellular organization of tissues. Known as Slide-seq, the method uses genetic sequencing
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This Riverdale review contains spoilers. Riverdale Season 3 Episode 17 “The Farm gave me back my brother.” After months of teasing his arrival, last week’s episode finally gave us our first look at Edgar Evernever, as the charismatic leader of The Farm led a bizarre standing ovation at Riverdale High’s production of Heathers: The Musical. This week we get more
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Gods and Goddesses are coming back in Marvel’s Eternals movie. Angelina Jolie, who won an Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted, is in talks to join the upcoming feature film adaptation of Jack Kirby’s The Eternals, according to Variety.  The film, which is coming from Disney and Marvel Studios, will be directed by Chloe Zhao. The Eternals are a hidden
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The Divinity series will live on in an unexpected way with the upcoming release of Divinity: Fallen Heroes.  Fallen Heroes is not Divinity: Original Sin 3, but it will take place sometime after the events of Divinity: Original Sin 2. It will also feature some of the same characters, areas, enemies, character classes, and other
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Electrospinning uses electric fields to manipulate nanoscale and microscale fibers. The technique is well-developed but time-intensive and costly. A team from Michigan Technological University came up with a new way to create customizable nanofibers for growing cell cultures that cuts out time spent removing toxic solvents and chemicals. Their work is published in Elsevier’s Materialia.
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After the impressive box office performance given by Jordan Peele’s first film Get Out in 2017, it’s only natural that the writer/director’s latest, doppelgänger horror Us starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, has also effortlessly pulled in the crowds during its first week. But that’s probably the only thing about the film that hasn’t surprised us. We talk to
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Liposomes are small spherical vesicles with walls comprising two layers of lipids and containing an aqueous core. These artificial structures have been developed for drug delivery or as carriers of active substances in cosmetic products. Another possible application involves the encapsulation of magnetic nanoparticles in liposomes to use them to transmit signals. This possibility is
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Borderlands developer Gearbox appears to be teasing the impending reveal of the long-awaited Borderlands 3. The rumblings that we’re about to get a new Borderlands game grew stronger recently when Gearbox released a new teaser trailer that sure seems to be preparing us for the long-awaited sequel. The studio’s official Twitter account (named “Gearbox Official,”
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IMAGE: An ultrashort spin wave (red) running through a nickel iron layer. Towards the center of the layer, the magnetic direction (blue arrows) swings only up and down in a sort… view more  Credit: HZDR / Juniks Due to its potential to make computers faster and smartphones more efficient, spintronics is considered a promising concept for
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New software lets users design science-fiction-like materials with the same efficiency that architects draft building plans. Sandia National Laboratories has created the first inverse-design software for optical metamaterials — meaning users start by describing the result they want, and the software fills in the steps to get there. The modern design approach
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Avengers: Endgame has just released a HUGE batch of character posters, and we’re loving them all. Check out the heroes (and mourn the ones that fell victim to the Snap) in the gallery above. Go behind the scenes of the film with this new featurette: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;”
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This is a spoiler-free Veep review. In Veep Season 7, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is once again on the road to finish the work she began during her short term as the leader of the free world. Selina finished out the Meyer years, or more accurately the Meyer year, as the 43rd most effective president, right
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HBO is eyeing new fantasy-action TV series plans that could become as sprawling and grandiose as the plans it had after first meeting with George R.R. Martin for a certain series about “thrones” and the “game” over which they’re played. This time, however, the source material arrives from indie comic company Stranger Comics, specifically its
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Denis Dyack – the creator of Eternal Darkness and Legacy of Kain – has announced his next project, Deadhaus Sonata.  Deadhaus Sonata is a multiplayer action-RPG set in a gothic horror universe. Despite the tone of its universe, though, it doesn’t sound like scaring the player will be the title’s main objective. While the game’s
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TAMPA, Fla. – Hedy Lamarr, Oscar-nominated actress from Hollywood’s Golden Age, is among the eight incredibly talented and diverse inventors announced today as the 2019 inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000): Hollywood icon, tinkerer and self-taught inventor, Lamarr retired to Miami Beach, Florida in 1981, and later moved to Central
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Released: 4 April Certificate: 12A Director: Tim Burton Cast: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins Distributor: Walt Disney Studios If you like this, try… Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Burton and Green’s earlier collaboration boasts monsters, time travel and youngsters with weird and wonderful abilities. Few filmmakers mix
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IMAGE: Scheme of the phenomenon: light, which strikes the films of nanoclusters, promotes the charge flow between the two electrodes. view more  Credit: Galchenko/Klinke: University of Hamburg/Swansea University Tiny nanoclusters of metal atoms – such as gold and silver – have properties which mean they can be used as semiconductors, a joint Swansea-Hamburg research team has
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Ever since DC Comics published House of Mystery #156 (1966), Dial H for Hero has been a fascinating, if relatively unexplored, part of the DC Universe. Created by Dave Wood and Jim Mooney, the H Dial is an artifact that allows its wielder to transform into a random super hero when he or she dials
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