Comedy legend and TV pioneer Carl Reiner died at 98, according to Variety. His assistant, Judy Nagy, said he was with his family when he died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills on Monday night. Reiner was one of the true greats. He helped shape comedy on television from the early golden
Amazon Game Studio’s multiplayer shooter Crucible has seemingly suffered yet another setback as developer Relentless Studios has announced that the game is being reverted to a closed beta state after previously being openly available as a free-to-play title via Steam. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” reads a post on the Crucible blog.
IMAGE: Chemical intuition tells us that pressure tends to increase number of coordination, and hence usually makes a structure ordered that is especially true for perovskite like compounds. However, in the… view more Credit: Changqing Jin, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences High-pressure materials science has taken off over the last couple of decades with
IMAGE: Preparing SWCNT films for the experiment. view more Credit: Pavel Odinev / Skoltech Scientists from Skoltech and their colleagues from Russia and Finland have figured out a non-invasive way to measure the thickness of single-walled carbon nanotube films, which may find applications in a wide variety of fields from solar energy to smart textiles. A
IMAGE: (a) Bottom-up synthesis scheme of 17-AGNR on Au(111), (b) high-resolution STM image, and (c) nc-AFM image of 17-AGNR. view more Credit: Junichi Yamaguchi, Yasunobu Sugimoto, Shintaro Sato, Hiroko Yamada With literally the thickness of one carbon atom and electrical properties that can surpass those of standard semiconductor technologies, graphene nanoribbons promise a new generation of
No one familiar with Dan Stevens’ past performances in the likes of 2014’s The Guest or FX’s Legion doubted that the actor would give his all playing a larger than life pop sensation in Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, but he still managed to be the focus of much of the
It’s hard to believe that Namco has been repackaging many of its classic titles for more than two decades now. And the new Namco Museum Archives is among the publisher’s best compilations yet, thanks to welcome new features and an excellent mix of beloved classics along with deep cuts in Namco’s sizable back catalog. Unlike
Director: Sean S. Cunningham Writer: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert Cast: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader Distributor: 101 Films 1985 was a good year for teen movies – we had the wholesome teen pirate adventure The Goonies as well as those naughty kids in detention in The Breakfast Club. The New Kids feels very similar in
IMAGE: Para-aramid nanofiber sheets atop Twaron® sheets after fragment simulation projectile testing. view more Credit: Grant Gonzalez/Harvard SEAS Since World War I, the vast majority of American combat casualties has come not from gunshot wounds but from explosions. Today, most soldiers wear a heavy, bullet-proof vest to protect their torso but much of their body remains
Certificate: 15 Director: Rob Grant Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Thomas Cocquerel, Camille Stopps Running Time: 91 mins With a sharp intake of breath, Rob Grant’s Alive opens in a blood-soaked nightmare – waking up in a derelict hospital and covered in wounds and dirty bandages, a man (Thomas Cocquerel) desperately tries to reach the exit before
This Twilight Zone review contains spoilers. The Twilight Zone Season 2 Episode 6 Science fiction that happens underwater almost always become horrifically scary, really fast. Off the top of my head, the only sci-fi premises that aren’t automatically horrifying are the ‘90s show seaQuest, or my three-year-old daughter’s favorite TV Show, Octonauts. Everything else that
Led by Brutes baring sharp teeth and wielding gravity hammers, the Banished are one of the Halo universe’s most imposing factions. Introduced in 2017 as the antagonists of Halo Wars 2, they’re a splinter group of ex-Covenant warriors dedicated to clawing out a mercenary criminal empire. And that mission seems to continue in Halo Infinite.
IMAGE: Rice University graduate student Lauren McCarthy led an effort that discovered details about a novel type of polarized-light matter interaction with light that literally turns end over end as it… view more Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University HOUSTON – (June 29, 2020) – A scientist might want to do cartwheels upon making a discovery, but this
Ion channels and membrane transporters are in the business of moving ions and small molecules across cellular membranes. They are essential for metabolic and cellular homeostasis, and for a host of biological signaling pathways. “Both these classes of membrane proteins are extremely important for our health,” observes Nieng Yan, the Shirley M. Tilghman Professor at
Current Nanomaterials journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers, has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Current Nanomaterials, a peer reviewed journal publishes full-length/mini reviews, original research articles and thematic issues on experimental and applied research on nanomaterials.
Genoa (Italy), 29 June 2020 – Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) has led to the revolutionary development of an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration that cause the progressive degeneration of photoreceptors of the retina, resulting in blindness.
IMAGE: Rice University physicists discover that plasmonic metals can be prompted to produce “hot carriers ” that in turn emit unexpectedly bright light in nanoscale gaps between electrodes. The phenomenon could be… view more Credit: Illustration by Longji Cui and Yunxuan Zhu/Rice University HOUSTON – (June 29, 2020) – Seeing light emerge from a nanoscale experiment
IMAGE: On-site COVID-19 test results in one hour view more Credit: National University of Singapore COVID-19 screening can soon be conducted directly at various testing stations, and patients can get their test results in about an hour from the time they get a nasal swab. A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS)
IMAGE: Evaluation of breathing comfort by infrared thermal camera: (a) air and moisture transmission and (b) CO2 transmission view more Credit: Hyung Joon Cha (POSTECH) As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, masks have become an essential personal hygiene product as the first line of defense to protect one’s respiratory system against the viruses and
This Penny Dreadful: City of Angels review contains spoilers. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 10 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels closes out the season in a strangely moving way, which is par for the course for a series like this. It’s not because of who and what is lost during the episode, but the
While popular streamer Dr DisRespect, whose real name is Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, was banned from Twitch on Friday, Beahm didn’t immediately address the situation, sparking countless theories and rumors as to why he’d been suspended. Then, Kotaku and industry insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau reported that the ban was permanent. But still no word from
IMAGE: Researchers are using aerosol-jet-printing technology to create these graphene biosensors that can detect histamine, an allergen and indicator of spoiled fish and meat. view more Credit: mage courtesy of Jonathan Claussen/Iowa State University AMES, Iowa – Researchers dipped their new, printed sensors into tuna broth and watched the readings. It turned out the sensors –
This The Twilight Zone review contains spoilers. The Twilight Zone Season 2 Episode 4 One of my favorite episodes of the original Twilight Zone is called “A Nice Place to Visit.” It’s about a dirty rotten gambler who finds himself in heaven, only to discover that he’s actually in hell. Sorry for the spoiler for
Is a new streaming platform called Brime about to become Twitch’s biggest competitor? That’s what some in the internet rumor mill think after popular streamer Keemstar shared a wild theory claiming that Ninja, Shroud, and Dr DisRespect are launching a new streaming service backed by Spotify. Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because
The Simpsons will no longer feature white actors voicing non-white characters, according to Variety. The Simpsons producers did not say whether the roles will be recast or written-out. “Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the producers said in a statement. The Fox series made a similar action three
Bethesda and id Software have confirmed that this year’s QuakeCon event will take place online from August 7-9. Dubbed QuakeCon at Home, this online event will actually run during the rough time frame typically reserved for the traditional QuakeCon showcase (which was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). While Bethesda and id Software
“Did you see it when you were a kid?” asks Randal Kleiser as we settle into talking about his 1986 family SF cult classic Flight Of The Navigator. Having confirmed that we did indeed, and that we revisited it prior to this interview, the filmmaker chuckles and follows up with “…and did it look different?”
Netflix removed one of the fan favorite episodes of Community from its streaming service on Friday, deleting “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” from its selection of season 2 episodes. By the company’s reasoning, this is due to the use of blackface in the episode. In the episode in question, the controversial incident occurs early when the
A new teaser posted via the Halo Twitter account suggests that The Banished may return in Halo Infinite. The teaser clearly references The Banished with the line “We are his will, we are his legacy, we are The Banished,” but there is some room for debate in regards to whether or not this teaser actually
Exploring the multiverse of science fiction and fantasy can be an exhilarating journey for a collector, and an inexhaustible one too. As well as all the celebrated 19th and 20th Century classics of the genre, from Frankenstein and Alice In Wonderland to Lord Of The Rings and Dune, it’s worth remembering that the roots of imaginative