Month: September 2020

IMAGE: Near-field scanning microscope image of nanocircuits “written ” into a 2D device made of boron nitride and graphene. view more  Credit: Alex Zettl/Berkeley Lab An Innovative Pattern: Scientists Rewrite Rules for 2D Electronics By Theresa Duque A research team led by Alex Zettl, senior faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and professor of
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IMAGE: Schematics of the device, which consists of a graphene Josephson junction, which is integrated into a microwave circuit. view more  Credit: harvard-icfo-mit-bbntechnologies-nims Bolometers are devices that measure the power of incident electromagnetic radiation thru the heating of materials, which exhibit a temperature-electric resistance dependence. These instruments are among the most sensitive detectors so far used
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IMAGE: Sevda Abadpour and Axel Diewald from KIT’s Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE) place a chip onto a board. Components in the micrometer range have to be aligned… view more  Credit: Photo: Joachim Hebeler, KIT Radar systems have long been used on aircraft or ships. Now, they are increasingly applied in cars for
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George Takei has lived through cataclysmic times, but he’s never given up his hope for a better future. You can see this sense of hope in his choices of projects, whether it’s the vision of Gene Roddenbery in Star Trek or in his most recent project, narrating two stories by Ken Liu for Serial Box.
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Firestarter, the Stephen King novel-turned-film, is already cemented in pop culture history with the iconic 1984 poster image of child star Drew Barrymore, who’s seen ominously emotionless in front of a blaze caused by her unbridled pyrokinetic powers; an image that was a clear inspiration for Stranger Things’ Eleven. However, the current crop of King-adapting
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IMAGE: Illustration of a PEC model system with 20-nanometer gold nanoparticles attached to titanium dioxide. view more  Credit: Berkeley Lab In the search for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels, one promising solution relies on photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells – water-splitting, artificial-photosynthesis devices that turn sunlight and water into solar fuels such as hydrogen. In just a
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Full of teenage angst, high-school trauma and… dark magic… The Craft was a sleeper hit back in the Nineties. Starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True, the film followed four outcast teenage girls who pursue witchcraft for their own gain but soon encounter negative repercussions… Now, Blumhouse is continuing the bewitching story this October with
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Going into Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna I was apprehensive. The previous installment in the Digimon Adventure series, the six tri. movies, crashed and burned so badly it killed any enthusiasm I had for that original Adventure continuity. Starting off with so much potential they quickly devolved into awkward fan service (of all kinds), bad pacing,
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There is a moment that I will always treasure in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and it may not be one that immediately springs to your mind. It’s not when Borat goes into an American religious community, nor is it when he wrestles his husky sidekick in the
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IMAGE: Researchers have registered the formation of silver nanoparticles in an ion-exchanged glass as a result of infrared laser irradiation. view more  Credit: Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University Researchers from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with colleagues from the Alferov University, Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS and University
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IMAGE: Similarities Emerging from Disorder: Disordered molecular structures of artificial light-harvesting complexes produce well-defined optical properties view more  Credit: Ilias Patmanidis and Misha Pchenitchnikov Scientists typically prefer to work with ordered systems. However, a diverse team of physicists and biophysicists from the University of Groningen found that individual light-harvesting nanotubes with disordered molecular structures still transport
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IMAGE: Seamus Curran, a physics professor at the University of Houston, has developed a coating designed designed to be used on air filters, capable of capturing airborne virus particles and trapping… view more  Credit: University of Houston A physics professor from the University of Houston has developed a nanotech coating designed to allow air filters to
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We know that DNA molecules express heredity through genetic information. However, in the past few years, scientists have discovered that DNA can conduct electrical currents. This makes it an interesting candidate for roles that nature did not intend for this molecule, such as smaller, faster and cheaper electric circuits in electronic devices, and to detect
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IMAGE: An international team led by researchers at McMaster University has developed an artificial lung to support pre-term and other newborn babies in respiratory distress. view more  Credit: McMaster University HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 29, 2020 — An international team led by current and former McMaster University researchers has developed an artificial lung to support pre-term and
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Produced and directed by Ravi Ajit Chopra, Cognition is a short British dystopian sci-fi drama about a son confronting his past trauma. Journeying through the symbolic landscape of the subconscious mind, the story follows an unbreakable bond between father and son. Check out the trailer here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height:
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One of the most interesting parts of a fighting game storyline is when someone disappears between installments. Yes, these are narratives based entirely on violent heroes and villains kicking the crap out of each other for the fate of the world, so it’s easy to assume that neglected characters have simply met their ends. But
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This DUCKTALES review contains spoilers. Every so often, from the moment a DuckTales episode begins, I have a gut feeling it’s going to be incredible. That it’s going to somehow reach beyond DuckTales‘ usual greatness. ‘They Put a Moonlander on Earth!’ gave me that feeling from its opening moments… yet somehow went even furthur than I could predicted.
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Lack of uniformity is possibly the biggest challenge in today’s technology of memristor devices as it gives rise to problems like inconsistency, stochastic variability, and instability of the memory state. A uniform switching mechanism in memristors is something researchers have been looking in the last several decades. Now, an international team, led by the scientists
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Director: Makoto Shinkai Writer: Makoto Shinkai Cast: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Shun Oguri Distributor: Anime Ltd Director Makoto Shinkai certainly seems to have found his niche in filmmaking – tending to base his more recent works around teen-led stories with a fantastical edge. His greatest success to date was 2016’s highly acclaimed Your Name, breaking
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IMAGE: INRS Professor Mohamed Mohamedi, a specialist in electrochemistry and micro energy systems. view more  Credit: Christian Fleury The research team of INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) Professor Mohamed Mohamedi has designed a green membraneless fuel cell that uses oxygen from the air. The results of this innovative microfluidic application–a first in Canada–were published
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Ever wonder what effect a crosstown might have on vampires? Netflix’s upcoming horror comedy is an educational look at an urban problem. There’s a lot of things happening in the neighborhood right now. Keep your eyes open. That may sound vague, but the new Vampires vs. the Bronx trailer is about a silent threat: gentrification.
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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States, and IDW Publishing took an interesting tack to raise awareness: they tackled PTSD and veterans’ mental health head on in an issue of G.I. Joe.  August’s G.I. Joe #7, by Paul Allor, Chris Evenheus and Brittany Peer, takes a look back at the rebooted
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