Month: September 2020

The Brood is the brainchild of writer-director David Cronenberg. Over forty years on it arguably remains the former body horror director’s most personal movie. It concerns the struggles of a divorced father to protect his six-year-old daughter, by uncovering the unorthodox treatments being administered upon his institutionalised ex-wife and how this could all be connected
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Tetsuo! Manga Entertainment has announced that Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic anime masterpiece Akira is riding back into UK and Irish cinemas for a limited run this October after being remastered in amazing 4K! Check out the new trailer for the release here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span>Set in Neo-Tokyo, 2019,
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim from Vanillaware might just be the best time-travel game in 25 years. “If you’re looking for challenging real-time strategy, 13 Sentinels‘ straightforward action probably won’t rock your socks off. But fans of point-and-click adventures and visual novels will find a lot to chew on here, even if the overall balance between
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The Queen’s Gambit, a television miniseries based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, progresses toward an October arrival on Netflix, auspiciously touting a headliner in rising star Anya Taylor-Joy. Creator Scott Frank (Godless) wrote the serial television adaptation, which Frank directed for its 7-episode frame. The story of The Queen’s Gambit centers
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Amazon has officially revealed the first details for Luna: the company’s long-rumored cloud gaming service. “With Luna and the incredible scale and capability of Amazon Web Services (AWS), it’s easy to stream high-quality, immersive games,” reads a press release from Amazon regarding Luna. “Players can enjoy Luna games on their favorite devices without lengthy downloads
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X of Swords is underway, changing the X-Men’s world immensely, and Marvel revealed one of the biggest changes today: the return of S.W.O.R.D., coming in December from Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti. SOME SPOILERS FOR X OF SWORDS: CREATION #1 AND EMPYRE AFTERMATH: AVENGERS FOLLOW S.W.O.R.D. spins out of Marvel’s two most recent big events:
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What’s spooky season without a little Creepshow? Thankfully AMC’s horror streaming imprint Shudder agrees and has greenlit an animated Creepshow Halloween special. The aptly titled Creepshow Halloween Special will star Kiefer Sutherland (24) and Joey King (The Act) and will be based on stories from horror writing father-son duo Stephen King and Joe Hill.  The
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At this point, it’s no surprise when Sarah Paulson signs on to a Ryan Murphy production. The actress calls him her “greatest champion,” and he’s known for working repeatedly with the same stable of actors. Paulson is a clear talent, a name that has come to signify a show is “prestige” by her mere presence.
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Not entirely unlike a certain all-powerful Vought Corporation, Amazon has decided it quite likes being in the superhero business. The streaming giant (well, everything giant) announced today that it has ordered a spinoff series based on its current dark superhero satire The Boys. This still unnamed spinoff will be set at a college created by
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Warning: contains Enola Holmes plot spoilers Netflix film Enola Holmes is a revolutionary parable about rejecting the status quo and choosing your own destiny. In it, Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown plays the sixteen-year-old sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes (Sam Claflin and Henry Cavill), a bright spark raised in splendid isolation by their mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham
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IMAGE: Dr. Danila Barskiy, winner of a 2020 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award view more  Credit: Danila Barskiy The diverse work of Mainz-based physicists in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance is being boosted by a new highly application-oriented approach: In October 2020, Dr. Danila Barskiy will join Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) to set up a group
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IMAGE: Illustration of a prospective biocompatible interface shows that hydrogels (green tubing), which can be generated by an electron or X-ray beam 3D-printing process, act as artificial synapses or junctions, connecting… view more  Credit: A. Strelcov/NIST Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method of 3D-printing gels and other
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IMAGE: When the energy levels of a quantum system are filled, fermionic particles exclude each other, whereas bosonic matter can accumulate in the lowest level. In contrast, anyons behave in an… view more  Credit: ICFO While in a three-dimensional world, all particles must be either fermions or bosons, it is known that in fewer dimensions, the
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Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with colleagues in Russia and Poland, have managed to achieve ultrastrong coupling between light and matter at room temperature. The discovery is of importance for fundamental research and might pave the way for advances within, for example, light sources, nanomachinery, and quantum technology. A set of
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IMAGE: Magnetically propelled microbots can clean biofilms and kill bacteria. view more  Credit: American Chemical Society Biofilms — microbial communities that form slimy layers on surfaces — are difficult to treat and remove, often because the microbes release molecules that block the entry of antibiotics and other therapies. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials &
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IMAGE: An electron micrograph of the artificial neuron. The niobium dioxide layer (yellow) endows the device with neuron-like behavior. view more  Credit: Dr. R. Stanley Williams In the September issue of the journal Nature, scientists from Texas A&M University, Hewlett Packard Labs and Stanford University have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a
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IMAGE: Scanning tunneling microscope image of wide-band metallic graphene nanoribbon (GNR). Each cluster of protrusions corresponds to a singly-occupied electron orbital. The formation of a pentagonal ring near each cluster leads… view more  Credit: UC Berkeley image by Daniel Rizzo Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers’ speed and cut their power
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IMAGE: Paul Maierhofer with the result of his dissertation at the Institute for Electrical Measurement and Sensor Technology at Graz University of Technology: the 12 x 9 x 3 millimetre small… view more  Credit: © Lunghammer – TU Graz It is slightly smaller than two one-cent coins stacked on top of each other, is particularly energy-efficient
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IMAGE: The table in front of the COVID-19 team at the Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine contains 1,5 million tests. From left, Erlend Ravlo, staff engineer; Hilde Lysvand, senior engineer;… view more  Credit: Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU A highly sensitive COVID-19 test, developed by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), relies on
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