Month: February 2021

This article contains spoilers for High-Rise Invasion season 1. Television currently exists in a place where there’s a constant stream of new shows and it becomes incredibly easy for some series to sink and get lost at sea. This can be even more prevalent when it comes to anime since it’s sometimes quite difficult to
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There’s never a bad time for a new superhero show, mind you. But with Amazon’s brilliantly bloody The Boys having been off air for five or so months now, the streaming world is particularly due for a new supe. With its list of new releases for March 2021, Amazon is going to be rectifying that.
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What if The X-Files or Fringe had a grand unified theory that attributed all of the mysterious phenomena its government operatives investigated to one cause? Such is the question posed by Debris, J. H. Wyman’s latest sci-fi offering premiering on NBC March 1. The series’ title refers to pieces of wreckage from an alien spacecraft
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This article contains WandaVision spoilers. With just one episode left in the season – and technically the series – the finale of WandaVision has a lot of ground to cover. Its penultimate installment was not just a heartbreaking retrospective of just how terrible Wanda’s life has been and how much she has suffered, it gave
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You know what they say: when God (or Kevin Feige) closes the door on one Disney+ Marvel series, he opens the door on another. Disney+’s list of new releases for March 2021 is highlighted by a changing of the guard for Marvel TV shows. The highly successful and fun Marvel Disney+ premiere WandaVision will wrap
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Hopefully March will bring respite from crippling snow storms and frigid temperatures for much of the globe. And if it doesn’t? Well, Hulu’s got some new streaming options at least! Hulu’s list of new releases for March 2021 are relatively slight on Hulu originals. Thankfully, one beloved original of note is coming back this month.
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IMAGE: An initial crack in a film creates a RVPB (a). A second crack event in the film (b) causes a “collapse front ” to be formed which sweeps up the RVPB… view more  Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have revealed how liquid foams collapse by observing individual collapse
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This article contains spoilers for WandaVision episode 8. Like episode 4 before it, WandaVision episode 8 drops the show’s sitcom homage format entirely to delve deeper into the context of the world outside the hexagon and Wanda’s own history. That doesn’t mean, however, that “Previously On…” still doesn’t find the time to shout out some
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Warning: contains spoilers for A Discovery of Witches season 2 episode 8. Near the end of A Discovery of Witches season two, episode eight, Peter Knox walks into the hospital room where new parents Sophie and Nathaniel are recovering from the birth of their daughter Margaret (no, nobody else is much keen on the name either). As a powerful
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This review contains A Discovery of Witches spoilers. The moment Phoebe asked Marcus “Can you turn into a bat?” was the moment A Discovery of Witches’ newest couple won my heart. Possibly it happened slightly earlier when Phoebe replied to Marcus’ declaration that he was the Grand Master of the Knights of Lazarus with the words “And I’m
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IMAGE: OLED tattoo. view more  Credit: Barsotti – Italian Institute of Technology. Scientists at UCL and the IIT -Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology used in TV and smartphone screens, paving the way for a new type of “smart tattoo” with a range of potential uses.
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Written and directed by long-time Hellraiser collaborator Gary John Tunnicliffe, the latest installment in the franchise is Hellraiser: Judgment, which finds two tough detectives, brothers Sean and David Carter, on the hunt for a gruesome serial killer terrorising their city with a series of murders based on the Ten Commandments. Joining forces with detective Christine
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IMAGE: 3D printer for high-speed printing of titanium structures and Insitu synthesis of alloys view more  Credit: Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University Researchers from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) developed and manufactured a unique 3D printer named the “Prism”. The 3D-printer was manufactured and firstly demonstrated on January 29, 2021. The main purpose
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In recent years, engineers have found ways to modify the properties of some “two- dimensional” materials, which are just one or a few atoms thick, by stacking two layers together and rotating one slightly in relation to the other. This creates what are known as moiré patterns, where tiny shifts in the alignment of atoms
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IMAGE: Fig. 1: Different drug release profile depending on the linker used for block-copolymers of nano-micelles FR-JQ1H/m with aliphatic aldehyde linker: Fast drug release in gradually elevated acidity SR-JQ1H/m with aromatic aldehyde linker:… view more  Credit: 2021 Innovation Center of NanoMedicine February 26, 2021 – Kawasaki, Japan: The Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (Director General: Prof. Kazunori
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This Clarice review contains spoilers. Clarice Episode 3 Clarice, episode 3, “Are You Alright?,” almost allows Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) to overcome the typecasting of her role in the events in the film The Silence of the Lambs. The federal cop practically changes the venue by sheer force of will, as if she could
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This article contains The United States vs. Billie Holiday spoilers.  Federal drug enforcement was created for the express purpose of persecuting Billie Holiday. Director Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday focuses a cinematic microscope on the events, but a much larger picture is visible just outside the lens. Holiday’s best friend and one-time
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IMAGE: Professor Wang Qijie, the lead scientist in the development of the laser system, pictured with a prototype. view more  Credit: NTU Singapore An international team of scientists has developed a system that can generate random numbers over a hundred times faster than current technologies, paving the way towards faster, cheaper, and more secure data encryption
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Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have discovered new fundamental insights for developing lithium metal batteries that perform well at ultra-low temperatures; mainly, that the weaker the electrolyte holds on to lithium ions, the better. By using such a weakly binding electrolyte, the researchers developed a lithium metal battery that can be repeatedly
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A safe, fast and cheap testing method that uses magnetic nanoparticles to detect viruses in both clinical and wastewater samples has been developed by KAUST researchers. The centrifuge-free approach is compatible with magnetic bead-based automated systems that are already used to process hundreds of samples. “Our silica magnetic nanoparticle-based workflow can be assembled from scratch
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People’s teeth-chattering experiences in the dentist’s chair could be improved by fresh insights into how tiny, powerful bubbles are formed by ultra-fast vibrations, a study suggests. The physics of how so-called nanobubbles are generated could have a range of clinical and industrial applications, including in dental hygiene devices used to remove plaque, experts say. The
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