Month: March 2021

IMAGE: Modeling the behavior of 2D materials under pressure view more  Credit: ACS Nano (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c10609 Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) have developed a method for modeling the behavior of 2D materials under pressure. The research will help create pressure sensors based on silicene or other 2D materials. The
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Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called “Xenobots” that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presence of a swarm of other Xenobots. Get ready for Xenobots 2.0.
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This article is presented by We can’t clarify this enough: When the age of Marvel Comics superheroes began in the 1960s, everything changed. Characters like the members of the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and on and on felt more grounded in reality than their comic book peers, and readers immediately took notice. These were
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this article contains spoilers for godzilla vs. kong. It may not have quite the cache or iconic status of Mothra or King Ghidorah, but Mechagodzilla has managed to become a consistent element in the Godzilla movie universe for years. And now the metallic wonder makes its Hollywood debut (not counting Ready Player One) in director
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And just like that – here comes spring. Amazon Prime‘s list of new releases for April 2021 isn’t as cheery as one would expect from the sunny season. But perhaps that’s by design – you should be outside anyway! Amazon’s most prominent original series for April 2021 is undoubtedly Them from multi-hyphenate Lena Waithe. This
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IMAGE: Phonon dispersion of diamond calculated at the variational Monte Carlo level by TurboRVB view more  Credit: Kousuke Nakano from JAIST Ishikawa, Japan – The focus and ultimate goal of computational research in materials science and condensed matter physics is to solve the Schrödinger equation–the fundamental equation describing how electrons behave inside matter–exactly (without resorting to
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IMAGE: Songbird with active implant with the capability of broadcasting high resolution temperature readings and cell type specific neuronal stimulation view more  Credit: University of Arizona Gutruf Lab The human brain regions responsible for speech and communication keep our world running by allowing us to do things like talk with friends, shout for help in an
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The second season of the fantasy series, A Discovery Of Witches, will soon be available to take home on digital, DVD and Blu-ray and to celebrate we have two sets of Blu-rays to give away! <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> The brand new second season of A Discovery Of Witches sees
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This Supergirl review contains spoilers Supergirl Season 6 Episode 1 Supergirl is back for one last season, and they’re making it count. Kara and friends returned to finish out last season’s cliffhangers, including Brainy fighting for his life, Lex superpowering himself thanks to Leviathan, and Andrea Rojas’s life in shambles. This episode packs just about every kind
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Directed by Jennifer Sheridan and written by Matt Stokoe Rose: A Love Story is a chilling horror thriller which follows Rose, who lives in seclusion with her husband and gripped by a violent, terrifying illness. However, the arrival of a stranger shatters the fragile refuge they have built… Starring Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Jamestown, Bodyguard) and Matt
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HARWELL, UK (30 March 2021) The Faraday Institution has announced a £22.6m commitment to build on its momentum in four key research challenges: extending battery life, battery modelling, recycling and reuse and solid-state batteries. In doing so, and by strengthening the organisation’s commercialisation team and strategy, it is further focusing on those areas of battery
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IMAGE: Schematic illustration of the optical response of a dense atomic medium seen by traditional theories vs. the RG theory view more  Credit: ICFO Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon cover, voted the greatest classical rock album of all time, intended to portray the prism and dispersion of light into a rainbow as a certain
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IMAGE: Eric Decker, professor of food science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, received two lifetime achievement awards. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst Eric Decker, professor of food science, has recently received the two top awards in his field – the American Oil Chemists’ Society’s (AOCS) Supelco/Nicholas Pelick Research Award and the Institute of Food Technologist’s
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Ever since Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced they were building a “MonsterVerse,” this is the fight everyone’s been waiting for: Godzilla vs. Kong. Fire meets fur. As the undisputedly most popular monsters in movie history, King Kong and Godzilla are responsible for the entire idea of a “kaiju versus” film thanks to their first
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Warning: contains spoilers for the Unforgotten series 4 finale. Conflict might be the basis of drama, but love is what makes it a pleasure. Achieve the right blend of both and a TV show becomes somewhere audiences want to spend time. There’s a joy in being buffeted by plot but held in place by the constancy of
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IMAGE: (a) Change in sheet resistance (electrical resistivity per unit area of material surface)–an indicator of a superconducting transition–as a function of temperature and magnetic field. (b) Change in critical magnetic… view more  Credit: NIMS Superconductivity is known to be easily destroyed by strong magnetic fields. NIMS, Osaka University and Hokkaido University have jointly discovered that
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This Snowpiercer review contains spoilers. Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 9 The people got what they wanted. Mr. Wilford has retaken control of Snowpiercer, and with every push of a mop or scrub of a rag, the lingering reminders of Andre Layton’s class war disappear. No more anti-Tail graffiti. No more breechmen versus brakemen. Ruth, in
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This Snowpiercer review contains spoilers. Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 10 For the fifth time in the history of the show, the titular train of Snowpiercer finds itself under new ownership. Wilford built the thing, and then Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) stole it. She ran it successfully for 7 years, until it was taken over by Layton
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IMAGE: MIT engineers have devised a novel technique for imaging biological samples down to a resolution of 9 nanometers. They developed a new type of hydrogel that maintains a more uniform… view more  Credit: Ella Maru Studio CAMBRIDGE, MA – Using an ordinary light microscope, MIT engineers have devised a technique for imaging biological samples with
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IMAGE: 2021 Protein Society Award Winners view more  Credit: The Protein Society The Protein Society, the premier international society dedicated to supporting protein research, announces the winners of the 2021 Protein Society Awards, which will be conferred at the 35th Anniversary Symposium (virtual), July 7 – 14, 2021. Plenary talks from award recipients will take place
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