Month: April 2021

This Invincible article contains spoilers. Hit superhero animated series Invincible closes out its first season with a clash of global proportions between Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) and his dad, Omni Man/Nolan Grayson (J.K. Simmons), who reveals that his home planet of Viltrum is actually a world-enslaving evil empire and he’s one of their conquerors, sent to
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This article contains Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse spoilers. You can find our spoiler-free review here. For the most faithful Tom Clancy fans, it’s probably not the ending they anticipated. Amazon’s adaptation of the author’s John Clark origin story, Without Remorse, ends not with a justification for Cold War paranoia but instead with a greater fear
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The author of The Martian returns and the far future gets messy in this month’s science fiction offerings. Here are some of the science fiction books we’re most looking forward to in May 2021… Top New Science Fiction Books in April 2021 Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Type: NovelRelease date: May 4Publisher: Ballantine Books
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IMAGE: Engineers at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using neural networks to accelerate the prediction of how microstructures of materials evolve. This example predicts snowflake-like dendritic crystal growth…. view more  Credit: Mesoscale Materials Science Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (April 30, 2021) – The microscopic structures and properties of materials are intimately linked, and
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Certificate: PG Director: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe Writer: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph Distributor: Netflix Running Time: 113 min If you like this, try… National Lampoon’s Vacation Another road-trip comedy with a dysfunctional family (though with less homicidal robots). The Mitchells, much like the Griswolds of National Lampoon’s Vacation,
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IMAGE: Photo shows Vivek Aji (left) and Nathaniel Gabor in the Quantum Materials Optoelectronics Lab at UC Riverside. view more  Credit: Stan Lim, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A pair of physicists at the University of California, Riverside, are aiming to convert light falling on atomically thin semiconductor materials into electricity, having received more than $582,000
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IMAGE: Schematic of the imaging of pathological tissue 3D structure by combining optical diffraction tomography and automated stitching. Image credit: Hugonnet et al., doi 10.1117/1.AP.3.2.026004 view more  Credit: Hugonnet et al. Histology is the study of biological tissues at a microscopic level. Also called microscopic anatomy, histology is widely used to provide diagnosis of cancer and
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IMAGE: The atomic structure of a gold nanoparticle protected by phosphine molecules (left) and magnetic-field-induced electron currents in a plane intersecting the center of the particle (right). The total electron current… view more  Credit: University of Jyväskylä/Omar Lopez Estrada Researchers in the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyvaskyla, in Finland and in the Guadalajara University in
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Sky One sci-fi Intergalactic is part conspiracy thriller, part prison break drama, and all space romp. It’s set 150 years in the future, when all of Earth’s nations have united into a single authority known as the Commonworld, and a new element has enabled Earth’s people to escape ecological collapse and colonise other planets via
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Yasuke is a groundbreaking new anime that fuses fact and fiction. The six-episode original series streaming on Netflix now is the brainchild of comic artist and animation director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, The Boondocks). The titular role in Yasuke is voiced by Oscar-nominated LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You, Knives Out) who is also one
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Anyone who has experienced 10, soon to be 11, seasons of The Walking Dead can tell you that comic writer Robert Kirkman enjoys a lengthy story. Kirkman’s zombie comic series from which the AMC adaptation takes its inspiration ran from 2003 through 2019 and featured a staggering 193 issues. What’s even more impressive, however, is
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The MonsterVerse lives! Not even a year ago it seemed likely that Godzilla vs. Kong would end up being the final bout in the series of movies that launched back in 2014 with Godzilla. But the surprisingly robust box office success of the titanic prize fight — $407 million at the worldwide box office and
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After four years of the Wii U, we were eagerly anticipating its successor. While there were plenty of great games on the doomed platform, the Wii U just never caught fire with the public at large. But four years into the Switch’s lifespan, and Nintendo has turned things around dramatically. Instead of winding things down,
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As we inch closer to the 40th—yes, 40th—anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s natural to reflect on just how influential the Indiana Jones blockbuster has been to American filmmaking. One needs look no further than the Marvel Cinematic Universe to see how relevant Steven Spielberg‘s action-adventure story remains today, but, having just done
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IMAGE: Dr. Moon Kim, the Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and fellow researchers developed a nanopore sequencing platform that, for the… view more  Credit: The University of Texas at Dallas Nanopore technology shows promise for making it possible to develop small, portable, inexpensive devices that can
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Chris Pratt is in the middle of a futuristic alien war in Amazon’s latest sci-fi The Tomorrow War and we have been given a first-look at the action-packed movie with a selection of stills and a teaser trailer, which you can watch below… [embedded content] In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a
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This article contains spoilers for various parts of the Star Trek franchise. Last fall, airing just a few weeks apart, both Star Trek and Star Wars debuted season premieres of new streaming TV episodes in which the heroes of each show had to fight a giant, legless worm-monster. In Star Trek: Discovery’s “That Hope Is
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Warning: spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 episode 3: The Crossing When Commander Lawrence and the other Sons of Jacob were designing the Handmaid system, they failed to take a few key things into account. “Part of the equation we overlooked,” Lawrence told June in season three. “Mental health – obviously. Maternal love –
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Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Director: Jeff Desom, Saman Kesh, Dugan O’Neal Writer: Jeff Desom, Saman Kesh, Dugan O’Neal Cast: Josh Peck, Wilson Bethel, Lina Esco  Distributor: Signature Entertainment Running Time: 84 mins When we heard about a movie called Portal, we were worried that we were going to have to get very angry about
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IMAGE: Image of the molecules successfully pooled into a Bose-Einstein condensate. view more  Credit: Chin Lab Researchers have big ideas for the potential of quantum technology, from unhackable networks to earthquake sensors. But all these things depend on a major technological feat: being able to build and control systems of quantum particles, which are among the
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IMAGE: When the researchers began studying the way salts crystallize on certain surfaces, they found that the process repeatedly produced predictable multi-legged shapes. The researchers dubbed them collectively as “crystal critters “… view more  Credit: Courtesy of Kripa Varanasi, Samantha McBride and Henri-Louis Girard, et al About a quarter of a percent of the entire gross
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IMAGE: Schematic of the optical microcavity with 2D semiconductor. The nonlinear optical response arises from the larger Bohr radii Rydberg excitons allowing to push the limit to few photon nonlinear limit. view more  Credit: Image credit: Rezlind Bushati The ability to turn on and off a physical process with just one photon is a fundamental building
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This article is presented by: Filming epic adventures is certainly nothing new to Josh Duhamel, having starred in four of the Transformers films and the Call of Duty: WWII video game. In between, he’s been a part of 35 films (including voicing Harvey Dent in the forthcoming animated film Batman: The Long Halloween Part One).
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Luca is the name of the next animated feature film from Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios, directed and conceived by animator and artist Enrico Casarosa. Working at Pixar since 2002 as a story artist in films like Cars, Up, Coco, and Ratatouille, Casarosa directed the 2012 short La Luna before making his feature directorial debut this
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Chinese scientists have made direct observations in face-centered cubic VCoNi (medium)-entropy alloys (MEA) and for the first time proposed a convincing identification of subnanoscale chemical short-range order (CSRO). This achievement undisputedly resolves the pressing question of if, what and why CSRO exists, and how to explicitly identify CSRO. This work, published in Nature on April
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