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IMAGE: Humidity sensor combining variable filter and solar cells. view more  Credit: Junsuk Rho (POSTECH) Smart windows that automatically change colors depending on the intensity of sunlight are gaining attention as they can reduce energy bills by blocking off sun’s visible rays during summer. But what about windows that change colors depending on the humidity outside
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The following contains spoilers for Homecoming season 2. A woman wakes up on a canoe in the middle of a lake, she has no idea who she is or how she got there. She sees a man on shore and screams for help, but instead of offering aid, he runs away. She eventually discovers her
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IMAGE: University of Cincinnati engineering professor Vesselin Shanov displays carbon nanotubes he created in his lab. view more  Credit: Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative + Brand Engineers at the University of Cincinnati are using a National Science Foundation grant to develop a face mask that can be sterilized with heat for re-use. “Currently, there is a significant
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IMAGE: These act as advanced catalysts to speed up the hydrolysis of amide bonds. view more  Credit: © 2020 Fujita et al. In proteins, amino acids are held together by amide bonds. These bonds are long-lived and are robust against changes in temperature, acidity or alkalinity. Certain medicines make use of reactions involving amide bonds, but
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Written and directed by award-winning creative director, Nicholas Briggs and comprising of four hour-long episodes, the epic science fiction audio series The Human Frontier is out now. You can watch the fantastic graphical trailer here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Boasting a top-tier cast, with tremendous audio design, music and special
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UC Santa Barbara condensed matter physicist Andrea Young conducts his work at the boundary of theory and actuality, as he builds instrumentation to probe for signature quantum properties in advanced materials. Using his expertise in the realm of graphene systems, he and his research group also work to coax as-yet hypothetical behaviors from the two-dimensional
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EVANSTON, Ill. — A Northwestern University-led team has developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil, the sponge could be used to inexpensively and efficiently clean up oil spills without harming marine life. After squeezing the oil
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New Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier (formerly of Kotaku) claims that sources have informed him that Sony intends to host a PlayStation 5 virtual event next week. The report (which is based on information coming from “people with direct knowledge of the matter”) alleges that the current plan is for Sony to host a virtual event
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Welcome to the HBO Max era! WarnerMedia’s streaming giant arrived on May 27 and is absolutely bursting with Warner movies, TV shows, and other titles. But time waits for no man or streaming service and each new month HBO Max will be expected to bring new content to the table. Things get started in June
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From the moment Mortal Kombat hit arcades, it was seen as more than just a simple Street Fighter II clone. The controls were different, the atmosphere was different, and it had an extremely different look, thanks to the digitized actors that replaced the traditional pixel art of the era. That more realistic look went hand-in-hand
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IMAGE: Alamgir Karim, Dow Chair Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, says the project could lead to more environmentally friendly plastics and other polymers. view more  Credit: University of Houston Shrimp, lobsters and mushrooms may not seem like great tools for the battlefield, but three engineers from the University of Houston
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Can’t wait until Disney+’s 12 June release to get your Artemis Fowl fix? Not to worry! SciFiNow is here to help. Check out a special look at Disney’s upcoming movie below… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Artemis Fowl is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell,
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Dr Sumsun Naher and Professor Aziz Rahman have received a Marie Curie Fellowship to develop a hybrid sensor for the detection of diabetes from exhaled breath. Diabetes is a chronic disease which causes its sufferers to have high blood sugar levels. The disease causes limb loss, strokes, heart attacks, kidney damage and death if diabetes
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May 27, 2020 (Oslo, Norway) — The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today announced the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. This year’s Kavli Prize honours scientists whose research has transformed our understanding of the very big, the very small and the very complex. The laureates in each
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A report by Sports Business Daily suggests that the NFL will soon extend their deal with EA in order to ensure that the publisher retains the exclusive right to develop NFL simulation video games through 2025. The report indicates that the deal isn’t quite official (it will seemingly be voted on this week), but that
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We have great news for those wondering what Cymera, Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing, is doing this year amid the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic: it’s going digital! The festival organisers have said that they were originally going to offer a taster plate of the festival online, but thanks to the
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IMAGE: For the first time, chromosomes of the thale cress model plant were recombined with the help of the Cas9 protein. (Figure. Angelina Schindele, KIT) view more  Credit: Angelina Schindele, KIT The CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants. The research teams of Professor
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This SPACE FORCE review contains no spoilers and is based on all 10 episodes. Steve Carell, The Office-star turned Hollywood leading man, made his return to television last year with The Morning Show. As the flagship series for Apple TV+, featuring another high-profile return to TV (Jennifer Aniston), the show cost an exorbitant $15 million an
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No celebration of the history of Green Lantern would be complete without acknowledging Dwayne McDuffie. McDuffie was a titan in both the comic book and animation industries before he passed in 2011, co-founding Milestone Comics and helping turn Milestone character Static into a successful, beloved Saturday morning cartoon (Static Shock), among a myriad of other
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