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If you were concerned about there being a content drought in August due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down Hollywood, you were…absolutely right in those concerns. For its new releases in August 2020, Hulu is following Apple, Disney, and even Peacock’s lead in taking things nice and slowly. The vast majority of the notable offerings
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Syfy has been …how to put this delicately… ‘a little more commitment-phobic’ in regards to its own series over the last handful of years, so a first teaser trailer for Child’s Play TV show Chucky gently noting that USA Network remains firmly on board is not only reassuring, but of course tremendously exciting for fans
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Certificate: U Director: Kim Hagen Jensen, Tonni Zinck Distributor: Signature Entertainment Running Time: 81 mins Inspired by Pixar’s Inside Out and Monsters, Inc, Dreambuilders follows the journey of Minna. Living with her father and pet hamster – bizarrely named Viggo Mortensen, (we’ll assume that’s down to his Danish heritage, not that they felt inspired after watching
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Captain America — otherwise known as Chris Evans — and other members of the Avengers, along with other actors who have spent time in the superhero genre, took time out this week to pay tribute to a real-life hero. That hero is six-year-old Bridger Walker of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and according to an Instagram post by
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IMAGE: New membrane technology could reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Georgia Tech Associate Professor Ryan Lively shows a module containing the new membrane material, while… view more  Credit: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech New membrane technology developed by a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College London,
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IMAGE: (a) Adsorbed CO2 molecules on graphene sensor (b) van der Waals (vdW) interaction between adsorbed molecules and graphene at zero electric field (c) vdW interaction between adsorbed molecules and graphene… view more  Credit: JAIST Monolayer graphene, an atomic-layer thick sheet of carbon has found immense applications in diverse fields including chemical sensors, detecting single molecule
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American filmmaker Tom Holland, (not to be confused with a certain Spidey actor of the same name) has been thrilling audiences on both the large and small screen for many years. He began his screenwriting career penning the audicious 1983 sequel to Psycho, which lured Anthony Perkins back as Norman Bates. It became a critical
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IMAGE: A tele-meeting with the results: from left, William J. Munro, Nicolò Lo Piparo, Kae Nemoto, Michael Hanks, and Claude Gravel. view more  Credit: Kae Nemoto, Global Research Center for Quantum Information Science, the National Institute of Informatics in Japan The quantum realm holds the key to the next revolution in communication technology as we know
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IMAGE: Nano-[2]catenane, nano-[5]catenane and nano-poly[22]catenane view more  Credit: Politecnico di Torino The “nanolimpiad”, as the complex structure of self-assembled links has been named, looks like the five Olympic Rings and may become the source of new polymeric materials with innovative properties. A collaboration of research groups from Japan (Chiba University), Italy (Politecnico di Torino), Switzerland (SUPSI)
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IMAGE: The arrows point to titanium dioxide nanocrystals lighting up and blinking (left) and then fading (right). view more  Credit: Tewodros Asefa and Eliska Mikmekova Imagine tiny crystals that “blink” like fireflies and can convert carbon dioxide, a key cause of climate change, into fuels. A Rutgers-led team has created ultra-small titanium dioxide crystals that exhibit
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Australian thriller The Secrets She Keeps, currently airing on BBC One and iPlayer, takes the audience to a very dark place says Laura Carmichael. Her character Agatha, a supermarket worker who befriends a pregnant blogger, ‘does such unbelievable things, the most irresponsible things’ driven ‘by the impulse of motherhood’. Building a crime thriller around that
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The following contains spoilers for Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. As fun as 2017’s Psych: The Movie was, its 2020 sequel Psych 2: Lassie Come Home will likely supplant it in Psych-Os’ hearts, because it’s got 500% more Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson). But how does it stack up to its predecessor in terms of Psych
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British director Paul W.S. Anderson turned the hit video game franchise Resident Evil into a long-running film series in the early 2000s, and he’s set to do the same thing again with another property owned by Japanese publisher Capcom. As its name implies, Monster Hunter is a sprawling fantasy game that involves protecting townsfolk from marauding creatures.
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IMAGE: A graphic of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. view more  Credit: UC San Diego From mRNA vaccines entering clinical trials, to peptide-based vaccines and using molecular farming to scale vaccine production, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing new and emerging nanotechnologies into the frontlines and the headlines. Nanoengineers at UC San Diego detail the current approaches to COVID-19
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IMAGE: A graphic showing how shrinking a material down to thicknesses of just a few nanometers can disrupt its atomic bonds. view more  Credit: Kapteyn/Murnane Group/JILA University of Colorado Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell. The team,
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In the summer, many people enjoy walks along the beach looking for seashells. Among the most prized are those that contain iridescent mother of pearl (also known as nacre) inside. But many beachcombers would be surprised to learn that shimmery nacre is one of nature’s strongest, most resilient materials. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano
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IMAGE: The optical pliers next to the mandibles of a Formica polyctena ant for comparison (composite scanning electron microscope (SEM) image with added colors). The two jaws (red) close when light… view more  Credit: Source: UW Physics Researchers at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, used the liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a series
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IMAGE: WTe2 Josephson junction: Green slabs are layers of WTe2, orange bars are niobium electrodes, and red and blue lines denote spin up and spin down electrodes traveling on two hinges… view more  Credit: Gil-Ho Lee (POSTECH) Over the last decade, the field of condensed matter physics has experienced a golden age with the discovery of
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