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One of the greatest global challenges is the efficient use of renewable sources in order to meet the increasing demand for energy and feedstock chemicals in the future. In this context, biomass is a promising alternative to existing fossil sources such as coal or oil. Cellulose plays a decisive role here because it accounts for
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IMAGE: Berkeley Lab researchers built a set of bacteria that can irreversibly attach a variety of hard or soft materials like biopolymers or semiconducting nanoparticles to the cell surface without damaging… view more  Credit: Berkeley Lab When the inside of a mollusk shell shimmers in sunlight, the iridescence isn’t produced by colored pigments but by tiny
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IMAGE: A schematic illustration of nanocarrier-based biological fluorescent probes for simultaneous detection of ketamine and amphetamine in latent fingermark. Antibodies are assembled on carboxyl modified nanoparticles by amide linkage with the… view more  Credit: Author In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, researchers from Zhejiang have uncovered a novel method of
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IMAGE: This is UniSA bioengineer Dr Chih-Tsung Yang pictured with the microfluidic cell culture chip in the foreground. view more  Credit: Joe Vittorio The debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia (UniSA) and Harvard University researchers. UniSA biomedical engineer Professor Benjamin
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Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that could pave the way for the next generation of optical tweezers. A team of researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol and Exeter, have created a new method of moving microscopic objects around using micro-robotics. Currently, optical tweezers – which are used to study proteins, biological molecular
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This Deadly Class review contains spoilers. Deadly Class Season 1 Episode 9 This episode of Deadly Class was puzzling to say the least. On the one hand it gave us a long-awaited moment between Saya and Marcus and brought Lin’s hypocrisy to its inevitable conclusion, but on the other hand the build-up to a confrontation
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Captain Marvel has quipped, flown, and blasted her way into our hearts, not to mention fantastic box office numbers. If her inclusion in Avengers: Endgame is any indication, we should be seeing a lot more of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. And while we don’t expect any kind of official announcement
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A recent update to Microsoft’s Wireless Display app allows you to stream PC games using your Xbox One.  This fairly remarkable update essentially turns your Xbox One into a Steam Link peripheral. All you have to do is download the app on your PC and follow the instructions to broadcast your computer to your television
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Disney regular Alan Tudyk (Firefly‘s Wash) is returning to the House of Mouse for Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin, according to THR. The actor is set to voice Iago, villain Jafar’s parrot sidekick that was originally voiced by Gilbert Gottfriend in the 1992 animated film. Tudyk’s other recent Disney work includes voicing King Candy in Wreck-It
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The Bone Collector is about to be collected by NBC. The Peacock Network is moving forward with a serial television adaptation of the Jeffery Deaver crime novel-turned 1999 movie, which starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. However, the small screen adaptation will brandish the title, Lincoln, named after investigator main character Lincoln Rhyme. Last November,
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Revolutionary PC game Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam and Itch.io in the form of a remake that remakes the original game’s graphics in order to enhance the accessibility of the original title. This new version of the game will replace the original title’s ASCII graphics (symbols) with actual sprites. The result is being able
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Welcome back to Hogwarts when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second of five all new adventures from the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling, arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, 3D Blu-ray, DVD on March 18 and out now on Digital Download. To celebrate the release, we are giving YOU the chance to
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University of Toronto Engineering researchers have built a set of magnetic ‘tweezers’ that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of cancer cells, and could point the way toward enhanced diagnosis and treatment. Professor Yu Sun and
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HOUSTON — (March 13, 2019) — Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical engineers at Rice University found that the right-sized defects helped a molecular sieve soak up more perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in less time. In a study in the American Chemical Society journal
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IMAGE: Schematic view of carbon structures with pores. view more  Credit: HZB Optimized nanoporous carbons can serve as electrodes for fast electron and ion transport or improve the performance of energy storage and conversion devices. Thus the tunability of the size, shape, and distribution of pores is highly required. The team at the HZB Institute for
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This Santa Clarita Diet review contains no spoilers. “Maybe my life does have a higher purpose that’s more than just killing people?” Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 continues to prove that the show is one of those very special series that keeps on getting more interesting and rich as time goes on. The series evolves at
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As excited as we are about Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and whatever comes next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the question many of us want to know the answer to is simple but huge: how will Marvel incorporate the X-Men into its universe once the Disney-Fox deal is done? Surprisingly, Captain Marvel might actually be
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Bungie’s final Halo game, the prequel Halo: Reach, is finally coming to The Master Chief Collection. The port was announced during an Inside Xbox broadcast. Reach is coming to Xbox One as well as part of a series of releases that will see The Master Chief Collection finally arrive on PC through the Microsoft Store
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You can read the synopsis for Dumbo here: From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe
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The Flash has been renewed for season 6! That means way more speedster shenanigans and time-traveling adventures with Barry Allen and his team at STAR Labs. The news was confirmed by The CW at this winter’s Television Critics Association Press Tour. “This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday — which
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IMAGE: Hang Xiao is the Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Professor David Julian McClements and Professor Hang Xiao, both among the most highly cited researchers in the world, have won awards for their contributions to food science from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). McClements was
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