Red blood cells are amazing. They pick up oxygen from our lungs and carry it all over our body to keep us alive. The hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells transports oxygen by changing its shape in an all-or-nothing fashion. Four copies of the same protein in hemoglobin open and close like flower petals, structurally
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IMAGE: Rice University chemists who discovered that chemicals used in Billups-Birch reductions of carbon nanotubes react with the white PTFE stir bars, turning them black. They recommend using glass stir bars,… view more  Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University HOUSTON – (March 29, 2019) – The stirrers that mix cream into your coffee probably don’t make much difference
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Release Date: March 26, 2019Platforms: PS4 (reviewed), XBO, PCDeveloper: Avalanche StudiosPublisher: Avalanche StudiosGenre: Online Survival Shooter From the moment I first saw the footage of rusting robots stalking through farmland, I was eager to play Generation Zero, Avalanche Studio’s experiment in bringing moody sci-fi to their native Sweden, all wrapped up in an ’80s aesthetic. Wonder turned
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Tightly focused laser beams can act as optical “tweezers” to trap and manipulate tiny objects, from glass particles to living cells. The development of this method has earned Arthur Ashkin the last years Nobel prize in physics. While most experiments thus far have been carried out in air or liquid, there is an increasing interest
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IMAGE: Researchers at the University of Tokyo have designed two types of nanocubes whose building blocks, hexaphenylbenzene derivative molecules (represented as red and blue), can automatically combine and scramble repeatedly based… view more  Credit: Zhan et al. 2019 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09495-1 Researchers have designed two types of nano-sized building blocks that can automatically connect into cubes and
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Released: 29 March 2019 Certificate: 18 Director: Jonas Åkerlund Writer: Dennis Magnusson, Jonas Åkerlund Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer Distributor: Arrow Films If you like this, try… Green Room Nazi Punks are the enemy in Jeremy Saulnier’s gory and visceral horror starring the late Anton Yelchin. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund comes well equipped
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IMAGE: Metal nanoparticle concept art. view more  Credit: Prof. Eden Morales-Narváez, CIO Mexico Paper-based diagnostic tests are cheap, convenient and biodegradable. However, their use is limited by conventional dyes – which are not bright enough to show trace amounts of analyte, are prone to fading, and can be environmentally toxic. Now researchers are using quantum physics
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The pilot episode for HBO’s untitled Game Of Thrones prequel has just added five new series regulars to the cast, according to Deadline. The new cast members include Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), John Simm (Doctor Who), Richard McCabe (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), John Heffernan (Dracula) and Dixie Egerickx (The Secret Garden). They joined already-cast actors Josh
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Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta‘s Once & Future, out today from Little, Brown and Company, is an action-packed, highly-inclusive young adult reimagining of Arthurian legend that casts Arthur as teen girl named Ari living in a future where humanity has populated the galaxy.  When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and non-chalantly pulls the magical sword Excalibur
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IMAGE: If a group of cobalt atoms aligns to the North or South (red), the neighbouring cobalt atoms align to the West or East (blue). The orientation of the neighbouring atoms… view more  Credit: Paul Scherrer Institute/Zhaochu Luo Magnets are characterized by the fact that they have a North pole and a South pole. If two
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IMAGE: Pitt Engineering’s 2019 NSF CAREER Award cohort includes (from left) Carla Ng, Tevis Jacobs, Susan Fullerton, and Murat Akcakaya. view more  Credit: Swanson School of Engineering PITTSBURGH (March 28, 2019) … Four faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering have been named CAREER Award recipients by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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IMAGE: Northwestern University researchers have demonstrated a versatile imaging platform based on fully reconfigurable metalenses made from silver nanoparticles and a polymer. During a single imaging session, the device can evolve… view more  Credit: Northwestern University A Northwestern University research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could
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IMAGE: A terahertz pump pulse is focused on the surface of a semiconductor sample embedded with ferromagnetic nanoparticles, and a probe pulse detects the ‘excited’ dynamics. A large modulation of up… view more  Credit: Ohya Laboratory WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2019 — In the future, ultrahigh-speed spintronics will require ultrafast coherent magnetization reversal within a picosecond
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Prequels, sequels, and complete re-imaginings. More and more, the stories of the silver screen are finding new life on the small one. Generally (and thankfully), however, it is rare for a TV adaptation of a popular film, movie, or previous TV show to be a straight remake. In the case of Amazon Prime’s Hanna, a
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Did you know there is a follow-up novel to Candace Bushnell’s Sex and The City? Well, it almost exists in the wild, and has already had its TV rights scooped up. According to Variety, Paramount Television has nabbed the rights to Is There Still Sex in the City?, Bushnell’s new book set to come out on August
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK. On the surface, these two news stories sound incredibly similar: two weeks ago, Google announced its upcoming gaming platform called Stadia. The following week, Apple announced its own platform called Apple Arcade. Basically, both tech giants are trying to wade into the wacky world of video games.
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IMAGE: The bonding and bending characteristics are almost the same before and after heating at 200℃, showing no influence of heating on the characteristics. view more  Credit: JTEC Corporation A team of researchers from JTEC Corporation and Osaka University developed a bimorph deformable mirror that allows for precise shape modification and usage under vacuum, a world
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Although the cast of Us is impressive — some of its key players include Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther‘s Winston Duke and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss — it admittedly doesn’t have much horror experience. Moss, who plays a family friend of Nyong’o and Duke’s Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, has starred in a few genre
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IMAGE: A three-dimensional reconstruction of nine cubic millimeters of mouse hippocampus profiled with Slide-seq (colors indicate different cell types) view more  Credit: Macosko/Chen labs A new technique developed by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard gives an unprecedented view of the cellular organization of tissues. Known as Slide-seq, the method uses genetic sequencing
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This Riverdale review contains spoilers. Riverdale Season 3 Episode 17 “The Farm gave me back my brother.” After months of teasing his arrival, last week’s episode finally gave us our first look at Edgar Evernever, as the charismatic leader of The Farm led a bizarre standing ovation at Riverdale High’s production of Heathers: The Musical. This week we get more
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Gods and Goddesses are coming back in Marvel’s Eternals movie. Angelina Jolie, who won an Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted, is in talks to join the upcoming feature film adaptation of Jack Kirby’s The Eternals, according to Variety.  The film, which is coming from Disney and Marvel Studios, will be directed by Chloe Zhao. The Eternals are a hidden
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