IMAGE: Schematic of the experimental setup: Depending on whether the coated glass beads have many or few neighbors within their field of vision (red), they are either illuminated by a laser… view more  Credit: Noemi Furlani Birds, fish and bacteria often gather into groups or swarms. This so-called collective behaviour requires all group members to continuously
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Unfortunately, cancer isn’t simply a single disease, and some types, like pancreas, brain or liver tumours, are still difficult to treat with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, leading to low survival rates for patients. Thankfully, new therapies are emerging, like therapeutic hyperthermia, which heats tumours by firing nanoparticles into tumour cells. In a new study
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IMAGE: An atomic model for the microbial nanowires that conduct electricity is in the foreground, while two bacteria are seen in the electron micrograph in the background, surrounded by the nanowires. view more  Credit: Edward H. Egelman Scientists have made a surprising discovery about how strange bacteria that live in soil and sediment can conduct electricity.
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The Hugo Awards are amongst speculative fiction storytelling’s most prestigious honors. Given out annually since 1953, the Hugos are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (aka WorldCon), and are presented at the annual event. This year’s WorldCon, WorldCon 77, will be held in Dublin on August 15-19. Earlier today, the Hugo Awards
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The Epic Game Store just scored one of its biggest exclusives yet, as Borderlands 3 will be released for PC via the rapidly growing digital marketplace. “At launch on September 13, Borderlands 3 will be available for PC exclusively through the Epic Games store,” reads a press release from developer Gearbox. “Borderlands 3 will be
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<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these
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The following contains spoilers for Santa Clarita Diet Season 3. Santa Clarita Diet Season 4, should it come to exist, has a lot to live up to. The finale of Netflix’s zombie comedy’s third season featured a moment long in the making. Suburban real estate agent (and zombie) Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) finally came to
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So, you thought HBO’s Game of Thrones had a ton of characters, huh? For seven seasons now, fans of HBO’s epic have gotten out their scorecards to keep track of all the Starks, Lannisters, Tullys, Wildlings, Greyjoys, Boltons, Freys, and the rest of the residents of Westeros. But believe it or not Game of Thrones
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What was thought to be an April Fools’ joke is indeed very real: we are getting a new R-Type game after about 16 years of patient waiting.  R-Type Final 2 is the sequel to 2003’s R-Type Final, which (at the time) was considered to be something of a send-off for the R-Type series in its traditional
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It’s here! Check out the first teaser trailer for DC’s Joker, right now: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> We’re impressed and excited. Joker is directed by Phillips from a script by Phillips and Scott Silver, and produced by Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De
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There’s no doubt that writer Stephen King is best known for the horror novels that haunt his special corner of American literature. But the extremely prolific writer has also written plenty of dark/epic fantasy, science fiction, literary, mystery, and even romance. In fact, there are plenty of examples of genre-mixing in his writing. Books like Lisey’s
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Anthem, BioWare’s latest game, launched with quite a few issues, including bugs, long load times, an unbalanced loot system, and uninspired missions — all of which shaped the title’s tepid reception — and now a lengthy report from Kotaku gives us a window into what happened behind the scenes. Unsurprisingly, this tale involves poor working
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IMAGE: An external nanomaterial coating (luminescent green; top image) protects a lilyturf plant cutting from harsh UV rays (bottom image), which wilt and discolor the unprotected plant (arrows). view more  Credit: Joseph Richardson ORLANDO, Fla., April 3, 2019 — Science-fiction writers have long envisioned human¬-machine hybrids that wield extraordinary powers. However, “super plants” with integrated nanomaterials
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Building on the Air Force’s need to develop tech devices that require minimal charging in the field, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is using principles in quantum science and engineering to build a graphene-based logic device. This new technology will improve the energy efficiency of battery-dependent devices from cell phones to computers.
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Click here to see full size. he first poster for Todd Phillips’ upcoming comic book movie Joker has arrived, and it’s a corker. Hopefully this means there’s a trailer on the way, too… Joker is directed by Phillips from a script by Phillips and Scott Silver, and produced by Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.
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There are many sights and stories to see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Egyptian temples commissioned in the time of Augustus; a portrait of Alexander Hamilton which outlasted his final shot; even a million George Seurat dots that combine into a single, lovely stroll through the park. Yet there are
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IMAGE: Bharath Babu Nunna, a recent NJIT Ph.D. graduate, worked to develop a nanotechnology-enhanced biochip to detect cancers, malaria and viral diseases such as pneumonia early in their progression with a… view more  Credit: NJIT The difficulty in spotting minute amounts of disease circulating in the bloodstream has proven a stumbling block in the detection and
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In the not-too-distant future, each of us may have a simple device – small enough for our nightstand or our pocket – that keeps us apprised of our level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers in our blood or saliva and serves as an early-warning system for diseases. This is one of
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Scientists at the Sensitive Instrument Facility of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory achieved real-time atom rearrangement monitoring using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy during the synthesis of intermetallic nanoparticles (iNPs). In collaboration with Wenyu Huang, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University and a scientist at Ames Laboratory,
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A unique center officially opens on April 3 at Arizona State University, housed within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. The Global KAITEKI Center is funded by Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) and its group’s think tank and research institute, the KAITEKI Institute, and led by Professor George Stephanopoulos, who holds joint positions
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The first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die has risen. Watch it now: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Here’s the poster: The Dead Don’t Die is written and directed by Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson), and produced by Carter Logan and Joshua Astrachan. It stars Adam Driver,
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This Knightfall review contains spoilers. Knightfall Season 2 Episode 2 “The Pope is dead; long live the Pope.” Unless its series creators plan some sort of alternate history version of the Knights Templar’s final days, we already know the outcome Knightfall will present at the end of its run. But that doesn’t mean viewers can’t
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