Skoltech scientists developed highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes which are capable of detecting various alcohols in the air. The new sensors can be used for both medical diagnostics and detection of toxic methanol in the air. Smart devices and the Internet of Things are gaining popularity and becoming a part of our
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IMAGE: Rice University theorists have calculated flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes. The electrical potential (P) of atoms on either side of a graphene sheet (top) are identical, but not when… view more  Credit: Yakobson Research Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (March 27, 2020) – One nanotube could be great for electronics applications, but there’s new evidence
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Scientists have developed a way of extracting a richer palette of colours from the available spectrum by harnessing disordered patterns inspired by nature that would typically be seen as black. Colours that we see in nature often come from nanoscale patterns that reflect light back in particular ways. A butterfly’s wing, for example, might appear
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Professor Ronny Thomale holds a chair for theoretical condensed matter physics, the TP1, at the Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg. The discovery and theoretical description of new quantum states of matter is a prime objective of his research. „Developing a theory for a new physical phenomenon which then inspires new experiments seeking after this effect is
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A new technique allows researchers to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. The findings could help clarify the roles of deformed “microtubules” in traumatic brain injuries and in neurological diseases like Parkinson’s. Microtubules are tube-like proteins that act like train tracks for other cellular proteins to move along
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Director: Takashi Shimizu Writer: Daisuke Hosaka, Takashi Shimizu Cast: Ryôta Bandô, Narendra Singh Dhami, Tsuyoshi Furukawa Running Time: 109 mins Takashi Shimizu, the director and co-writer (with Daisuke Hosaka) of Howling Village (Inunaki-mura), will always, along with Hideo Nakata (Ring, 1998; Dark Water, 2002) and Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, 2001), belong to the pantheon of J-horror
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The Zhat Vash and the Romulans were defeated, but not destroyed? In classic Star Trek fashion, the enemy isn’t defeated by a giant explosion. After proving that the Synth planet is under the protection of the Federation, Riker, Picard and Soji are able to convince the Romulans to pack up and go home. But why?
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IMAGE: (Top row) Jiayi Fu, Jonathan Lym, (middle row) Weiqing Zheng, Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Alexander Mironenko, and (bottom row) Dionisios Vlachos of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation–a U.S. Department of Energy… view more  Credit: University of Delaware UPTON, NY–Scientists have designed a catalyst composed of very low concentrations of platinum (single atoms and clusters smaller than
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Director: Malgorzata Szumowska Writer: C.S. McMullen Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman, Denise Gough, Kelly Campbell, Eve Connolly, Isabelle Connolly, Ailbhe Cowley Distributor: MUBI Running Time: 97 mins If you like this, try… The Invitation Michiel Huisman also dabbled in a sinister cult in Karyn Kusama’s chamber piece horror. It’s not always fair to review a
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This The Magicians review contains spoilers. The Magicians Season 5 Episode 12 The Magicians should be applauded for its commitment to including a musical episode each season, and the fact that “The Balls” comes just before the end of the series makes this one particularly poignant. In that sense, centering the songs around emotions, bottled
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Uncharted 4 is the culmination of the Naughty Dog action-adventure series starring explorer and treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Trying to hang up his guns and raise a family, Nathan Drake is thrust right back into the action by his brother Sam, who was thought dead. Together, and with their faithful
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Director: David Fowler Writer: David Fowler Cast: Taylor Dianne Robinson, Matthew MacCaull, Matt Bellefleur Running Time: 98 mins “Welcome to the circle” is a recurring utterance in writer/director David Fowler’s debut feature of the same name. These words are addressed to anybody finding their way into an isolated woodland community whose few residents – Rebekah
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Based on the Valiant comic book series of the same name, Bloodshot is about a US Marine, Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), who is brought back from the dead through the application of nanotechnology, which endows him with superhuman abilities. The film initially follows all the standard sci-fi action fare as Garrison pieces together what has
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“Bring it on, Shocker!” Following Kamen Rider Neo 1 comes Kamen Rider Neo 2,with the Shinkocchou Seihou system that brings you the most realistically posable action figures ever made! Remodeled Cyclone “Masked Rider,” Bandai S.H. Figuarts S.H. Figurarts presents the Cyclone (Remodeled Ver.) motorcycle as seen in the original 1971 Kamen Rider TV series! Takeshi
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Of course, Hollywood, specifically Sony Pictures, came calling, leading to the release of 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie, which arrived among a sea of existing animated franchises, managing to gross $352 million worldwide. However, lightning (or, in this case, bodily impact,) would not strike twice for the birds at the box office, with 2019 sequel
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IMAGE: The nanoscale terahertz wave generator can be implemented on flexible substrates. © EPFL / POWERlab view more  Credit: EPFL / POWERlab Terahertz (THz) waves fall between microwave and infrared radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum, oscillating at frequencies of between 100 billion and 30 trillion cycles per second. These waves are prized for their distinctive properties:
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That dynamism is reflected in King’s storytelling techniques, as well. King has for some time been an evangelist for the nine-panel grid. He would use that rigid storytelling structure to frame his stories, and when the story broke out of that grid, the effect would be like a crescendo in music – everything got bigger
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IMAGE: EpiAlveolar™ can be used to study the health effects of different kinds of substances instead of conducting tests in which animals are confined to small tubes and forced to inhale… view more  Credit: PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. Ashland, Massachusetts – Researchers can now buy a first-of-its-kind human cell-based alveolar model to study the effects
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