Month: January 2020

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A vacation of a lifetime turns into a nightmare in this new trailer for Blumhouse horror Fantasy Island. Check it out: [embedded content] Here’s the film’s synopsis: The Enigmatic Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn
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IMAGE: The NEUROPA initiative looks to develop a non-invasive means of modulating specific neural pathways in the brain view more  Credit: Romanova Natali The NEUROPA initiative targets a transformative progress in photonics, neuroscience and medicine by developing a non-invasive means of modulating specific neural pathways in the brain This research, led by Aston University, is a
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IMAGE: The protocol begins with Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) treatment of a mixture of proteinase K and the frozen, then broken-up tissue. The reaction mixture is next processed to remove solids… view more  Credit: PLOS ONE DNA in preserved museum specimens can allow scientists to explore the history of species and humanities impact on the ecosystem,
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We are proud to be the first reveal the cover for Phoenix Extravagant, the upcoming title from Nebula by Hugo, and Clarke award-nominated author Yoon Ha Lee. Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. Just an artist. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint
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It’s not a massive retcon, or a huge character being brought back to prominence, by my favorite low-key development in comics in 2020 so far is Sina Grace gettting more work at DC. He wrote one of my favorite lost period X-comics and probably the definitive Iceman story, and his work at BOOM! is consistently
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Try not to be shocked, but it turns out the Nintendo Switch is incredibly popular. Actually, go ahead and be a little shocked. The latest Nintendo financial report reveals that the Switch has sold over 52 million units to date. If that number and the estimated sales figures for some other consoles are correct, that
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IMAGE: Depiction of a gas sensor array composed of microscale balances coated with thin films of nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks. view more  Credit: Arni Sturluson, Melanie Huynh, OSU College of Engineering CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats
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IMAGE: Scientists from Vienna, Kahan Dare (left) and Manuel Reisenbauer (right) working on the experiment that cooled a levitated nanoparticle to its motional quantum groundstate. view more  Credit: © Lorenzo Magrini, Yuriy Coroli/University of Vienna It is well known that quantum properties of individual atoms can be controlled and manipulated by laser light. Even large clouds
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IMAGE: Illustration of the inner workings of a convolutional neural network that computes the probability that the input diffraction pattern belongs to a given class (e.g. Bravais lattice or space group)…. view more  Credit: Vecchio lab/Science Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a computer-based method that could make it less labor-intensive to
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A team of chemists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has successfully coupled the directed motion of a light-activated molecular motor to a different chemical unit – thus taking an important step toward the realization of synthetic nanomachines. Molecular motors are chemical compounds that convert energy into directed motions. For example, it is possible to cause
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IMAGE: For the first time, super magnets are be made with the help of laser-based 3D printing technology. view more  Credit: © IMAT – TU Graz From wind turbines and electric motors to sensors and magnetic switching systems: permanent magnets are used in many different electrical applications. The production of these magnets usually involves sintering or
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This Vikings review contains spoilers. Vikings Season 6 Episode 9 “Words cannot wish this away. The Rus are coming.” Though it may appear Vikings spins its narrative wheels in “Resurrection,” the multiple storylines involving the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok grow in intensity as the threat from the Rus becomes the focal point of Harald’s kingdom.
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It sounds like Capcom is planning to stick with the first-person perspective of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard when it comes to designing the gameplay of Resident Evil 8, the next mainline entry in the beloved zombie-shooting video game franchise. But however interesting this nugget of new information is, it’s worth remembering that this game is
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Lionsgate is currently in negotiations for the rights to BOOM! Studios’ horror graphic novel series Memetic, according to THR. The studio has a film adaptation of the series in mind, and Seth Rogen is already attached to produce it through his Point Grey banner. Other projects co-produced by the company include Long Shot, The Disaster Artist, Blockers and Sausage
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Willow, director Ron Howard’s highly-touted 1988 fantasy flick, was supposed to be the next E.T.; a title to which it laid claim bearing a story from George Lucas, and an at-the-time substantial $35 million budget and magical themes that were tailor-made for family consumption at theaters. However, while the film fell short of phone-home-level box
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Sony has always done well in the console business, but this might be the best generation yet for the Japanese electronics giant. While the PlayStation 4 doesn’t pack quite as much raw power as the Xbox One or the portability of the Nintendo Switch, it’s been absolutely killing it with a steady stream of exclusives
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In the world of big-time, small-scale characterization, the Lehigh Microscopy School has been leading the way for 50 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. The school’s 2020 offering, May 31 to June 5, will mark a half century since Lehigh University professor Joe Goldstein founded the annual weeklong program to keep colleagues and
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IMAGE: Purdue University innovators have created a hybrid technique to fabricate a new form of nickel. view more  Credit: Qiang Li/Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nickel is a widely used metal in the manufacturing industry for both industrial and advanced material processes. Now, Purdue University innovators have created a hybrid technique to fabricate a new
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Here’s a synopsis for Sonic The Hedgehog: Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from
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IMAGE: View into the scanning tunnelling microscope showing its metal tip very close to a surface under investigation view more  Credit: Georg A Traeger/Anna Sinterhauf – University of Göttingen Graphene is often seen as the wonder material of the future. Scientists can now grow perfect graphene layers on square centimetre-sized crystals. A research team from the
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IMAGE: The movement of motor molecules interferes with the alpha-helices in the proteins, which causes structural changes. The change in the structure of the protein affects how the cells attach. This… view more  Credit: Zhou et al, University of Groningen Scientists at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen used molecular motors to
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Encompassing more than 1,500 references and the knowledge of 70 co-authors from EU-funded Graphene Flagship partners and associate members, the article aims to provide a single source of knowledge on graphene and related layered materials (GRMs). Graphene is already being used in many commercial applications, with numerous new products on the horizon. However, lack of
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IMAGE: Suspended two-dimensional crystals over pores in a slab of gold (center image) allow NRL scientists to connect quantum light sources (inset images) in a ready-made network. view more  Credit: Jeremy Robinson/U.S. Naval Research Laboratory WASHINGTON – Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2-D) crystals
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Graphene is a paradox. It is the thinnest material known to science, yet also one of the strongest. Now, research from University of Toronto Engineering shows that graphene is also highly resistant to fatigue — able to withstand more than a billion cycles of high stress before it breaks. Graphene resembles a sheet of interlocking