Month: January 2020

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IMAGE: A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has uncovered the precise structure of the alpha-A-crystallin protein. Human alpha-A-crystallin forms structures of 12, 16 and 20 subunits… view more  Credit: Christoph Kaiser / TUM The lens of the human eye comprises a highly concentrated protein solution, which lends the lens its great
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Tomorrow’s electronics are getting ever smaller. Researchers are thus searching for tiny components that function reliably in increasingly narrow configurations. Promising elements include the chemical compounds indium selenide (InSe) and gallium selenide (GaSe). In the form of ultra-thin layers, they form two-dimensional (2D) semi-conductors. But, so far, they have hardly been used because they degrade
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This article contains massive spoilers for Arrow Season 8 Episode 10, “Fadeout.” After eight years and 170 episodes, Arrow has officially hung up its proverbial hood. The granddaddy of the DC TV superhero universe said farewell with “Fadeout,” an emotional, satisfying hour that paid tribute to both the recently departed Oliver Queen and the impact of the
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Release Date: January 28, 2020Platform: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, PCDeveloper: Typhoon StudiosPublisher: 505 GamesGenre: Action-adventure The first game from Typhoon Studios is called Journey to the Savage Planet, and it’s a colorful sci-fi experience that is very easy to fall in love with. The game wins you over so hard in the first hours –
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Who would’ve thought one of the weirder and more obscure science fiction gems of the mid-2010s could become a competitive television property in 2020? But so it is for Under the Skin, an underrated thriller that starred Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial going through an identity crisis. The film was a passion project for writer-director
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Are you ready to immerse yourself in the world of games like never before? Well, the big-wigs at Atari have come up with a unique new experience to offer you: they’re planning to open a chain of Atari-themed hotels around the USA. No, we aren’t making this up. The former console-making giant Atari has announced
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Priyanka Chopra is the latest star looking to join the cast of The Matrix 4, according to Variety. The actress is currently in final negotiations for the film. Chopra is best known for her roles in Baywatch and Isn’t It Romantic, and playing lead Alex Parrish in ABC thriller series Quantico. She is also known for roles in a handful of
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IMAGE: By combining low-power magnetic fields, which agitates nanowires, with laser heating and drug delivery, target cells can be killed efficiently. view more  Credit: 2019 KAUST Drug-coated iron nanowires that can be guided to the site of a tumor using an external magnetic field before activating a three-step cancer-killing mechanism could provide an effective option for
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The prospects of additive manufacturing (3D printing) as a versatile tool for prompt and inexpensive prototyping are extremely promising. This family of methods are set to make fabrication processes faster, more efficient in terms of the raw materials and energy required, and more flexible. However, additive manufacturing has not yet been broadly applied to micro
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IMAGE: Meta-hologram optical device that operated in forward and backward directions. view more  Credit: Junsuk Rho(POSTECH) Hologram techniques are already used in our everyday life. A hologram sticker to prevent from counterfeiting money, Augmented Reality navigation projected in front mirror of a car to guide directions, and Virtual Reality game that allows a user to play
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This Manifest review contains spoilers. Manifest Season 2 Episode 4 Manifest is certainly making the most of its strong central conflict between the passengers with powers and those who would exploit it like the Major, who is proving to be a formidable opponent. Other potential conundrums are still in the set-up phase, such as Olive’s
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In an interview with PowerUp, lead effects artist Hadidjah Chamberlin noted that Blizzard briefly worked on a VR version of Hearthstone.  “They actually prototyped a VR version of Hearthstone during that time,” says Chamberlin. “You could walk around the tavern and sit down to play a game with someone. They only had two weeks, so they
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Editor’s Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back to see what other excellent TV comedies get added to Amazon Prime. Updated for February 2020.  You can see a complete list of Amazon new releases here. When Amazon decided to kick its original programming into high gear, they first turned to
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For over twenty years, the Guilty Gear series has been synonymous with amazing visuals and ridiculous character designs in the realm of fighting games. Well, that and head-scratching titles. This is the series that gave us such games as Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R and Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign. Now they’re giving us something
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An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel in Switzerland has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they produced biocompatible polymer vesicles that can pass through the pores that decorate the membrane of the cell nucleus. In this way, it might
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Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar installations far greater than most analysts had expected. But with most of the potential areas for cost savings already pushed to the extreme, further cost reductions are becoming more challenging to find. Now, researchers at MIT and at the
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HOUSTON – (Jan. 27, 2020) – That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of concrete and other building materials. While you’re at it, toss in those plastic empties. A new process introduced by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can turn bulk quantities of
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IMAGE: Jing Shi is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside. view more  Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A team of physicists has discovered an electrical detection method for terahertz electromagnetic waves, which are extremely difficult to detect. The discovery could help miniaturize the detection equipment on microchips
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IMAGE: The four most ambitious intiatives of the EU exhibit at the MWC20 in Barcelona. view more  Credit: Quantum Flagship, Graphene Flagship, Human Brain Project, Battery 2030+ The world is moving at full speed, pushing forward an amazing wave of novel and disruptive technologies that will change the way we see, move, behave and even communicate.
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It’s January and now that the holidays are over with and the Wrestle Kingdom has closed it borders, wrestling fans can look forward to the most exciting PPV WWE tends to put out on an annual basis. That’s right, it’s time for WWE Royal Rumble 2020, the show that acts as the beginning to the
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Developer Ninja Theory has announced that it has started work on a new title currently known as Project: Mara. “Project: Mara will be a real-world and grounded representation of mental terror,” says Ninja Theory. “Based on real lived experience accounts and in-depth research, the goal is to recreate the horrors of the mind as accurately
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IMAGE: Computer science experts at UTSA have published the first review of the security and privacy risks posed by e-scooters and their related software services and applications. view more  Credit: Photo by MusicFox Fx on Unsplash (San Antonio — January 27, 2020) Micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, zip in and out of traffic. In San Antonio