Month: July 2020

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Supported bimetallic catalysts are an important class of catalysts in heterogeneous catalysis. They can be applied in various fields, such as electrocatalysis, biomass conversion, and hydrogen production. However, traditional impregnation and immobilization methods for synthesizing supported bimetallic nanoparticles (BNPs) are often uncontrollable, thus creating BNPs with non-uniform particle size, low alloy degree and inhomogeneous distribution
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The teen genre is a TV mainstay, but it often doesn’t get as much love in the streaming era. Shows that thrived in that heady time when the decline of network TV and the rise of Twitter culture met somewhere in the middle—the Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars of the world—ruled, but don’t have
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IMAGE: Scientists at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis create new materials by spraying combinations of elements onto thin plates. view more  Credit: Image courtesy of Caltech The quest for renewable fuels harvested from the sun continues, as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced two new major awards focused on advancing artificial photosynthesis technologies
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IMAGE: An artistic impression sharing a secret using structured light. view more  Credit: Wits University Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional quantum state and used it to share a secret amongst 10
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A team of scientists led by Kenichiro Itami, Professor and Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), has developed a new method for the synthesis of three-dimensional nanocarbons with the potential to advance materials science. Three-dimensional nanocarbons, next-generation materials with superior physical characteristics which are expected to find uses in fuel cells and organic
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We’re excited to exclusively share the trailer for The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge starring the legendary William Shatner! Check it out right here…  The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge is said to be ‘The Descent meets The Exorcist, with a dash of Raiders Of The Lost Ark thrown in for good measure’ and stars the Star Trek legend William Shatner, alongside Jeri Ryan
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It’s summer. Lots of people are staying home. It might be a good time for a book. Here are some of the upcoming books we’re anticipating: Join the Den of Geek Book Club! Top New Fantasy Books August 2020 The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson  Type: Novel Publisher: TorRelease date: Aug. 11  Den of Geek
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WWE formally announced last week that it had canceled the SummerSlam live event scheduled to take place in Boston on Aug. 23 and stream live on WWE Network. The show itself isn’t canceled, but Boston mayor Marty Walsh made it clear that events with crowds would not be permitted in his city (smart move) due
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Ahead of its world premier at Fantasia Digital 2020 comes the first look at Come True, the new dark sci-fi thriller from Anthony Scott Burns, the director of Our House with executive producer Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, In The Tall Grass), starring Julia Sarah Stone (Aftermath) and Landon Liboiron (Truth Or Dare). Julia Sarah Stone
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HARWELL, UK (30 July 2020) The Faraday Institution has selected its first six Industry Fellowships in an innovative new programme to strengthen ties between battery researchers working in industry and academia. Each fellowship will enable academics and industrialists to undertake a mutually beneficial, electrochemical energy storage research project that aims to solve a critical industrial
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How quickly corporate adversaries become fast friends. That is at least the outward appearance Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres wished to project in the announcement of their historic agreement to reduce the theatrical window of Universal releases to as little as 17 days. Under the arrangement revealed Tuesday, films distributed by Universal and Focus Features
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IMAGE: The graph illustrates the stepwise synthesis of Silver-Zinc Oxide core-shell clusters. view more  Credit: © IEP – TU Graz Whether in innovative high-tech materials, more powerful computer chips, pharmaceuticals or in the field of renewable energies, nanoparticles – smallest portions of bulk material – form the basis for a whole range of new technological developments.
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“I wanted to see if I could do it again,” says Futurama creator Matt Groening, recalling the origin story of his space-age adventure show when we speak to him 21 years after its debut. “I’d had this incredible fluke of a success with The Simpsons and I wanted to see if I could collaborate with
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In news that is bound to make you say “wait, that wasn’t official yet?”, the 2020 Emmy Awards are now set to be a virtual ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. Producers of this year’s show, including host Jimmy Kimmel, composed and sent a letter to select acting nominees revealing that the show will operate
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This review contains spoilers for Agents of SHIELD. Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 10 Let’s not mince words; Nathaniel Malick is not a great Agents of SHIELD villain. However, “Stolen” does enhance his antagonism a little even as it emphasizes his weaknesses, and the resulting mayhem is still cool to watch. And by the
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IMAGE: The material (thick gray line in the center of the image) derived from e-waste remained intact when indented, and increased the hardness of the steel below it. view more  Credit: Adapted from ACS Omega 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00485 A typical recycling process converts large quantities of items made of a single material into more of the
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IMAGE: Katherine Hornbostel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering view more  Credit: Ramon Cordero (Mainline Photography) As renewable power generation increases, conventional energy sources like natural gas, coal, and nuclear power will still be required to balance the nation’s energy portfolio. Traditional power plants will
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IMAGE: This photo shows the fabrication procedure of a nondiffracting of a lightfield using a desired transversed caustic. view more  Credit: WWU – Alessandro Zannotti Modern applications as high resolution microsopy or micro- or nanoscale material processing require customized laser beams that do not change during propagation. This represents an immense challenge since light typically broadens
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Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Aalto University have discovered that electrochemical doping with ionic liquid can significantly enhance the optical and electrical properties of transparent conductors made of single-walled carbon nanotube films. The results were published in the journal Carbon. A single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) is a seamless rolled sheet of graphene, a list