Northwestern University researchers have cracked one of the secrets of tooth decay. In a new study of human enamel, the materials scientists are the first to identify a small number of impurity atoms that may contribute to the enamel’s strength but also make the material more soluble. They also are the first to determine the
IMAGE: Geometric structure of pentadiamond. White and black balls indicate C atoms with four and three adjacent C atoms, respectively. view more Credit: University of Tsukuba Tsukuba, Japan – Researchers at the University of Tsukuba used computer calculations to design a new carbon-based material even harder than diamond. This structure, dubbed “pentadiamond” by its creators, may
IMAGE: In order for mRNA vaccine to function, it is required not only to efficiently introduce mRNA into antigen-presenting cells but also to activate them for effective antibody production. Substances that… view more Credit: 2020 Innovation Center of NanoMedicine June 4, 2020 – Kawasaki / Japan: The Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (President: Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, location:
Ozark Season 4 has been ordered by Netflix. However, the fourth frame will serve as the final one for the acclaimed crime series and its tale of the Byrde family’s bonanza of bad choices. Netflix’s order for Ozark Season 4 will yield a slightly expanded home stretch for the series, manifesting with 14 episodes compared
Amazon Game Studio’s multiplayer shooter Crucible has seemingly suffered yet another setback as developer Relentless Studios has announced that the game is being reverted to a closed beta state after previously being openly available as a free-to-play title via Steam. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” reads a post on the Crucible blog.
IMAGE: Chemical intuition tells us that pressure tends to increase number of coordination, and hence usually makes a structure ordered that is especially true for perovskite like compounds. However, in the… view more Credit: Changqing Jin, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences High-pressure materials science has taken off over the last couple of decades with
Comedy legend and TV pioneer Carl Reiner died at 98, according to Variety. His assistant, Judy Nagy, said he was with his family when he died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills on Monday night. Reiner was one of the true greats. He helped shape comedy on television from the early golden
This The Last of Us Part 2 article contains spoilers. Now that The Last of Us Part 2 is finally out, there’s a lot to say about its twisting and sprawling story that takes Ellie from Jackson, Wyoming all the way to Seattle, Washington on a quest for revenge. Much of the current discussion revolves
IMAGE: Preparing SWCNT films for the experiment. view more Credit: Pavel Odinev / Skoltech Scientists from Skoltech and their colleagues from Russia and Finland have figured out a non-invasive way to measure the thickness of single-walled carbon nanotube films, which may find applications in a wide variety of fields from solar energy to smart textiles. A
IMAGE: (a) Bottom-up synthesis scheme of 17-AGNR on Au(111), (b) high-resolution STM image, and (c) nc-AFM image of 17-AGNR. view more Credit: Junichi Yamaguchi, Yasunobu Sugimoto, Shintaro Sato, Hiroko Yamada With literally the thickness of one carbon atom and electrical properties that can surpass those of standard semiconductor technologies, graphene nanoribbons promise a new generation of
When I sat down to watch the We Bare Bears movie I was expecting it to be a light and fun beacon of hope in these dark times. The show has always been that, with the wacky antics of the bears a constant source of comfort. I got that sure, but what I was surprised
Led by Brutes baring sharp teeth and wielding gravity hammers, the Banished are one of the Halo universe’s most imposing factions. Introduced in 2017 as the antagonists of Halo Wars 2, they’re a splinter group of ex-Covenant warriors dedicated to clawing out a mercenary criminal empire. And that mission seems to continue in Halo Infinite.
Director: Sean S. Cunningham Writer: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert Cast: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader Distributor: 101 Films 1985 was a good year for teen movies – we had the wholesome teen pirate adventure The Goonies as well as those naughty kids in detention in The Breakfast Club. The New Kids feels very similar in
Current Nanomaterials journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers, has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Current Nanomaterials, a peer reviewed journal publishes full-length/mini reviews, original research articles and thematic issues on experimental and applied research on nanomaterials.
Ion channels and membrane transporters are in the business of moving ions and small molecules across cellular membranes. They are essential for metabolic and cellular homeostasis, and for a host of biological signaling pathways. “Both these classes of membrane proteins are extremely important for our health,” observes Nieng Yan, the Shirley M. Tilghman Professor at
IMAGE: Rice University graduate student Lauren McCarthy led an effort that discovered details about a novel type of polarized-light matter interaction with light that literally turns end over end as it… view more Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University HOUSTON – (June 29, 2020) – A scientist might want to do cartwheels upon making a discovery, but this
Certificate: 15 Director: Rob Grant Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Thomas Cocquerel, Camille Stopps Running Time: 91 mins With a sharp intake of breath, Rob Grant’s Alive opens in a blood-soaked nightmare – waking up in a derelict hospital and covered in wounds and dirty bandages, a man (Thomas Cocquerel) desperately tries to reach the exit before
IMAGE: Rice University physicists discover that plasmonic metals can be prompted to produce “hot carriers ” that in turn emit unexpectedly bright light in nanoscale gaps between electrodes. The phenomenon could be… view more Credit: Illustration by Longji Cui and Yunxuan Zhu/Rice University HOUSTON – (June 29, 2020) – Seeing light emerge from a nanoscale experiment
Genoa (Italy), 29 June 2020 – Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) has led to the revolutionary development of an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration that cause the progressive degeneration of photoreceptors of the retina, resulting in blindness.
Mild spoilers ahead for Picard Season 1 and Discovery Season 2. Right now, somewhere, several new Star Trek projects are being planned and fans can only guess as to what those things will be. Relatively speaking, shows centered around Spock’s human sister or an aging Jean-Luc Picard would have seemed pretty far-fetched if you asked
A new report by Bloomberg reveals that some of the team members working on the previously rumored Harry Potter RPG have concerns regarding J.K. Rowling’s recent controversial comments. The report cites “two people currently working” on the rumored project to verify that a large scale (potentially open-world) Harry Potter RPG is being developed by Avalanche
IMAGE: Para-aramid nanofiber sheets atop Twaron® sheets after fragment simulation projectile testing. view more Credit: Grant Gonzalez/Harvard SEAS Since World War I, the vast majority of American combat casualties has come not from gunshot wounds but from explosions. Today, most soldiers wear a heavy, bullet-proof vest to protect their torso but much of their body remains
IMAGE: On-site COVID-19 test results in one hour view more Credit: National University of Singapore COVID-19 screening can soon be conducted directly at various testing stations, and patients can get their test results in about an hour from the time they get a nasal swab. A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS)
IMAGE: Evaluation of breathing comfort by infrared thermal camera: (a) air and moisture transmission and (b) CO2 transmission view more Credit: Hyung Joon Cha (POSTECH) As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, masks have become an essential personal hygiene product as the first line of defense to protect one’s respiratory system against the viruses and
IMAGE: Researchers are using aerosol-jet-printing technology to create these graphene biosensors that can detect histamine, an allergen and indicator of spoiled fish and meat. view more Credit: mage courtesy of Jonathan Claussen/Iowa State University AMES, Iowa – Researchers dipped their new, printed sensors into tuna broth and watched the readings. It turned out the sensors –
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels ends with the same lines in which it began: “There will come a time when the world is ready for me, when nation will battle nation, when race will devour race, when brother will kill brother until not a soul is left. Are you ready?” Only this time, Magda (Natalie
Is a new streaming platform called Brime about to become Twitch’s biggest competitor? That’s what some in the internet rumor mill think after popular streamer Keemstar shared a wild theory claiming that Ninja, Shroud, and Dr DisRespect are launching a new streaming service backed by Spotify. Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because
The Simpsons will no longer feature white actors voicing non-white characters, according to Variety. The Simpsons producers did not say whether the roles will be recast or written-out. “Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the producers said in a statement. The Fox series made a similar action three
While popular streamer Dr DisRespect, whose real name is Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, was banned from Twitch on Friday, Beahm didn’t immediately address the situation, sparking countless theories and rumors as to why he’d been suspended. Then, Kotaku and industry insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau reported that the ban was permanent. But still no word from
Netflix removed one of the fan favorite episodes of Community from its streaming service on Friday, deleting “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” from its selection of season 2 episodes. By the company’s reasoning, this is due to the use of blackface in the episode. In the episode in question, the controversial incident occurs early when the