Month: December 2018

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CAMBRIDGE, MA — Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have recorded, for the first time, the “temporal coherence” of a graphene qubit — meaning how long it can maintain a special state that allows it to represent two logical states simultaneously. The demonstration, which used a new kind of graphene-based qubit, represents a critical step forward
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Team Ninja is working on a sequel to their well-received Souls-like title, Nioh. In a way, it’s not too surprising to hear that Team Ninja is working on a sequel to Nioh. After all, the game reportedly sold even better than they were expecting it to sell and performed especially well on PC where the developers had
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The Walking Dead‘s little zombie brother is starting to walk on its own. AMC has confirmed there will be a Fear the Walking Dead season 5. AMC made the announcement at the Television Critics Association summer tour while also confirming new seasons of Better Call Saul and McMafia. It’s been a tumultuous year for Fear the Walking Dead. This season saw
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The Venture Bros. has quietly been plugging along at Adult Swim for over 15 years and it has usurped Aqua Teen Hunger Force as the network’s longest running program. The show’s latest season garnered arguably the greatest acclaim in its history and finally provided answers for some of The Venture Bros.’ longest running questions. While
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Bethesda has revealed that there are two new Wolfenstein games in development. The first is a title known as Wolfenstein: Youngblood.  Video of Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Official E3 Teaser While this isn’t the next mainline Wolfenstein game – there’s still no word regarding whether or not we’ll be treated to a Wolfenstein III – it
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This Van Helsing review contains spoilers. Van Helsing Season 3 Episode 13 “In your heart you know the truth, but you wish not to see.” Van Helsing pulls out all the stops with an emotionally charged season finale that finds Vanessa forming an unlikely alliance in her quest to stop the fourth Elder and put
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The death of Stan Lee has brought an influx of people wondering what the legendary writer/editor’s best stories were. It’s tricky to pinpoint what would be considered Stan Lee’s best stories, because he was a consummate collaborator. Lee was a writer, an idea man, and scripter who worked with some of the greatest storytellers in
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It looks like one of the biggest rumors that preceded E3 2018 is true. Capcom is developing Devil May Cry 5.  The biggest piece of news that Capcom shared regarding the next Devi May Cry game is that Hideaki Itsuno is returning to direct this long-awaited sequel. Itsuno has worked on the franchise ever since the final months of Devil
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The news that Van Helsing season 4 will be happening on Syfy is exciting for fans and for readers of our overwhelmingly positive reviews, but the departure of showrunner Neil Labute may cause some trepidation. Not to worry, though, as the passing of the torch does not signal dissent in the ranks but rather a
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Hey, remember that time we said that Christian Ward should be allowed to draw whatever Marvel space comics he wanted? Good news, everyone! Dark Horse was listening! Or more specifically, Karen Berger. Berger, the legendary DC/Vertigo editor who threw open the doors to the 80s “British Invasion” that brought us Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Grant
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On a hot day in late June, an unassuming trailer home occupies a large, empty parking lot in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. It’s surrounded by a broken chain link fence, several shipping containers and a smorgasbord of junkyard scraps. A few lots over, the trailer’s interior rests inside a soundstage. Its 1970s decor seems unlike anything
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Release Date: December 14, 2018Platform: PC (reviewed), XBODeveloper: Capybara GamesPublisher: Capybara GamesGenre: Action-adventure Roguelike As you sink deeper and deeper into Capybara Games’ moody roguelike Below, two things become crystal clear: it’s an atmospheric, hauntingly beautiful experience, and it’s also a study in frustration and tedium, a prime example of how just a few imbalances
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The first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us dropped this week, and it might be even more chilling than we were expecting (which is saying something). Check it out: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Read the synopsis for Us here: A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their
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IMAGE: A simple, scalable and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method has been developed to prepare conductive fibers with uniform morphology, high conductivity and good mechanical strength. By coating highly conductive and flexible… view more  Credit: Author In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, researchers from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
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This Vikings review contains spoilers. Vikings Season 5 Episode 15 “We will torture you to see if you are telling the truth.” In an episode with all the characteristics of a season finale, Vikings hits all its marks and delivers a stellar tale of the shifting fortunes of three men who wish to be king
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Comics, like all art, can be a mirror on society or a safe harbor from its worst tendencies, and thankfully again in 2018, we got some incredible books this year. I’ve been watching our pull lists since the calendar flipped in January, keeping an eye out for the best comics to share with you, and
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Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix was a big success with fans. While critical reviews are mixed (as they tend to be with Marvel’s Netflix shows), fans devoured Jon Bernthal’s intense, emotional performance as Frank Castle. So it should come as no surprise that Netflix wasted no time in moving ahead with The Punisher Season 2. Here’s
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IMAGE: Photograph of three-layer assemblies of (a) PTFE/PDMS/Cu, (b) PTFE/PDMS/SUS430, and (c) PTFE/PDMS/glass. When the PTFE or PDMS sheet was jerked and shaken, no peeling occurred at the interfaces of PTFE/PDMS,… view more  Credit: Osaka University Osaka -Polymers containing plastics are essential in modern life. Being lightweight, strong and unreactive, a vast range of technologies depend
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IMAGE: Microstrip arrays used in this research view more  Credit: NIMS NIMS succeeded in fabricating topological LC circuits arranged in a honeycomb pattern where electromagnetic (EM) waves can propagate without backscattering even when pathways turn sharply. These circuits may be suitable for use as high-frequency electromagnetic waveguides, which would allow miniaturization and high integration in various
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Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising technology for producing clean and renewable energy, but the cost and activity of their cathode materials is a major challenge for commercialization. Many fuel cells require expensive platinum-based catalysts–substances that initiate and speed up chemical reactions–to help convert renewable fuels into electrical energy. To make hydrogen fuel cells commercially