Month: January 2019

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IMAGE: This is a microscope view of tiny buckyballs lined up on a layered graphene surface. New research shows that that electrically charged crinkles in the graphene surface are responsible for… view more  Credit: Kim Lab / Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A decade ago, scientists noticed something very strange happening when buckyballs —
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Billions Season 4 will happen this year, Showtime has confirmed. The smash hit drama, which stars the always-fantastic Paul Giamatti and the dashing, flame-haired star of the oft-referenced-by-DoG Dreamcatcher, Damian Lewis, was picked up at the cable network this week, some time after the season 3 premiere scored the show’s highest ever ratings. Brian Koppelman and
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The Division 2, the sequel to the popular military loot shooter, is coming from Ubisoft.  “We’re thrilled to announce that we are working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and that development will be led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest,” reads a
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Scientific advances are bringing society closer to a new generation of devices with such energy and precision demands that a new catalogue of materials with enhanced properties is needed. The “Dissipationless topological channels for information transfer and quantum metrology” (TOCHA) Project has the ambition of harnessing topological concepts for future generation of devices and architectures
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Quantum sensors being developed at the University of Queensland could revolutionise navigation and communications in unmanned and autonomous vehicles. UQ researchers are working with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), NASA, Orica Ltd and Brisbane’s Skyborne Technologies to develop the next-generation sensors as part of a $6.6 million Australian initiative to develop quantum technologies for use
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IMAGE: Figure 3 is an exosome automatic analysis instrument. view more  Credit: Kobe University Exosomes regulate intercellular communication in cancers, and are drawing attention as a potential cancer biomarker. A Japanese research group has developed a highly sensitive method for detecting these exosomes that could potentially contribute to early detection of cancer. The research group was
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There’s been some movement on Amazon’s upcoming US adaptation of sci-fi series Utopia. According to Deadline, Sasha Lane (American Honey, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post) is set to lead the cast. Lane will be playing Jessica Hyde, the role played by Fiona O’Shaughnessy in the original series. Utopia follows “a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly hunted by
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Pop TV CEO Brad Schwartz had a bold proclamation to make at the 2019 TCA Winter press tour. “Just as Schitt’s Creek was our first standout comedy, Flack will emerge as our network’s first standout comedic drama,” he said. Flack will feature True Blood star Anna Paquin stars as Robyn, a publicist who works in the celebrity-driven public relations world in London.
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Elizabeth Banks is adding another credit to her directing filmography. According to Deadline, the actress, producer, and director has signed on to helm The Grace Year, an adaptation of the Kim Liggett novel set to be published next fall, for Universal. The Grace Year, which is being published by Wednesday Books, is being touted by
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This article contains spoilers for Silent Hill 2. But seriously, this game has been out for 15 years! Ask anybody what they truly fear more than anything else in the world, and one of the most honest replies you will receive is “Answering that question.”  Fear is as intimate to humans as sex. It’s something
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IMAGE: A researcher from ICMAB-CSIC holds a sample of the new thermoelectric cellulose produced by bacteria. view more  Credit: ICMAB Thermoelectric materials, capable of transforming heat into electricity, are very promising when converting residual heat into electrical energy, since they allow us to utilize hardly usable or almost lost thermal energy in an efficient way. Researchers
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IMAGE: Graphene quantum dots sensitized C-ZnO nanotaper photoanodes for solar cells application. view more  Credit: Authors Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have evolved as a new kind of zero dimensional (0D) carbon-based nanomaterial, consisting of 2-10 monolayer graphene with size ~30 nm. These QDs have unique optical and electronics properties and have been applied in a wide
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Now in its fourth year, the Graphene Pavilion, curated by the Graphene Flagship Innovation Team, and supported by the European Commission and the GSMA, will arrive to Barcelona with more than 20 different graphene-based working prototypes and devices that will transform future telecommunications. As Europe’s largest ever research initiative, the Graphene Flagship will demonstrate how
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Structural colors, like those found in some butterflies’ wings, birds’ feathers and beetles’ backs, resist fading because they don’t absorb light like dyes and pigments. However, the iridescence that enhances their beauty in nature is not always desirable for some applications, such as paints, color displays or printer inks. Now, researchers have developed a new
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US broadcaster Syfy has officially landed the rights to Chucky and is using the opportunity to develop a Chucky TV show based on the famous doll from the Child’s Play slasher film series, according to Deadline. The new series is coming from the film franchise’s creator and writer Don Mancini, who is working alongside producer David Kirschner and TV
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IMAGE: This is an initially closed molecular cage (left). Disulfide bonds can be broken via reactions with thiolate anions, resulting in the formation of apertures (right). view more  Credit: Kanazawa University Molecular cages offer the possibility to encapsulate ions or other molecules. If the cage structure has a ‘hatch’ that can be opened or closed in
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Killing Eve impressed audiences with its stylistically subversive, thrilling, hilarious, and terrifying spy story that also happens to be from a female perspective. BBC America obviously knew it had something special on its hands from the get-go, renewing Killing Eve for a second season before the first season even began airing! Killing Eve showcases the
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If you’ve been waiting patiently for some more Marvel’s Spider-Man news, then today is the hallowed day you’ve been anticipating: following the announcement that something “fantastic” was coming to the game, two Fantastic Four-themed costumes have popped up thanks to a new patch.  It’s another fan-pleasing patch from Insomniac, which previously appeased a lot of vocal gamers
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IMAGE: This colorful layered cocktail, called a Galaxy, provided the inspiration for a new form of male contraceptive tested in rats. view more  Credit: Xiaolei Wang For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. However, long-term use of female birth control pills could increase the risk for side effects such as blood clots
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IMAGE: Schematic of a graphene device with a contact resistance that is not altered by the water molecules adsorbed on its surface. view more  Credit: Anderson D. Smith Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but a team of European researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a
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IMAGE: This is RMIT University Associate Professor Daniel Gomez, holding a disc covered in the nano-enhanced palladium. view more  Credit: RMIT University New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe’s biggest energy users. RMIT University researchers have developed a nano-enhanced
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The CW’s Batwoman pilot finally has some more cast members to join Ruby Rose’s superhero Kate Kane, according to Deadline. Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf) is set to play Sophie Moore. After graduating from military academy, the character “rose through the ranks to become a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors. Despite her bite
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This The Flash review contains spoilers. The Flash Season 5 Episode 12 I guess I can start by saying “Memorabilia” had a ton of potential. Given how the web of Nora West-Allen secrets have been the most compelling pieces of the recent, not exactly memorable, non-Elseworlds episodes of The Flash, I had pegged “Memorabilia” as
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Stephen King’s novel The Outsider is becoming a limited series at HBO, which has given the adaptation a 10-episode order.  The story of The Outsider puts a mind-blowingly monstrous twist on traditional murder fiction. Here, police detective Ralph Anderson fields an investigation in the fictional Oklahoma town of Flint City that upends the local populace when a well-liked local
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New information suggests that Pioneer, Ubisoft’s mysterious sci-fi project, might be alive after all.  Kotaku is reporting that the situation surrounding Ubisoft’s Pioneer is complicated. From the sound of things, Pioneer began as a fairly ambitious, non-violent sci-fi exploration title that was going to buck many of Ubisoft’s notable trends in terms of open and large