Month: February 2019

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Materials that are hybrid constructions (combining organic and inorganic precursors) and quasi-two-dimensional (with malleable and highly compactable molecular structures) are on the rise in several technological applications, such as the fabrication of ever-smaller optoelectronic devices. An article published in the journal Physical Review B describes a study in this field resulting from the doctoral research
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IMAGE: Tetraphase heterostructure nanoparticle with six interphases view more  Credit: Northwestern University Northwestern University researchers have developed a blueprint for understanding and predicting the properties and behavior of complex nanoparticles and optimizing their use for a broad range of scientific applications. These include catalysis, optoelectronics, transistors, bio-imaging, and energy storage and conversion. Recent research findings have
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Researchers at The University of Manchester in the UK have discovered that the Hall effect – a phenomenon well known for more than a century – is no longer as universal as it was thought to be. In the research paper published in Science this week, the group led by Prof Sir Andre Geim and
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WORCESTER–Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed technology to give night vision to mammals with a simple injection that contains nanoantennae, allowing the animals to see light beyond the visible spectrum, into the range of infrared light. The vision enhancement is temporary and doesn’t interfere with the animal’s ability to see visible light. The research
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After a brilliant first outing, we’ve been itching to cast our eyes on The Tick Season 2. Until the day for that comes (5 April), we’ll just have to make do with this awesome new trailer: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Here’s the synopsis for Season 2: Tick and Arthur have
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Nanostructures based on carbon are promising materials for nanoelectronics. However, to be suitable, they would often need to be formed on non-metallic surfaces, which has been a challenge – up to now. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have found a method of forming nanographenes on metal oxide surfaces. Their research, conducted within the framework of
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IMAGE: This is lead author of the paper, Dr Robin Harper, at the University of Sydney Nanoscience Hub. view more  Credit: University of Sydney Scientists at the University of Sydney have for the first time demonstrated improvement in quantum computers by using codes designed to detect and discard errors in the logic gates of such machines.
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This Deadly Class review contains spoilers. Deadly Class Season 1 Episode 7 Brushing aside the indulgent level of violence in Deadly Class — it is a show about assassins after all — reveals a surprisingly rich thematic tapestry underneath, and this is really the first week where the struggle between free will and predestination took
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK. Nintendo has told us to expect a new pair of Pokémon games in late 2019, with these Nintendo Switch RPG titles ushering in the next era of pocket monster adventures. In terms of actual details, a special live stream dubbed Pokémon Direct took place on February 27th and furnished us with all
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Click here to see full size. Another look at Fox’s upcoming Dark Phoenix has arrived in the form of this haunting new poster that puts Jean Grey, as played by Game Of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner, in the spotlight. The first trailer for the upcoming film landed last September, but judging by this poster’s release all signs point to
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HBO’s innovative and influential gangster family series The Sopranos celebrated its 20th anniversary in early January, its creator is ready to move on from the fadeout to the gangland beginnings. David Chase’s upcoming The Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, will feature a young Tony Soprano, according to Deadline. as he grows up during the civil unrest
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Popular fantasy novel The Night Circus is getting the film feature treatment! According to Deadline, Geremy Jasper (Patti Cake$) has signed on to direct the adaptation for Lionsgate, with Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford on board to produce. Written by Erin Morgenstern (over the course of three NaNoWriMos!), The Night Circus is
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In a surprising turn of events, it seems that IGN has landed the rights to the rumored series based on the 2014 game, Alien: Isolation.  According to a statement released by IGN, this series will expand upon the plot of the original game. For those that may have never gotten the chance to play it
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IMAGE: Against a background of more conventional technologies, Sandia National Laboratories researchers, from left, Steve Verzi, William Severa, Brad Aimone and Craig Vineyard hold different versions of emerging neuromorphic hardware platforms…. view more  Credit: Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Whetstone, a software tool that sharpens the output of artificial neurons, has enabled neural
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Engineers at MIT and Penn State University have found that under the right conditions, ordinary clear water droplets on a transparent surface can produce brilliant colors, without the addition of inks or dyes. In a paper published today in Nature, the team reports that a surface covered in a fine mist of transparent droplets and
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IMAGE: A hot object can be fully hidden from infrared detection by adding polyethylene glycol to an aerogel film. view more  Credit: American Chemical Society Hiding an object from heat-sensing cameras could be useful for military and technology applications as well as for research. Efforts to develop such a method have been underway for decades with
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IMAGE: This is an illustration of a DNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotube. view more  Credit: Benjamin Lambert, EPFL The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists who developed the method that forever changed protein engineering: directed evolution. Mimicking natural evolution, directed evolution guides the synthesis of proteins with improved or new functions. First, the original
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IMAGE: The KIT Research Laboratory develops new assembly and connection techniques for highest-frequency electronics. view more  Credit: Joachim Hebeler, KIT Parking a car with the help of radar sensors already is commonplace. Many other applications of radar technology are obvious, such as precise distance and environment sensors for robots and machines in the industrial automation sector
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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules – a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market – could lead to unintended consequences, according to a new study from Oregon State University. Environmental toxicologist Stacey Harper and her team found that a common insecticide in its “capsule suspension” formulation – with molecules
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Power Rangers fans love a good abandoned plotline. For a series that’s run for 25 years, of course there’s a ton of ideas that never quite made it to screen. Pick any season and a hardcore fan will be able to tell you some incredible ideas that were planned but never made it to screen for one
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This The Gifted review contains spoilers. The Gifted Season 2 Episode 16 It’s hard not to view “oMens,” possibly the last episode of The Gifted ever, through the lens of that news. It’s obviously disappointing, as someone who’s liked a lot more of this show than he’s disliked, that we might not be getting more
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Nintendo has finally revealed that the long-awaited Pokemon RPG for Nintendo Switch will be called Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.  This will be a mainline Pokemon game that Nintendo has described as a proper RPG (as they have previously indicated). The game’s footage certainly seems to indicate that this title will be similar to the games
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<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 beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Elizabeth Moss). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking