Month: June 2020

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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This Stargirl review contains spoilers. Stargirl just keeps getting better and better every single week. “Shiv Part One” represents the series’ first foray into multi-part storytelling and it’s a near-perfect hour, giving us everything from Justice Society drama and teenage dating angst to messy Whitmore-Dugan family dynamics. Plus, the episode even manages to make Blue
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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.
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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
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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
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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 –
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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
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Bethesda and id Software have confirmed that this year’s QuakeCon event will take place online from August 7-9. Dubbed QuakeCon at Home, this online event will actually run during the rough time frame typically reserved for the traditional QuakeCon showcase (which was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). While Bethesda and id Software
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This The Twilight Zone review contains spoilers. The Twilight Zone Season 2 Episode 4 One of my favorite episodes of the original Twilight Zone is called “A Nice Place to Visit.” It’s about a dirty rotten gambler who finds himself in heaven, only to discover that he’s actually in hell. Sorry for the spoiler for
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A new teaser posted via the Halo Twitter account suggests that The Banished may return in Halo Infinite. The teaser clearly references The Banished with the line “We are his will, we are his legacy, we are The Banished,” but there is some room for debate in regards to whether or not this teaser actually
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The Boys unleashed an unapologetically ultraviolent response to the entertainment industry’s seemingly interminable array of live-action superhero fare with a TV series created by Supernatural and Timeless‘s Eric Kripke, adapting the bleak comic book series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The result was a serial offering that’s said to be one of the most-watched