Month: April 2021

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IMAGE: Engineers at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using neural networks to accelerate the prediction of how microstructures of materials evolve. This example predicts snowflake-like dendritic crystal growth…. view more  Credit: Mesoscale Materials Science Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (April 30, 2021) – The microscopic structures and properties of materials are intimately linked, and
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Certificate: PG Director: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe Writer: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph Distributor: Netflix Running Time: 113 min If you like this, try… National Lampoon’s Vacation Another road-trip comedy with a dysfunctional family (though with less homicidal robots). The Mitchells, much like the Griswolds of National Lampoon’s Vacation,
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IMAGE: Photo shows Vivek Aji (left) and Nathaniel Gabor in the Quantum Materials Optoelectronics Lab at UC Riverside. view more  Credit: Stan Lim, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A pair of physicists at the University of California, Riverside, are aiming to convert light falling on atomically thin semiconductor materials into electricity, having received more than $582,000
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Movies are slowly coming back to life at the cinemas. You can see it with each glowing report about a Godzilla vs. Kong or Mortal Kombat doing solid business. And for those with more discerning tastes, films like In the Heights and Those Who Wish Me Dead are definitely going to make their release dates.
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The Mitchells vs. the Machines, now available to stream on Netflix, is a one-of-a-kind animated movie. “If Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse established Sony Pictures Animation as one of the most exciting studios making animated movies right now, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, now streaming exclusively on Netflix, solidifies that reputation. Like Spider-Verse, the movie is
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IMAGE: Schematic of the imaging of pathological tissue 3D structure by combining optical diffraction tomography and automated stitching. Image credit: Hugonnet et al., doi 10.1117/1.AP.3.2.026004 view more  Credit: Hugonnet et al. Histology is the study of biological tissues at a microscopic level. Also called microscopic anatomy, histology is widely used to provide diagnosis of cancer and
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IMAGE: The atomic structure of a gold nanoparticle protected by phosphine molecules (left) and magnetic-field-induced electron currents in a plane intersecting the center of the particle (right). The total electron current… view more  Credit: University of Jyväskylä/Omar Lopez Estrada Researchers in the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyvaskyla, in Finland and in the Guadalajara University in
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With summer feeling like it’s just around the corner, the sun-drenched trailer for Disney and Pixar’s new sea creature fantasy Luca, is the perfect time to bathe in the gorgeous aesthetic of this Italian seaside adventure. Watch the trailer below… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Luca is a coming-of-age
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As we inch closer to the 40th’yes, 40th’anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s natural to reflect on just how influential the Indiana Jones blockbuster has been to American filmmaking. One needs look no further than the Marvel Cinematic Universe to see how relevant Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure story remains today, but, having just done
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Released: Out now Certificate: 18 Director: Kinji Fukasaku Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto Distributor: Arrow Video Price: £79.99 Based in an alternative dystopian Japan, Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale is set in a world where the government has passed a law named the ’BR ACT’ in an attempt to rid of disobedient youths (it’s
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Back in the Seventies, ITV, our third channel, had a reputation for vulgar populism that was even worse than it has today. ITV was the go-to place for in-yer-face cop shows, boorish sitcoms, and sequinned variety knees-ups. It wasn’t the channel you’d have expected to find anything as conceptually ambitious and strange as Sapphire And
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Netflix’s new shuffle play feature will play TV shows and films for you based on your previous viewing history. “Netflix’s shuffle play feature has officially rolled out. The ’Play Something’ button, which Netflix has been testing since last year, will automatically pick a TV show or film for you to watch. However, the selection criteria for Play
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There are over 200 Pokémon in New Pokémon Snap, and finding all of them is going to require you to explore every possibility in the long-awaited follow-up to one of the best Pokémon spin-offs ever: 1999’s Pokémon Snap. Of course, while you may want to take pictures of some Pokémon in New Pokémon Snap because
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IMAGE: Dr. Moon Kim, the Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and fellow researchers developed a nanopore sequencing platform that, for the… view more  Credit: The University of Texas at Dallas Nanopore technology shows promise for making it possible to develop small, portable, inexpensive devices that can
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Chris Pratt is in the middle of a futuristic alien war in Amazon’s latest sci-fi The Tomorrow War and we have been given a first-look at the action-packed movie with a selection of stills and a teaser trailer, which you can watch below… [embedded content] In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a
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Luca is the name of the next animated feature film from Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios, directed and conceived by animator and artist Enrico Casarosa. Working at Pixar since 2002 as a story artist in films like Cars, Up, Coco, and Ratatouille, Casarosa directed the 2019 short La Luna before making his feature directorial debut this
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Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Director: Jeff Desom, Saman Kesh, Dugan O’Neal Writer: Jeff Desom, Saman Kesh, Dugan O’Neal Cast: Josh Peck, Wilson Bethel, Lina Esco  Distributor: Signature Entertainment Running Time: 84 mins When we heard about a movie called Portal, we were worried that we were going to have to get very angry about
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IMAGE: Image of the molecules successfully pooled into a Bose-Einstein condensate. view more  Credit: Chin Lab Researchers have big ideas for the potential of quantum technology, from unhackable networks to earthquake sensors. But all these things depend on a major technological feat: being able to build and control systems of quantum particles, which are among the
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IMAGE: Schematic of the optical microcavity with 2D semiconductor. The nonlinear optical response arises from the larger Bohr radii Rydberg excitons allowing to push the limit to few photon nonlinear limit. view more  Credit: Image credit: Rezlind Bushati The ability to turn on and off a physical process with just one photon is a fundamental building
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IMAGE: When the researchers began studying the way salts crystallize on certain surfaces, they found that the process repeatedly produced predictable multi-legged shapes. The researchers dubbed them collectively as “crystal critters “… view more  Credit: Courtesy of Kripa Varanasi, Samantha McBride and Henri-Louis Girard, et al About a quarter of a percent of the entire gross
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Chinese scientists have made direct observations in face-centered cubic VCoNi (medium)-entropy alloys (MEA) and for the first time proposed a convincing identification of subnanoscale chemical short-range order (CSRO). This achievement undisputedly resolves the pressing question of if, what and why CSRO exists, and how to explicitly identify CSRO. This work, published in Nature on April
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tiny molecules called nanobodies, which can be designed to mimic antibody structures and functions, may be the key to blocking a tick-borne bacterial infection that remains out of reach of almost all antibiotics, new research suggests. The infection is called human monocytic ehrlichiosis, and is one of the most prevalent and potentially