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IMAGE: Deep-sea dragonfish with transparent teeth. view more  Credit: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what’s responsible for making the teeth of the deep-sea dragonfish transparent. This unique adaptation, which helps camouflage the dragonfish from their prey, results from their
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The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution – commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams – has been solved through the discovery of a new low-cost, safe and environmentally friendly method that removes PFAS from water. In The US, contamination by PFAS and other so-called “forever
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Tokyo, Japan–The difficulty of further increasing the power conversion efficiency of silicon-based components in power electronics seems to indicate that we are reaching the limits of potential advances to this technology. However, a research group headed by The University of Tokyo recently challenged that view by developing a power switching device that surpasses previous performance
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IMAGE: A DNA nanorobot can target breast cancer cells for destruction. view more  Credit: Adapted from Nano Letters 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01320 According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). When displayed on the surface of cancer cells, this signaling
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This review contains spoilers for Black Mirror season 5. Black Mirror Season 5 Episode 1 As one of the most thematically complex Black Mirror episodes to date, “Striking Vipers” can be analyzed from many different perspectives and still be equally as rich. Thanks to some expertly delivered and smartly written dialogue as well as subtle
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Ron Howard has been chatting about where he thinks he and his team may have gone wrong with The Dark Tower. The Stephen King adaptation, directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Howard, was highly anticipated before its release back in 2017, with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey snagged for plum roles. Unfortunately, upon its debut,
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The next game in Ubisoft‘s hacking-focused open-world series is called Watch Dogs Legion, Ubisoft confirmed ahead of E3 2019. The publisher promised to reveal more next week during its E3 presentation.  Watch Dogs Legion will be set in a dystopian “post-Brexit” version of London, according to a leak earlier this week, which stemmed from a product listing
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Andy gets a bit more than he bargained for in this creepy new clip from Child’s Play. Watch it now: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> em>Child’s Play is directed by Lars Klevberg from a script by Tyler Burton Smith, and is a remake of the 1988 film of the same name.
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A series of leaks have seemingly revealed some of the first details about Fable 4 for the Xbox One.  Just to be clear, these rumors are just rumors for the moment. However, they seem to stem from a leaked video that has since been pulled. These details also seem to confirm suspicions that the next
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Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a new material whose shape memory is activated by magnetism. It retains a given shape when it is put into a magnetic field. It is a composite material consisting of two components. What is special about the new material is that, unlike previous
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Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in collaboration with colleagues from South Ural State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed an alternative method for numerical evaluation of the current induced local magnetization effect in ultrathin ruthenium-cobalt-ruthenium films with a wolfram layer added. That is another throw to fathom how to control
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Click here to see full size. Here’s the very short but sweet synopsis for Stranger Things Season 3: One Summer Can Change Everything. School is out, pool is open. Welcome to summer of ‘85 in Hawkins. Stranger Things Season 3 will star returning cast members Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo,
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IMAGE: Smart glass is gaining popularity as an energy-efficiency product for buildings, cars and airplanes. view more  Credit: Steven Marquez/Colorado State University “Smart glass,” an energy-efficiency product found in newer windows of cars, buildings and airplanes, slowly changes between transparent and tinted at the flip of a switch. “Slowly” is the operative word; typical smart glass
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Since Tom King‘s run started way back in 2016, we’ve had a few dialogue-free (or nearly dialogue-free) issues where the art tells one story and the narration tells another, and the two intertwine to move the plot and the characters forward in King’s master plan. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that these
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Bethesda’s Todd Howard confesses that the studio had a pretty good idea that Fallout 76 was going to attract quite a bit of criticism upon its release.  “We knew we were going to have a lot of bumps,” Howard said in an interview with IGN. ”We were ready for…we knew this is not the type of
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Batman recently turned 80, and DC celebrated the Dark Knight’s big day overseas… in Kuwait, of all places, working with The United Service Organization (USO) to visit our troops during May’s Military Appreciation Month for an excitingly geeky event that not only featured stars from The CW DC shows, but comic book legends like Jim
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We ubiquitously stream videos, we download audiobooks to mobile devices, and we store huge numbers of photos on our devices. In short, the storage capacity we need is growing rapidly. Researchers are working to develop new data storage options. One possibility is the racetrack memory device where the data is stored in nanowires in the
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Blade star Wesley Snipes will soon be back slaying the undead, but in a slightly different manner. According to THR, the actor has joined upcoming zombie action thriller Outbreak Z. He will both star in the film and serve as an executive producer. The story follows “two SWAT officers on a desperate hunt through an overrun
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IMAGE: Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is leading a research project to develop a bioink platform to sequester therapeutic proteins within a 3D printed… view more  Credit: Texas A&M University Engineering A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed an innovative way to print therapeutics in 3D
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IMAGE: A plastic bucket and a plastic bag contain a 5-gallon supply of carbon nanotubes in a lab at Rice University, the beginning of the process to safely transfer the nanotubes… view more  Credit: Barron Research Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (June 3, 2019) – With a little practice, it doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes,
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Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems, addressing two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies. “DNA systems are attractive because of their potential information storage density; they could theoretically store a billion times the amount
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IMAGE: Hall coefficient and carrier density as functions of temperature. view more  Credit: FLEET/UOW Iron-doping of the topological insulator Sb2Te3 results in useful electronic and magnetic properties, quantified in a recent FLEET study at the University of Wollongong. The researchers studied the magneto-transport properties of an iron-doped topological insulator (Fe-Sb2Te3). After the material is doped via