Amazon Game Studio’s multiplayer shooter Crucible has seemingly suffered yet another setback as developer Relentless Studios has announced that the game is being reverted to a closed beta state after previously being openly available as a free-to-play title via Steam. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” reads a post on the Crucible blog.
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
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
No one familiar with Dan Stevens’ past performances in the likes of 2014’s The Guest or FX’s Legion doubted that the actor would give his all playing a larger than life pop sensation in Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, but he still managed to be the focus of much of the
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
The secretive Project Lockhart, a disc-less counterpart to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X next-gen console, could be unveiled in August, according to a report from Eurogamer. The outlet claims that the long-rumored Lockhart is actually called the Xbox Series S and that it will be presented as an all-digital version of the console, not unlike the
When I sat down to watch the We Bare Bears movie I was expecting it to be a light and fun beacon of hope in these dark times. The show has always been that, with the wacky antics of the bears a constant source of comfort. I got that sure, but what I was surprised
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
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.
Director: Sean S. Cunningham Writer: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert Cast: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader Distributor: 101 Films 1985 was a good year for teen movies – we had the wholesome teen pirate adventure The Goonies as well as those naughty kids in detention in The Breakfast Club. The New Kids feels very similar in
This Twilight Zone review contains spoilers. The Twilight Zone Season 2 Episode 6 Science fiction that happens underwater almost always become horrifically scary, really fast. Off the top of my head, the only sci-fi premises that aren’t automatically horrifying are the ‘90s show seaQuest, or my three-year-old daughter’s favorite TV Show, Octonauts. Everything else that
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
Certificate: 15 Director: Rob Grant Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Thomas Cocquerel, Camille Stopps Running Time: 91 mins With a sharp intake of breath, Rob Grant’s Alive opens in a blood-soaked nightmare – waking up in a derelict hospital and covered in wounds and dirty bandages, a man (Thomas Cocquerel) desperately tries to reach the exit before
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
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.
Activision has released the first details for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s Season 4 Reloaded patch, which is highlighted by an update to Warzone‘s Battle Royale Quads mode that raises the max player count to 200. “With this update, Verdansk will now be able to hold up to 200 players in Battle Royale Quads,” says
Community isn’t the only NBC show being re-examined for racially insensitive material. The Office is also returning to the cutting room due to a controversial scene from its final season, which aired in 2012-2013. According to Variety, NBC and Netflix are removing a scene featuring a character in blackface from its season nine holiday episode,
This Penny Dreadful: City of Angels review contains spoilers. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 10 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels closes out the season in a strangely moving way, which is par for the course for a series like this. It’s not because of who and what is lost during the episode, but the
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 –
Is a new streaming platform called Brime about to become Twitch’s biggest competitor? That’s what some in the internet rumor mill think after popular streamer Keemstar shared a wild theory claiming that Ninja, Shroud, and Dr DisRespect are launching a new streaming service backed by Spotify. Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because
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
A mobile version of Apex Legends has been rumored for quite some time now, but it seems that EA and Respawn finally have plans to bring the battle royale title to mobile devices in the near future. In a recent call with investors, EA CEO Andrew Wilson noted that the plan is to soft launch
The Simpsons will no longer feature white actors voicing non-white characters, according to Variety. The Simpsons producers did not say whether the roles will be recast or written-out. “Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the producers said in a statement. The Fox series made a similar action three
Microsoft has released some new details about the “Optimized for Series X” badge you’ve seen on several next-gen game trailers in the last few months. In an Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft explained that the tag is being used for games that have been “either natively designed or fully rebuilt” for the Xbox Series X.
Netflix removed one of the fan favorite episodes of Community from its streaming service on Friday, deleting “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” from its selection of season 2 episodes. By the company’s reasoning, this is due to the use of blackface in the episode. In the episode in question, the controversial incident occurs early when the
IMAGE: Julian Ritzmann made the samples for the measurements. view more Credit: RUB, Marquard Researchers from Basel, Bochum and Copenhagen have gained new insights into the energy states of quantum dots. They are semiconductor nanostructures and promising building blocks for quantum communication. With their experiments, the scientists confirmed certain energy transitions in quantum dots that had
This review of The Twilight Zone contains spoilers. Beware! The Twilight Zone Season 2 Episode 3 At times when watching New Twilight Zone—which for brevity I’ll dub “NTZ” for the rest of this review—it can feel like there’s an identity crisis casting shadows around the fringes of the show. At no fault of its own, NTZ
Led by the Ikerbasque professor Luis Liz-Marzán, researchers at the Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials CIC biomaGUNE have developed a mechanism by which gold atoms are deposited by means of chemical reduction onto previously formed gold nanorods to produce a quasi-helicoidal structure (the particles acquire chirality). This geometry enables these “nanoscrews” to interact with
Cyberpunk 2077 will be CD Projekt Red’s first game outside The Witcher universe, and its first foray into science fiction. Based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop games, it is, as its name suggests, inspired by the pioneers of the cyberpunk subgenre – namely William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. We can, therefore, expect plenty of cyborgs, AI, benighted cities, and
Lucifer Season 5 is coming soon to Netflix! Moreover, while said fifth season of Lucifer was touted as the show’s last hurrah, that is no longer the case, with Netflix’s order for Season 6, which is now planned as said last hurrah. Thus, fans will get to enjoy the two-part release of Season 5 without