Month: June 2020

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.
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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: (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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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: 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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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