Month: December 2020

PITTSBURGH–Light travels at a speed of about 300,000,000 meters per second as light particles, photons, or equivalently as electromagnetic field waves. Experiments led by Hrvoje Petek, an R.K. Mellon professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy examined ideas surrounding the origins of light, taking snapshots of light, stopping light and using it to change
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Certificate: 15 Director: Josh Boone Writer: Josh Boone, Knate Lee Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga Running Time: 94 mins It’s pretty well-known by the now the trouble writer and director Josh Boone has faced releasing his coming-of-age X-Men adventure to the world. From re-shoots, to re-schedules, to…
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This Vikings season 6 part two review is based on all 10 episodes and contains no spoilers. Vikings has always been Ragnar Lothbrok’s (Travis Fimmel) story. First, we witnessed the rise of the man himself from farmer to visionary to earl to king to legend. Post-Ragnar, the show became an exploration of how Ragnar’s legend
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IMAGE: A quantum dot (the yellow part) is connected to two lead electrodes (the blue parts). Electrons tunneling into the quantum dot from the electrodes interact with each other to form… view more  Credit: Rui Sakano Theoretical physicists Yoshimichi Teratani and Akira Oguri of Osaka City University, and Rui Sakano of the University of Tokyo have
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This The Expanse review contains spoilers. The Expanse Season 5 Episode 4 Ever since it began, The Expanse has known how to build action, which isn’t remarkable in itself for a sci-fi show. What makes this series different is that with very little exposition, it can create a sense that, as unsettled as things seem
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It’s the news fans have been waiting to hear: the BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials is confirmed as returning for a third and final season to complete the original trilogy. Filming on a new eight-episode season adapting The Amber Spyglass will begin in 2021. The announcement was made after the second season
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Ron Underwood’s 1990 classic, Tremors, is getting the 4K treatment it deserves this month with a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray. The Limited Edition not only includes the movie in glorious 4K but it also has a whole host of extras and we have an exclusive clip from one of the bonus features right here,
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Presented by: The end of 2020 marked the English-language release of Digimon Card Game, the new trading card game based on the eponymous digital monsters. Like the previous iterations, and the anime they all draw from, Digimon Card Game is about digivolving your favorite creatures in order to eventually overwhelm your opponent. Whether it’s summoning
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While The Skywalker Saga may have come to a close, there are still plenty of other Star Wars movies, live-action Disney+ series, and animated shows in the works. This is the page where we’ll keep track of all the upcoming Star Wars movie and TV releases. It might not look like much, but she’s got it where it
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(1993) Trust Tim Burton to bring a gothic slant to festive proceedings by exploring the prospect of a Halloween character standing in for Santa. The result is a morbid stop-motion musical marvel, where presents are delivered to fright rather than delight. (1972) An escaped homicidal maniac dressed as Santa comes knocking after a devious wife
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Cast Away starring Tom Hanks celebrates its 20th anniversary today. Check out some surprising facts about this movie. “Deemed an ‘existential blockbuster’ for the 21st century, not a whole lot of action occurs during Cast Away’s 143-minute running time. But Hanks’s long beard and survival scenarios generated an iconic character and film.” Read more at
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IMAGE: Metallic glass, microscopic image view more  Credit: FEFU press office Fuel cells based on methanol oxidation have a huge potential in the motor and technical industries. To increase their energy performance, scientists suggest using electrodes made of thin palladium-based metallic glass films. A group of researchers from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Austria, Turkey, Switzerland,
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Arguably one of the most shocking revelations from The Mandalorian’s second season was that Star Wars cult favourite character Boba Fett had survived, having been seemingly devoured by the Sarlacc in Return Of The Jedi. Not only that, but the series finale gave us a post-credits scene that revealed a title for the bounty hunter’s very
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This Bridgerton review is spoiler-free. With concise storytelling, character development, and big-budget Hollywood aesthetics, Netflix’s latest original television series, Bridgerton, represents the best of British period drama. The series is based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels and production company Shondaland adapted the books with a unique focus on Black and POC representation rarely seen in
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IMAGE: Thin-film ferroelectric materials display characteristic, evolving patterns view more  Credit: FLEET Why do some ferroelectric materials display bubble-shaped patterning, while others display complex, labyrinthine patterns? A FLEET study finds the answer to the changing patterns in ferroelectric films lies in non-equilibrium dynamics, with topological defects driving subsequent evolution. Ferroelectric materials can be considered an electrical
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In 2020, we needed good stories more than ever: To escape, even for a little while. To subvert and question the status quo. And to remind us of the joys of being human. The books listed below fall into one, some, or all of the above categories. We had our contributors select the stories that
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IMAGE: An illustration of the 2D boron nitride substrate with imperfections that host tiny nickel clusters. The catalyst aids the chemical reaction that removes hydrogen from liquid chemical carriers, making it… view more  Credit: Jeff Urban/Berkeley Lab Hydrogen is a sustainable source of clean energy that avoids toxic emissions and can add value to multiple sectors
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IMAGE: Dr. Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University’s Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor, has been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)… view more  Credit: Lehigh University Lehigh University’s Nelson Tansu has been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for
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