Month: January 2021

It still might be a little while before we’re able to go back to the movies again. Thankfully, with its list of new releases for February 2021, Amazon Prime is bringing the theater home. The movies are the real appeal this month. Amazon’s offerings are highlighted by two original films of note. The first is
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When it released Wonder Woman 1984 to its HBO Max servers in December, WarnerMedia made it abundantly clear that it was ready for a new era of movie distribution. Now, in its list of new releases for February 2021, Warner is attempting another grand experiment for HBO Max. Judas and the Black Messiah premieres on
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This article contains WandaVision spoilers. “It’s Wanda. It’s all Wanda,” states Monica Rambeau after she’s ejected from Westview for triggering Scarlet Witch’s memories of Ultron and the real world. SWORD’s gal on the ground had tentatively been playing the part of ‘Geraldine’ in the first three episodes of WandaVision’s sitcom reality, but episode 4 gave
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This article contains The Little Things spoilers. You can find our spoiler-free review here. It’s the piece of the puzzle Rami Malek’s Jim Baxter has been waiting for. The young—and now entirely ruined—LAPD police detective can stop wondering about the night before—the night his shovel cracked the skull of Albert Sparma (Jared Leto). At the
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This article contains WandaVision spoilers. Now that WandaVision episode 4 has expanded a bit to show more of what’s going on, it really ties into what made the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe work, but in a very surreal way. The first Avengers movie was about the culmination in connections and bringing together
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IMAGE: Proposed hierarchical deformation mechanism paradigm for the equi- atomic CrCoNi-based HEAs subjected to increasing degrees of deformation. Elastic deformation, dislocation-mediated plasticity, twinning-induced plasticity, TRIP, and finally solid-state amorphization. Triggering the… view more  Credit: University of California San Diego An international team of researchers produced islands of amorphous, non-crystalline material inside a class of new metal
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“We were having coffee one time and Justin’s like: ‘Hey I had this  weird idea, it’s about a pill…” says Aaron Moorhead when explaining the inception of his new movie Synchronic. We’re speaking to him and filmmaking partner Justin Benson via the magic of Zoom one early morning. “After that came the idea of the paramedics.” 
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Conversion of most materials into organized crystalline structure starts with the nucleation process. One everyday example that many people may be familiar with is the rapid crystalization of supercooled water after the nucleation of a seed crystal. This phenomenon has been perplexing both scientists and ordinary people alike. The nucleation process, in which the atoms
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IMAGE: Solid-state batteries are charged and discharged in custom-made hardware designed at Georgia Tech. A smaller, modified version of the cell shown here was used to image these materials during cycling…. view more  Credit: Matthew McDowell, Georgia Tech Using X-ray tomography, a research team has observed the internal evolution of the materials inside solid-state lithium batteries
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This Star Trek: Picard article contains spoilers for Season 1, and spoilers for Stranger Things Season 2. When Stranger Things Season 2 hit Netflix in 2017, I learned to hate the binge-model. Before I could catch my breath, I was already aware that it would take the entire season for Eleven to reunite with the
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IMAGE: Scientists at Nagoya University, working in collaboration with NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., have developed a set of composite materials composed of layers of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and tungsten carbide… view more  Credit: Katsuyuki Matsunaga Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are incredibly strong materials used in jet engines, gas turbines, and cutting tools for nickel superalloys.
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While WandaVision takes inspiration from many other shows, one superhero shows in particular predates the Disney+ series’ weirdness: FX’s Legion. “Although what we’ve seen of WandaVision so far doesn’t have much in common with its MCU predecessors, there is one recent TV series that the Disney+ title is reminiscent of — FX’s Legion, which is
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This Walker review contains spoilers. Walker Episode 2 Walker’s “Back in the Saddle” sees this show starting to find its groove after the introductory pilot. While the first episode was very much set up and angst, this episode is about expanding on everything that we’ve seen already and working on reconnecting a family broken by
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“We were talking about how it would be to make a horror film that we can write quickly, shoot quickly and release quickly,” Paco Plaza remembers when we ask how his and co-creator Jaume Balagueró’s zombie horror tale [REC] came to be unleashed on viewers back in 2007. “Jaume and me met when we made
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IMAGE: Study researchers Drs. Snigdha Banerjee, Suman Kambhampati, Sushanta Banerjee, and a colleague examine a pancreatic cancer image. view more  Credit: Jeff Gates Researchers with the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and North Dakota State University have designed a new way to deliver pancreatic cancer drugs that could make fighting the disease much easier. Encapsulating
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This article contains spoilers for Search Party season 4. At this point, Search Party has done just about everything a dark comedy can be asked to do. Through four seasons, the show has: captured a Nancy Drew-style mystery through a millennial aesthetic, maneuvered through an unnerving, at times violent paranoid thriller, and deftly executed a
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