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IMAGE: Drawing inspiration from spider’s back legs, researchers have developed a new nonstick surface for nanomaterials.   view more  Credit: American Chemical Society Cribellate spiders spin thousands of tiny nanofibers into sticky threads. To keep from getting caught in their own webs, these spiders use a nonstick comb on their back legs. Now, researchers reporting in
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[embedded content] Now that we’re just over a month away from HBO Max soothing away some of our quarantine pains, a new trailer for Looney Tunes Cartoons has been released. It’s very, very promising. [embedded content] So we have Bugs screwing with Yosemite Sam, Daffy pissing off Porky Pig, Tweety Bird getting the better of
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IMAGE: A semi-transparent perovskite solar cell with contrasting levels of light transparency. view more  Credit: Dr Jae Choul Yu Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a “game-changer” that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation, Australian scientists say in a paper in Nano Energy. The researchers – led by Professor
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As stay-at-home orders started to crash over the world at the end of March, Diamond Comics Distributors announced that it would be suspending shipping of new books. Diamond has been functioning essentially as a monopoly for years, so this move meant, for all intents and purposes, the end of new comics releases, and it’s been
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The team, led by physicists at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) in Germany and University of Vienna in Austria, generated the Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) through a sudden change in temperature: first heating up quasi-particles slowly, then rapidly cooling them down back to room temperature. They demonstrated the method using quasi-particles called magnons, which represent the
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IMAGE: ‘Metrology at a glance’ is the Helmholtz Prize’s motto. view more  Credit: (PTB) From fundamental physics related to Einstein’s special theory of relativity to fundamentals of metrological applications in the range of thousandths of micrometers (i.e. nanometers) – the bandwidth of this year’s Helmholtz Prize is considerable. The Helmholtz Prize, which recognizes outstanding scientific and
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IMAGE: Despite weighing about a third of a milligram, Penn Engineers are now testing their “nanocardboard ” flyers ability to lift payloads. In this artist’s conception, fleets of flyers could be launched… view more  Credit: Bargatin Group, Penn Engineering This summer, NASA plans to launch its next Mars rover, Perseverance, which will carry with it the
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IMAGE: Graphene Flagship researchers reported a significant step forward in growing monoisotopic hexagonal boron nitride at atmospheric pressure for the production of large and very high-quality crystals. view more  Credit: Graphene Flagship Graphene Flagship researchers at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and ONERA-CNRS, France, in collaboration with researchers at the Peter Grunberg Institute, Germany, the University of
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The long-awaited launch date for HBO Max is finally set. The new streaming service from WarnerMedia, which combines HBO’s library with original titles and past and present Warner Bros. content, will officially go live on Monday, May 27.   According to HBO Max, the streaming library will feature films and TV series from Warner Bros.’ “100-year
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IMAGE: Comparison of computed peak values of THz emission and photocurrent with experimental data. view more  Credit: @2020 American Chemical Society A team of researchers from Osaka University, TU Wien, Nanyang Technological University, Rice University, University of Alberta and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale comes closer to unraveling the physics of quasiparticles in carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs),
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The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford caused much excitement and expletives when published last year – being hailed as “Alias meets X-Men in a grimly LA setting” by Maria Lewis, a “madcap adventure” that speeds along at “breakneck pace” by the Guardian and “furious, frenetic, fun, and ‘f*ck you’’ by Robert Brockway.
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