UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A unique nanoparticle to deliver a localized cancer treatment inhibits tumor growth in mice, according to a team of Penn State researchers. The nanoparticles, developed by Daniel Hayes, associate professor of biomedical engineering, have a specific chemistry that allows a microRNA (miRNA) to attach to it. A miRNA is a molecule
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The following contains spoilers for Warrior Nun. The conclusion of Netflix’s Warrior Nun launches its viewers directly off a cliff, and we’re left hanging until (an as of yet unannounced) season 2. The explosive finale leaves things off with more questions than answers. But here are some attempts at answers anyway. In the beginning of
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IMAGE: An illustration of the boron nitride photocatalysis that destroys the pollutant PFOA in water. view more  Credit: Image courtesy of M. Wong/Rice University HOUSTON — (July 7, 2020) — Rice University chemical engineers found an efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS “forever” chemicals where they least expected. “It was the control,” said Rice Professor Michael Wong,
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A world-leading materials expert from The University of Manchester is helping to launch a new global task force to drive innovation in digital health to combat pandemics like COVID-19 – and ambitious outputs could eventually include building ‘smart cities’ that feature anti-virus defences. Professor Henry Yi Li, Chair of Textile Science and Engineering at The
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It never fails to get a laugh. Whether live in the theater or at home on Disney+, the bristling energy of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton comes to a sudden halt the moment King George III makes his pompous entrance. Draped in a red, white, and gold mantle, and trapped beneath a sparkling crown, he looks like
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In a world craving consistency it’s nice to know that some things will never change. That’s right: Netflix has gone “three and out” with another one of its original series. Netflix has ordered Dead to Me for season 3. And sure enough, season 3 will be the final go-around for the star-studded dark comedy. Dead
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The streaming service field is becoming more fractured, as more and more media companies break from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in favor of creating their own streaming services. While Disney’s Disney+, HBO MAX, and Apple’s TV+ may be the most talked-about right now, NBCUniversal—the Comcast Corp. division that owns NBC, MSNBC, USA, and the Universal Pictures movie studio—is
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The development of metasurfaces opened a horizon for the advance of planar optics. Among various metadevices, the metalens has attracted widespread attention for practical applications in imaging and spectroscopy, where it allows multifunctional wavefront manipulations for improved focus. As part of the trend of miniaturization and integration of photonic systems, metalenses are replacing the traditional
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This Stargirl review contains spoilers Stargirl continues to prove it’s the best thing happening in superhero television right now, by following up its best episode of the season with an installment that’s every bit its equal. “Shiv Part Two” also manages to avoid many of the predictable tropes and narrative traps that too often plague
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IMAGE: Schematic illustration of manipulation and tracking of native nuclear nano-pores from colon cancer cells and mouse organoids. Live tracking of single bio-filament conformations inside the nuclear pore presented as a… view more  Credit: Kanazawa University In human cells, the nucleus is enclosed by a structure called the nuclear pore complex (NPC). It acts as a
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IMAGE: Novel material nanoarchitecture enables the development of new-generation high-energy batteries beyond Li-ion chemistry view more  Credit: Supplied by University of Technology Sydney The rapid development of renewable energy resources has triggered tremendous demands in large-scale, cost-efficient and high-energy-density stationary energy storage systems. Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) have many advantages but there are much more abundant
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IMAGE: Abrikosov lattice at moderate vortex velocities (left); ultra-fast moving Abrikosov-Josephson “vortex rivers ” (right) view more  Credit: © Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy, University of Vienna Superconductivity is a physical phenomenon occurring at low temperatures in many materials which manifests itself through a vanishing electrical resistance and the expulsion of magnetic fields from the material’s interior. Superconductors are
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This Snowpiercer review contains spoilers. Snowpiercer Episode 8 The only thing keeping Snowpiercer in any sort of working order, aside from hard work and Third Class laborers, is belief. The belief that Mr. Wilford is up in the front of the train, guiding the eternal engine, making sure everyone has enough food, and space, and
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This Perry Mason review contains spoilers. Perry Mason Episode 3 Perry Mason, episode 3, “Chapter Three,” thickens the plot and solidifies the characters while delivering the biggest twist from on high. Matthew Rhys’ Perry Mason is still taking it all in. He’s surrounded himself with an idiosyncratic crew who bring their own tangents into the
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InuYasha is an anime series that effectively mixes together the action and romance genres into the entertaining story of Inuyasha, a half-demon who is on an important mission of redemption. Inuyasha’s journey puts him in the orbit of Kagome, a normal high school student, and an important bond is formed between the two of them.
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“Anne Rice wrote vampires as credible creatures and real living beings,” says director Neil Jordan, recalling his time spent with the troubled undead whilst creating 1994’s big-screen adaptation of Rice’s acclaimed 1976 novel, Interview With The Vampire. “She removed all of that Hammer Horror, tongue-in-cheek stuff – it was marvelous. I just wanted to make
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This Hanna article contains MAJOR spoilers for the end of Season 2. There’s nothing quite like Amazon spy drama Hanna on TV right now. It is reminiscent of great spy shows of yesteryear—The CW’s vastly underrated Nikita, comes to mind—but with a budget and sense of cinematic style that sets it apart from similarly-themed series
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Imagine the experience of being one of the first individuals to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s now-classic Hamilton: An American Musical live.  The first thing you notice is the spartan, largely empty stage. Then as Leslie Odom Jr. takes the stage as Aaron Burr followed by Miranda’s Hamilton, you realize that this production about America’s founding fathers
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