Month: July 2020

Supported bimetallic catalysts are an important class of catalysts in heterogeneous catalysis. They can be applied in various fields, such as electrocatalysis, biomass conversion, and hydrogen production. However, traditional impregnation and immobilization methods for synthesizing supported bimetallic nanoparticles (BNPs) are often uncontrollable, thus creating BNPs with non-uniform particle size, low alloy degree and inhomogeneous distribution
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IMAGE: Scientists at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis create new materials by spraying combinations of elements onto thin plates. view more  Credit: Image courtesy of Caltech The quest for renewable fuels harvested from the sun continues, as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced two new major awards focused on advancing artificial photosynthesis technologies
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IMAGE: An artistic impression sharing a secret using structured light. view more  Credit: Wits University Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional quantum state and used it to share a secret amongst 10
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A team of scientists led by Kenichiro Itami, Professor and Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), has developed a new method for the synthesis of three-dimensional nanocarbons with the potential to advance materials science. Three-dimensional nanocarbons, next-generation materials with superior physical characteristics which are expected to find uses in fuel cells and organic
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This Doom Patrol review contains spoilers. Doom Patrol Season 2 Episode 8 With the penultimate episode of the season, the newest Doom Patrol installment sets the table for at least two major conflicts that almost guarantee a cliffhanger next week. However, despite that potentially frustrating possibility, “Dad Patrol” once again features excellent character development, with
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It’s summer. Lots of people are staying home. It might be a good time for a book. Here are some of the upcoming books we’re anticipating: Join the Den of Geek Book Club! Top New Fantasy Books August 2020 The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson  Type: Novel Publisher: TorRelease date: Aug. 11  Den of Geek
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WWE formally announced last week that it had canceled the SummerSlam live event scheduled to take place in Boston on Aug. 23 and stream live on WWE Network. The show itself isn’t canceled, but Boston mayor Marty Walsh made it clear that events with crowds would not be permitted in his city (smart move) due
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HARWELL, UK (30 July 2020) The Faraday Institution has selected its first six Industry Fellowships in an innovative new programme to strengthen ties between battery researchers working in industry and academia. Each fellowship will enable academics and industrialists to undertake a mutually beneficial, electrochemical energy storage research project that aims to solve a critical industrial
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IMAGE: The graph illustrates the stepwise synthesis of Silver-Zinc Oxide core-shell clusters. view more  Credit: © IEP – TU Graz Whether in innovative high-tech materials, more powerful computer chips, pharmaceuticals or in the field of renewable energies, nanoparticles – smallest portions of bulk material – form the basis for a whole range of new technological developments.
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How quickly corporate adversaries become fast friends. That is at least the outward appearance Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres wished to project in the announcement of their historic agreement to reduce the theatrical window of Universal releases to as little as 17 days. Under the arrangement revealed Tuesday, films distributed by Universal and Focus Features
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Ahead of its world premier at Fantasia Digital 2020 comes the first look at Come True, the new dark sci-fi thriller from Anthony Scott Burns, the director of Our House with executive producer Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, In The Tall Grass), starring Julia Sarah Stone (Aftermath) and Landon Liboiron (Truth Or Dare). Julia Sarah Stone
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The YA genre is still booming, providing romance, adventure, and more for teens and adults alike. Here are some of the YA books from August 2020 we’re most looking forward to… Top New Young Adult Books August 2020 Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon  Type: NovelPublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: Aug.
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In news that is bound to make you say “wait, that wasn’t official yet?”, the 2020 Emmy Awards are now set to be a virtual ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. Producers of this year’s show, including host Jimmy Kimmel, composed and sent a letter to select acting nominees revealing that the show will operate
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IMAGE: The material (thick gray line in the center of the image) derived from e-waste remained intact when indented, and increased the hardness of the steel below it. view more  Credit: Adapted from ACS Omega 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00485 A typical recycling process converts large quantities of items made of a single material into more of the
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IMAGE: Katherine Hornbostel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering view more  Credit: Ramon Cordero (Mainline Photography) As renewable power generation increases, conventional energy sources like natural gas, coal, and nuclear power will still be required to balance the nation’s energy portfolio. Traditional power plants will
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How can Wednesday be a hump day when we have glorious covers such as this for Katy Rose Pool’s As The Shadow Rises?!  Out this September, As The Shadow Rises is the spectacular second novel in Katy Rose Pool’s Age Of Darkness trilogy – a modern fantasy blockbuster packed with magic, prophecy and adventure. Katy
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IMAGE: This photo shows the fabrication procedure of a nondiffracting of a lightfield using a desired transversed caustic. view more  Credit: WWU – Alessandro Zannotti Modern applications as high resolution microsopy or micro- or nanoscale material processing require customized laser beams that do not change during propagation. This represents an immense challenge since light typically broadens
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