Sunday, December 8, 2019
- Advertisement -
Speed up your site performance today, Free site transfer, same renewal price
Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance builds on the original film’s strengths

Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance builds on the original film’s strengths

In 1982, Jim Henson and Frank Oz redefined fantasy filmmaking with The Dark Crystal, an ambitious, puppet-driven movie that tells a wondrous story about an ancient world on the brink of destruction or salvation. In the post-Game of Thrones fantasy licensing frenzy, it would have been easy for Netflix to snap up the rights to…
Meet the crystal growers who sparked a revolution in graphene electronics

Meet the crystal growers who sparked a revolution in graphene electronics

The smell of acrid metal fills the air as Takashi Taniguchi reaches into the core of one of the world’s most powerful hydraulic presses. This seven-metre-tall machine can squeeze carbon into diamonds — but they aren’t on its menu today. Instead, Taniguchi and his colleague Kenji Watanabe are using it to grow some of the…
The mysterious crystal that melts at two different temperatures

The mysterious crystal that melts at two different temperatures

Crystals of acetaldehyde phenylhydrazone appear colorful when exposed to polarized light under a microscope. Credit: Terry ThrelfallIn a little-known paper published in 1896, Emil Fischer—the German chemist who would go on to win the 1902 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for synthesizing sugars and caffeine—said his laboratory had produced a crystal that seemed to break the…

APLICATIONS

Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft launch pad abort test is a success

NASA’s commercial crew partner Boeing has achieved a key milestone on the way to actually flying astronauts aboard its CST-100 Starliner: Demonstrating that its launch pad abort system works as designed, which is a key safety system that NASA requires to be in place before the aerospace company can put astronauts inside the Starliner. The…

HOT NEWS