Hacked HBO episodes and ‘Game Of Thrones’ script leak online – CNET

Hackers targeting HBO have allegedly posted episodes at least two series, as well as a script for next week’s “Game Of Thrones.”

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Probiotics offer prospect of cheap, eco-friendly nanoparticles

The use of probiotics for the biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles may offer a cheaper, more eco-friendly alternative to previous production methods, says a new review. Probiotics are widely known for their use in dietary supplements, drinks and foods to help boost the population of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

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A semiconductor that can beat the heat

A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity – a rare pairing that scientists say could reduce heat buildup in electronic devices and turbine engines, among other possible applications.

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Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

Scientists have produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths.

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This is what an aurora looks like on Saturn – CNET

The glowing phenomena happens on other planets, too. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft recently spied Saturn’s version.

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USDA Awards $4.6 Million in Nanotechnology Research Grants

On July 20, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced 13 grants worth $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. NIFA states that funded projects support nanotechnology-based solutions that improve food production, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and food safety.

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GW researchers find nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles as viable…

George Washington University researchers have found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes, for which the current standard of care is treatment with systemic antifungals. Dermatophytosis, or ringworm, is a fungal infection of the skin, hair, or nails that affects millions of people around the world.

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Research on nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles reveals viable skin infection treatment

George Washington University researchers have found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes, for which the current standard of care is treatment with systemic antifungals. Dermatophytosis, or ringworm, is a fungal infection of the skin, hair, or nails that affects millions of people around the world.

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Viewpoint: Causality in the Quantum World – Physics

PhysicsViewpoint: Causality in the Quantum WorldPhysicsCan similar models be extended to the microscopic world governed by the laws of quantum mechanics? Answering this question could lead to advances in quantum information and to a better understanding of the foundations of quantum mechanics.

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Is this what the iPhone 8 looks like? – CNET

A developer has found credible evidence of the next iPhone’s design and face detection features in a leaked firmware from Apple’s HomePod.

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