Solo: A Star Wars Story review: Simple and fun, but Han deserves better – CNET

Spoiler-free review: Han Solo’s first adventure feels like a fun side story, but lacks the depth and epic feel of the Skywalker tales.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Apple and Samsung fight over what made the iPhone ‘revolutionary’ – CNET

Is a smartphone a unitary design or just a collection of patented tidbits?

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Making carbon nanotubes as usable as common plastics

By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, scientists have discovered a way to make disperse carbon nanotubes at unprecedentedly high concentrations without the need for additives or harsh chemical reactions to modify the nanotubes. In a surprising twist, researchers also found that as the nanotubes’ concentrations increase, the material transitions from a dilute dispersion to a thick paste, then a free-standing gel and finally a kneadable dough that can be shaped and molded.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Carbon-recycling system: Two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold

Scientists are one step closer to building a carbon-recycling system that can harvest solar energy to efficiently convert CO2 and water into liquid fuels. By optimizing many parts of the system, the researchers say, they can now drive two-electron chemical reactions, a substantial advance over one-electron reactions, which are energy inefficient.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Astonishing effect enables better palladium catalysts

The taste of the chocolate cake’s icing should not depend on whether it is served on a porcelain or a silver plate. Similarly, for chemical reactions on the surface of large precious metal grains, the substrate (the so-called support) should not play a crucial role. Experimental studies led to surprising findings. Chemical processes on palladium grains, which are also used for exhaust gas catalysts, changed significantly when they were placed on specific support materials.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Ariana Grande and Jimmy Fallon have a Nintendo Labo concert – CNET

Grande, Fallon, Questlove and the Roots perform No Tears Left to Cry using Nintendo Labo musical instruments made from cardboard.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Guillermo del Toro and Netflix team up on new horror series – CNET

Get ready to start streaming screams.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Amazon Go cashierless stores coming to SF and Chicago, says report – CNET

Amazon Go is like a convenience store without the lines or cashiers.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »

Immunohistochemistry Market Is Poised to Make a Bold Statement with an Impressive Growth Rate

The global immunohistochemistry market is projected to expand at a healthy pace. Factors responsible for the growth of this market include growing geriatric population, high prevalence of chronic diseases, and rise in the number of diagnostic centers.

Continue reading » · Rating: · Written on: 05-15-18 · No Comments »