NUS launches groundbreaking materials science research center

The National University of Singapore (NUS) launched the Institute of Functional Smart Materials (I-FIM) – the world’s first institute dedicated to the design, synthesis and application of Functional Smart Materials (FIM). Co-led by Nobel Prize-winning Materials Scientist Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov and Distinguished Professor Antonio Castro Neto, I-FIM will be …

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from science fiction to scientific fact

“We can rebuild it. We have the technology. was a well-known phrase in the 1970s. It comes from long-running American TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, about fictional astronaut Steve Austin – “a barely alive man” – who was reconstructed after his experimental plane crashed. His right arm, both …

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Behind the Scenes of Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows

Award-winning author Veronica Scott. Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record By Veronica Scott Special to the record of the day I love getting behind the scenes of making my favorite sci-fi movies or TV shows, and this month I’m going to talk about three books I recently acquired. I think …

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This robot vape for science

RESEARCH POINT 04 October 2021 A tabletop device that can “inhale” nicotine-laden vapors could help explain why some e-cigarettes cause severe lung damage. A vaping robot includes a vacuum pump, allowing it to “inhale” aerosols from electronic cigarettes Credit: Benam Lab of the University of Pittsburgh and Pneumax LLC Safer …

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Sony turns to science fiction for new ideas

What would you think of a mask that allows you to enjoy the synthesized smells of fine dining? How about a houseboat for people displaced by rising sea levels due to climate change? These are among the ideas that Sony Group Corp. has imagined, all based on stories created through …

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Five Sci-Fi Movies To Stream Now

October 22, 2021: a date that for many science fiction fans cannot come soon enough. It is then that those of us who will not attend film festivals will finally be able to watch Denis Villeneuve’s long awaited “Dune”, either at the cinema or on HBO Max. Amusingly, a few …

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