Hollywood is adapting to and merging with the rising chinese and international movie markets

The Cinema of China is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the Cinema of Hong Kong and the Cinema of Taiwan. China has restrictions on foreign movies and the content of movies. Currently, the vast majority of the Mainland-produced movies use Mandarin. Mainland films are often dubbed into Cantonese when …

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Battery News Roundup

1. A record energy density of 400Wh/kg in Li-ion rechargeable batteries has been achieved by Envia. Envia has a 40 Ah pouch cell, the new system could lower Li-ion cell costs to $180/kWh, according to Sujeet Kumar, Co-founder, President & CTO, with further reductions to come. The cells feature active materials with high specific capacity: …

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Improved understanding of magnetism and electrons could help enable advanced spintronics

Knowing how to control the combined magnetic properties of interacting electrons will provide the basis to develop an important tool for advancing spintronics: a technology that aims to harness these properties for computation and communication Arxiv – Dynamics of Skyrmion Crystal in Metallic Thin Films We study the collective dynamics of the Skyrmion crystal (SkX) …

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Nanoscale Transport Enables Active Self-Assembly of Millimeter-Scale Wires

Nanoletters – Nanoscale Transport Enables Active Self-Assembly of Millimeter-Scale Wires Active self-assembly processes exploit an energy source to accelerate the movement of building blocks and intermediate structures and modify their interactions. A model system is the assembly of biotinylated microtubules partially coated with streptavidin into linear bundles as they glide on a surface coated with …

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Pilio’s online energy monitoring tool can save 40% of energy usage for businesses

Pilio Limited – provides a cost-effective online tool enabling small and medium businesses to monitor and manage their energy usage. The tool can enable savings of up to 40 per cent from energy bills. Pilio’s online energy monitoring tool, sMeasure, was developed and piloted at the University’s Environmental Change Institute as part of a research …

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China May Lower 2020 Nuclear Target by 10%, Fuel loading at Kalinin 4

1. Businessweek – China may cut its 2020 nuclear power capacity goal by about 10 percent under a revised development plan to be announced this year. Li Yongjiang, vice president of the China Nuclear Energy Association, said “Capacity will fall somewhere between 60 and 70 gigawatts, as some planned projects have to be scaled back …

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Stanford researchers invent sutureless method for joining blood vessels

Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today — with sutures — as it was 100 years ago, when the French surgeon Alexis Carrel won a Nobel Prize for advancing the technique. Now, a team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a sutureless method that appears to …

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Artificial trachea built from scratch

The artificial trachea after two days of cell growth, and just before being implanted into the patient. Credit: Harvard Bioscience Surgeons in Sweden have successfully transplanted a fully synthetic, tissue-engineered organ—a trachea—into a man with late-stage tracheal cancer. The synthetic trachea was created entirely in the lab, using a scaffold built out of a porous …

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