|Copper-indium oxide: A faster and cooler way to reduce our carbon footprint|
Added: 14.01.2021 12:22 | 0 views | 0 comments
Emergent e-fuel technologies often employ the reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) reaction to convert atmospheric CO2 to CO. While efficient, this reaction requires high temperatures and complex gas separation for high performance. However scientists have now demonstrated record-high CO2 conversion rates at relatively low temperatures in a modified chemical-looping version of RWGS using a novel copper-indium oxide.
|Chemists succeed in synthesis of aminoalcohols by utilizing light|
Added: 05.01.2021 17:46 | 3 views | 0 comments
So-called vicinal aminoalcohols are high-quality organic compounds that are found in many everyday products. However, their production is difficult. In their recent study, scientists have found a solution for the production of a special variant of aminoalcohols.
|Conte warns Vidal must do ´much better´ but relieved Inter recovered from error|
Added: 03.01.2021 16:01 | 4 views | 0 comments
Antonio Conte called on Arturo Vidal to improve after conceding a penalty that gave Inter brief concern in their 6-2 win over Crotone. The Nerazzurri were ultimately comfortable victors at San Siro on Sunday as Lautaro Martinez scored their first perfect hat-trick since Mauro Icardi's against Atalanta in March 2017. However, Inter had been level [...]
|Functional degradation: A mechanism of NLRP1 inflammasome activation by diverse pathogen enzymes|
Added: 02.01.2021 11:40 | 3 views | 0 comments
Inflammasomes are multiprotein platforms that initiate innate immunity by recruitment and activation of caspase-1. The NLRP1B inflammasome is activated upon direct cleavage by the anthrax lethal toxin protease. However, the mechanism by which cleavage results in NLRP1B activation is unknown. In this study, we find that cleavage results in proteasome-mediated degradation of the amino-terminal domains of NLRP1B, liberating a carboxyl-terminal fragment that is a potent caspase-1 activator. Proteasome-mediated degradation of NLRP1B is both necessary and sufficient for NLRP1B activation. Consistent with our functional degradation model, we identify IpaH7.8, a Shigella flexneri ubiquitin ligase secreted effector, as an enzyme that induces NLRP1B degradation and activation. Our results provide a unified mechanism for NLRP1B activation by diverse pathogen-encoded enzymatic activities.
|'Midnight Cafeteria' caters to Taipei's stray cats|
Added: 01.01.2021 5:01 | 3 views | 0 comments
Pipi, a plump black and white street cat living by a Taipei night market, already dines well. However, he and his fellow strays, recently got an upgrade to their dining situation, with a new 'Midnight Cafeteria'. (Jan. 1)
|How The Bachelorette's Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark Will Spend Their First New Year's Eve Together|
Added: 31.12.2020 20:46 | 7 views | 0 comments
After a whirlwind romance on The Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams and her new fiancé Zac Clark are finally able to publicly show off their love. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic,...
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|Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Make Red Carpet Debut as Couple|
Added: 29.12.2020 11:35 | 15 views | 0 comments
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez made their red carpet debut as a couple at this year's Met Gala.
The smitten pair - who have been dating since the beginning of the year - looked every inch in love as they graced the red carpet at the glamorous event, held in New York City, on Monday (05.01.17) night.
The 'On the Floor' hitmaker may have had all eyes on her as she dazzled in her sheer blue floor-length Valentino gown, complete with an eye-catching train, but she made sure her "macho bello" was feeling the love as she cozied up to him and flashed a beaming smile.
Prior to arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 47-year-old singer took to her Instagram account as she made her way towards the event to share a selfie of herself and her beau from their car..
She wrote: Me and my macho bello...#MetGala2017 #Valentino (sic)."
While Jennifer had clearly made sure she had pulled out all the stops with her attire, Alex had equally put some thought into his ensemble as he walked the red carpet in a smart navy blue tuxedo.
Meanwhile, although they've only been dating a few months, it looks like their relationship is moving at the speed of light as the pair's friends have already started calling them "J-Rod."
However, the brunette beauty, who is nicknamed J-Lo, insists she and her retired baseball star boyfriend - who is known as A-Rod - don't mind the amalgamated name as they expected it.
She said: "It's fine. We kind of thought that would happen... because people who knew us were already [saying] it. So, you guys, it's not like you were original or anything."
The 'Shades of Blue' actress has nine-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, while 41-year-old Alex has Natasha, 12, and Ella, eight, from his marriage to Cynthia Scurtis.
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|Emily Ratajkowski Nearly Missed Out on First Shoot|
Added: 29.12.2020 11:35 | 14 views | 0 comments
Emily Ratajkowski almost got turned away for her first photoshoot.
The 25-year-old actress was all set to appear on the cover of erotica magazine Treats! in 2012, but nearly lost the modelling gig for looking "scruffy".
The magazine's editor Steve Shaw has revealed he was told to tell the 'Gone Girl' star she was being dropped.
However, as soon as she bared herself naked they instantly changed their minds as they felt she looked like "Kate Moss but with a body".
He told The Sun newspaper: "We just were blown away by this beautiful body. I've never seen anything like her in my life. She's like Kate Moss but with a body.
"We're thrilled that being in Treats! was the springboard for her success."
If it wasn't for that shoot, the brunette beauty wouldn't have been cast in Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' 'Blurred Lines' music video a year later, as the director of the promo, Diane Martel, suggested Emily for the job after seeing her cover shoot with Treats!.
Meanwhile, Emily recently admitted people struggle to understand that she can be sexy and smart at the same time.
Emily says people are often surprised when they discover she's also politically aware and intelligent, and she has branded their preconceptions as "sexist".
She previously said: "In every profile written about me, there is, 'She's so sexual and she's such a sex symbol,' paired with, 'But, wow, she knows about politics.' And that in itself is sexist. Why does it have to be one or the other?"
She also admits she's turned down a lot of movie roles because she doesn't want to be in a "big studio movie" which only really requires her to look hot in a bikini.
She said: "I am way terested in working with unexpected and cool directors on interesting projects than being in this big studio movie where you're in a bikini. I turn down a lot of movies, but I have to fight for the ones that I really want."