Computer model predicts how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

Metallic glasses are an exciting research target, but the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these materials release when they fracture is slowing down development of metallic glass-based products. Recently, researchers developed a way of simulating to the atomic level how metallic glasses behave as they fracture. This modeling technique could improve computer-aided materials design and help researchers determine the properties of metallic glasses.
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Lego's model of Jason Momoa as Aquaman is zaddy material

Lego's model of Jason Momoa as Aquaman is zaddy materialLego’s human-size model of Aquaman, a.k.a. actor Jason Momoa, is here to break hearts with his mighty trident. Behold, the great sea warrior…rendered in the form of thousands of tiny plastic bricks. SEE ALSO: Fan’s photo with Jason Momoa goes viral for obvious reasons Image: LEGO/DCThe 150-pound model — inspired by the upcoming DC Entertainment film based off the classic DC comic — debuted at San Diego Comic Con on Wednesday. According to a spokesperson for the toy company, the Lego master builders spent 190 hours imagining and constructing the model, which is made from 30,450 individual bricks.  But more importantly: It’s a very good Lego representation of sea hunk Jason Momoa.  Home is calling. #Aquaman – in theaters December 21. Watch the new trailer this Saturday. — Aquaman Movie (@aquamanmovie) July 16, 2018 The model captures Momoa’s rugged ombré locks, his thick beard, and his inexplicably attractive missing patch of eyebrow hair. Is it wrong to be attracted to a human-size Lego model of Aquaman? My take is: no. How else is one supposed to feel upon seeing this sturdy plastic water prince? All I can say is bravo, Lego. Image: lego/dcIn addition to the life-size model made in Momoa’s likeness, Lego revealed its upcoming
Aquaman Black Manta Strike play set at SDCC, which launches August 1 for $29.99. According to a press release for the toy, the set includes figures of the titular hero, Mera, Black Manta’s submarine, a shark, and a single piece of seaweed that’s just doing its best. You can catch
Aquaman in theaters on December 21. WATCH: Legoland Japan broke a world record with their cherry blossom tree made out of Legos

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EU Decision Shakes Mobile Industry, Google Business Model

  1. EU Decision Shakes Mobile Industry, Google Business Model  Wall Street Journal
  2. Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine over Android antitrust practices  CNET
  3. Here’s Why the EU Just Hit Google With a Record $5 Billion Antitrust Fine  Fortune
  4. The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts  The Guardian
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Front Glass Panels for 2018 iPhones Show Thicker Bezels on 6.1-Inch Model

  1. Front Glass Panels for 2018 iPhones Show Thicker Bezels on 6.1-Inch Model  Mac Rumors
  2. Leak shows alleged front panels for Apple’s new 5.8-, 6.1- & 6.5-inch iPhones  AppleInsider
  3. 2018 iPhone glass panels make their first appearance  9to5Mac
  4. iPhone 9: Leak suggests Apple’s LCD iPhone won’t have a bezel-free design  The INQUIRER
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Model for cutting binge drinking in college students

The study also analyzed participants’ overall willingness to initiate and sustain responsible drinking habits or abstinence. Compared to men, women were 38 percent more willing to initiate or try responsible drinking and 49 percent more willing to sustain those habits. Non-white college students were 41 percent more willing to initiate responsible drinking behaviors than whites and 96 percent more willing to sustain those habits.
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Want Tesla's new solar products? You'll need to wait as Elon Musk's vision takes a backseat to Model 3

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk pitched a solar-powered future a few years back, his vision for independence from fossil fuels. But that sunny promise has come with a rain check. Slow production rates have meant too few Powerwalls are available for customers interested in the three-year-old product.




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Comparing the features on the 2018 MacBook Pro with the 2017 model

  1. Comparing the features on the 2018 MacBook Pro with the 2017 model  AppleInsider
  2. We compared Huawei’s MateBook X Pro and Apple’s MacBook Pro — and it’s clear which laptop you should get  Business Insider
  3. 2018 MacBook Pro Has ‘Quieter’ Keyboard, But Unclear if Sticky and Unresponsive Key Issues Addressed  Mac Rumors
  4. Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros  Apple Newsroom
  5. Everything you need to know about buying Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro  ZDNet
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New model quantifies communities' vulnerability to the spread of fire

Disaster-mitigation experts wanted to bring attention to the complexity of the so-called wildland-urban interface of fires. They’ve developed a model that attempts to quantify the vulnerability of a community of homes to the spread of a fire. They hope their model could add to the strategic toolbox that protects lives and livelihoods from destructive fires.
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Instagram model hits back at critics after being attacked by shark while posing for a photograph

Instagram model hits back at critics after being attacked by shark while posing for a photographAn Instagram model has hit back at criticism from online trolls after being bitten by a shark while posing for photographs. Katarina Zarutskie, from California, was holidaying with her boyfriend and his family in the Bahamas last month when she spotted people snorkelling with some nurse sharks. Ms Zarutskie decided to make the most of the opportunity and went into the water to get some photographs with the animals. But while posing for the pictures a shark bit into the model’s wrist and held her underwater for several seconds. It led to her needing stitches and antibiotics for her injuries, and she may need further surgery to remove fragments of the shark’s teeth which remain in the wound. Since the incident emerged the model has received a barrage of criticism from online trolls.  Ms Katarina Zarutskie can be seen calmly holding her wound to prevent the blood spreading through water Credit: Katarina Zarutskie / Instagram The 19-year-old has hit back at the criticism, including false claims that she ignored advice or went into the water during the sharks’ feeding time.  “They took the information they wanted and really spun the story in a way that I’m a stupid blonde Instagram model,” she told the BBC. “I’ve definitely received a lot of rude and hateful comments from people that were saying ridiculous things.” She added: “From my previous knowledge from surfing and scuba diving, I know nurse sharks are usually very safe.  Ms Zarutskie says the incident hasn’t scared her away from the creatures Credit: Katarina Zarutskie / Instagram “I’ve seen countless photos of people with them on Instagram.” Fortunately the model was able to pull her wrist free and raised the wound out of the water to stop the blood spreading through the water. Ms Zaruskie has been left with a nasty scar but she said her ability to stay calm prevented the attack from being far worse.  “I think if someone was screaming and flailing around it definitely could have changed the situation,” she said. Ms Zarutskie, who is due to start a joint degree in nursing and business in Miami, added that the encounter hasn’t scared her away.

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Tesla offers Model 3 test drives for first time — in Bay Area

  1. Tesla offers Model 3 test drives for first time — in Bay Area  The Mercury News
  2. Elon Musk wants to help trapped Thai soccer team, will send engineers to aid in cave rescue effort  BGR
  3. Elon Musk promises to send SpaceX, Boring Company engineers to Thailand to help cave rescue  The Verge
  4. Tesla is a cautionary tale of too much automation, too soon
  5. At Tesla, Elon Musk casts himself as a superhero. But he sweats the details on the factory floor.  Washington Post
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New model for predicting neuroblastoma outcomes incorporates early developmental signals

Motivated by a desire to better understand the molecular circuitry underlying neuroblastoma and limitations of current methods for predicting disease progression and outcome, researchers set out to construct a logic-based model incorporating information about developmental signaling pathways implicated in the disease.
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