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Bouncing Bubbles Boost Boiling | Scientific American

Bouncing Bubbles Boost BoilingA new surface uses tiny gaps to supercharge bubble formation to transfer heatBy Rachel Berkowitz Credit: Vsevolod Vlasenko/Getty ImagesBubbles rising through boiling water are among nature's best tools for carrying excess heat away from a surface. And now there's a better way to boil: make tinier, speedier bubbles that work in pairs.It won't help you make a cup of tea faster. But a new microstructured surface, created by Virginia Tech engineer Jonathan Boreyko and his colleagues to produce…

Sheer Mag: Playing Favorites review – euphoric expansion by one of today’s great American bands | Music

In 2015, Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag released their second EP in collaboration with a tiny Brooklyn punk label. Its lead track, Fan the Flames, was one of those songs that just stops you in your tracks. It seemed to be rooted in music that had far less to do with punk than the mainstream hard rock that predominated when punk first reared its head: there was Thin Lizzy and quite possibly some Lynyrd Skynyrd in its unhurried sound, while lead guitarist Kyle Seely was audibly engaged in the kind of playing that would once have…

Regurgitated American Pie adds sour taste to GenAI copyright beef

Don McClean has always shared “American Pie.” Since its release in 1971, the hit song has re-emerged in covers by Madonna, parodies by Weird Al Yankovic, serenades by South Korean presidents, subplots in Marvel movies, and even CIA torture techniques. But these days, McClean’s leading imitators aren’t even human. You can interrogate the culprits for yourself. Just load OpenAI’s ChatGPT and prompt the text generator to “write the lyrics to a song about the day the music died.” Invariably, the…

21 Savage Announces 2024 ‘American Dream’ Headlining Tour Dates

21 Savage‘s first solo headlining North American tour in five years is just weeks away from kicking off. On Tuesday, the rapper unveiled tour dates for the American Dream tour, making stops in 30 cities in support of his recently released studio album. The tour is scheduled to begin on May 1 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. 21 Savage will perform in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, Houston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Toronto, Hartford, Virginia Beach, Birmingham, West Palm Beach, Tampa, and more. The tour wraps on June 15 with…

Why American Fiction should win the best picture Oscar | Jeffrey Wright

If cinema is, as Roger Ebert called it, a machine that generates empathy, few works have ever expressed the sentiment of exasperation quite like American Fiction, Cord Jefferson’s adaptation of Percival Everett’s novel Erasure. At its centre is Jeffrey Wright in a once-in-a-lifetime performance, sighing, deadpanning, and raising his eyebrows a fraction of a millimetre to show how very close he is to giving up in the face of the unshakable stupidity that is modern culture.It takes about 30 seconds for American Fiction to…

The Freaks Came Out to Write review – how the Village Voice changed American journalism | Publishing

Midway between the glitz of Times Square and the grind of Wall Street, Greenwich Village used to be New York’s ulterior zone, a refuge for artists and agitators, dropouts and sexual dissidents. With the New York Times established as the city’s greyly official almanac, in 1955 this bohemian enclave acquired its own parochial weekly, the Village Voice. The rowdy, raucous Voice deserved its name, and now, following its closure in 2018 (it has since been revived as a quarterly), it has an appropriately oral history. The…

Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter on ‘American Idol’: Music Runs in Family

Born and raised in Kentucky as the daughter of coal miner Ted Webb, Loretta Lynn taught herself how to play guitar as a teenager. She knew enough to begin carving out her identity as a singer, later giving way to the establishment of a powerful legacy. But taking a look at Loretta’s sprawling family tree, it seems as though her musical calling was inevitable — and it has spanned generations since. Loretta was the second oldest of eight children. While neither of their parents pursued musicianship as careers, the…

Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter auditions on ‘American Idol’

Late country star Loretta Lynn‘s passion for singing lives on in her granddaughter, who tried her hand at music stardom on “American Idol.”Emmy Russell, the 24-year-old daughter of actor Patsy Lynn and Philip Russell, performed original music for judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan during her audition, which aired Sunday on ABC. Russell surprised the judging trio by revealing her musical ancestry but said she wants to move past her grandmother’s lasting legacy. “I think there’s a reason why I think I’m a…

Watch Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Audition for ‘American Idol’

American Idol viewers got a surprise on Sunday night. Emmy Russell, the granddaughter of country legend Loretta Lynn, auditioned for the reality show, performing an impressive original piano ballad called “Skinny.” The 24-year-old musician, who hails from Nashville, impressed the judges, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, with her performance, who were surprised by her lineage. “Growing up, I sang music my entire life,” Russel said, introducing herself. “I just love writing. I’m 24 years old.…

Europe remains hard to crack for North American GPs

A few years ago, setting up shop in Europe was the soup du jour for North American VCs. From OMERs and Lightspeed to Bessemer Venture Partners, the market attracted firms of all sizes, and the Spotify IPO seemed to wake up North American VCs to Europe’s potential to create outsized exits. VCs wanted to make sure they didn’t miss out on the next wave. But it’s unclear that they were able to catch it. Trends haven’t fully reversed since the happy days of 2021, but they’ve come pretty close. Still, the European startup…