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04 Sep 14:41

Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls

by Cindy Rahe
Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll

My mom lives in a small mining town nestled among the mountains of rural Nevada, and in that town is a gem of a deli-cafe run by a Mennonite family. This family makes the most enormous, fluffy cinnamon rolls slathered in sticky cream cheese frosting that I have ever seen.

Those cinnamon rolls were exactly what I channeled while working on this recipe. I wanted to deliver a recipe for big, puffy, bakery-style cinnamon rolls that anyone can make at home.

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04 Sep 14:40

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Hunting and Gathering


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04 Sep 14:40

Self-Healing Materials for Next-Generation Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices

by Dongdong Chen, Dongrui Wang, Yu Yang, Qiyao Huang, Shijin Zhu, Zijian Zheng


Because of the great breakthroughs of self-healing materials in the past decade, endowing devices with self-healing ability has emerged as a particularly promising route to effectively enhance the device durability and functionality. This article summarizes recent advances in self-healing materials developed for energy harvesting and storage devices (e.g., nanogenerators, solar cells, supercapacitors, and lithium-ion batteries) over the past decade. This review first introduces the main self-healing mechanisms among different materials including insulators, electrical conductors, semiconductors, and ionic conductors. Then, the basic concepts, fabrication techniques, and healing performances of the newly developed self-healing energy harvesting (nanogenerators and solar cells) and storage (supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries) devices are described in detail. Finally, the existing challenges and promising solutions of self-healing materials and devices are discussed.

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An overview of self-healing materials for next-generation energy harvesting and storage devices is presented. Self-healing mechanisms and different self-healing materials including insulators, electrical conductors, ionic conductors, and semiconductors are introduced. The fabrications of various self-healing energy harvesting and storage devices are also described. The existing challenges and promising solutions of the field are discussed.

04 Sep 14:40

Highly Luminescent Pincer Gold(III) Aryl Emitters: Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence and Solution-Processed OLEDs

by Chi-Ming Che


Herein are described the synthesis, photophysical properties and applications of a series of luminescent cyclometalated AuIII complexes having an auxiliary aryl ligand. These complexes show photoluminescence with emission quantum yields of up to 0.79 in solution and 0.84 in thin films (4 wt % in PMMA) at room temperature, both of which are the highest reported values among AuIII complexes. Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) is the emission origin for some of these complexes. Solution-processed OLEDs made with these complexes showed sky-blue to green electroluminescence with external quantum efficiencies (EQEs) of up to 23.8 %, current efficiencies of up to 70.4 cd A−1, and roll-off of down to 1 %, highlighting the bright prospect of AuIII-TADF emitters in OLEDs.

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Gold glows: Pincer AuIII aryl complexes give intense photoluminescence (PL) with emission quantum yields of up to 0.79 in solution and 0.84 in thin films. Some of them with N-substituents based on donor–acceptor structures display stronger PL from thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). The OLEDs fabricated with these TADF emitters exhibit high external quantum efficiencies (EQEs) over 23 % (ISC=intersystem crossing).

04 Sep 14:40

AMD Ryzen Pro can be the company’s new favorite

by cellmate707

The company version of AMD’s Ryzen Card was launched on August 31, as the next step in AMD’s cavalry of new models. The pros card is called Ryzen Pro.

Unlike Ryzen, launched a little steadily, the entire Pro fleet comes at once. The Pro series consists of six different models. (See image below for basic comparison.) We were in Manhattan in New York when the new series was launched, where we also got an insight into the latest addition to AMD’s professional graphics series – Radeon Pro SSG.

The reason for Ryzen Pro is the same as previously introduced Ryzen in terms of; AMD’s SenseMi, Precision Boost, Extended Frequency Range and Neural Net Prediction, as well as support for ECC and more.

However, the promotional models have new integrated security features. Something AMD likes to talk about and compare with Intel competitor.

“Today’s security has come to a position where the feature should be a matter of course and not an option that end customers need to pay extra for,” says Kevin Lensing, CVP and GM for client computing at AMD.

What Kevin aims at is that Intel’s entire i3 series, including the i5-segment input model, lacks integrated security features.

In Ryzen Pro, we can divide the security solution into four main areas: GuardMI, which is the name of the technology itself, TSME memory encryption, Windows 10 integration where Ryzen Pro, the first processor, supports all of the Windows 10 Enterprise classified security capabilities as well as support for fTPM and TPM2.

But what’s really TSME?

To get a basic understanding of TSME, which has its foundation in the Zen architecture’s encryption technology, we will try for a simple explanation. We compare with traditional memory management.

Many today use encryption on their connections and on the data stored on local disks. However, when this data is moved from disk to processor and memory, this happens in unencrypted format. It allows third parties to access and listen to this data, a risk becoming even greater with newer NV memories that retains data even after power is turned off.

Through Secure Memory Encryption or short and good SMEs, one of two technologies in the Zen architecture, a dedicated 128-bit AES encryption engine is used for both reading from and writing to memory, reducing the risk of data coverage. As always, when it comes to encryption, it takes part of the processor’s resources. According to AMD, this should be limited to a maximum of three percent of the total capacity, which must be considered a relatively reasonable price to pay for the increased security.

03 Sep 11:35

Amazon's One-Day Outdoor Sale Features Over 50 Great Deals

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker

This sale probably would have made more sense before Labor Day weekend, but Amazon’s one-day Gold Box is still a great chance to save on camping and outdoor equipment that will last you for years.


02 Sep 21:48

How to Install Android Oreo on Your Phone

by Emily Price

This week Google started rolling out Android Oreo to devices. It’s been available as a public beta for some of the company’s more recent Pixel and Nexus devices since May, but now carrier testing is underway for some of those models, so the official version is likely headed to devices sooner rather than later.


02 Sep 19:56

What to Say When an Interviewer Wants You to Talk About Yourself

by Emily Price

Job interviews are notoriously stressful. While you can’t really prep for every single question an interviewer is going to hit you with, there are a few questions you can prepare yourself for that will likely set the tone for the remainder of that hour-long interview. The first question someone is likely to ask you:…


02 Sep 14:44

Saturday's Best Deals: $100 Echo, Trtl Travel Pillow, Labor Day Sales, and More

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker

One of your favorite shower heads, a unique travel pillow, and $100 Amazon Echoes lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.


02 Sep 11:43

Amazon's Top-Selling Travel Pillow Can Fit In Your Personal Item, and Is Only $22 Today

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker

It might look like something Rey would wear while scouring for spare parts on Jakku, but this neck wrap is actually a travel pillow, and a top-selling one at that.


01 Sep 20:30

Why You Shouldn't Shop for Plastic Surgeons on Instagram 

by Jaime Green on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

Instagram’s not just for checking up on your ex or indulging your love of small, strange dogs. The visually driven social media network is also a way of browsing services: hairdressers, tattoo artists, and—it’s a bit of a leap but it also makes sense—plastic surgeons.


01 Sep 20:00

This is How to Watch Your Favorite NFL Team Play Without Cable

by Patrick Lucas Austin

While preseason games are already underway, the 2017 NFL season will officially begin September 7 when the New England Patriots play the Kansas City Chiefs. Fans of the gridiron game who don’t have cable should still be able to catch every game without resorting to hooking your TV up to a cable box, provided they do…