Tariffs on Chinese rare-earth minerals create a sticky problem for US competitors

Enlarge / A pick-up truck makes its way out of the Mountain Pass open pit mine in California in 2009. (credit: Photo by Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg via Getty Images) President Trump’s tariffs on rare-earth metals from China should have been a boon to the only US rare-earth minerals mine in California. But a recent Wall Street Journal […]

Sticky hydrogel could revolutionize knee surgery

Two teams of researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created a material that can help heal damaged cartilages more effectively. See, when a cartilage gets damaged, it needs all the extra help it can get. It doesn’t heal itself like other soft tissues do, so any injury that involves one requires […]

Gotham's Ben McKenzie Sizes Up Jim's Sticky Sofia Situation — Plus, Can He Get Bruce Back on Track?

Fox’s Gotham resumes Season 4 this Thursday at 8/7c, and from go Jim Gordon has his hands full. For one thing, The Toy Maker has been hired to terminate “The Doc,” whom Jim doesn’t realize is Lee Thompkins’ Narrows-saving alter ego. On top of that, he’s still on the outs with Harvey, whom he succeeded […]

McMafia: TENSE cliffhanger leaves Alex in a sticky situation but which side did he choose?

The crime drama introduced viewers to the Godman family and it seems that the Russian mobsters have got trouble at their doorstep.  Following the brutal murder of Uncle Boris (played by David Dencik), it seems that the there is another mob family rising to the top.  At the end of the violent first episode, Alex […]

360 VR advertising is the industry’s first sticky monetization model

GUEST: Monetizing VR content continues to be a tricky challenge for creators and publishers alike. There’s just hardly any rules of thumb to follow as the industry busies itself with building up a track record of trial and error, and while the addressable market of geared-up users continues to grow. Paid content works in some […]

Piers Morgan and Nicola Sturgeon CLASH over NHS targets in sticky debate: 'You've failed!'

The 52-year-old presenter demanded to know from the SNP leader about targets she set for the NHS, along with how many she had actually achieved.  Sturgeon, 47, jumped on the defensive, telling the GMB team: “We set eight difficult targets. I think one is being delivered right now.” It wasn’t enough for Morgan, who snapped […]

Bitcoin holders face sticky decision before August 1 split

GUEST: With Bitcoin and the blockchain, life continues to be damned if you do and damned if you don’t. On August 1, if you hold any bitcoin, then you’ll receive the equivalent in a new cryptocurrency called “Bitcoin Cash.” The reason why is messy, but you can think of it as a kind of dividend. […]

Gumshoes: Five Sticky Summer-Performance Tires Tested

– You’ve likely heard the timeless wisdom that tires are the most important component on your car. It’s true. Assuming your car is equipped with functioning braking and steering systems, plus seatbelts and a powertrain to propel it, that is. Indeed, assuming your car is in fact a car and not a cardboard box with […]