17
Jul
2019

New Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Sith Troopers on display with every life-sized stormtrooper at SDCC

Star Wars STorm Troopers (including Sith Trooper) at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Wednesday nights at San Diego Comic-Con are preview nights, a chance to see the show floor with (very slightly) fewer people than will be there the rest of the week. It’s a great time to get up close and personal to many of the marvels on display. Among the largest was Star Wars, which set up a veritable rogues gallery of stormtroopers — including, very notably, a bright red Sith Trooper, newly-unveiled ahead of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in the middle.

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17
Jul
2019

Nano-coating keeps fingerprints from showing up on stainless steel

When oil is applied to stainless steel that's coated with the varnish, it beads off instead ...

As many a fancy-refrigerator-owner will know, fingerprints tend to be highly visible on stainless steel. A new transparent coating could help, however, as it goes about reducing the appearance of prints in three ways.

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