Notes: A basic understanding of Texas hold’em is required.
It’s strange, Umi thinks. It’s fundamentally a game of chance. So why can’t she win a single hand of hold’em?
Honoka deals the cards amongst them. Umi
peeks under the expertly lifted corners of her cards. Pocket aces. She allows
herself the briefest of smirks before reprimanding herself and slipping into
her practiced, stoic mask. The other members laugh for some reason, causing her
to look up. How unseemly, Umi thinks. Have they never heard of the expression
‘poker face’? She turns her attention back to the cards.
Charming Greer Garson - The Irish actress with the red hair and green eyes is one of Hollywood’s loveliest newcomers. Firmly established in the hearts of movie goers as a result of her gentle performance of “Mrs. Chips” in “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” Miss Garson is soon to be seen in her first American picture, “Remember,” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture starring her opposite Robert Taylor, with Lew Ayres in a leading supporting role. In the film, she plays a modern girl, which she is, as this snapshot proves.
Something New Grows on Trees: Biodegradable Chips for Electronics
It was just a couple of weeks ago when we featured nanocellulose, a natural supermaterial derived from plants that is getting ready for the spotlight. Researchers are looking at it for durable, transparent composites because of its strength. Others are investigating its use in applications from biocompatible implants and flexible displays and solar panels to better bioplastics, cosmetics and concrete.
Now we hear from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory that scientists have demonstrated a new product for the nanoscopic fibers of cellulose, a carbohydrate that gives structure to plant cell walls. Turning the material into a film, they’ve been able to produce high-performance computer chips made almost entirely of wood.
By replacing the semiconducting foundation of modern chips with biodegradable nanocellulose, electronics could become significantly less of an environmental burden when they are discarded.