Month: June 2021

Many people (rightfully) talk about the opening, tomb-raiding sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which introduces adventurer archaeologist Indiana Jones to the audience as he lifts a golden idol from a booby-trapped Peruvian temple. But it’s not as common to hear about the movie’s ending… No, I’m not talking about the scene in which
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E3 2020 has been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, many studios have stepped forward to set up their own digital events designed to capture the magic of E3 and preserve the traditional June reveal season. These online events are sure to be full of surprises, memorable moments, and incredible
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Guilty Gear has one of the more ridiculous storylines in fighting games. A beautiful-looking series with a fantastic cast of heroes and villains, the sci-fi anime aesthetic lends itself to some wacky concepts. The broad strokes of the series aren’t all that bizarre, as it tells a pretty basic story overall. In a world where
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This Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart article contains spoilers. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reaches its epic conclusion when the iconic duo is transported back to their own version of Megalopolis. But it looks extremely different to how they left it. The joint forces of Dr. and Emperor Nefarious have led the city to swiftly
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While there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to the new Elden Ring trailer, it’s hardly a surprise that the early buzz over the recent preview includes heated debates over whether or not Elden Ring takes place in the Dark Souls universe. Yes, I know that sounds exactly like the kind of theory
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IMAGE: Figure shows 3D reconstruction of the golden vaterite and the laser-induced heating of the spherulites. view more  Credit: Tel Aviv University Breakthrough in metamaterials: for the first time in the world, researchers at Tel Aviv University developed an innovative nanotechnology that transforms a transparent calcite nanoparticle into a sparkling gold-like particle. In other words, they
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What’s better than a horror movie based on a classic story by R L Stine? THREE horror movies based on three classic Fear Street stories by R L Stine! Check out the brand new trailer here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span>That’s right, new from Netflix is Fear Street where,
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All odysseys must end.  The final year of the starship Enterprise’s five-year mission has long been speculated about, but never before been given such descriptive and reverential treatment as in IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five, a comic written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly. Yet, it too must come to an end as the intrepid
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Many of those lucky enough to own a PS5 have been patiently waiting for the release of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. While Returnal has proven to be one of the year’s best surprises, Rift Apart is really the first major PS5 exclusive we’ve gotten since the console launched last November. Since we still don’t
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This article contains spoilers for Loki episode 1. Loki episode 1 “Glorious Purpose” has a lot of exposition to get through. Throwing the Marvel franchise’s God of Mischief into the orderly bureaucratic nightmare that is the Time Variance Authority is a fun idea. But dealing with time travel on any level creates some storytelling headaches.
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British artist and filmmaker Andrew Kötting’s unique and haunting experimental The Whalebone Box is new to limited edition HD Blu-Ray this week and we’re giving away TWO copies! Made together with his long-time collaborator, the poet and filmmaker Iain Sinclair, the artist Anonymous Bosch and his daughter and artist Eden Kötting as narrator and muse, Andrew
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IMAGE: Tiny hairs on a honeybee’s abdomen reduce friction during bending, saving large amounts of energy during the bee’s daily activities. view more  Credit: Adapted from ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c05500 Watching honeybees buzz among flowers, it’s easy to see how the expression “busy as a bee” arose. One of many movements a
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IMAGE: Metallic microrobots (dark blue dots) colonize a jagged piece of microplastic under visible light, breaking down the plastic into smaller molecules. view more  Credit: Adapted from ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c04559 Small pieces of plastic are everywhere, stretching from urban environments to pristine wilderness. Left to their own devices, it can take
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An international research team led by members from the Technical University of Munich, the Deutsches Museum, Munich, and the Swedish Linköping University has developed a method to manufacture two-dimensional polymers with the thickness of a single molecule. The polymers are formed on a surface by the action of light. The discovery paves the way to
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IMAGE: UQ’s quantum microscope, ready to zero in on previously impossible-to-see biology. view more  Credit: The University of Queensland In a major scientific leap, University of Queensland researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see. This paves the way for applications in biotechnology, and could extend
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