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Apr 19, 2016

Playing VR Game ‘Mars 2030’, Which Uses NASA Data to Explore the Red Planet

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space, virtual reality

Playing the new experience from Fusion, NASA and MIT.

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Apr 18, 2016

Scientists have finally made a substance that’s even stronger than graphene

Posted by in categories: entertainment, materials

Much like in comic books, scientists are on an endless quest to discover or create the strongest, most durable substance possible. Theories about how to go about that have long circulated, but nobody has been able to overcome the challenge—until now. A team of Austrian researchers has finally worked out a way to stabilize what they are calling the strongest of all known materials, an exotic form of carbon called carbyne.

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Apr 14, 2016

James Cameron confirms he is making four Avatar sequels

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We’d already heard rumors that James Cameron had found three sequels a little limiting for his Avatar follow-ups, and on stage at CinemaCon today he made it official. The filmmaker announced that no less than four new sequels to his 3D epic are in the works, with the first hitting theaters in 2018.

The filmmaker discussed the many ways in which he is expanding the world — a theme park with Disney in in the works, and his company has signed a deal with Dark Horse Comics for graphic novel spin-offs — but the movies themselves are obviously the biggest component. The Avatar sequels have been a moving target since he first announced he was working on them, and Cameron has since assembled what amounts to a screenwriting superteam to break the story for the various films. As it stands, the second film in the series will be coming out in the holiday season of 2018, with the subsequent films arriving in 2020, 2022, and 2023.

“It’s going to be a true epic saga that’s told in this rich and complex world,” Cameron assured the theater owners, while also taking the moment on stage to voice his support for exclusive theatrical windows for movie releases — a hot topic at this year’s show thanks to the recent emergence of Sean Parker’s The Screening Room initiative, which would allow audiences to rent first-run movies from their living room. As Cameron framed it, technology threatening movie theaters was nothing new. “There’s always been some kind of threat to the theater-going experience,” he said, “but we’ve always answered that threat in the same way. By being great, and showmanship.”

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Apr 14, 2016

Ghost In The Shell Begins Production

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While she’s still in the thick of her publicity tour for Captain America: Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson’s next big genre project is getting underway.

Today, Paramount Pictures announced that The Ghost in the Shell has started filming, providing fans with their first look at the anticipated adaptation.

The film is based onShirowMasamune’s cyberpunkmanga of the same name.

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Apr 14, 2016

The question of how exactly we experience the world through our perception of consciousness is one that’s long intrigued scientists and philosophers

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

And at its core are two divergent hypotheses.

On the one hand, it could be that consciousness exists as a constant, uninterrupted stream of perception, like how it feels to watch a movie. You sit down with your popcorn and experience a film from beginning to end in one continuous flow, unaware of any segmentation or breakup as you go.

But another hypothesis of consciousness reflects what a film technically is: a series of individual frames of time stitched together into a reel that – when played back – appear seamless. So which is it? Is consciousness a seamless film, or is it a reel composed of discrete moments?

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Apr 14, 2016

Consciousness occurs in ‘time slices’ lasting only milliseconds, study suggests

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

The question of how exactly we experience the world through our perception of consciousness is one that’s long intrigued scientists and philosophers. And at its core are two divergent hypotheses.

On the one hand, it could be that consciousness exists as a constant, uninterrupted stream of perception, like how it feels to watch a movie. You sit down with your popcorn and experience a film from beginning to end in one continuous flow, unaware of any segmentation or breakup as you go.

But another hypothesis of consciousness reflects what a film technically is: a series of individual frames of time stitched together into a reel that – when played back – appear seamless. So which is it? Is consciousness a seamless film, or is it a reel composed of discrete moments?

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Apr 13, 2016

How To Get Better At Quantum Computing: Make A Game Of It

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, internet, quantum physics

Creative approach and I like it. I advise IT leaders, developers, architects, etc. to start learning as much as they can about Quantum Technology because technology in the next 6 to 7 years will begin the accelerated adoption of this technology and at that point it will be too late for folks in tech to catch up. Now is the time to learn and keep track of the progression of this technology as well as understand where and how this technology can be leveraged earlier in various areas of the infrastructure, devices, and even in industry.


Researchers gave internet users games that simulate quantum physics experiments, and internet users gave the researchers more elegant solutions.

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Apr 8, 2016

WebTorrent Desktop Streams Torrents Beautifully

Posted by in categories: entertainment, internet, media & arts

WebTorrent is best described as a BitTorrent client for the web. It allows people to share files directly from their browser, without having to configure or install any additional software. Now WebTorrent Desktop has arrived, offering a lightweight yet feature-rich streaming and castable experience on Windows, Linux and Mac.

wtd-logoEvery day millions of Internet users fire up a desktop-based BitTorrent client to download and share everything from movies, TV shows and music, to the latest Linux distros.

Sharing of multimedia content is mostly achieved by use of a desktop client such as uTorrent, Vuze, qBitTorrent or Transmission, but thanks to Stanford University graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh, there is another way.

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Apr 8, 2016

Overwatch | “Alive” Animated Short | PS4

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Overwatch launches May 24, 2016 on PS4. Pre-order now to unlock early access to the Overwatch Open Beta for you and a friend starting May 3: http://bit.ly/1qlCYVO

“Alive” weaves a tale of Widowmaker, the peerless Talon assassin who stalks her prey with deadly efficiency. In this episode, we spend a fateful night in London’s King’s Row — where you’ll discover how one death can change everything.

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Apr 7, 2016

DNA Storage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

One million movies are stored in this vial of water.

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