Saturday, 24 January 2015

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper


This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper.

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The First Demonstration Of Self-Propelled Nanobots In A Living Animal


Researchers from the University of California have developed acid-fueled micro-machines capable of traveling and delivering cargo directly inside a living creature. It's a breakthrough that's expected to significantly advance the field of medical nano-robotics.

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Only A Time Traveler Could've Predicted Syfy's 12 Monkeys Would Be Good


It seemed like a totally preposterous idea: turn Terry Gilliam's weird, clever movie 12 Monkeys into an ongoing TV show. This seemed clearly doomed to suckitude. But in a totally implausible twist, the Monkeys show is actually surprisingly terrific. Spoilers ahead...

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds


Boost in visitors to the British Library suggests the rise of the digital age has left people craving 'real human encounters and physical artefacts' The rise of the digital age has helped boost visitors to the British Library by ten per cent, a report has found, a

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Why low-tech living is back


Sales of books are eclipsing digital alternatives, while vinyl records, Polaroid cameras and even simple mobile phones are enjoying a resurgence Books. Remember them? The big lumps of wood pulp that used to clog up your shelves? Well, they’re back, and hotter than vinyl records.

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

20 Facts About Light To Brighten Your Curiosity


2015 is the International Year of Light, a year designated by the United Nations to appreciate and learn about optical phenomena. To launch their celebrations, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics illustrated 20 of their favourite light facts. Tip via the Physics Today Facebook page.

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Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe's Most Magnificent Libraries


Across Europe there are buildings that are nothing short of temples of literature, glorious structures where books are not just available, but placed in beautiful and honored shelves. Take a virtual tour through the stacks of some of the world's most jaw-dropping libraries.

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Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015


You'd better invest in a pocket dimension if you want to keep up with all the great reads that are coming your way in 2015. Including Alastair Reynolds, Naomi Novik, Neal Stephenson, and tons more. Here are 60 essential science fiction and fantasy books coming out this year!

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes Cruises into a Limited Series


Another TV show focused on a tale from Stephen King, “Mr. Mercedes,” is now on the horizon as Variety is reporting that Sonar Entertainment is developing a limited series based on the Stephen King novel with David E. Kelley on board to write and Jack Bender tapped to direct. Yes.

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Guillermo Del Toro Is Making A Dark, Victorian Fantasy Series For Amazon


Guillermo del Toro is creating a dark Victorian fantasy series set in the near future (in London) where humans and monsters live side-by-side. Titled A Killing on Carnival Row, the Amazon show will investigate a series of fairy murders. Just take our money now, GDT.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets His Own Star Talk Late-Night Talk Show!


Science is coming to late-night TV in the form of your favorite cosmologist and science communicator (yes, that’s an actual job) Neil deGrasse Tyson! If you’ve thought that the man should be on TV all the time and not just for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, yet you don’t want to miss out on hi

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Get Ready to Binge-Watch Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil on April 10


Marvel has announced the official release date for its Daredevil series: Starting April 10 at 12:01 a.m. PST, you can watch all 13 episodes on Netflix.

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Android TV Takes Over The Television Ecosystem


Sony, Sharp and Philips will start shipping televisions powered by Android TV this spring, Android’s parent company, Google, announced Tuesday.

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These Are The Science Stories That Will Be Making News In 2015


The coming year is shaping up to be a rather extraordinary one. Over the next 12 months, we'll be visiting dwarf planets, unlocking the secrets of a 400,000-year-old genome, and resuming the hunt for exotic particles. Here are the science stories to look out for in 2015.

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Your Guide To Ant-Man, The Newest (And Smallest) Marvel Cinematic Hero


Earlier this week we got our first look at Ant-Man, the movie that will cap off the MCU's Phase 2 ahead of the plethora of movies they announced last year. Not a follower of the comics? Here's the gist of everything you need to know about Marvel's teeniest hero. So. Ant-Man.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Hellraiser Pinhead stories to end with long-awaited novel The Scarlet Gospels


Horror legend Clive Barker is set to make a return to his most iconic creation this year, as he prepares to say goodbye to the priest of hell immortalised in his Hellraiser stories, Pinhead.

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for January


Eighteen books defy genre-fication in January, including new series titles from, among others, Jo Walton (Thessaly), Melissa Bourbon (Magical Dressmaking), Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles), Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners), Michael Moorcock (Sanctuary of the White Friars), Karina Cooper (St.

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Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Science Fiction


Eighteen new releases appear on the science fiction shelves this month, with new adult titles from, among others, William C. Dietz (Mutant Files), W.C. Bauers, Irene Radford (Stargods), John Ringo (Black Tide Rising), Joel Shepherd (Cassandra Kresnov), and Pierce Brown (Red Rising).

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Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Fantasy


Fourteen new fantasies hit the shelves kick off the new year in otherworldly realms, including series additions from, among others, Lynn Kurland (Nine Kingdoms), A.G. Howard (Splintered), Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee (Noble Dead), Jon F.

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Sony ZX2 Walkman stands out among non-streaming competitors


LAS VEGAS -- Once the most popular portable gadget, the MP3 player has fallen out of favor thanks to the all-encompassing smartphone. But companies like Pono and Astell & Kern have shown there is an appetite for enthusiast-level audio on the go.

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