Fans disappointed that the "Star Trek"-themed section of a Las Vegas hotel closed can now set their sights on a new tribute to Gene Roddenberry's galaxy of space exploration and adventure.
"'Star Trek' will be represented in force at Paramount Park Murcia, to be located at Alhama de Murcia on the Mediterranean coast about 270 miles southeast of Madrid," according to StarTrek.com. "The wide-ranging project will incorporate condos and office buildings, hotels, malls, a casino, a convention center, gardens, nightlife, and dining areas, an exhibition hall/auditorium and a theme park divided into several sections. … Read more
PSA: "Caper"! If you haven't stumbled across this show yet, check it out on YouTube or Hulu -- it won't take long. It's a fun series of 10-minute episodes about broke superheroes living in a grotty apartment in the City of Angles, patrolling for crime and struggling to make the rent, while their cross-country counterparts like the East Coast Six get all the respect.
Available on Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry channel, it's the kind of show that knows you know about supervillains and sidekicks already. So things start in the middle, with our heroes committing a robbery, and go south from there.
You've got your genre meta humor wall to wall, your cute banter, and your practical questions about the superhero lifestyle. You've got tank tops and hero shots (and Parker from "Leverage"!). Maybe the best part is the way the show handles big action sequences on a YouTube budget: comic book panels, of course! Heart! Sure, there's a place for "Dark Knight" and there's a place for "Sandman." But sometimes something lighter feels exactly right.… Read more
There's more to being a great superhero than a crazy costume and an impressive lair. The hero needs to fight not just bad guys, but internal battles. But telling a superhero story without a big special-effects budget in less than 10 minutes per episode? That can prove a bigger struggle than grappling between good and evil.
Veteran TV writer and producer Amy Berg co-created the superhero comedy "Caper" as an online series on the Geek & Sundry Channel -- on both YouTube and Hulu -- to show that not only can superheroes be shown as more than just comic book stereotypes, but the show itself could break the rules set by big networks.
That seems to be the question Rolls-Royce is trying to ask, as it works to develop what amounts to drone freighters, ships that could one day radically disrupt the massive global shipping industry.
According to Bloomberg, Rolls-Royce's Blue Ocean development team has been working on the drone freighters in a bid to make shipping cheaper, cleaner, and safer. The organization is running a virtual-reality prototype at an office in Norway that mimics a 360-degree view from the ship's bridge. Bloomberg reported that the ships could be deployed in regions like … Read more
Companies like Shutterfly, VistaPrint, and Zazzle have been able to print your photos on a variety of mobile phone cases for a while now, making them distinctively yours. But a new company seeking Kickstarter funding will actually be able to 3D-print an entire iPhone case for you, making it a one-of-a-kind creation -- if you have the design chops to dream one up.
The company, called Fraemes, uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers to create plastic panels in a variety of colors and pretty much any design imaginable. SLS is a technology originally developed by DARPA that uses high-powered lasers to fuse plastic powders together, building plastic objects literally from the ground up.… Read more
Peeing on a stick in the privacy of our bathrooms has long been a way to help us play doctor in our own homes. Diabetics can evaluate their glucose levels, would-be-moms can check on potential new pregnancies, and even pot users can judge the level of marijuana in their blood (or just get a good giggle watching a stick change color in a urine stream).
Soon, we might be able to use the pee-on-a-stick method for detecting cancer as well. … Read more