Chances are you’ve seen the gorgeous patterns that sound waves produce when sand is sprinkled on a vibrating metal plate. Now French physicists have produced inverse versions of these patterns using microbeads suspended in a liquid. They described their work in a recent paper in Physical Review Letters.
Look around and count the number of screens surrounding you. You’ll probably run out of fingers before you’re done, but why stop there? Researchers at UC Berkeley have come up with a way to weave color-changing threads into fabrics, turning even garments into yet another display.
After seeing these paper versions of classic video games, I kind of wish I could play them all. Mystery Guitar Man used stop-motion animation and paper cutouts of stock images to recreate games like Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, and more. It’s fun to see the video games of our childhood done over in…
The latest trailer for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse was jam-packed with action and revelations. There was that big cameo at the end, Quicksilver’s admission, massive set pieces and yet, somehow, maybe it felt familiar. Maybe that’s because the animated X-Men series has covered it all.
For the last two weeks, strange, violent, or seemingly nonsensical comments have been appearing across unrelated Reddit threads. A mysterious user named _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 (MHE) has been posting pieces of what appears to be a novel that draws heavily on historical events and religion, and show up in apparently…
Will SpaceX manage their next (and even trickier) attempt at landing a rocket neatly on a drone ship? Let’s watch and find out.
We learned in mid-April that the TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist—previously a 2007 feature film—was surging forth at Spike TV. Now comes news that a director for the first episode has just been hired, and he’s an odd but maybe ideal choice: Adam Bernstein, who won an Emmy in 2007 for 30 Rock.
Oh, how things have changed since 2008. That was the year a little movie named Iron Man with a then struggling star named Robert Downey Jr. was released in theaters. It was, of course, a big hit and 12 movies later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still going strong.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight, and it’s going to be a spectacular show. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Eta Aquarids—and why they’ve been so unjustly ignored for so long.
Here’s a lively, 10-minute behind-the-scenes peek at the first two episodes of Game of Thrones season six. We hear from several actors including Peter Dinklage, as well as director Jeremy Podeswa, writer Dave Hill, and others, who share animated storyboards, tales of what it’s like to shoot when one of your characters…
An international team of scholars has just unveiled plans to science the shit out of Leonardo da Vinci, the man who gave us the Mona Lisa and envisioned futuristic technologies like helicopters and tanks 500 years ago. Goals of the fledgling “Leonardo Project” include recovering the famous Renaissance figure’s remains…
Apparently all news about the new Vampire Chronicles movie adaptations will now come to us via social media. Writer-director Josh Boone tweeted the below photo of Jared Leto with the caption “Lestat - there can be only one. #JaredLeto.”
Wakanda may be fake, but Wakandan is a real language. In scenes in Captain America: Civil War where actors playing Wakandans speak to each other, they’re speaking Xhosa, one of South Africa’s official languages.
If your movie theater of choice is operated by Regal, this discounted gift card essentially amounts to ten free dollars. That’s like a free large popcorn (hopefully)!
While Civil War II rages and DC plans its Rebirth, Valiant Comics is heading to the far future for its own summer comics event, 4001 A.D.—and with it comes an intriguing new character called the War Mother. We spoke with writer Fred Van Lente to talk about what this new hero will bring to 4001 A.D. and the Valiant…
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters in a mere seven months, it’s certainly too late for Lucasfilm to change the medium by which the film was made. But a Lego version of the movie’s first teaser trailer is so good, you’ve got to think this movie, in Lego, could have been simply incredible.
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The world’s most powerful superhero is doing great, until he goes crazy and starts killing anyone who stands in his way. Now, his former, less-powerful colleagues, must try to stop him. This is Mark Waid and Peter Krause’s Irredeemable, and a top notch director may soon bring it to life.