300: Rise Of An Empire is in theatres now, much to the excitement of fans of slow motion and gratuitous violence. This prequel/companion story/sequel shows more of Xerxes attempt at conquering Greece. The original was a pretty unique film, so how does this one do? Does it fill the big shoes of the original, or should it be covered in tar and set ablaze?
Haven’t seen it yet.
Physicists in Germany and the US developed an entirely new kind of particle that doesn’t exist in nature, called a dropleton.
Writing in the journal Nature, they said it behaves a bit like a liquid droplet and described it as a quasiparticle — an amalgamation of smaller types of particles.
The discovery, they added, could be useful in the development of nanotechnology, including the design of optoelectronic devices. These include things like the semiconductor lasers used in Blu-ray disc players.
The microscopic quantum droplet does not dawdle. In the physicists’ experiments using an ultra-fast laser emitting about 100 million pulses per second, the quantum droplet appeared for only about 2.5 billionths of a second.
Just now. Everybody does it.
Non-Stop, Liam Neeson’s newest intense ass-kick-o-rama is in theatres now. Continuing his run of badasses, this time he’s stuck in a plane, where his yelling is sure to make quite a few people mad. But how does it do? Is it a worthwhile thriller, or should it be sent to the back of the plane to detonate?
For my dad, living way out in the boonies when he was a kid, he got a television just a couple years after indoor plumbing, and for the time and place, both blew his mind. When I was a kid, TV had long existed and it was just there. For me, the tech innovations that rocked my world when they first appeared in the house was the home computer (a TI-99), our first VCR, and later down the line, the first time my dad brought home a laptop— it weighed a ton and it had an awful black and white LCD display, but holy shit, it was a computer that you could carry around with you. What tech innovations blew your mind as a kid when you first saw them in person or when they first showed up in your house?