Hanna is a film about a 14-year-old who was raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine. Starring Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan and directed by Joe Wright. The film comes out on April 8, 2011.
Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Ms. Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
This incredible video from Japan named, Tokyo Sky Drive, is edited with a mirror filter which flips the mirrored image of the video to create a most surreal effect! Does anyone else feel like they are flying through a floating metropolis?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently released it’s nominees for Best Visual Effects in 2010. This list will be narrowed down further as the results from the Oscar voters come in, but here are the current nominees:
NASA is a pioneering leader in research, development, and design. This year, five different NASA technologies were included on the Research and Design 100 Awards list. Four awards were given to NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and one award was given to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
In this video, Star Wars the Old Republic discusses an interesting aspect to the game called “crew skills”.
The skills available to you will be: Diplomacy, Scavenging, and Crafting. These options will give your various crew members the abilities to make and find new items for you, go on secret diplomatic missions, or even scavenge scrap metal from a destroyed enemy. We think this idea is absolutely awesome and it will take a lot of the mundane aspects of crafting and farming out of the equation. This game looks better and better with each update.
The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ galaxy is rich with valuable resources, high-tech schematics, and intriguing opportunities, but what hero has time to devote themselves personally to so many pursuits? That’s where your crew comes in. The Crew Skills system allows you to take advantage of everything the galaxy has to offer without getting in the way of your adventure! You’ll assign your crew of companions to gather resources, craft useful and valuable items, and even to undertake their own missions, bringing you and the rest of the crew a variety of benefits and rewards. Crew skills keep you in the action while you take advantage of all the galaxy has to offer!
In this video Professor Shinichi Takemura demonstrates his Tangible Earth Project. Seemingly from a sci-fi movie, Professor Takemura shows us a few of the incredible capabilities of his real-time information globe.
His goal with this amazing device is for us to completely understand the rareness and preciousness of our planet. Our consciousness is confined to our local areas; therefore, we never really see the impact we have on our planet. We are lacking something in our real global information system and that’s what he wants to change.
Back in 2007, long before Headstache started, we made a documentary about the local collegiate television station: RCTV (Ramapo College Television). In it we follow Christian Larson, returning student, as he tries to resurrect the former station. Winner of Ramapo College’s 2007 Media Collisions “Best in Show.”
It has been confirmed that a micro-organism that thrives in the toxic chemical Arsenic has been discovered in Mono Lake of California. The micro-organisms DNA is Arsenic based, which is vastly different from the phosphorous based DNA that every other being on Earth has.
The news heralds in the knowledge that life can start in more ways than we think, and hopefully open the eyes of future explorers to have an open mind when looking for other inhabited worlds.
Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components.
“The definition of life has just expanded,” said Ed Weiler, NASA’s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “As we pursue our efforts to seek signs of life in the solar system, we have to think more broadly, more diversely and consider life as we do not know it.”
“We know that some microbes can breathe arsenic, but what we’ve found is a microbe doing something new — building parts of itself out of arsenic,” said Felisa Wolfe-Simon, a NASA Astrobiology Research Fellow in residence at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif., and the research team’s lead scientist. “If something here on Earth can do something so unexpected, what else can life do that we haven’t seen yet?”
The newly discovered microbe, strain GFAJ-1, is a member of a common group of bacteria, the Gammaproteobacteria. In the laboratory, the researchers successfully grew microbes from the lake on a diet that was very lean on phosphorus, but included generous helpings of arsenic. When researchers removed the phosphorus and replaced it with arsenic the microbes continued to grow. Subsequent analyses indicated that the arsenic was being used to produce the building blocks of new GFAJ-1 cells.