By Albert Ching, Source: Newsarmama.com
***This article discusses the mid-credits scene of Avengers, and if you haven’t seen it yet and have managed to avoid spoilers, well, that’s impressive and we don’t want to ruin it for you.**
Nearly a year ago, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios was looking at Guardians of the Galaxy as a potential future movie property. Though it excited fans, it also seemed like ultimately a long shot — it’s a relatively unknown commodity to all except hardcore comic book fans, and one that has only existed since 2008 (since it’s the present-day cosmic team that’s in development, not the 31st century superheroes that have been around sicne 1969). Plus, the last superhero/sci-fi movie was Green Lantern, a major financial and critical disappointment.
Following a few recent developments and the continually escalating success of Avengers, it seems like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie might just happen, potentially as soon as 2014.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige himself mentioned it as a possibility last month at the Avengers press junket, expressing his fondness for the property and listing it among Inhumans, Doctor Strange and the long in-the-works Ant-Man as non-sequel films being considered. Continue reading
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By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
We all love our Star Trek transporter toys, but we all know what we really want to do is step into the full-size model and shout “energize!” just before our bodies become light and then re-make themselves in another place. Sadly, it’s still out of reach, but scientists in China say they’ve just moved us one step closer.
Now before you freak out and think that we’re on the verge of moving ourselves through thin air, understand the teleportation we’re talking about here isn’t that sophisticated. What we’re talking about is known as “quantum teleportation,” a method of transporting a unit of light (or photon) from one place to another using lasers and optics. It’s also important to note that the process doesn’t actually move the photon from place to place, but rather gets another distant photon to mirror the information in the original to create a duplicate. Continue reading
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