The dark, murky waters of the loch to my left, and the yellow spring grass and moss almost mirror the car s colors, reflecting the sculpted carbon fiber door sills, and exclusive Solis yellow paint of the 675LT Spider and Coupe.That s very likely a good thing, because as I depress the throttle speed comes on impossibly quick, the undulating country asphalt that leads into the right-hander up the road is almost immediately under the wheels and a quick steer to keep us in our lane proves effortless, the chassis quietly composed, unfazed during turn in.But what s actually going on is this: McLaren s ProActive Chassis Control is using two systems in one piece of hardware.Steering is so precise, that you forget in a way that you are actually, physically steering.It feels more like mind control is bending the road to your whims, or at least pointing the car to exactly where you want to go.Normally, when a grin this large is on my face, the wheel has an Italian prancing horse, or bull on it.
Not only are they beautiful to behold, they also are unique in how they stretch and move.Not surprisingly, scientists have been studying spider webs for years, hoping to uncover the mechanism that allows the material to stretch, yet remain tight.The sticky glue that encases the thread does more than capture prey; it also functions like a fishing reel that coils up the excess parts of the thread.The scientists were able to recreate this unique property using a plastic filament that was covered with tiny droplets of oil.Our bio-inspired hybrid threads could be manufactured from virtually any components.These new insights could lead to a wide range of applications, such as microfabrication of complex structures, reversible micro-motors, or self-tensioned stretchable systems, said Dr. Hervé Elettro, a doctoral researcher at Institut Jean Le Rond D Alembert, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.
Jay Stafstrom Every night when the sun goes down, Florida's net-casting spiders emerge, startling onlookers with record-breaking, enormous eyes.Now, a new study shows that the two giant eyes among the spiders eight total peepers make the key difference in helping the spiders to see better at night, and zero in on prey walking nearby.Stafstrom captured 29 Deinopis spinosa spiders and used a toothpick to paint a layer of dental silicone over each spider's two large eyes.The results were similar; the spiders with impaired sight were less likely to capture prey in this case, crickets than were the able-eyed spiders.The spiders' large eyes likely help them hunt at night, during low-light situations, Stafstrom said.Copyright 2016 LiveScience, a Purch company.
While it may lack the grand, historic sense of scope you may get from commanding a Roman legion into a decade-long crusade across Europe, or the barbarism of pillaging and raiding as the hordes of Attila, or seeing your first Arachnarok spider charge its way into a fray.There are only four playable factions at launch, five if you count the free Chaos Warriors add-on, but I haven t had access to them.While this pales in comparison to Attila s playable ten, Warhammer swaps a breadth of shallow cosmetic differences for actual mechanical depth, which makes for a far more diverse, more replayable strategy game.Or the Greenskins, who lack the ability to trade with other races but benefit greatly from raiding other provinces, receiving combat buffs the more victories they win.Finally, the Dwarfs, who focus heavily on diplomacy and trading to reach victory.The multiplayer campaign is very much like it is in the Civilization games – slow paced, and a huge time-sink that isn t particularly viable for the average player; but it provides a fantastic way for purists to play friends over the course of a few days, weeks or months.
Total War: Warhammer ReviewPrice: £40Developer: Creative AssemblyPublisher: SegaPlatforms: PCThrowing off the shackles of history and boldly going where no Roman general has gone before, Total War: Warhammer somehow manages to reinvent the bloody wheel of human conflict.It's no easy feat, when you consider it's a series with so many dizzying high points.Napoleon never needed to fight off a giant troll, or a spider with goblins hanging off it.It's hard to overstate quite how much of an impact these beasts have on combat, because they can achieve truly remarkable things.TweetIt all plays out to make the battles feel more dynamic and interesting than anything that's come before it, perhaps more interesting than most RTS games I've ever played.Somehow the team at Creative Assembly have managed to build a game that's the real deal both for the Total War faithful and the Warhammer fans coming to the franchise for the first time.
They ve succeeded in creating an adhesive that can be turned on and off as needed—perfect for wannabe Martha Stewarts who suck at crafting.By heating and cooling the metal, it will stuck and unstick to countless surfaces.It s not unlike hot glue, except the Gallium-based adhesive melts with far less heat, so it s easier to work with.The glue even works on damp surfaces and underwater, with some reduction in sticking power, but still enough to be useful for countless applications.It could be used on industrial pick and place robots in lieu of suction cups which can damage or leave marks on products, or when it comes to the automated handling of delicate objects like paper documents coming out of a printer.And of course, let s not forget we re now one step closer to everyone getting Spider-Man s awesome wall-sticking powers.
They ve succeeded in creating an adhesive that can be turned on and off as needed—perfect for wannabe Martha Stewarts who suck at crafting.By heating and cooling the metal, it will stuck and unstick to countless surfaces.It s not unlike hot glue, except the Gallium-based adhesive melts with far less heat, so it s easier to work with.The glue even works on damp surfaces and underwater, with some reduction in sticking power, but still enough to be useful for countless applications.It could be used on industrial pick and place robots in lieu of suction cups which can damage or leave marks on products, or when it comes to the automated handling of delicate objects like paper documents coming out of a printer.And of course, let s not forget we re now one step closer to everyone getting Spider-Man s awesome wall-sticking powers.
By heating and cooling the metal, it will stuck and unstick to countless surfaces.It s not unlike hot glue, except the Gallium-based adhesive melts with far less heat, so it s easier to work with.The glue even works on damp surfaces and underwater, with some reduction in sticking power, but still enough to be useful for countless applications.The glue s creators don t quite envision it as a replacement for making popsicle stick picture frames, though.It could be used on industrial pick and place robots in lieu of suction cups which can damage or leave marks on products, or when it comes to the automated handling of delicate objects like paper documents coming out of a printer.And of course, let s not forget we re now one step closer to everyone getting Spider-Man s awesome wall-sticking powers.
Today, Amazon's Comixology app announced Comixology Unlimited — an all-you-can-eat buffet of digital comic books for $5.99 per month, so you can binge Netflix-style.At launch, the Comixology Unlimited plan includes the first volumes of popular titles like "The Walking Dead," "Attack on Titan," "Saga," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8," among many others.There's even a 30-day free trial, so you can try it on your phone or web browser.A Comixology spokesperson tells Business Insider that this is all about helping readers find an entry point into the medium, with a focus on partnering with publishers to fill the service up with first volumes and introductory storylines."We ll be cycling through content periodically.The goal, it seems, is to provide a cheap way to give readers a taste of the next big thing in comics, and then reel them in to pay for the next books in the series.No matter how you slice it, this is a big huge deal.Absent from the list of participating publishers are Marvel and DC Comics, the two biggest names in comic books: Marvel has its own, separate Digital Unlimited app for $10/month; DC has yet to launch this kind of binge-reading plan.Still, while big-name superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman aren't included in this plan, Comixology Unlimited includes access to lots of independent titles that are more than worth your time.Just off the top of my head, "Locke and Key," "Lumberjanes," and "The Wicked and the Divine" are all incredible, and they're all included in the plan.Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.NOW WATCH: Become a comic book character in a few easy stepsLoading video...
Marvel s latest film is one of its most critically acclaimed releases ever, an it s also pushing gamers to the company s games and other digital products.Following the release of Captain America: Civil War late last month, apps like Marvel Future Fight have seen a huge bump in popularity.Marvel is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, which recently revealed it is applying the Marvel and Star Wars model to its entire roster of properties.Marvel provided GamesBeat with an exclusive look at some of the numbers for its games from April 28 through May 11, which is the two-week period following the international release of Civil War.And it s clear that the movies are a huge reason that people get excited to install and play apps featuring Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man.Here are those figures:But these impressive performance metrics are not limited to Marvel s games.The entertainment company also saw people hop on its content apps and website as well: Marvel s Captain America: Civil War has had an incredibly significant and sustained impact on our digital portfolio, Marvel general manager for interactive and digital distribution Peter Phillips said in a statement provided to GamesBeat.Phillips explained that people were so quick to install these games in part because Marvel worked with its partner developers to introduce all of the characters and themes from Civil War.But this is not a one-time bump, because Marvel purposefully held back certain heroes until the movie-going audience had a chance to learn about them.
Easy: the specialty store that focuses on a particular genre instead of trying to cover everything comprehensively.The price is excellent, much lower than either Netflix or Hulu: just $4.99 per month or $50 per year .Their choices include: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1919 , Carnival of Souls 1962 , Night of the Living Dead 1968 , Night Tide 1961 , Nosferatu 1922 , Spider Baby 1964 , White Zombie 1932 , and other classics.The site, curated by horror aficionados Sam Zimmerman and Colin Geddes, and backed by AMC Networks producers of Mad Men and Breaking Bad , avoids tons of junk, remakes, lazy sequels, or movies that were simply designed for a quick, opening-weekend profit only to be discarded and forgotten.I checked out a movie I d been wanting to see called We Are Still Here 2015 , a kind of paranoid ghost story featuring cult stars Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, and Lisa Marie.I played it on the Shudder app on my tablet, on my laptop, and on my smart TV and had no problems; it was a very enjoyably unsettling experience.
EA wants to make a Mirror s Edge TV show happen.Spider-Man HomecomingChris Evans tells MTV that he d be interested in making a cameo appearance in the movie—something he s been rumored to be connected to for a while alongside Robert Downey Jr. s Iron Man, who was recently confirmed to have joined the film.Star Trek BeyondHere s two new character posters, focusing on Jaylah and Bones.The fact that I m now getting to morph into an entirely different character that is so important to the Justice Society of America, which also bleeds into Legends of Tomorrow, he s such an important character to this whole world – it just opens up enormous possibilities for me as an actor going forward, and the challenge for me, having played Henry, is that I now get to create an entirely different character going forward.I keep saying, Head Canon is important, because that s where the show really happens: in the hearts and minds of all the people watching.Brown Jr. will play a character called Estevez, Schiff, a missing person s detective operating increasingly off book named Zimmerfield, and Dourif will play Bart Curlish, the nearly invincible self-identified Holistic Assassin.
Ford promises SYNC 3 will get CarPlay support starting with 2017 model year vehicles, while existing 2016 vehicles will get it later this year.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pledged support for Android Auto with the next major release of Uconnect, but has yet to confirm what vehicles are getting it.CarPlay-compatible apps must follow Apple's strict safety requirements for in-car use.This is certainly the most straightforward method of using CarPlay.Volume controls, track skip and control knobs are all seamlessly integrated and work as expected.Acura2017 NSXAudi2017 A42017 Q7 requires MMI navigation plus Buick2016 Lacrosse2016 RegalCadillac2016 ATS2016 ELR2016 CTS2016 XTS2017 SRX2016 EscaladeChevrolet requires MyLink 7-inch or 8-inch infotainment system 2016 Spark2016 Sonic2016 Cruze2016 Malibu2016 Impala2016 Volt2016 Camaro2016 Silverado2016 Silverado HD2016 Corvette2016 Colorado2016 Tahoe2016 SuburbanFerrari2016 488 GTB2016 488 Spider2016 California T2016 F12 Berlinetta2016 F12 tdf2016 FFFord requires SYNC 3 2016 Fiesta software update available later this year 2016 Focus software update available later this year 2016 Mustang software update available later this year 2016 C-MAX software update available later this year 2016 Taurus software update available later this year 2016 Edge software update available later this year 2016 Flex software update available later this year 2016 Escape software update available later this year 2016 Expedition software update available later this year 2016 F-150 software update available later this year 2016 Transit software update available later this year GMC requires 8-inch IntelliLink infotainment system 2017 Acadia2016 Canyon2016 Sierra2016 YukonHonda2016 Civic EX and higher 2017 Ridgeline TBD Hyundai2016 Azera software update required, date TBD 2016 Sonata Hybrid / Plug-in Hybrid software update required, TBD 2017 Veloster software update required, date TBD Kia2016 Optima software update available TBD 2017 Forte2017 Sportage software update available in April Mitsubishi2017 MiragePorsche2016 9112017 718 Boxster2017 MacanVolkswagen2016 Beetle SE and higher trim levels 2016 Golf S and higher trim levels 2016 e-Golf2016 GTI2016 Jetta S with Technology and higher trim levels 2016 CC2016 Tiguan SE and higher trim levels Volvo2016 XC902017 S902017 V90
The first Chinese citizen to deliver a graduation speech at Harvard University wants to know why his mother only knew to light his hand on fire when a poisonous spider bit him.Why wasn t she able to use less painful, and less risky treatments that already existed?Jiang He, who grew up in a rural village in southern China s Hunan Province, just received his Ph.D in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard.He explained in his Harvard commencement speech this week that his mom put a chopstick in his mouth, wrapped his hand in wine-soaked cotton, and set it on fire after the spider bit him 15 years ago.It was painful, but the flame actually deactivated proteins in the venom, Jiang said.Society must recognize that the equal distribution of knowledge is a pivotal step of human development and we should work to bring this into reality, Jiang said.
The Finnish developer has seen its $73 million computer-generated film The Angry Birds Movie soar at the box office with over $222.5 million worldwide since its release earlier this month.The original game was just a phenomenon, and a lot of people have tried to figure out how that happened, but I think a lot of it is that it started off where you had these little characters that you could sling shot around, Reilly told Digital Trends.mobile game that ties into the movie and even uses new audio technology to unlock exclusive content and an alternate ending inside the game instead of on the big screen after the credits .Reilly said Rovio decided very early on that they wanted a game concept to match the movie and work with it.Reilly said the creative team drew approximately 70,000 storyboards during the development process, but a lot of humorous scenes ended up on the cutting room floor: We had a scene in the cave with Chuck, Red, and Bomb where Mighty Eagle is doing an interrogation at night in his cave by a campfire and he s asking them the weirdest questions.He s like the Wizard of Oz.
The premiere of the new, Chris Evans-led version of Top Gear was worth watching not necessarily for the show itself, but for an interesting piece of Ferrari news that slipped into the taping.Discussion quickly turned to Ramsay s LaFerrari hybrid supercar, but then Evans asked about another, future best car Ramsay might be taking delivery of soon.And they re doing a limited edition of the LaFerrari, Ramsay continued.The carmaker has an inner circle of particularly well heeled and loyal customers.Some media outlets are already accusing Top Gear of colluding with Ferrari, and that would be a major blow to the show s credibility if it proved true.Evans was quick to announce that this is the first proof we ve heard on a TV, radio, or a magazine that this car exists, although Ferrari has hinted at it before.
An unused storyboard for Sam Raimi s cancelled Spider-Man 4 by artist Jeffrey Henderson.All Images: Courtesy of Jeffrey HendersonBefore Andrew Garfield and before Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi were going to make a fourth Spider-Man movie.The boards are by artist, writer, and filmmaker Jeffrey Henderson.We reached out to Henderson to ask about the boards and he explained that the idea was floated of Mysterio being Bruce Campbell s cameo.It would ve been part of a beginning of the film montage featuring a montage of C and D- list villains that we knew would never be used as main antagonists: Mysterio, the Shocker, the Prowler, the old school-onesie-wearing version of the Rhino, maybe even the Stilt Man, etc.As for Vulture, he would ve been the main villain and apparently Raimi had some really new and exciting ideas for the character.
Choosing Sides 1 art by Jim CheungSurprisingly, noted arsehole and outright villain of the last Civil War event, Tony Stark, is not on Team Pre-Crime Is Pretty Good You Guys .Instead that honour goes to Captain Marvel, who is currently a member of the Ultimates, a cosmic superteam that was formed to counter grave threats to Earth before they become a threat.While we don t know for certain how every hero fits in there s going to be a whole miniseries about heroes picking their side, running alongside Civil War II art released promoting the Choosing Sides miniseries featured characters split like this:Team Cap tain Marvel Monica RambeauShe-HulkAnt-ManThe Winter SoldierHawkeyeBlue MarvelMedusaCaptain America Steve Rogers The VisionWar MachineSpider-ManTeam TonyBlack WidowDeadpoolCaptain America Sam Wilson HerculesBlack PantherLuke CageThor Jane Foster America ChavezStar-LordDaredevilMarvel has since noted that these sides are neither definitive or immutable — just as the original Civil War did, we ll be seeing heroes change allegiance as the story evolves.Plus, we already know of a few potential casualties: if you saw Marvel s Free Comic Book Day offering for Civil War II earlier this month, you know exactly whose days are numbered.Civil War teaser art by David MarquezEver since Civil War II was rumoured, we were worried about it being a direct follow up to the original Civil War, just as we were concerned that the movie could be a faithful adaptation of it thankfully it did its own thing .And let s not forget that a film that s raked in over a billion dollars and vast swathes of critical and public adoration came out a month ago carrying its name.
Choosing Sides 1 art by Jim CheungSurprisingly, noted arsehole and outright villain of the last Civil War event, Tony Stark, is not on Team Pre-Crime Is Pretty Good You Guys .Instead that honour goes to Captain Marvel, who is currently a member of the Ultimates, a cosmic superteam that was formed to counter grave threats to Earth before they become a threat.While we don t know for certain how every hero fits in there s going to be a whole miniseries about heroes picking their side, running alongside Civil War II art released promoting the Choosing Sides miniseries featured characters split like this:Team Cap tain Marvel Monica RambeauShe-HulkAnt-ManThe Winter SoldierHawkeyeBlue MarvelMedusaCaptain America Steve Rogers The VisionWar MachineSpider-ManTeam TonyBlack WidowDeadpoolCaptain America Sam Wilson HerculesBlack PantherLuke CageThor Jane Foster America ChavezStar-LordDaredevilMarvel has since noted that these sides are neither definitive or immutable — just as the original Civil War did, we ll be seeing heroes change allegiance as the story evolves.Plus, we already know of a few potential casualties: if you saw Marvel s Free Comic Book Day offering for Civil War II earlier this month, you know exactly whose days are numbered.Civil War teaser art by David MarquezEver since Civil War II was rumoured, we were worried about it being a direct follow up to the original Civil War, just as we were concerned that the movie could be a faithful adaptation of it thankfully it did its own thing .And let s not forget that a film that s raked in over a billion dollars and vast swathes of critical and public adoration came out a month ago carrying its name.
Prizes topped $20,000 including GTX 1080's, the modders' choice of In Win case and the UK team even gets their case made by In Win in a limited production runThe UK team entry to In Win's 24-hour Mod in Taiwan modding competition has picked up the company's 'Choice Award'.Each team picked their choice of hardware from EKWB and Bitspower components plus had a hoard of hardware on tap to create their mods.There was over $20,000 worth of prizes to be had too across three possible awards and the UK team, made up of Daniel Harper and Dave Alcock B NEGATIVE and davido labido picked up arguably the best prize, which not only includes USD $3,000 cash and a load of hardware including an Nvidia GTX 1080, but also their pick of an In Win case.As if that wasn't enough, though, they also get their case made by In Win in a limited production run that will be showcased at the CES show in the U.S next year.We know the guys had to put up with spider bites and dehydration during some tough modding sessions, so it's great to see their hard work rewarded, but justly so as they also managed to create one of the best 509 mods during the competition too.Well done to the Australian, US and Chinese teams, who also picked up awards.
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