The Last of Us: HBO’s adaptation elevates the video game’s themes of love and family
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by Adam Jerrett, Lecturer, Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Peter Howell, Senior Lecturer in Game Design at the University of Portsmouth Warning: this article contains spoilers. From the widely panned Super Mario Bros. movie (1993) to Netflix’s Resident Evil (2022) releasing to decidedly mixed reviews, game adaptations have historically been cursed on both big and small screens. HBO’s series based on the hugely successful PlayStation game The Last of Us, is the latest entry into this genre. Early indications from critics and viewers suggest it h ..read more
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“The Monolith” by Mattia Tomasi
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Mattia Tomasi The post “The Monolith” by Mattia Tomasi appeared first on Sci Fi Generation ..read more
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Cancer vaccine trials could start in the autumn
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by Justin Stebbing, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University The UK government recently announced that it is partnering with German firm BioNTech to test vaccines for cancer and other diseases. The project aims to build on the mRNA vaccine technology that BioNTech became famous for developing, and which has been so successful at preventing serious illness and death from COVID. The goal of this new project is to deliver 10,000 personalised therapies to UK patients by 2030. With trials potentially starting as soon as this autumn. Until recently, cancer has been treated with s ..read more
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International Space Station Operations, Soyuz Status Update
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NASA and Roscosmos are adjusting the International Space Station flight plan after completing an investigation into a coolant leak on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft docked to the station. NASA hosted a joint media briefing Wednesday about the Roscosmos-led investigation to update the public on the Soyuz status and the forward strategy. As a part of the work, Roscosmos engineers determined the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft is not viable for a normal crew return, but is available for crew return in an emergency aboard the space station. The Soyuz MS-22 will be replaced by the Soyuz MS-2 ..read more
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ChatGPT, DALL-E 2 and the collapse of the creative process
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2w ago
by Nir Eisikovits, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Applied Ethics Center at UMass Boston; Alec Stubbs, Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at UMass Boston In 2022, OpenAI – one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence research laboratories – released the text generator ChatGPT and the image generator DALL-E 2. While both programs represent monumental leaps in natural language processing and image generation, they’ve also been met with apprehension. Some critics have eulogized the college essay, while others have even proclaimed the death of art. But to what extent does this tec ..read more
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“Scientific Ship” by Artem Smirnov
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Artem Smirnov The post “Scientific Ship” by <a href="https://www.artstation.com/executor_art">Artem Smirnov</a> appeared first on Sci Fi Generation ..read more
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An astronomer sums up 2022, NASA’s busiest year in decades
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by Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona NASA had a banner year in 2022, with many successful missions in what was one of the organization’s most active years in decades. I’m a professor of astronomy who has used NASA telescopes for decades to do research in observational cosmology. I also have a keen interest in the role science plays in humanity’s expansion into space. NASA’s missions over the past year have been remarkably far-ranging – from practicing how to protect the Earth to preparing for the first manned mission to Mars and learning ..read more
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AI and the future of work
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2w ago
by Lynne Parker, Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of Tennessee; Casey Greene, Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus; Daniel Acuña, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Kentaro Toyama, Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan; and Mark Finlayson, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Florida International University From steam power and electricity to computers and the internet, technological advancements have alw ..read more
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Triggering cancer cells to become normal cells
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by Huanhuan Joyce Chen, Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Abhimanyu Thakur, Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. How cells become cancerous is a process researchers are still trying to fully understand. Generally, normal cells grow and multiply through controlled cell division, where old and damaged cells are replaced after they die by new cells. Sometimes this process stops working, leading cells to start growing uncontrollably and deve ..read more
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What if your colleague is a bot?
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2w ago
by Lena Waizenegger, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Auckland University of Technology and Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn, Professor of Information Systems at Auckland University of Technology The need for businesses to adapt to the workplace demands of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies, with clear implications for jobs and workers. But just how much employees worry about the threat of automation – and how real those fears are – can have implications for workplaces beyond the technological change itself. Our new research examined how employee ..read more
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