“Flesh Computer” a strange and somewhat disturbing science-fiction short film written and directed by filmmaker Evan J. Cholfin that stars NCIS: New Orleans actor Rob Kerkovich as an apartment building handyman who has built a computer out of circuits and fleshy bits. The film also features Australian philosopher David Chalmers, who raises questions regarding the nature of consciousness.
Following its Every Simpsons Ever marathon, the FX Network has launched Simpsons World, a site and accompanying mobile app that offer every episode of the long-running, beloved animated series for streaming. The mobile version is available on both iOS and Android. You’ll need to enter your cable provider for access to Springfield’s most famous family.
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Lightsaber Combat does not derive from any other combat art in any way. This is because the various sports that inspired Lightsaber Combat have not been used to supply single movements or techniques, but solely aspects that could be adapted to the instrument that this sport uses.
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The latest episode of the web series Reactions (previously) by the American Chemical Society explains the science of why sweet things taste sweet. The episode features chemist Darcy Gentleman, who explains how sweet molecules fit into taste receptors in our mouths. Gentleman also explains that the commonly used artificial sweetener aspartame is more closely related to meat than it is to sugar.
Facebook has launched Rooms, an app for creating simple places for discussing various topics. The app is meant to provide a “third place” that is distinct and separate from the current Internet climate. Users can select their own handles for each “room” they’re involved in, and can easily invite others using special codes. Rooms is currently available on iOS.
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