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Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

Steampunk car customiser-king Paul Bacon has completed his most steaming project yet – a steampunk hot rod built from scratch. The Automatron is a horse-drawn carriage-inspired hot rod with an estimated top speed of up to 110mph. Beginning with a 1924 Singer Sport base, parts were added from a variety of unlikely sources; including a […]

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Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

Saudi Arabia has now pulped a schoolbook accidentally printed with a fake joke photo showing Yoda from Star Wars sitting next to the Saudi King inside the United Nations. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/saudi-arabia-accidentally-prints-textbook-showing-yoda-sitting/ The Offworld Report – the best content ‘offworld the Nest

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Comic Book Creator #20 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #20 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

Looking at the cover of the latest issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’ and you would think it should be called a ‘Joe’ issue, as with the exception of Craig Yoe and Kristina Deak-Linser, that’s the common denominator for the rest. Mind you, the sub-title is ‘The “Not Your Average Joes” Ish’. Craig Yeo was and […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

The theme of this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is monsters and bugs, mostly because monsters wasn’t quite a big enough theme for a whole issue and partly because bugs enlarged by radiation count as monsters, too. My favourite article this issue was a piece for the ‘Retrospective’ section entitled ‘I Remember… Vandoom, Master Of […]

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Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (book review).

The long awaited novelisation of a classic ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Resurrection Of The Daleks’ is to be welcomed in the drought of no Doctor in 2019. This is written by Eric Saward from his own original screenplay which starred the fifth Doctor with companions Tegan and Turlough. It wasn’t commissioned during the original run as […]

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Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

Biohackers are creating a free knockoff of a million-dollar gene therapy – should we cringe or applaud the Robin Hoods of medicine? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614245/biohackers-are-pirating-a-cheap-version-of-a-million-dollar-gene-therapy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

Robots that cannot be broken? Skynet will be so pleased about this actual piece of science news! The European Commission is funding a project called SHERO (Self HEaling soft RObotics) to get ahead in the robotics revolution. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/soft-selfhealing-materials-for-robots-that-cannot-be-destroyed The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

Murder-bots – coming soon to a war zone near you. Welcome to a dark new age of autonomous machine warfare! https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/killer-robots-and-new-era-machine-driven-warfare/597130/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

September 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

Star Trek Discovery writer Walter Mosley was chastised by human resources and booted out of the Star Trek Discovery writers’ room. This is his sad story of woe. https://www.trektoday.com/content/2019/09/mosley-on-quitting-discoverys-writers-room/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

Pierce Brosnan reckons playing James Bond might have been his biggest achievement, but that it’s now time for a woman to pick up the Bond role. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pierce-brosnan-endorses-female-bond-get-way-guys-1237752 The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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