CineEurope: Paramount Offers Extended Look at ‘Gemini Man’

Paramount unspooled roughly 15 minutes of Ang Lee’s sci-fi action thriller Gemini Man in 3D and at a high frame rate of 60 frames per second Wednesday at theater owners confab CineEurope in Barcelona. The Skydance movie stars Will Smith as an elite assassin who is pursued by a younger clone of himself and also stars Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong. It’s slated to open Oct. 4. The inventive production, which is nearing completion in post, includes a fully CG younger Will Smith, immersive sound and a cutting-edge high frame rate of 120fps with 3D and 4K resolution. The CineEurope presentation was screened in 60fps in 3D at today’s more commonly used 2K resolution, using a Cinionic (Barco) laser projection system with RealD for 3D capabilities. Gemini Man was lensed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha), who shot the movie using new models of the lightweight ARRI Alexa M camera, modified by ARRI to photograph 120fps at 3.2K resolution, on a 3D rig. Weta Digital created the performance-captured CG young Smith and additional visual effects. Directors such as Lee and James Cameron are exploring the potential of employ...

aerogel is only twice as dense as air and the lightest solid in the world

neither liquid nor gas, aerogels are a material that lies between these two states. they are the world’s lightest solids, containing 99.8% air, and make for surprisingly great thermal insulators. with the global aerogel market expected to reach $785.4 million by 2022, they are not exactly new. in fact, they have been around for almost a century. for years, the material has been used by NASA in a number of its’ mars missions, yet research proves that aerogels could have a breadth of various applications in other areas of architecture and design that just aren’t being exploited. with that being said, aerogels could still be the material of the future and here is why… as mentioned before, having been around since 1931, aerogels aren’t new. their discovery was the result of a bet between american scientist steven kistler and his colleague charles learned, who wanted to see if it was possible to remove the liquid from gel without affecting its solid structure. gel is a jelly-like soft material, a combination of liquid and solids, which is mostly liquid embedded within a 3D solid structure. this 3D solid structure acts as a skeleton that has extremely tiny, nano-sized pores, giving th...

If you think it’s impossible for some nefarious entity to rig every voting machine in the

If you think it’s impossible for some nefarious entity to rig every voting machine in the US in order to steal a presidential election, you’re almost certainly right. But flip a county here or a congressional district there, enough to tip the Electoral College? That’s not so farfetched. And it might not matter if the American public has completely lost its trust in the voting system anyway. There is a voting machine in J. Alex Halderman’s office, not a particularly large one, just an oversize computer tablet set into a plastic frame balanced on tubular legs. But Halderman’s office isn’t especially large, either, so the machine takes up an inordinate, almost clumsy, amount of space. The machine is a Diebold AccuVote-TSX. In the jargon of election machinery, it is a DRE, which is short for direct recording electronic: Voters touch the screen to make their choices, which are then logged in the AccuVote’s memory. This is not exotic technology. DREs have been used in American elections for three decades, and the AccuVote and similar machines are being used in some 30 states this fall, when voters are determining, among other things, which par...

Rodent issue discovered at Florida Panthers Ice Den

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – State inspectors discovered rodent issues at the Florida Panthers Ice Den in Coral Springs and at Rincon Progresno in Miami last week. “Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 5 live roaches crawling over flour container located under the preparation table located at the front counter.” “Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed 8+ live flies flying around the beverage station located at the dining area. also observed 6+ live flies flying under preparation table located at the front counter, Did not observed flies contacting food or food contact surfaces.” “Ice chute on self-service drink machine soiled/build up of mold-like substance/slime. Located at the dining room.” “Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 4 droppings on corner of door next to storage area. 4 droppings on corner of soda gun shelves More than 5 on shelves under three compartment sink. 2 in cabinet where coffee containers are stored. This area is located in different room as kitchen and prep area. 2 droppings located near fro...

Finnegans releases Minnesota’s first CBD beer to the public tonight

The downtown Minneapolis brewery, which had previously distinguished itself from the crowd by donating 100% of its profits to charities fighting hunger, has now chosen to make its mark by throwing itself under the slow-rolling hemp legalization bus—starting with one very tasty, small-batch beer. Finnegans’ pale ale, called Kicked to the Herb, weighs in at 5.5% ABV and contains 13mg of CBD. It’s unique among other other Minnesota beers incorporating hemp products in that it’s brewed with full spectrum hemp oil, not hemp seeds. (If making beer out of oil and water sounds tricky, you’re not wrong; the precise science of how the hemp oil was clarified into just a handful of mason jars resembling young coconut water, ready for brewing, went over my head.) Though at first it may seem Finnegans is hopping on the CBD-is-hot-let’s-put-it-in-everything train, it quickly became apparent they were opening themselves up to be the sacrificial lamb in the quiet battle raging to legalize hemp, in all its myriad uses. The release of Kicked to the Herb “coincided” with a conference Minneapolis hosted from June 18-20, wherein regulators from all 50 states’ Departments of Agriculture wo...

Global Nanomaterials & Nanomaterials-based Products Market Report, 2019, with Profiles of 1,000+ Application & Product Developers

DUBLIN, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “The Global Market for Nanomaterials and Nanomaterials-Based Products” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Many products used in everyday life now incorporate nanomaterials. Cosmetics, protective coatings, pharmaceuticals, sunscreens, personal care products, high-definition televisions, are examples of end products containing nano-sized particles (NPs), that are generally added to improve the product quality. This report is an in-depth assessment of the current and future market for commercially produced nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots) and nanomaterials-based products (e.g. quantum dot TVs, self-cleaning coatings, cosmetics, carbon nanocomposites). 2 INTRODUCTION2.1 Aims and Objectives of the Study2.2 Market Definition2.2.1 Properties of Nanomaterials2.3 Categorization 4 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOMATERIALS4.1 Aluminium Oxide Nanoparticles4.1.1 Market overview4.1.2 Properties4.1.3 Applications4.1.4 Demand by market4.1.5 Technology readiness level (TRL)4.1.6 Demand in tons, 2010-204.1.7 Demand by region4.1.8 Prices4.1.9 Producers4.2 Antimony Tin Oxide Nanoparticl...

What are the best remote control floor lamps to buy in 2019 ?- Top 6 Best remote control floor lamps Reviews!

When it comes to selecting between the best remote control floor lamps brands, things can be confusing. The top brands and its reputation does make an impact on the choices you have on offer. Cheaply-priced faucets are just that – cheap. remote control floor lamps and fittings are more like investments, and you wouldn’t want to spend huge in repairs and replacement, which is why selecting a known and reliable brand is important. You will be also surprised to know that the bigger brands actually spend considerable money in research and creating designs. No matter whether you are creating a traditional or want to go for one of the contemporary , you will find products to suit your budget and needs. These brands often have great warranty on their products, so think of this like an investment, at least for the next Two to Three years. Over the years, these top brands have added more choices to each range and collection, and with new products, better technology, finishes and makes, people have more choices. In fact, most of these so-called ‘cheaper’ brands rely on the remote control floor lamps brands for ideas. Here is a list of all kinds of best remote control floor lamps with var...

If you’ve been watching BBC One’s War On Plastic, you’ll have heard the astonishing truths about

If you’ve been watching BBC One’s War On Plastic, you’ll have heard the astonishing truths about wet wipes which were revealed in Episode Two. Anita Rani found out that 90% of wet wipes contain plastic. From baby wipes to cleaning wipes to screen wipes to makeup wipes to glass wipes, the vast majority are made using plastic and will take over 100 years to biodegrade – during which time, they will have massively contributed to our climate crisis. And why do we love them so much? Because they are quick and easy to use and we have become a population of convenience Kings and Queens. From plastic-free biodegradable wipes, to washable cloths, there are plenty of other options when it comes to switching up what we use on a daily basis. Whether it’s for cleaning purposes or to remove makeup, these are the best ways to step away from using wipes. Best of all, it will save you money in the long-run too. It can be tempting in the kitchen to grab a wet wipe every time something spills. These reusable paper towels have been made from 100% bamboo and can be easily washed over and over again. These wipes have been made from an eco-friendly bamboo fabric and are also ch...