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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gizmodo Australia

LEGO Would Break The Internet If It Made This Voltron Set 

LEGO Ideas lets amateur builders not only share their creations with the world, but also have the opportunity for them to be realised as real sets. But each submission needs 10,000 supporting votes before it’s even considered, so let’s make sure this stunning LEGO Voltron gets closer to reality.

Fran Kranz Will Be Matthew McConaughey's Lackey In The Dark Tower Movie 

Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods) has been cast in The Dark Tower as Pimli — but as a Pimli who doesn’t appear to be quite the same as he appears in the book.

FDA Moves To Ban Shock Devices Used To Treat Behavioural Problems 

The US Food and Drug Administration wants to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat behavioural problems, saying they pose an “unreasonable and substantial” risk to public health. Uh, you think?

Listen To A Song That Hasn't Been Heard For A Thousand Years 

An ancient song repertory lost since the 11th century has been reconstructed by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Betrayal At The House On The Hill Is Finally Getting Its First Ever Expansion 

Betrayal at the House on the Hill has been an icon of board games for over a decade now. But despite having reprints and new editions, the game has never officially been expanded beyond its original scope. That is until now: a whole new series of horrifying new haunts are on the way, and we have the first look.

There May Be A Giant Lake Lurking Beneath The East Antarctic Ice Sheet 

In further proof that our planet still has amazing secrets to give up, scientists are reporting evidence of an enormous, never-before-seen subglacial lake buried beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet. Cthulhu hunters, take note.

Peabody Awards Recognise Jessica Jones, Mr Robot And The Leftovers As Damn Good Shows 

We’re living in a golden age of television, both at large and within the scope of genre TV. And apparently the Peabody Awards agree. This year the prestigious committee has given three of its Entertainment awards to three of our favourite shows of the last year: Mr Robot, The Leftovers and Jessica Jones.

A Brief Reminder That Earth Is The Best Planet 

Video: Yesterday was Earth Day. Earth Day isn’t just about planting trees. It’s about appreciating what a complex, living machine our planet is. And we’re better equipped to do that now than ever before, thanks to an army of Earth-orbiting satellites collecting real-time data on everything from the ozone layer to sea level changes to the abundance of tiny green life forms in the ocean.

Marvel's Inhumans Movie No Longer Has A Release Date 

It seems that the Inhumans movie — now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe via Agents of SHIELD — is not moving forward as planned. The film, announced in late 2014, had a target US release of 12 July 2019. But earlier this month, Marvel president Kevin Feige said he expected that to change. Now, it’s confirmed:

China's Planning To Build Floating Nuclear Power Stations 

Finding a site to build a nuclear power plant isn’t straightforward — so why not send them out to sea? That’s what China is apparently planning to do.
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