By Henry Hanks, @ CNN.com
On television and in comics, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has pushed boundaries. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine" dealt with abortion, a rarely discussed topic in comics. Two 2012 issues featured a story in which the slayer decided to terminate a pregnancy.
By embedding electrodes into their graphene discs, El-Kady and Kaner found that the energy storage capabilities far exceeded their expectations. They speculate that if their work pans out as they hope, it may be possible to apply these super capacitors towards charging electronic devices in record time, such as getting a full charge on a Smartphone in seconds, and—more importantly—fully re-charging batteries on Electric Vehicles (EV’s) within a minute. This discovery alone could help towards solving some of the problems associated with EV’s, particularly slow-charge times, and the lack of a charge-station infrastructure. Better yet, since they are made out of pure carbon, they could be composted when they are spent.
For more on the UCLA research, here’s that GE Focus/Forward video.
While this is unrelated, I want one!
You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did. I mean not that I don’t want to see [the new movies], I would be excited to, but I also feel like I would want to explore a very different part of that universe.And if there was a Han Solo solo film, would he have a hand in something that meant recasting the famous character? “That I would never want to do. Some things may not be rebooted,” he said, in his most serious voice.
Originally posted at Nerd Bastards
Billy Dee said, he has been asked, but hasn’t decided if he is going to do it or not yet.Hasn’t decided?!? Come on, Billy, please! I think I speak for all Star Wars fans when I say, we want to know what Lando’s up to? I’m hoping he retired well, got a nice place to spend the rest of his days, y’know? Who else from the original cast are you hoping will appear? Still no word on whether or not Chewbacca will make an appearance. Though I fear Peter Mayhew wouldn’t be up to reprise him, there’s no reason another couldn’t fill that furry suit, right? Source: CBM
|I often do not allow myself to talk about Joss Whedon because, much to the chagrin of my friends - once I start I have a hard time stopping. So I think it best to let you hear it straight from the man himself and his actors...|
A huge thank you to amandaonzeteo For recording this video so people who were not lucky enough to attend could see it!
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