Okay we all know Sheldon’s a funny name [x]
Quick little thing I somehow never thought to do before.
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'Jurassic Park' Remade with Cats, Gets PG Rating
When Jurassic Park was released in 1993, the MPAA gave the movie a PG-13 rating. In spite of that, kids across the globe flocked to witness the marvel of 3D animated dinosaurs — and promptly got horrific nightmares that kept them awake for weeks.
Now, the movie has been remade using adorable kittens in place of murderous dinos. The result? A more family-friendly PG rating from the ratings board (Jeff Goldblum does still say “That is one big pile of shit,” after all).
One viewer who has screened an advance copy of the new film isn’t quite sold on the softer rating, however.
"I still found it pretty terrifying, actually," said Gregory Dixon. "I mean, giant cats that can disembowel you with razor sharp claws? Um, no thanks.”
H/T The Daily Dot.
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frank came through for Carl today and no one had to force him to do so.
If only one child watched COSMOS tonight and decided to pursue the sciences, our world is definitely better for it.
Living Tissue Emerges From 3-D Printer
Harvard bioengineers say they have taken a big step toward using 3-D printers to make living tissue. They’ve made a machine with multiple printer heads that each extrudes a different biological building block to make complex tissue and blood vessels.
Their work represents a significant advance toward producing living medical models upon which drugs could be tested for safety and effectiveness.
It also advances the ball in the direction of an even bigger goal. Such a machine and the techniques being refined by researchers offer a glimpse of the early steps in a sci-fi healthcare scenario: One day surgeons might feed detailed CT scans of human body parts into a 3-D printer, manipulate them with design software, and produce healthy replacements for diseased or injured tissues or organs.
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