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Remember back in October when Disney bought Lucasfilm for over $ 4 billion? Disney is looking to put that money to good use, and they’ve already announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be making its way to theaters in 2015, but it seems the company is looking to expand the franchise even more by possibly
We’ve known since last year that Jurassic Park would make its return to theaters in 3D this April, but now Universal has also dropped the details about its Blu-ray 3D release, as well as the 2D release of all the flicks individually in March. Just to fill in the timeline: first Jurassic Park 1, 2 and 3 will hit Blu-ray/DVD individually (following the triple pack that shipped in 2011) on March 26th, then Jurassic Park in 3D arrives April 5th in regular and IMAX theaters (no, the now-dated CGI has not been redone, you can get a peek in the trailer embedded after the break) followed finally by the Blu-ray 3D April 26th.
While news that the flick is back on the big screen is exciting, we can’t help but think there’s a few missed opportunities here like the previously mentioned CGI, and lack of any extras detailing the conversion process on the disc. Still, some had complaints about the picture quality of the previous release and it’s possible that remastering done in the name of 3D could see a better version this time around for all viewers. Either way, after Titanic, I, Robot and even Top Gun seeing 3D re-release it appears this is definitely a trend. The individual movies are priced at $ 24.49 on Amazon, and the 3D combo pack is $ 34.99.
o. Digital Copy of Jurassic Park (redeem by 4/30/2015)
o. Includes UltraViolet (redeem by 4/30/2015)
o. Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era
o. Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory
o. Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution
o. The Making of Jurassic Park
o. Original Featurette on the Making of the Film
o. Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park
o. Hurricane in Kauai Featurette
o. Early Pre-Production Meetings
o. Location Scouting
o. Phil Tippett Animatics: Raptors in the Kitchen
o. Animatics: T-Rex Attack
o. ILM And Jurassic Park: Before and After the Visual Effects
o. Foley Artists
o. Production Archives: Photographs, Design Sketches and Conceptual Paintings
o. Jurassic Park: Making the Game
o. My Scenes
o. pocket BLU App
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Bonus Materials:
Return to Jurassic Park: Finding The Lost World
Return to Jurassic Park: Something Survived
The Making of The Lost World
Original Featurette on the Making of the Film
The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton
The Compie Dance Number: Thank You Steven Spielberg From ILM
ILM & The Lost World: Before & After the Visual Effects
Production Archives: Production Photographs, Illustrations and Conceptual Drawings, Models, The World of Jurassic Park, The Magic of ILM, Posters and Toys
BD-Live and pocket BLU App
Jurassic Park III Bonus Materials:
Return To Jurassic Park: The Third Adventure
The Making of Jurassic Park III
The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III
The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III
The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel
The Sounds of Jurassic Park III
The Art of Jurassic Park III
Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs
Tour of Stan Winston Studio
Spinosaurus Attacks The Plane
Raptors Attack Udesky
A Visit to ILM
Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison
Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team
BD-Live and pocket BLU App
Pinnacles National Monument in California was signed into law as the United States’ 59th and newest national park, now bearing the name Pinnacles National Park.
Fans have been waiting for the fourth installment of Jurassic Park for quite a while now, with many accepting that it might never happen. Back in October, we reported on the alleged concept artwork that had emerged from the scrapped script, which was about as crazy as any script ever could be. Now Universal has
Rambo Tribble writes “England has awarded Raymond Roberts, one of the nine cryptanalysts responsible for breaking the Nazi Tunny code machine, (also known by the German designation Lorenz cipher machine) the MBE. Roberts is the last surviving member of the team which cracked the German army’s cipher machine functionality, much like others at Bletchley broke the better-known Enigma machine.”
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Back in 2007, the script for the not-gonna-happen-anytime-soon fourth installment of Jurassic Park was reviewed by Ain’t it Cool, revealing just how strange and different and potentially awesome the movie could be. Fast forward a few years, and production art for the script has surfaced over at NeoGAF, showing walking dinosaurs with an attitude and
Scientists have discovered well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth fragments deep in Siberia that may contain living cells, edging a tad closer to the “Jurassic Park” possibility of cloning a prehistoric animal.
Inhabitat’s Week in Green: fluorescent bulb moon, fuel-efficient supersonic jet and a toxin-eating oyster park
Man-made technology is great, but Mother Nature is the greatest inventor of them all — and scientists are discovering new ways to take advantage of the tools found in nature. Take, for example, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University who developed a solar cell using the photosynthetic protein found in spinach. In New York, Scape Studio has proposed to use the oyster’s natural cleaning ability to help clean up the contaminated waters of the Gowanus Canal. The firm has received funding to create Oyster-tecture, an oyster park at the mouth of the canal where millions of mollusks will “eat” toxins. Meanwhile, the US Forest Service has been deriving cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp extract to create a material that’s stronger than Kevlar and carbon fiber.
A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization.
Seven of the world’s rarest rhinoceroses were photographed at a national park in Indonesia.
If you feel there’s been too much hype about “big data” recently, check this out: the Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America — Todd Park — wants developers and entrepreneurs to build new products, services, and companies using free data provided by the federal government. In this brief discussion backstage at Disrupt, Park emphasizes that he, his team, and the President of the United States have all fully endorsed the idea that key datasets be made available to the public, and there have even been examples of entrepreneurs forming companies around free datasets, one that’s even hired over 70 employees. (For entrepreneurs interested in health data specifically, Park’s group is helping organize an entire symposium on the topic in early June in Washington DC; click here for more details.) For developers interested in big data sets, this brief discussion with Park would be quite relevant.
The newest downloadable Xbox Live Arcade game based on everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed cartoon characters will launch on March 30. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge puts players in the shoes of the fictional Colorado town’s young inhabitants as they face off against arch rival Scott Tenorman in various scenes and environments from the show. And yeah, all
The ultimate story for any fan of prehistoric action will be taking its wild adventure to the next dimension in 2013. Jurassic Park has been slated for a 3D remake, following in the footsteps of such other film masterpieces as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars, and Titanic. The studio is banking
President Barack Obama has appointed Todd Park, chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as the new CTO for the U.S. government.
All those long, long drives to Florida in the family station wagon seemed worth it at the time, but now that we’ve found out that those lucky South Koreans have another crazy theme-park, we might just change our minds. Located near Seoul, Live Park uses 3D video, holograms and augmented reality, interacting with RFID wrist bands and Kinect sensors to stitch together a continuous immersive story. You (and your avatar!) have 65 attractions, over seven themed zones, and the world’s biggest interactive 360 degree stereoscopic theater to wave, jump and shout your way through. Two years and $ 13 million in the making, Live Park’s creator d’strict is now looking to license the concept out internationally, with locations in China and Singapore already earmarked. We’re not sure we could handle that long of a family drive just yet, but with a Hollywood entertainment “powerhouse” reportedly nibbling, maybe we won’t have to.
Let the skepticism begin as a series of games so bad they’re compared to the Nintendo releases of Star Wars continues with a release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. This information has been released by Trey Parker and Matt Stone through Game Informer, the game set to be released by the developers at [...]
alphadogg writes with this excerpt from the Boston Globe: “On a whim two years ago, performance artist Jonathan Doyle paraded around the bustling peak of New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock in a $ 40 Bigfoot costume from iParty. He thought his deadpan video interviews with hikers describing their Bigfoot sightings would be worth a few chuckles on YouTube, and might boost the profile of his other artwork. But the staff at Monadnock State Park found the Yeti act abominable. When Doyle returned with friends to shoot a sequel, the park manger quashed the production and ordered Doyle off the mountain, insisting he needed a state permit to film a movie in the park. Bigfoot stepped up with a lawsuit, alleging that the park’s permit regulations are unconstitutional. The New Hampshire Supreme Court next month will hear Doyle’s complaint. Though many elements of the dispute border on the absurd, the case raises some serious free speech issues.”
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.
It’s been an epic week for green building and clean-tech, as the 2011 Solar Decathlon showcased 19 of the world’s most stunning sun-powered prefab homes in Washington DC — and Inhabitat brought you up-to-the-minute coverage on winning home designs. Several of the houses feature remarkably unconventional designs — see Sci-Arc and Caltech’s puffy inside-out prefab and Team Canada’s teepee-inspired TRTL home — while others like Purdue’s INHome relied upon tried-and-true building typologies upgraded with state-of-the art solar systems. Ultimately the University of Maryland’s innovative WaterShed House won first place in the competition with their greenery infused, water-focused, living home. Purdue University’s more traditional INHome took second place, and Team New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) placed third with their beautiful wooden First Light home.
Speaking of major feats of renewable energy, this week Iceland announced plans to construct the first zero-carbon data center and Germany opened the world’s largest solar park on top of an abandoned open-pit mine. We also took a look at the innovative new SeaTwirl turbine, which could be the most cost-effective wind energy generator to date, and we watched Pavegen reveal plans to power a shopping center with tiles that harvest energy from pedestrian footsteps. Google also made a major investment to bring solar power systems to 3,000 homes, MIT developed a working “artificial leaf” that generates hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight, and Axeon unveiled a new battery that could extend electric car range by 35 percent.
In other green transportation news, sun-powered vehicles soared towards the stars this week as NASA announced plans to launch the largest solar sail spacecraft ever created, and Japan’s TOTO unveiled a crazy talking poop-powered motorcycle topped with a toilet. We also took a spin in the world’s strongest electric train (which has over 10,000 horsepower), and we launched a competition to win a one year Zipcar membership. We also spotted a milk truck mobile breastfeeding unit, while scientists discovered a passive virus that can destroy breast cancer cells. Finally, from the realm of high-tech textiles we shared a student’s plan to turn textile factory effluent into clean water, we showcased Janet Echelman’s massive jellyfish-shaped string sculptures, and we dialed up an online tool capable of measuring your wardrobe’s environmental impact.