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‘Fortnite’ gets a ‘GI Joe’ character with a matching action figure

‘Fortnite’ gets a ‘GI Joe’ character with a matching action figure

The collaboration is a not-so-subtle plug for the Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins movie tentatively premiering in October 2021. It’s far from the first major Fortnite tie-in, of course — you’ll find everything from soccer players to superheroes in the battle royale shooter. However, it’s clear Epic is branching out with launches that extend beyond…
Ape escape: Indonesian orangutans airlifted back to the wild

Ape escape: Indonesian orangutans airlifted back to the wild

An orangutan in a cage is delivered by helicopter in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dangers of coronavirus infection. The animals were flown by helicopter across…
On This Day in Space! Jan. 1, 1801: Giuseppe Piazzi discovers Ceres

On This Day in Space! Jan. 1, 1801: Giuseppe Piazzi discovers...

Home News Spaceflight On January 1, 1801, a Sicilian astronomer named Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet Ceres orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. At the time, Ceres was considered to be a planet. But after astronomers found more things orbiting in the same region over the next few decades, they demoted Ceres and all…
Japan is bringing pieces of an asteroid to Earth today. Here’s how to watch online.

Japan is bringing pieces of an asteroid to Earth today. Here’s...

Home News Science & Astronomy Editor's note: JAXA's live webcast of the Hayabusa2 asteroid sample-return capsule landing will begin at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT). Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is about to deliver a precious sample of asteroid dust to Earth this weekend and you can watch the event live.The mission will swing by our planet to…
Virgin Orbit launches 10 satellites to orbit in landmark test flight

Virgin Orbit launches 10 satellites to orbit in landmark test flight

Home News Spaceflight Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket blasts its way toward space after separating from its carrier plane during the successful Launch Demo 2 mission on Jan. 17, 2021. (Image: © Virgin Orbit) Virgin Orbit's name isn't purely aspirational anymore.The California company's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit today (Jan. 17) on its second powered test flight,…
Meet Calypso, a daredevil mission concept to explore the surface of Venus

Meet Calypso, a daredevil mission concept to explore the surface of...

Home News Science & Astronomy A computer-simulated view of the northern hemisphere of Venus. (Image: © NASA/JPL) Of all the rocky, inner worlds of the solar system, Venus is the most challenging to explore. With surface temperatures reaching a bewildering 867 degrees Fahrenheit (464 degrees Celsius), even the most hardened landers can't survive for long. But…
Another crucial coronavirus mystery was just explained

Another crucial coronavirus mystery was just explained

Synairgen’s SNG001 is a nebulizer containing interferon beta-1a that showed great promise in a recent Phase 2 trial. Volunteers who received the drug had greater odds of recovering from COVID-19 than placebo controls. The study did highlight a potential issue with the interferon therapy, as researchers found the drug favors the development of the kind…
GPER1 is required to protect fetal health from maternal inflammation

GPER1 is required to protect fetal health from maternal inflammation

GPER1 in utero to the rescue!Several common pathogens, including influenza A virus (IAV), can activate systemic type I interferon (IFN) signaling during pregnancy. Such infections would be expected to cause birth defects and fetal mortality, but maternal IAV infections rarely produce such effects, suggesting the presence of a protective mechanism in fetal tissues. Harding et…
Services, not software, are the future of game enterprise tech

Services, not software, are the future of game enterprise tech

Over the last few years, venture investor interest in the game industry has skyrocketed. The industry is no longer just about video games; as cross-media experiences like Fortnite have shown, game developers are embracing multiple forms of entertainment at once. Game technologies like the Unreal Engine that power these experiences are supplementing traditional film, television…
What you need to know about Disney+ Star

What you need to know about Disney+ Star

In just a year, Disney+ has already become one of the world’s most popular streaming services, having already signed up nearly 100 million subscribers. Today, in Europe, Canada and New Zealand, it’s launching Star, a new sub-channel to house Disney’s “grown up” content. Star will amalgamate titles from Disney, ABC and 20th Century Fox’s back…

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The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What it is — and why it matters

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What it is — and why it matters

U.S. President Joe Biden formally introduced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, this week during his first Asia tour, revealing Washington's long-awaited Asia-Pacific economic strategy. It comes five years after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal signed by 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America.With the U.S. withdrawal, the…
Dune: Spice Wars’ early access roadmap teases multiplayer, spaceports, more

Dune: Spice Wars’ early access roadmap teases multiplayer, spaceports, more

First big update due this "summer". Northgard developer Shiro Games' sci-fi strategy title Dune: Spice Wars generated plenty of praise when it launched into Steam early access toward the end of last month, and now, as the studio starts to build on that initial success, publisher Funcom has shared an initial development roadmap promising the…
Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)

Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)

May 25, 2022 Quantitative hedge funds (or “quant funds”), which rely on the work of employed mathematicians to develop complex trading strategies, are nothing new. But what if the mathematical work is outsourced to anyone, via a contest where the best predictions are rewarded with cryptocurrency? Richard Craib, founder of Numerai, explains to Azeem Azhar…
Legend Vinyl Witnesses Substantial Growth and Strong Brand Presence after Successful Collaboration with Future State Media

Legend Vinyl Witnesses Substantial Growth and Strong Brand Presence after Successful Collaboration with Future...

(May 20, 2022) – A successful collaboration between Legend Vinyl and Future State Media has proved to be beneficial for the former. Future State Media is supporting Legend Vinyl in their B2B sales strategy, while also running their social media presence and SEO strategy. This collaboration has drastically strengthened the brand’s presence, both online and offline.“This has been a…
The Verdict is In—Customer Service isn’t Human Enough

The Verdict is In—Customer Service isn’t Human Enough

Since the pandemic first began, consumer demand for heightened levels of customer service has exploded. In fact, 80 percent of consumers expected the pandemic to deliver improved customer experiences while 58 percent continue to demand further improvements in a post-pandemic world. But between the Great Resignation and fledgling technologies, businesses have struggled to keep up.…