Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood, behind the scenes of "Pretend and Make-Believe". Technology's role in Hollywood was apparent at the dawn of silent pictures, Disney, and today's visual effects.

Yuan Zeng, City University of Hong Kong During a state visit to the United States in 2015, President Xi Jinping publicly dismissed the comparison of China’s far-reaching and eye-popping anti-corruption campaign with the hit American...

Jonathan Wynn, University of Massachusetts Amherst Coachella unofficially kicks off the 2017 U.S. festival season on April 15, and while this year’s event in Indio, California will likely set attendance records, there are concerning trends...
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Robert Shail, Leeds Beckett University Hollywood’s “golden era” is often seen as beginning with the rise of the studio system in the 1920s. This in turn spawned popular stars such as Clark Gable, Kathrine Hepburn,...

Adam Gustafson, Pennsylvania State University In 1851, a concert soprano named Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield embarked on a national tour that upended America’s music scene. In antebellum America, operatic and concert songs were very popular forms...

Andy Miah, University of Salford Of the many technologies to have captured our imaginations over the last five years, there have been few with such lofty aspirations as drones. These high-tech flying machines have opened...

DOVER, NJ, January 20, 2017 – Today, Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce the newest member of the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid family, the GP-300WE, an elegantly designed instrument with a natural white wood finish....

Alex Lubet, University of Minnesota By now, you’ve probably heard about Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve disaster. After some technical malfunctions, Carey – who was supposed to lip-sync over a vocal track for “Emotions” and...

Stradivarius violins are renowned for their supposedly superior sound when compared to other instruments. This has resulted in numerous studies hunting for a scientific reason for why Strads sound so good. A number of...

The world’s first drone deliveries have begun trial runs in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Once primarily used by militaries, small quadcopter and octocopter drones are now so commonplace they are for sale...

A minor craze in men’s underwear fashions these days seems to be briefs that shield the genitals from cellphone radiation. The sales claim is that these products protect the testicles from the harmful effects...

The development of the internet has completely transformed the way we do business; and the “oldest profession” is no exception. In a world of online chatrooms, webcam performers can market anything from conversation to...

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio,...