So the new Call of Duty Black Ops expansion is a zombie bloodbath, as it very well should be. But it gets sooooo much better with special guest stars that the makers of Left for Dead would cream their pants for.
via The Escapist:
“The DLC takes place in Siberia, where players have to hold off armies of zombies. However, George Romero, the man who is considered the pioneer of zombie films, is getting a starring role in the expansion. Romero isn’t the only cult celebrity appearing in the expansion: Sarah Michelle Gellar (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer[/em]), Robert Englund (the original Freddy Krueger), Michael Rooker (recently of Slither and The Walking Dead fame), and Danny Trejo (Machete) have all been confirmed as being in the game.”
The European Commission has recently approved plans to build a trio of lasers that will each make all current beams look like laser pointers.
“The three new lasers – one each in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania – are set to be completed by 2015. Each will fire pulses that reach a power of 10 petawatts (1016 watts) – the equivalent of several hundred times the power used by human civilisation.”
So why build a destructo-ray you ask? Purely scientific purposes, so cool your jets Obi Wan.
“The uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics implies that space can never be truly empty. Instead, random fluctuations give birth to a seething cauldron of particles, such as electrons, and their antimatter counterparts, called positrons.
These so-called ‘virtual particles’ normally annihilate one another too quickly for us to notice them. But physicists predicted in the 1930s that a very strong electric field would transform virtual particles into real ones that we can observe. The field pushes them in opposite directions because they have opposite electric charges, separating them so that they cannot destroy one another. Lasers are ideally suited to this task because their light boasts strong electric fields.”
But don’t rule out lasers as the next generation of kick-assery. The U.S. will be ready to take care of your rebel friends soon enough.
“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš)…After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost.“