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Papercraft Prometheus trailer is all kinds of awesome

Papercraft Prometheus trailer is all kinds of awesome

Prometheus director Ridley Scott was particularly proud of the number of physical effects used in the new film rather than CGI, and we've a feeling he'd appreciate the effort that went into this fan-made papercraft trailer too. The handiwork of artist Travis Betz, the trailer - which you can see after the cut - is a scene-for-scene recreation of the official Prometheus promo, only replicated using cut-outs and some low-tech special effects.

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Prometheus hits US theaters today

Prometheus hits US theaters today

It's June 8, and that means one thing: Prometheus opens in theaters across the US, finally giving the not-quite-an-Alien-prequel its time to shine. Director Ridley Scott returns to the Alien universe he created in horrifying fashion over thirty years ago, with a film that started out to tell the story of what led up to the 1979 classic, but subsequently evolved into the start of a sci-fi franchise in its own right.

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Robotic fish is accepted by real fish

Robotic fish is accepted by real fish

The latest study involving advancements in robotic technology has an end result that by all accounts is pretty amazing - a robot designed to look like a zebrafish was fully accepted into a school of other zebrafish. That is, male zebrafish swarmed around the robotic female fish in the same way they would a real fish.

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Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Famed science fiction author Ray Bradbury has died, his family has confirmed, with the much-loved writer of Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes passing this week at the age of 91. Best known for his foreboding 1953 novel on a dystopian future, Fahrenheit 451, which spawned a feature film in 1966, Bradbury was in fact responsible for eleven novels, over 400 novelettes and short stories, not to mention screenplays and children's books.

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Fujifilm 3D printing kiosks might become reality

Fujifilm 3D printing kiosks might become reality

So what does a company that was built around the market of film cameras do when the very basis of its founding is now completely irrelevant? In some cases (read: Kodak) you go into chapter 11 bankruptcy. But in other cases, you turn to the latest explosive trend in emerging technology - enter Fujifilm and the idea of 3D printer kiosks.

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World record skydiving attempt still has questions

World record skydiving attempt still has questions

The medical director for daredevil Felix Baumgartner's attempt at breaking the world record for highest skydive admits that when he encounters the shockwaves that will occur when he breaks the speed of sound, it's unclear what will happen since it is a groundbreaking feat. "Until you do it, it's still an unknown," medical director Jonathan Clark said. A very special capsule has been created specifically for the event.

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Amazing Spider-Man goes mobile before big premiere

Amazing Spider-Man goes mobile before big premiere

This week the folks at Gameloft have revealed that they will be taking part in the run-up to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie premiering later this month. Gameloft will be releasing a video game for mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, Android devices of all kinds, and - believe it or not - feature phones! How on earth they'll be doing such an amazing feat, we do not yet know, but what we do know is that Gameloft has a history of creating fabulous superhero games, not least of all Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, a mobile classic released well before its time.

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Prometheus: SlashGear meets Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green

Prometheus: SlashGear meets Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green

The alien creatures in Prometheus might arguably steal the show, but whether they're antagonist, host or just plain meat, the human cast is equally important. SlashGear sat down with stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green after the Prometheus world premiere to talk post-curtain rumors, working in the shadow of Ripley, and how the whole film might actually be a robot love story.

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Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut

Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut

Director Ridley Scott is a man who needs little introduction: the genius behind Gladiator, the original Alien and, of course, Prometheus. SlashGear sat down with Scott - along with Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof - shortly after the movie's worldwide premiere, to talk director's cuts, the difficult balance of religion and science, and to find out about "The F*cking Cappuccino Theory of Astrophysics."

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