This Week in Geekdom

Happy weekend everyone! Things are finally beginning to settle over here on the Care and Feeding of Nerds front. While we're sad to see our convention season come to an end (don't miss out on our round-up of our latest convention: the Boston Festival of Indie Games), there's a small boatload of games on the proverbial horizon, plus our favorite charitable event: Extra Life! Now, on to the Week in Geekdom!


In celebration of Mario's 30th birthday, here is a video tribute to his evolution over the past three decades.


Fox has decided that, after rebooting the Fantastic Four, the next logical step should be rebooting the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

As we close in on the release of Episode VII, we're already awash in rumors pertaining to Episode VIII. The latest of these is speculation that Hayden Christensen will return to the franchise to reprise his version of Darth Vader.


Who is ready for some gorgeous images of our universe? Check out these pictures of Pluto fresh from the New Horizons data dump. Want more? Here are some gobsmackingly lovely shots from the new book Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Prize Winning Images by Top Astrophotographers. Still want more? Here are 50,000 galaxies courtesy of the Hubble telescope.

It's concrete, but it's also permeable? What is this absorptive sorcery?

The same corporate conglomerate that brings you Volvo cars is trying to bring semi-autonomous robotic garbage men to Sweden.

Researchers and doctors associated with the University of California, Irvine have released this video of their brain-to-computer technology that has allowed at least one paralyzed man to walk again.

Old and busted: corneal scans as a means of identification. New hotness: using your microbial cloud as a means of identification.

Feats of Nerdery/General Awesomeness

It spans 14 keyboards and over 1,000 keys, but this device promises to be the most comprehensive emoji-producer on Earth.

Behold Trekkies: a phenomenally detailed to-scale 3D rendering of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the Unreal4 engine.

As always, best wishes for an excellent week ahead!

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