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"Powdered Alcohol Is Officially A Thing In The United States"

"…a product called "Palcohol"…was just approved by the U.S. government.

"Alcohol powder is a molecular encapsulated alcohol that produces an alcoholic drink or meal when mixed with water."

(Source: io9)

This is a real thing! I wonder what happens if you snort it. Not that I recommend trying it or anything…

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"After a 15 year wait, Conal is going to meet his father for the first time. His father Keith is the world’s most notorious criminal, convicted of a crime which changed history itself. Convinced of his father’s innocence, Conal needs Keith’s help to set the record straight. But his quest for justice takes an unexpected turn and Conal soon finds himself confronted with the unimaginable.

"This atmospheric film is the first ever screen-adaptation of the work of award-winning sci-fi author Ken MacLeod."

(Source: Vimeo via io9)

Interesting concept. I’m not sure I understand why quite so many people died, though.

Soon We May Be Mass Producing Human Blood

"Researchers in the UK have developed a technique to culture universal type-O blood from stem cells. It’s the first time scientists have manufactured blood to the appropriate quality and safety standards for transfusion into a human being. It’s a breakthrough that could eventually end blood shortages in emergencies."

(Source: io9)

Tru Blood, anyone?

"Boston’s New Edgar Allen [sic] Poe Statue Is Going to Be Epic"

"Stefanie Rocknak’s design was selected out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries with the proposal for "Poe Returning to Boston":

"His face reflects a mixture of pain, anger and sadness, and from some angles, a subtle sense of hope…he leaves a literal paper trail behind him…His ideas are jumping off the page and cascading out of his trunk; a heart lies just behind him, and an oversized Raven explodes to the south. The Raven, which has become symbolic of Poe’s brooding creative spirit, visually reflects Poe; his coat mimics the raven’s wing, and, like a bird, Poe is slightly pigeon-toed. They are one, heading up-wind towards their final resting place."

(Source: Katharine Trendacosta on io9)

That is pretty awesome.

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