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Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

[An abridged version of this article first appeared in print and online of The Japan Times on August 25, 2014] First, a confession: I am born in Iran, 60 years old, and have been a professor of engineering in the U.S. for almost 30 years; nevertheless, I am also a staunch fan of Japan and a diehard admirer of Admiral T?g? Heihachir?. Show More Summary

For Filmmakers, Higher Frame Rates Pose Opportunities—And Challenges

The next generation of technology is presenting new opportunities—and new challenges—for film makers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a research project to study how technical details like frame rates, dynamic range, color gamut, and resolution affect the cinematic experience. Show More Summary

Mel Brooks Honored at Academy for 'Young Frankenstein'

Last night at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS, of which I am a member), Mel Brooks was honored with a celebratory screening of his iconic film, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Naturally, I was there cheering him on. You see, I have known Mel Brooks most of my life. Show More Summary

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

In a new study published today, Sept. 8, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added a new wrinkle to the cell differentiation equation, showing that the stiffness of the surfaces on which stem cells are grown can exert a profound influence on cell fate.

Out On Film announces 2014 festival guest line-up

Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBT film festival has announced the guest line-up for the 27th annual event taking place Oct. 2-9, at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Thanks to a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, this year's list of guests and programming is bigger.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

A bird-pollinated flower with a rather ingenious twist

"When we saw the recordings from the cameras, we were really excited," says Michael Bartoš of the Institute of Botany at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, noting that the twisting action happens so quickly it is almost imperceptible to a casual observer. Show More Summary

Links 9/6/14

Links for you. Science: National Academy of Science Member on ENCODE: “Worst Than Junk Food” @ENCODE_NIH ENCODE 2014 versus ENCODE 2012 (with translations) @ENCODE_NIH Your IQ isn’t constant: It changes over time (interesting paper here) Diet Research, Stuck in the … Continue reading ?

Academy announces 'Hollywood Costume' exhibition programs [video]

A major Hollywood opening wouldn't be complete without a trailer. Accordingly, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a lively one Thursday to promote its upcoming "Hollywood Costume" exhibition, along with some new programming.

Letting Students Hit The Snooze Button

by Dish Staff A new report indicates that science agrees with teenagers everywhere – school should start later: Seeing the mounting evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics [last week] released a new policy statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later. Doing so will align school […]

Newswire: Hayao Miyazaki to receive lifetime achievement Oscar

Capping off a career that may or may not actually be over, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has announced that it will give legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki an Honorary Award at the Governor’s Awards this year. Show More Summary

Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara.

Belafonte, Carriere, Miyazaki and O'Hara to Receive Academy's Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. Show More Summary

Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. Show More Summary

Neuroscience proves nobody likes CGI

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Cinema screens are huge, which is odd, because the eye can only focus on a small portion of what's in front of it at any one time. That's what prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to team up with eye-tracking firm Tobii and...

Two Imposing Maya Cities Uncovered in Southern Mexico

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last week, the research center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts announced that an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Sprajc has uncovered the remains of two Maya cities, Lagunita and Tamchen.

Snowpiercer Is The First Oscars Screener Sent To Academy Members

Boasting a 95% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has become one of the most critically heralded films of the year. And now it's the first to be sent to the Academy of Arts and Sciences for consideration forShow More Summary

Netflix And Time Warner: What This Year's Emmy Awards Tell Us About Big Media

By The Entertainment Oracle: Monday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave out the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards…and they were almost all carbon copies of past years. That's the problem with the Emmys as unlike itsShow More Summary

Newswire: Normally comedy-savvy Emmys garners criticism for Sofia Vergara skit

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—an organization that has, for several straight Emmys ceremonies, lauded Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory as the sharpest comedy on TV—demonstrated its finely honed sense of humor again last...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Is Fake Sorry for Having Only One Female Writer

At Monday night’s Emmy Awards, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum decided to spice up his annual rote spiel about the Academy’s mission by inviting Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara to stand on a rotating pedestal and pose mutely. Show More Summary

Sofia Vergara Says That Pedestal Stunt Wasn’t Sexist, Which Is A Lot Of Opinion For An Object

Hey guys, if Sofia Vergara says it wasn't sexist for her to rotate stunningly and silently on a pedestal while a wealthy white man droned on about the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Emmys last night, we should probably accept that this beautiful object knows what she's talking about. Show More Summary

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