Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pop Culture Roundup April 26, 2007

Handy! A fully-functioning Spider-Man suit enabling the wearer to climb up walls and sling web should be available by 2017.

Italian researchers say they have developed a new method for creating a surface-gripping material that mimics "spider silk" and imitates carbon nanotubes.

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Pete Townshend has launched new Web-based software that can create music.

The Who guitarist/songwriter said that with a voice recording, a digital image and a rhythm clapped into a microphone, his new "Method" software will create spontaneous digital music and allow anyone to be a composer, and possibly a rock star.

"You can put data in and get a piece of music out. It's as simple as that," said Townshend...


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World of Kane celebrates the work of Louis and Bebe Barron, who created the otherworldly music for "Forbidden Planet."

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Via PCL LinkDump: Groovy 1960s radio jingles.

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The big battle in the "Heroes" season ender reportedly takes place in Kirby Plaza, an homage to legendary comics creator Jack Kirby.

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