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Begun the Drone Wars, have they [VIDEO]

“Luke, you must use the Forge…”

The video above shows a series of experiments performed with a team of “nano quadrotors” at the GRASP Lab in the University of Pennsylvania. These wee vehicles were developed by KMel Robotics.

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Iron Man 2, Tron Legacy and a Blade Runner Pistol [#Scifi Mental Health Break]

Iron Man 2 arrives on May 7. I’m looking forward to it, which is no surprise to fellow scifi geeks who know me. The most recent trailer is embedded above.

Later this year, Tron Legacy will hit theaters, revisiting one of the all-time great scifi virtual worlds. Tron set a new standard for movie special effects. I’m not sure if Tron Legacy will similarly raise the bar, given the cinematic heights that Avatar scaled, but it’s safe to say there will be some fine eye candy on display.

After a long day, I’m happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching both of these trailers.

Oh, and that perfect Blade Runner pistol that Adam Savage created? Feast your eyes on this, courtesy of Gizmodo:

Maker brilliance. Thanks for sharing his awesomeness, Gizmodo!

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Panic Attack! Brilliant YouTube short turns to $30M movie deal

As the BBC reported today, Fede Alvarez was signed to a movie deal a month after uploading the terrific short embedded above to YouTube.

“I uploaded (Panic Attack!) on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of e-mails from Hollywood studios,” he told the BBC’s Latin American service BBC Mundo

Alvarez will be sponsored by Sam Raimi and is slated to produce an original scifi flick based in Argentina and Uruguay.

The Beeb is weeks late on reporting this deal, given that Collider.com blogged about Panic Attack in November, but it’s still good news for scifi fans.

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