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The Week in Geek

by on April 16, 2013
 

We’re wrapping up this Week in Geek with Marvel, Anonymous and NASA’s amazing photos of the most recent solar flare!

  • Marvel Comics is releasing a new way for fans to collect their favourite series! See all of your favourite Marvel heroes in their own “Epic Collections” HERE.
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  • Anonymous strikes again! If you’ve got the hacking skills, why not use them to edit North Korean news sites?Go big or go home, right?
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  • With the success of the 3DS and the Wii U, Nintendo seems to be giving up on the original Wii system. Are your favourite online services being shut down indefinitely? Check it all out HERE.
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  • This week NASA was able to take some incredible images of the biggest solar flare we have seen so far in 2013. The solar flare was so large, the aurora borealis was seen from places it is usually not visible, including Ohio and Southern Ontario, Canada. See the images and learn more about the M6.5 flare HERE.
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  • A new technique to convert skin cells to brain cells has been discovered by researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. This is a huge breakthrough towards helping people with myelin disorders.
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    The Must See Movie of the Week

    oblivionOblivion starring Tom Cruise. Plot synopsis: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the skies from thousands of feet above, his existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. In theaters and IMAX April 19.