IMAX is coming to a home theater near you through a new certification program

There’s nothing quite like seeing a movie captured in glorious 70mm film projected on a movie screen the size of a small building. IMAX and DTS now want to help bring some of that glory to your own home. The companies are launching a certification program for home theater equipment, simply called ‘IMAX Enhanced.’ Though IMAX and DTS are woefully vague on details, the goal is to “make it easier for consumers to select the products and content that will deliver the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images” and immersive sound on AV devices that have been “optimized to play digital re-mastered…

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Coinbase intent on launching a cryptocurrency fund on Wall Street

Coinbase appears to have taken a look at the efforts of other cryptocurrency fat-cats and reckons it can succeed where others failed. Sources have indicated Coinbase is intent on launching an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for cryptocurrency, something that has proven practically impossible. The move is part of Coinbase’s plan to pander to retail investors afraid of getting their names attached to possible money-laundering schemes, BusinessInsider reports. Coinbase is one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange operators. While smaller, retail investors can purchase cryptocurrency directly, a lot of its business is actually tailored towards institutional investors. An ETF, when described simply,…

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The portable Nima Peanut Sensor stops nuts getting in your mouth

Thankfully, I don’t suffer from a peanut allergy. For the people I know who do, it seems to constantly weigh on their minds. Well, the Nima Peanut Sensor was created to solve this particular problem and ease the mental burden of having a peanut allergy. It looks a lot like an onigiri (a delicious seaweed-wrapped, rice-based Japanese snack). Don’t believe me? Here’s a picture of some onigiri: And here’s a picture of the Nima Peanut Sensor: The just-released Nima Peanut Sensor has come out hot on the heel’s of the company’s Gluten Sensor. No prizes for guessing what that does. The Peanut…

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Scientist explains what on Earth could live in a salt water lake on Mars

Tantalizing new evidence has suggested that there may be a salty lake below a glacier on Mars. While brine at freezing temperatures does not sound like the most hospitable of environments, it is difficult to resist pondering whether organic life could survive – or even make some kind of living – there. But what sort of life form could it be? As Mars was once a far more watery place, it may indeed be harboring some ancient life form – either fossilized or alive. It is also possible that microbes from Earth have accidentally contaminated the planet during past space…

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