Chinese researchers have revealed that the country’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) may have picked up signs of alien life.
The super-massive telescope in Guizhou, that became fully operational in 2020 with the goal of detecting alien life, picked up electromagnetic signals that are suspected to come from extraterrestrial civilizations, said a research team from Beijing Normal University.
“There were several cases of possible technological traces and extraterrestrial civilizations from outside the earth,” the university’s report said.
Zhang Tonjie, chief scientist of Beijing Normal University’s extraterrestrial civilization search team, said that the team spotted two sets of intriguing signals in 2020. Another signal was picked up this year in data gathered on exoplanet targets.
However, Zhang also underscored the possibility that the signals are products of radio interference.
“The possibility that the suspicious signal is some kind of radio interference is also very high,” he explained, “And it needs to be further confirmed and ruled out. This may be a long process.”
Dan Werthimer, of the University of California, Berkeley, who works with the SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) researchers from Beijing Normal University, was also quick to pour cold water on the red hot alien phone call claims.
“These signals are from radio interference; they are due to radio pollution from Earthlings, not from ET,” he told Space.com.
“The technical term we use is ‘RFI’ – radio frequency interference. RFI can come from cell phones, TV transmitters, radar, satellites, as well as electronics and computers near the observatory that produce weak radio transmissions.
“It’s getting hard to do SETI observations from the surface of our planet. Radio pollution is getting worse, as more and more transmitters and satellites are built. Some radio bands have become impossible to use for SETI,” he added.
Bad news for all you The Truth is Out There freaks…
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8 Remakes That Give Me Hope For The Future Of Filmmaking, And 8 That Prove Hollywood’s Out Of Ideas
Father of the Bride was just released on HBO Max last week. HBO Max This is the third film adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same name written by Edward Streeter. In 1950, the novel was adapted into a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Then, in 1991, it was remade with Steve…
Father of the Bride was just released on HBO Max last week.
This is the third film adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same name written by Edward Streeter. In 1950, the novel was adapted into a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Then, in 1991, it was remade with Steve Martin.
The newest iteration of the film is a fresh new take on the story, with a Cuban-American family at the helm.
Sometimes, we get lucky and Hollywood will give us a remake that brings something new to the story. But, more often than not, we’re just watching a carbon copy of a movie that brought film execs financial success in the past.
So let’s take a look at 8 remakes that actually had something new to say, and 8 that seem a little TOO familiar if you ask me:
TOO SIMILAR — Little Women (2019)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Annie (2014)
TOO SIMILAR — Carrie (2013)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — West Side Story (2021)
TOO SIMILAR — Psycho (1998)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Freaky Friday (2018)
TOO SIMILAR — A Christmas Carol
ADDED SOMETHING NEW (but just barely) — Pet Sematary (2019)
TOO SIMILAR — The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Ghostbusters (2016)
TOO SIMILAR — Cinderella (2015)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — The Mummy (1999)
TOO SIMILAR — A Star is Born (2018)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — The Great Gatsby (2013)
TOO SIMILAR — Funny Games (2007)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Let us know which remakes you thought added something new to the source material and which ones were too similar.
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“The Vampire Diaries” Franchise Has Come To A Close — Here Are The Best And Worst Moments Of The Mikaelson Family
This family needed to book a lifetime of sessions with Cami the therapist. As last week’s episode of Legacies put The Vampire Diaries universe to rest, viewers said goodbye to the Mikaelson family for good. The finale featured a cameo by fan-favorite vamp Klaus, who appeared one last time to bid a final farewell to…
This family needed to book a lifetime of sessions with Cami the therapist.
As last week’s episode of Legacies put The Vampire Diaries universe to rest, viewers said goodbye to the Mikaelson family for good. The finale featured a cameo by fan-favorite vamp Klaus, who appeared one last time to bid a final farewell to his daughter, Hope.
Klaus, along with his siblings, make an appearance in all three of the franchise’s TV series (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies) as the world’s very first vampires with centuries’ worth of baggage.
Seriously. No family is perfect, but the Mikaelsons are one of the most toxic households to grace television. Here are eight examples…
1. When Klaus would dagger his siblings for literal decades.
2. When Klaus was super controlling of Rebekah’s love life (and also killed a bunch of her boyfriends…).
3. When their parents were just super toxic in general.
4. When Elijah was in love with Klaus’s baby mama.
5. When Kol pranked Rebekah by body-swapping her with an evil witch.
6. When Freya’s devotion to the family caused consistent turbulence in her dating life.
7. When Marcel’s complicated relationship with Klaus caused extreme highs and lows.
8. When the family was cursed so Elijah wiped his memory.
OK, these guys are a lot of drama, but they do have some redeeming moments. Here are six times the Mikaelsons siblings were endearing:
1. When all of the siblings put Hope’s well-being before their own.
2. When Hope carried on her family’s legacy.
3. When they honored their vow of always and forever.
4. When they made sacrifices for one another.
5. When they finally admitted to their mistakes.
6. When they realized that they deserve happiness too.
What are your favorite Mikaelson moments? Tell us in the comments below!
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