A rare opportunity to see an exhibition devoted to kinetic art and the history of automata is coming to Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park this weekend.The exhibition traces the history of the early automata shows and androids alongside work by contemporary artists – much of which has never been exhibited publicly before or has been created especially for the show – all of which questions mankind’s fascination with mimicking life forms both human and animal. Appropriately, The Marvellous Mechanical Museum coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.The concept of automata – a Latin word derived from the Greek phrase for ‘acting of one’s own will’ – can be traced back over 2,500 years. In the 17th century, philosopher René Descartes presented the idea that much of the human body functions as a machine. In the 18th century the myth of Pygmalion, who created a living sculpture in the … [Read more...] about Marvellous mechanical exhibits set to dazzle and delight at Compton Verney
News / Dundee by Reporter June 29, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dundee Science Centre’s new Medical Marvels exhibition and science learning suite will open on Monday. After several months of construction and fit-out, the redevelopment has doubled the upper floor space through a mezzanine extension. Visitors will approach the Medical Marvels exhibition through a medical curiosities wall showcasing genuine artefacts ranging from a rib scraper and glass eye inserter to 19th Century surgical toolkits. The high-tech clinical exhibition features a virtual anatomy table that allows visitors to explore the different layers of the human body. Picture shows a young medic getting up close and personal with a patient in the operating theatre. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Nine killed as oil-carrying truck crashes in Nigeria Chris Froome leads the Tour de France contenders … [Read more...] about Medical Marvels to go on display at Dundee Science Centre
She's one of the most awesome superheroes in the (Marvel) universe. But what exactly does Captain Marvel do - here's the lowdown... What are Captain Marvel's powers? Captain Marvel AKA Carol Danvers, soon to be played by Brie Larson, possesses superhuman strength, fight ability and endurance. She also has a "sixth sense" and her superior DNA means she is resistant to most toxins and poisons. Carol also appears as the character Binary - then she can control heat and gravity. This means she can survive in vacuums of space. Other amazing powers include being able to fly at six times the speed of sound and being able to withstand pressure from a 92-ton weight. How did she get them? Carol Danvers joined the Air Force after finishing high school. She quickly flew up the ranks and ended up working for the CIA. During her time there she was captured by the KGB and afterwards worked for NASA. There she met the Kree (alien) warrior, Mar-Vell. The pair were lovers and when Carol was … [Read more...] about What are Captain Marvel’s powers, how did she get them and who is the strongest character in the Marvel Universe?
GET ready for ANOTHER Marvel meeting - Captain Marvel. But when is it out? And what is it about? Here's what you need to know... When is Captain Marvel out? The film will be released in the UK on March 8, 2019. In June 2018 Marvel revealed they are still a "few months away" from releasing a trailer. A movie poster has been released teasing the film. Who is in the cast of Captain Marvel? The film has an all-star cast: Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury: Djimon Hounsou as Korath Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson Jude Law as Mar-Vell/Walter Lawson What Do-little we know When is The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle out?release date,cast and plot AYE AYE CAPTAIN Will Captain Marvel kill Thanos and what era is the new film set in INCREDIBLE COMEBACK Everything you need to know about the Disney Pixar movie Incredibles 2 MARVEL AT THIS UK release date, trailer, cast and plot of X-Men: Dark Phoenix MORE MARVEL … [Read more...] about When is Captain Marvel out? UK release date, trailer, cast and plot for the Brie Larson movie
CAPTAIN Marvel is a a former pilot turned superhero and the title character of the 2019 Marvel movie. Here's everything you need to know about the character and her role in the upcoming film... Is Captain Marvel set before Avengers: Infinity War? Yes - Captain Marvel will explore a previously unseen period of time in the Marvel cinematic universe. The film is set in the 90s which places it before the first ever Avengers film Iron Man which is set in 2010. It follows the former US Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) who gained superpowers when her DNA became fused with an alien's during an accident. The film also explores the origin story of Nick Fury since Captain Marvel is the first superhero he ever met - the film is set before he lost his eye and might explain how he got the cosmic pager. Is Captain Marvel in Avengers 4? Captain Marvel will definitely have some part to play in Avengers 4. In the post-credits scene of Infinity War Nick Fury is seen trying to page … [Read more...] about Is Captain Marvel set before Avengers: Infinity War, is she in Avengers 4 and will she defeat Thanos?