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***POTENTIAL SPOILER***Tom Savini Wants 'Walking Dead' Governor Role...

***for those who read the comics this is a cool read. for those who don't this may not make any sense as the character has yet to be introduced, and may inadvertently provide spoilers.***

Tom Savini Wants 'Walking Dead' Governor Role, But Is It John Hawkes' To Lose?

Even though we're not likely to see him until season three, there's little doubt that The Governor is going to find his way onto "The Walking Dead." Easily the cruelest, most memorable villain to ever grace the paneled pages of Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse, Philip Blake's eventual arrival on the AMC horror series isn't just likely, it's inevitable.

The question is, who will play the Governor? Ask horror legend Tom Savini, and he'll say it should be himself — but he'll also say that Oscar nominated actor John Hawkes is the frontrunner for the part.

Speaking with MovieWeb, Savini — the horror effects guru who counts "Dawn of the Dead" and "Friday the 13th" among his many credits — revealed his desire to get a role as The Governor on "The Walking Dead," and his belief that the role already belongs to Hawkes.

read more: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2012/02/01/walking-dead-governor-john-hawkes-tom-savini/

Posted by Soylent Brice | Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:36 PM (8 replies)

Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor

Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor

Physicists at Purdue University and the University of New South Wales have built a transistor from a single atom of phosphorous precisely placed on a bed of silicon, taking another step towards the holy grail of tech research: the quantum computer.

Revealed on Sunday in the academic journal Nature Nanotechnology, the research is part of a decade-long effort at the University of New South Wales to deliver a quantum computer — a machine that would use the seemingly magical properties of very small particles to instantly perform calculations beyond the scope of today’s classical computers.

Just last month, the New South Wales team — lead by professor Michelle Simmons — advanced the cause by demonstrating that Ohm’s Law of electrical resistivity extends to the world of very small particles, and now, together with Gerhard Klimeck and his team at Purdue, they’ve made a more significant breakthrough by placing a single-atom transistor exactly where they want to place it.

read more: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/02/sa-transistor/

Posted by Soylent Brice | Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:24 PM (3 replies)
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