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Sir Ridley Scott (b. 1937) is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his best known works are films Blade Runner (1982), Gladiator (2000), Hannibal (2001), Prometheus (2012) and The Martian (2015).
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A-170 Video Lightsign Airship Brings Blade Runner Blimp To Sky Near You
The world of Bladerunner draws closer - the low-flying video ad blimps are ready 13 years ahead of schedule.
X-Hawk Fancraft Like Blade Runner Flying Car?
Interesting working prototype of a flying car-style VTOL aircraft.
Tadpoles Grow Extra Eye On Command
Tadpoles grow a third eye wherever scientists command; spare human eyes (or eye parts) may not be too far away.
Adobe Light-Field Lens Video - Blade Runner Cluster
The Adobe superlens cluster seems pretty close to what Deckard used in Blade Runner to find amazing details in a photograph.
Ion-Etched Human Hair Shows Branding Possibilities
Interesting idea, I'm sure I've seen something like this before.
LA Towers Dystopian Blade Runner Facade
Can't wait to live in the Los Angeles of 2019? This real estate developer wants to speed things up.
Atomic Pen Uses Atoms For Pixels
Technique allows researchers to write with atoms; talk about a very tiny point size.
Stanford Writes Nano Letters 35 Bits Per Electron
Can you read the fine print? Imagine a dot matrix printer using drops just 0.3 nanometers in size.
Your Blade Runner Technology Is Ready, Rick Deckard
Take a look at seven! classic science fiction tech items, and their real-life counterparts, in this, your Blade Runner future.
ag4's Bayer 'Media Facade' Like Blade Runner
Striking video of an entire building facade turned into an advertising space. Although not yet running ads describing your new life in an off-world colony, it's very science-fictional.
Gigapixel Display Like Blade Runner Photo Analysis
When Harrison Ford did this, he had it attached to a cheap TV. The real-life version of today is somewhat larger.
Biocompatible Retinal Implants
Are organic implants better than silicon and metal electrodes?
Computational Photography: Image Of The Future
This remarkable idea will change the way you see photography.
Grow An Eyeball In A Dish?
Maybe cells know more than we think.
Lytro Living Pictures Camera Revolution
Astonishing consumer light-field camera will be available later this year in a point and shoot model.
3D Printing Microparticles
'Finest quality. Superior workmanship...' - Ridley Scott, 1982.
Lab-Grown Human Eyeball Tech Advances
'The eyes were vatgrown sea-green Nikon transplants.' - William Gibson, 1984.
Google Perfects 'Blade Runner-style' Photo Details
'Pull back... stop... enhance 57-19...' - Blade Runner, 1982.
L16 Revolutionary Optics Spells End For Ordinary DSLRs?
Time for Esper Photo Analysis, Blade Runner fans.
Bezos Invites You To New Life In Off-World Colonies
'A new life awaits you!'
Uber Eats Pairs Cars With Drones
Fresh grub? Let's hope they aren't delivering grubs.
DARPA's Subterranean Challenge
Let the machines explore the underground city!
Blurry Face Photos Made 60 Times Sharper
Perfect tool for blade runners.
Hovermap By Emesent Autonomous Mapping Works Indoors - and Out
Perfect for exploring ancient artifacts on distant planets.
MIT And Rice Create Blade Runner Photo Analysis
Rick Deckard, your photo analysis is ready.
Robot Tennis Player
Planetary Computer Network
Fossil Shell Coin