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2012-08-28 20:28:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s alive! Well, not quite, but UT Dallas computer scientists have created a new software that helps develop defense against new kinds of attacks, and in essence it is a monster of sorts. The UT Dallas team, headed by Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science, created software that can cloak itself as it steals and reconfigures information in a computer program. But Hamlen and doctoral student Vishwath Mohan...

2012-07-13 23:00:30

The Partners at Starburns Industries, which include Dan Harmon, creator of NBC´s Community, and Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of the animated series´ Moral Orel and Mary Shelley´s Frankenhole, have acquired the rights to a play written by Charlie Kaufman entitled, Anomalisa. Burbank, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 The Partners at Starburns Industries, which include Dan Harmon, creator of NBC´s Community, and Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of the animated series´ Moral...

Researchers Confirm When 'Frankenstein' Was Written
2011-09-27 08:14:45

While the story of how Victor Frankenstein created his fictional monster has never been in doubt, the inspiration for the literary work that tells their tale has frequently been called into question. Now, an astronomy professor at Texas State University in San Marcos has used his scientific knowledge in an attempt to vindicate author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. According to Tim Radford of the Guardian, Shelley was one of those in attendance at a June 1816 villa party, and while there had...

2009-05-21 16:59:00

SANTA MONICA CANYON, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Up a curved road, just a stone's throw from the Pacific blue, lies a stand of towering sequoia redwoods. Only, this is not in the Sierra Nevadas. No, it's Santa Monica Canyon, just around the corner from Pacific Coast Highway and the sandy So Cal beaches. How, in the land of the palm tree and the, well, arid air, are trees that are far better suited to the moist air up north thriving here? Ask Pat and Chic O'Neal, or any of the other...

2008-10-10 03:00:11

By Pfau, Thomas ROMANTIC THEORY: FORMS OF REFLEXIVITY IN THE ROMANTIC ERA. By Leon Chai. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. xx, 283 p. Leon Chai's fine new study opens with a meditation on the "fate of theory," a discourse that seems to have languished since the early 1990s and now appears beset by chronic fatigue and epigonal tendencies. As he surmises, this may be the case because "our present forms of theory simply don't answer the questions we really want to ask"...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer The monster isn't Frankenstein; it could be you. Mary Shelley in 1816 penned the Gothic tale of Frankenstein's monster, an archetypal tormented character who explored the often shocking duality of people, showing not only a great capacity for good, but also an equally deep potential for evil. Conceived by Shelley in a rainy-days challenge with Lord Byron to quash a crushing boredom, Frankenstein has since fascinated, terrorized and inspired in...


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