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The Animation Archive presents The Art of The Mass Effect Universe giveaway!
Here at The Animation Archive we used to only post art strictly based on animation in film and television. We’ve decided to make a transition and essentially cover all of the entertainment arts field; including animation, film, television, and video games. We’ve already announced this change but in honor of our transition we’d like to have a giveaway!
We’ve got a brand new copy of The Art of The Mass Effect Universe here at The Animation Archive that we’d like to giveaway!
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I know it’s kind of lame to say but the Mass Effect games have kinda become a safe place for me when I’m feeling down or if I just wanna zone out or be numb for a while.
Like I’ve played this game so many times I can pretty much cite every line of dialogue in any given conversation from heart but I still play it a lot and just kinda zone out without really taking anything in and yeah this post doesn’t really have a point but THERE YOU GO…….
I don’t know if I should be embarrassed or proud that I could probably write a thesis on any of the alien races in the Mass Effect universe.
Why would I worry about The Haters and MRA’s when I’ve got hot tea, dried mango, a beautiful wife, and Mass Effect?
Joe Landolina may have invented a cure for bleeding. He claims that his creation, a substance called Veti-Gel, jump-starts the clotting and healing process so quickly that even wounds to internal organs or major arteries are able to close up instantaneously. And Joe has accomplished all this by his third year of college at NYU.
“It instantly tells the body, ‘OK, stop the bleeding,’ but also it starts the healing process,” said Landolina.
Veti-Gel (also sometimes called Medi-Gel) is a synthetic form of the extracellular matrix, or ECM, the substance that forms a kind of scaffolding in the body that holds cells together and also triggers the clotting process if there is an injury. In tests on rats, Landolina was able to close up a slice into the liver and a puncture of the carotid artery. (He plans to publish the results in about two months.)
A bit less gruesome than those tests is a simulation video that Landolina and colleagues at startup Suneris produced. The 26-second clip begins with the team making about a 3-inch slice into a raw pork loin that’s been pumped full of pig’s blood. That blood immediately pours out as if from a spigot. They then squeeze a layer of Veti-Gel over the cut, and the flow stops immediately. “I have seen [Veti-Gel] close any size wound that it is applied to,” said Landolina. “As long as you can cover it, it can close it.”
Plants naturally produce a material similar to the human extracellular matrix, but Landolina improves the process by using genetically modified plants to create Veti-Gel. Other wound treatments, such as collagen, come from animals, he said. And some rival treatments require refrigeration. Veti-Gel can be kept in packets or tubes at any temperature from 33 degrees to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree to 32 degrees Celsius).
Landolina has been developing and testing Veti-Gel at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Herbert Dardik, who oversees Landolina’s work at the hospital, told TechNewsDaily by email, “The material has promise… but the work is in its early stages and we need to carry out confirmatory tests. I am optimistic for the future.
Veti-Gel could also serve as a treatment for severe burns, Landolina said. “One of my other colleagues … he went to a bonfire. One of his friends fell into the fire and got second-degree burns. He put the gel on, and the next day it was healed,” Landolina said.
That scenario recalls a scene from the movie “The Hunger Games,” in which the heroine applies a sci-fi cream to a burn that quickly heals. Landolina knows it well.
Veti-Gel does three things in particular, depending on what part of the wound it comes in contact with. It can stimulate the creation of a blood-clotting substance, activate platelet cells to further plug the hole or cover and compress the wound.
When any part of the body is wounded, the damaged extracellular matrix helps trigger a cascade of chemical reactions in the blood that ends in fibrin — fibers that join togehter to start blood clots.
If Veti-Gel reaches the blood’s platelet cells, it helps signal them to change shape and stick together to further help plug the hole in a blood vessel.
And when Veti-Gel comes into contact with the extracellular matrix in the wounded tissue, it binds to it, forming a kind of cover over the area. That eliminates the need to even apply pressure to the wound. “It looks like, feels like, and acts like skin,” said Landolina.
If Veti-Gel works as well as claimed, it could rival other products designed to close wounds. The U.S. military typically uses QuikClot, gauze soaked in kaolin, a material that activates platelets to form a clot. But it requires several minutes of applying pressure. Hospitals typically use Floseal, a bovine gelatin containing human thrombin, the enzyme that produces fibrin for clotting.
Landolina is currently designing tests to compare Veti-Gel to those rival treatments and is looking for an independent researcher to perform the evaluation. He hopes to have the results this summer. Landolina is also looking to start testing Veti-Gel with veterinarians.
“We are eager to see the results,” said Marisa Tricarico, who evaluates medical investments for the NYU Innovation Venture Fund. “He has impressed a lot of people,” she said of Landolina (that includes assessments from medical experts).
Landolina has applied for a patent and is beginning the FDA approval process. He also plans to apply for a grant from the Department of Defense, which he hopes will some day be a client. (He plans to market a version for the military called Medi-Gel.)
With all the success he’s already had, Landolina may feel it’s time to have a drink and celebrate. But he’ll have to wait a bit longer — he doesn’t turn 21 until next January.
Can I put it in my uterus?
So it looks like medi-gel is a real thing now. All we need to do now is unify under one government and finally discover those Prothean ruins and I am well on my way to The Turian Butt.
that is the cutest thing i have ever heard
In Omega, the new downloadable add-on for BioWare’s science fiction role-playing shooter Mass Effect 3, two never before playable characters steal the show.
Sure, Shepard is the main man/woman, but fans will be most interested in the two new party members you get to control.
The first of these is Aria T’Loak, the frowning asari mob boss who, in her view, is the rightful owner of Omega, the space station last seen in Mass Effect 2.
Aria is a powerful biotic - one of the most powerful, BioWare Montreal producer Fabrice Condominas tells Eurogamer. And her abilities, created specifically for her use, reflect that power. Flare is “probably one of the most powerful” biotic explosive attacks in the game and is great for clearing groups of enemies. Lash sends a biotic lash out onto the battlefield, attracting enemies to her and doing heavy damage. Lash is particularly useful against shielded enemies - a single attack can drop a shields in an instant. So powerful is Aria that BioWare had to rebalance the combat gameplay to cope.
But it is the second new party member that will attract the most attention. Her name is Nyreen Kandros, the turian leader of the Talon mercenary group and the first female turian to be seen in the Mass Effect video games.
Nyreen is ex-turian military, but, despite this, she is a biotic (turian military hierarchy prohibits biotic powers). Her powers aren’t as devastating as Aria’s, but she’s still useful in combat. Her Biotic Grenade ability does exactly what it says on the tin, and Biotic Protector raises a magic shield, useful for keeping her alive when the chips are down.
I’M SO EXCITED FOFR THIS YOU GUY I AMSN POOPSING;;;;;;;;;;
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Watch BioWare’s Scott Brown walk us through the next Mass Effect 3 DLC, Omega. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the expansions and prepare to join forces with Aria later this November when Omega releases. http://www.twitch.tv/bioware
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Show your Mass Effect pride by submitting your photos to our N7 Day photo album! To sweeten the deal, you’ll be eligible to win cool Mass Effect prizes for sending in your pictures. We will be giving away custom painted Xbox 360 hardware and nVidia accessories. To submit your photo to our N7 Day photo album and enter the contest all you have to do is send an email to N7DayPhotos@ea.com and…
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- Best Cosplay
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Everyone’s favorite Hanar Spectre is getting his debut in Blasto: Eternity is Forever, the next comic from Dark Horse Comics. Blasto: Eternity is Forever comes out today, so make sure to check Dark Horse’s website for more information and get a sneak peak at the new comic.
We will also be giving away codes for a digital copy of Blasto: Eternity is Forever all day, so be sure to send us your best Blasto catch phrase on @MassEffect and our Mass Effect Facebook page.
Dark Horse will also be releasing Mass Effect Volume 4: Homeworlds; a collection of all 4 Homeworlds comics in one collectible edition. Explore the backstories of James Vega, Tali’Zorah, Garrus Vakarian, and Liara T’Soni written by Mac Walters and illustrated by Omar Francia. http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/20-488/Mass-Effect-Volume-4-Homeworlds-TPB
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WOW AHHHHH WOWOOwoOW GONNA GO???? START LOOKING AT THIS STUFF NOW djfhsdkjFdjd I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THIS WAS A THING I am such a bad fan ahh;;
when you wanna’ romance other mass effect characters but then garrus appears and you’re like
Curvy asari ladies!
so I made a giant head in minecraft
it’s garrus from mass effect, the most advanced dating sim series to date
original sprite from here with modifications and palette reworking p.s. does this count as a videogame crossover, I am not even sure
My husbando, as lovingly and painstakingly crafted by my lovely waifu.
the littlest robro
decided to draw a little tiny something something every day until the ME3 release, next week. But unfortunately I only decided this 15 minutes ago and now I have ot hurry because there’s only 1 minute left until it’s day 6.
E: FUCK i missed it by a minute! anyway, DAY 7 (6?)