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Dune’s Sandworms Have a Lot in Common With Real-Life Worms and It’s Jaw-Dropping

Forget Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and all the rest, the sandworms of the planet Arrakis are the real stars of Dune. They live in (and dine on) sand. Water is deadly to them, while their larvae produce a drug called ‘melange’ – better known to you, me, and everyone in the Duneiverse as ‘Spice’. Every adaptation of author Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel has told of the giant beasts, said to be “up to 450 metres long”, with impenetrable armour. Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation is no exception.
ANIMALS
Seattle Times

Behold, the worm blob and its computerized twin

In the wild, a worm blob looks like any other mud ball lolling around the bottom of a pond. But if you poke an unassuming worm blob, it will respond in a way a mud ball never would, wriggling out into a noodly shape that a Pastafarian might mistake for something divine.
ENGINEERING
hippocraticpost.com

Oral hookworm vaccine could save millions around the world

Oral hookworm vaccine could save millions around the world: There’s been a significant breakthrough in the development of a vaccine to prevent hookworm infection – a parasite which causes serious disease in tens of millions of people globally. Trials of the vaccine candidate in mice, led by researchers at The...
SCIENCE
masterofmalt.com

Everything you ever wanted to know about mezcal

Think mezcal is a poor man’s Tequila? Think again. Yes, they are both made from agave in Mexico. But that’s where the similarities end. At its heart, mezcal is simply ‘cooked agave’, milled, fermented and distilled, but the complexities of its production run far deeper. People have been making mezcal for hundreds of years using skills passed down for generations.
FOOD & DRINKS
newpaper24.com

How the ‘Dune’ VFX and Sound Groups Made Sandworms From Scratch – NEWPAPER24

How the ‘Dune’ VFX and Sound Groups Made Sandworms From Scratch. They name it “sandscreen.” Out within the deserts of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, the place director Denis Villeneuve shot a lot of Dune, the whole lot is various shades of beige. To match it, visible results supervisor Paul Lambert did one thing he’d by no means performed earlier than: turned his greenscreens brown. Sandscreen meant Villeneuve might get all his magnificence pictures out within the desert and Lambert might simply add no matter he wanted to in post-production. All he needed to do was swap out the sand shade for no matter constructing, background, or beast he needed. It allowed each shot to look as pure as potential—and in addition allow them to create certainly one of sci-fi’s most iconic creatures.
VISUAL ART
Wired

How Dune’s VFX and Sound Teams Made Sandworms From Scratch

They call it “sandscreen.” Out in the deserts of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, where director Denis Villeneuve shot much of Dune, everything is varying shades of beige. To match it, visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert did something he’d never done before: turned his greenscreens brown. Sandscreen meant Villeneuve could get all his beauty shots out in the desert and Lambert could easily add whatever he needed to in post-production. All he had to do was swap out the sand color for whatever building, background, or beast he wanted. It allowed every shot to look as natural as possible—and also let them create one of sci-fi’s most iconic creatures.
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