All members share in the cost of construction. Current nuclear energy relies on fission, where a heavy chemical element is split to produce lighter ones. Nuclear fusion: 'A question of when, not if'. Iter will confine hot plasma within a structure called a tokamak in order to control fusion reactions. The project will aim to help demonstrate whether fusion can be commercially viable. France's President Emmanuel Macron said the effort would unite countries around a common good.
The facility could see plasma generated in the machine - a notional start to operations - shortly after the assembly phase ends in President Macron said: "Iter is clearly an act of confidence in the future. The greatest advances in history have always proceeded from daring bets, from journeys fraught with difficulty.
Iter belongs to this spirit of discovery, of ambition, with the idea that, thanks to science, tomorrow may indeed be better than yesterday. Most of us came to fusion to change the world - to make a massive difference to how we provide clean energy to future generations.
We all know that we need Iter to succeed. CalTech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll is an expert on these theories — his book on the topic, Something Deeply Hidden , comes out in September. Carroll gave us a look at the real-life scientific theories that could give rise the different versions of Earth in Counterpart.
One of the major theories of cosmology — the study of space — is that the universe we live in might not have an endpoint, but instead goes on forever. Not everyone agrees with this idea. The multiverse theory, advanced by other scientists and physicists, says the spaceship would eventually reach the end of our universe, and then transition into another universe — and then another and another and another, for an infinite amount of time.
If either of these theories is true, the infinite nature of space, combined with the limited way that particles can organize themselves to form matter which planets and life forms are all made out of , leads to a shocking but inevitable truth: Earth as we know it probably repeats itself, over and over.
The math of infinity makes this repetition not only plausible, but certain. The Earth replicas would be so far away that light coming from them would take longer to reach us then the current age of our universe.
Upside Down creates a fascinating universe beyond our imagination. It is so amazing, it could have been something groundbreaking. The story is a romance that is suppose to defy gravity. It starts with a great promise and many imaginative ideas were featured. Unfortunately, the journey suffers incoherence and leaves several unsettled details. It tries to tell a deeper meaning about love but none of it worked because of its terribly underdeveloped plot and awful romance.
It could have at least given some sense to their love but it doesn't provide much exploration to their relationship. The visuals are undeniably breathtaking but the plot gets the opposite which results a story that fails to be compelling. The idea is wonderful. Who could imagine a world like that? It may be scientifically unbelievable but it doesn't matter. As long as it has a substantial story.
Sadly, that story is unable to achieve its message. Even if it's quite gripping, the film calls for something better. The central plot is about a man who risks everything to get his love back. The first and second act really shows a lot of intrigue to the premise but falters when it goes through the rest. The biggest problem is probably the romance.
It is poorly portrayed. It's hard to understand why do they love each other. Yeah, they had a childhood together and they are good looking but what else? That's almost the only thing we knew about them because every time when it stumbles to their relationship, it becomes a montage of inaudible chatter thus never really get to know them more.
Even the talents couldn't save their love. Jim Sturgess is always charming as a lover boy. He gets a lot of things to do in most vital parts but only did little to the romance. Same goes to Kristen Dunst, except she is mostly underused. It also leaves some unanswered questions in the end but that ending chooses forget almost everything from those questions. Despite of the story's inconsistency, the visuals are the landmark here. It is a brilliantly designed world that can be both trippy and fascinating.
Mashing several styles like steampunk and typical futuristic details. Much magnificent is when it take turns between the aspects of the two worlds. There are two sequences that can be goosebumps worthy. These portraits are so gorgeous, it is best to see in cinema. It would still be worth watching if you're one of those people who doesn't care about the story even if its flaws are inevitable, but it still deserves something better.
Upside Down is visually breathtaking but it didn't go beyond that. The romance is beyond bland and it spends most of the time doing stuff that achieved so little to the plot.
When I said the romance is beyond bland I mean it has no personality, no depth, no meaning. It's pretty vague. This likely proves that even the most stunning visuals cannot bring justice to a problematic story. It's disappointing because it wastes the potential of the visuals and the first half.
Instead of being compelling, it rather shows how beautiful the two's relationship is with a grand scale universe in the background. Aside of the love story, the context between the two worlds are intriguing but there is nothing else about it besides of what it was explained which it isn't enough. It still has its merits. In a nutshell, the film itself is like the two worlds. The visuals are on the top, and the rest are on the bottom. Make sense? There are two distinct societies; one living 'Down Below', a poor slum-like area, and another living 'Up Above', rich, prosperous city-like area.
These worlds are connected via a building from a corporate giant 'TransWorld'. Matter from Up Above and matter from Down Below are affected by opposite gravitational forces. People from one society can look up and see beyond the clouds to see the other world. The story is about Adam, an orphan from Down Below, who has been meeting with Eden from Up Above in secret trysts since childhood. This is strictly forbidden in their worlds and authorities respond to one such meeting using guns which result in Eden falling down up?
Adam also loses his surviving relative because of this incident. Years later, he catches a glimpse of Eden in a TV channel and learns that she is alive. He concocts a plan to meet up with her by joining TransWorld and sneaking visits Up Above. He does this by attaching heavy metals from Up Above to his body - allowing him to counter his natural gravitational pull and walking upside down which would be right side up in Up Above. He learns that Eden has lost her memory after her fall, and he tries to get her to remember him.
The movie is spectacular. The visual effects of the other world 'Up Above', especially the outdoor scenes, are beautifully rendered. The indoor sequences are also masterfully crafted - seamlessly integrating Up Above and Down Below in the same frames.
It can be a bit distracting as we are not used to such visuals, but it is undoubtedly unique. They try to explain the dual gravity rules by saying that these are two planets which are perfectly in sync with one another.
Simply put - gravity does NOT work that way. Planets are not selective about which matter they exert gravity on. Also, there's a case of selective scaling - The worlds are sometimes close enough to fall from one to the other in a matter of seconds; but at the same time are far enough to accommodate entire mountains.
Also, this world has climate - clouds and rain that just do not make sense in the context of the given scenarios.
You have to like Science, but be willing to overlook errors of such basic nature. Overall, it is an experiment in showing an impossible world in a unique setting.
In this, they succeed. Let's imagine an impossible setup, and tell it like it was science. Then start ripping it apart with every action, each one more impossible than the one before it. Add some impossible beings, made impossible by the previous impossible setup, and make them a secret central point of the whole plot.
Now throw in some socio-political overtone to everything you say and do. Don't explain it, just throw it in, it doesn't need to make any sense. Also add some romance. No one will know where it came from, or how it got there, but nevertheless this will be the main plot.
Oh, and make some stunning visuals. No matter if the rest doesn't make any sense at all, the few stunning scenes you thought up will more than enough to make up for that. Just repeat each scene a couple of times throughout the movie. End up with something nobody expects, makes no sense, is completely impossible according to all you told your audience before, and adds nothing to the story Makes you think the film was not "written then filmed", but rather the other way around: first there were the visuals, then someone sprinkled some random stuff all over them, and this movie came to being.
Einstein once famously said, 'If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. For example: ever tried drinking water upside down? Well, this is exactly what the main characters do as a fad in a club.
Mass has no effect in some shots, but is critical to others. A crude ticking clock device is employed whereby matter from one world will start to burn after some time in the other.
Humans are exempt from this, yet every time Adam ventures into the upper world, the effect is used as a cheap gag rather than anything substantial to drive the plot along.
The Evil Corporation's building linking the two worlds together is laughable, and instantly reminded me of 'The Fall' tunnel in 'Total Recall'. The middle level is where both gravity fields meet, but rather than being canceled out resulting in a zero gravity situation, we have the ludicrous image of a split office where the superior 'uppers' work on the ceiling and pass briefs and office supplies 'down' to their 'lower world' people.
The Evil Corporation also has this highly valuable anti-matter that floats in bottom-world but sinks in top-world. It is supposedly so valuable that it is tightly controlled to avoid the 'lower' employees stealing any. In a move totally unexplained, our hero is able to stock-pile about 80 pounds of the stuff and use it to walk around the upper city unchecked. The editing was terrible. Nothing caused any sense of urgency or suspense. Strength is pretty much what you think it is, and makes your melee attacks hit harder.
Getting higher ranks in Warrior skills requires high Strength, and you need a baseline Strength of 45 to max out any Warrior skill. Accuracy provides a bonus to your attack value with a bow, and like Strength, you need increasingly high Accuracy to get high ranks in Ranger skills.
Endurance has no attached skills. Each point you place in Endurance increases your carrying capacity by 3 pounds and adds 80 to 95 points to your maximum health. It's a good idea to put at least one point in Endurance every time you level up.
Willpower determines your maximum mana and your magical damage. You need a high Willpower to equip certain staves, wear certain pieces of armor, and to stand any chance whatsoever of doing damage with a spell.
Early in the game, you're extraordinarily fragile, you're wearing paper for armor, and you know very few skills. Regardless of how you eventually intend to go, it's a good idea to initially specialize in Ranger skills and do most of your fighting with a bow. It lets you do decent damage from a safe distance, and Multi-Arrow is the hardest-hitting ability you have at the start of the game.Aug 28, · Character Building. Your character in Two Worlds II is, to put it kindly, a vagabond. You begin the game with several baseline abilities, but you're mostly good .