Star Trek Discovery Pushed Back Again but at Least We Have a

first_img ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations Stay on target 31Remember when Star Trek: Discovery was supposed to premiere this month? Those were the good ol’ days.While the show was on track for a May 2017 premiere, new reports are saying otherwise. Sources told Entertainment Weekly that the date has been pushed back again, although under less dire circumstances than last time.While the May date was chosen because of creative and production issues, which resulted in Bryan Fuller stepping down as showrunner, this most recent change is technical. A source told The Wrap that producers are simply taking their time in hiring and in getting together the visual effects. They stress that Star Trek: Discovery is still on track.“This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show. We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast,” CBS Television Studios said in a statement.Star Sonequa Martin-Green is still currently on The Walking Dead, and there were also reports her involvement could’ve created some “marketplace confusion,” as EW writes.On the bright side, another piece of good news has surfaced. Sarek, Spock’s father, and Vulcan ambassador, is going to be a key character in the series and has been cast. James Frain, known for Gotham and Orphan Black will be taking on the role, according to sources.The character will be the first to cross over from a previous Star Trek franchise into Discovery.We’re disappointed that the show has been pushed back again, but more than anything, we want the creators to take their time. If that means delaying its release than so be it.The show is set to start filming in Toronto next week, so hopefully, the change won’t be too drastic.So far, there’s no confirmed release date, but be on the lookout for the premiere, which will air on CBS and then weekly over at the CBS All Access app.This trailer will have to tide us over!!!last_img read more

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Ikea Salads Will Be Made With Greens Grown On Site

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos WiFi Speaker Is the Light of MusicGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker Ikea takes sustainability very seriously. They’re pushing hard to power their entire operation using renewable energy by next year and sourcing wood from the most sustainable sources possible.Soon you’ll even be able to eat salads in the cafeteria that were made with greens grown right on site.Ikea has been working with Bonbio, a “turnkey provider operating in the field of circular farming and crop production.” Bonbio manufactures containerized hydroponic “farms,” and Ikea has already started rolling them out to some of their stores.There are four shelves inside each container and each shelf has enough room for 900 plants. According to Bonbio, that’s enough for a single container to produce between 15 and 20 kilograms of greens per day.Banks of LEDs provide the light the plants need to grow and essential nutrients are pumped into the water supply. Those nutrients, interestingly enough, are captured when food waste is converted into biogas. Food waste that will almost certainly include unfinished Ikea salads one day in the not-too-distant future.The process requires about 90 percent less water than traditional farming and pesticides don’t need to be part of the equation. Perhaps the biggest win, however, is cutting out transportation — which lowers costs and helps to reduce Ikea’s overall carbon footprint (every little bit helps, right?).The container is actually pretty similar to Ikea’s own indoor farming units.  The Krydda shelves are much smaller, naturally, but plants are still grown hydroponically. Ikea sells everything you need, from grow lights to clay pebble and pumice stone media, to sprouting trays.Unfortunately none of this gear is available in North America just yet. You’ll have to go the more traditional route with a plant stand or greenhouse for now if you want to give indoor gardening a go with Ikea products.More on Geek.com:Ikea’s Smart Blinds for Dumb Windows Are Coming Soon, and CheapIkea’s Cosmic Collection Aimed at Small SpacesIkea, Sonos Stay Mum About Smart Home Sound Collaborationlast_img read more

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