One of the greatest movies of 2010. And I still can’t believe Nolan wasn’t nominated for best director for Oscar.
And here’s a short version, from a TV show:
Mini the automaker is now making movies. Nah, just kidding.
A new and cool commercial by Mini (ala short film), originally released in 3D for Detroit Motor Show. Enjoy!
Supposedly this is the drawing for the current Audi A8, but from what I can see, the real car is nowhere near this beautiful, not even 1%. So maybe it’s a hint of the next-gen?
Filed under Science
This news is from last month, so probably by now, Voyager would have crossed the solar system’s edge already.
Anyway, for the news, Voyager 1, the most distant spacecraft from Earth, has reached a new milestone in its quest to leave the Solar System.
Now 17.4bn km (10.8bn miles) from home, the veteran probe has detected a distinct change in the flow of particles that surround it.
These particles, which emanate from the Sun, are no longer travelling outwards but are moving sideways. It means Voyager must be very close to making the jump to interstellar space – the space between the stars.
Edward Stone, the Voyager project scientist, lauded the explorer and the fascinating science it continues to return 33 years after launch. “When Voyager was launched, the space age itself was only 20 years old, so there was no basis to know that spacecraft could last so long,” he told BBC News.
Just so you know, Voyager 1 was launched on 5 September 1977, and its sister spacecraft, Voyager 2, on 20 August 1977.
Source: BBC News
Some of the coolest cars photographed in the coolest ways!
Of course I’m not posting all that 100 photo’s here, you can check it out yourself at Autoblog. And I also know it’s almost the end of Jan 2011, but hey, better late than never.
Note: watch until the end for a look behind the scenes at how the video was made. The secret to the accuracy of their coin placement turns out to be a projector shining blue and green squares, which they turn off before taking the frame that goes into the video.
The simulated movement of the coins on a black background look just like an old-school black-and-white video game, at least until they turn into Super Mario Bros. and then faux 3D.
These photos are absolutely incredible!
Isn’t it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?
Fantastic photos taken some 69 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?
THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
I THINK THEY’RE SPECTACULAR!
December 7th, 1941
If you have ever wondered how the sounds effects were created for the Star Wars films a ‘The Sounds of Star Wars Book’ has been released showing all the tricks used to create the amazing effect used in the films.
Remember, this is about the book which talks about the sound effects, and not a documentary video like the ones I’ve posted before!
From blaster noises created with a wrench and metal wires, the book reveals the illuminating history of the sounds that make the Star Wars universe so believable. Watch the video after the jump to see a few of the sounds re-created and the processes involved in creating the in movie effects.
Apparently, the council of elders feared women would use phones to arrange forbidden marriages.
Well here’s the full story: An Indian village has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones for fear they will arrange forbidden marriages that are often punished by death, a local official said today.
The Lank village council decided unmarried boys could use mobile phones, but only under parental supervision, said one council member, Satish Tyagi. Local women’s rights group criticised the measure as backward and unfair.
Marriages between members of the same clan are forbidden under Hindu custom in some parts of northern India, where unions are traditionally arranged by families. In conservative rural areas, families sometimes mete out extreme punishments, including “honour killings”, for those who violate marriage taboos. In some cases, village councils themselves have ordered the punishments, though police often intervene to stop them.
The Lank village council feared young men and women were secretly calling one another to arrange to elope!
Hilarious, but true!
Read more on The Guardian.
Filed under Tech
Could be real, could be fake; who knows?
And a zoomed-in version: