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Great Inventions That Changed The World by James Wei.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Great Inventions That Changed The World by James Wei.

If ever I could time travel and got stuck in the past, I think this would be one book I would be carrying in my bag for all the useful information it carries. James Wei does, as his book title points out, looks at ‘Great Inventions That Changed The World’. This is a densely written […]

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Failure is not an option. Or was it?

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Failure is not an option. Or was it?

This makes for poignant reading after Neil Armstrong recently passed away from heart failure. It’s the U.S. President’s planned speech in the event the first manned landing on the moon went tit’s up and the astronauts died on the lunar surface (or in space on the way there). The last days of Camelot, it brings […]

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Off we go, then.

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Off we go, then.

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity’s […]

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

The whimsical wonderment behind The Odd Life of Timothy Green is undeniably sweet and sentimental. This is the kind of nostalgic Disney-esque style filmmaking that satisfies the uplifting verve of movie audiences looking to escape into a magical malaise of the cutesy curiosities. Armed with a thought-provoking message about a pocketful of miracles resting on […]

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Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies. Images from the telescope have revealed millions of dusty black hole candidates across the universe and about 1,000 even dustier objects thought to be among the brightest galaxies ever found. […]

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Supernatural: The Complete Fourth Season DVD boxset.

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Supernatural: The Complete Fourth Season DVD boxset.

Life might have been hell after death for Dean Winchester (actor Jensen Ackles), but we don’t see it. Mirroring a certain vampire slayer, Dean wakes whole in his coffin (good thing he wasn’t cremated) and breaks out, discovering four months have gone past on Earth and forty years in Hell and has to prove to […]

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Telepathic robot bunny ears.

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Telepathic robot bunny ears.

Here’s an interesting concept. Telepathic robot bunny ears, from Japan (of course), where sporting a pair of ‘Necomimi‘ ears – a headset with bunny ears that move according to the user’s feelings and emotions in real time – is frankly becoming de rigueur. Three emotional states create bunny-like reactive movements that show how interested or […]

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

Thanks to Boingboing for highlighting the existence of this amusing documentary on the real Dude that the character of the same name was based on in the Coen Brothers’ movie, The Big Lebowski. It seems that The Big Lebowski has become more of a cult hit than I was aware, with its own cons and […]

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The planets of Cygnus.

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The planets of Cygnus.

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, this discovery proves that more than one planet can […]

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The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

The poltergeist puff piece The Apparition would not put a decent scare into Casper the Friendly Ghost. This generic boofest is set in the predictable confines of suburbia and ill-advisedly looks to capitalize on the Paranormal Activities phenomenon. Merely a derivative goose-bump ghost ride, The Apparition is the callow concoction of first-time feature film director-writer […]

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