I could put some screen shots, or gifs in here, but why bother, just watch the video above, it’s cooler then any picture can attest.
Science Friday has shown us that water can indeed defy gravity. It’s called The Leidenfrost Effect, and basically means that water will float ontop of it’s own water vapor when it’s placed onto a very hot surface. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Winter might be in it’s last licks for the season, and The Winter Olympics might be over, but it’s never too early, or late, to start a new passion. That’s just what this 10 year old girl is doing. Starting ski jumping.
Instead of this being a professional, like the Luge video, this is a young girl just starting out on what could hopefully be a long, fun career that would end up seeing her at an Olympics (hopefully one in America in 2026). If that’s the case, hopefully we’ll look back on this video and show the world that she never had fear.
Anyway, doesn’t it make you want to start learning something like that?
In actuality, it was an art project from 2 years ago about 2012 and all the craziness that was. Kinda strange that it’s making the rounds now, but whatever, such is the internet. We have a short attention span, and even shorter memory.
Hoth, the location of arguably the most talked about battle in the Star Wars Universe. I’m not going to talk about it though, I don’t really want to get into the science or logic behind the battle. I want so share with you some awesome LEGO photographs that are centered around this great battle.
Most of these are more art work shots, then action shots, but they still offer an amazing outlook on this famous battle. Sure the artist took some liberties, (there were no Tie Fighters on the planet’s surface), but it still looks amazing.
Yes, this is an action shot, but with some artistic license in it as well.
This probably went unnoticed last year, but you may have heard something about it over the summer, when it finished, (that’s when I heard of it anyway).
xkcd # 1190 was an extremely slow moving movie. In total, it was 3,099 frames that updated every half hour, or hour for the following 123 days. Set 11,000 years in the future in (what’s left of) the Mediterranean , it chronicles the journey of two characters as they try and figure out why the sea is rising, and then how to survive it.
If the above 40 minute video is too much (after all, you did just spend an hour watching time being made earlier this week), then you can scroll through the frames at your own pace over at Geek Wagon. Regardless of how you end up watching it, you should watch it in it’s entirety, it’s worth it. If you want to get the gist of the story, then head on over to Explain xkcd.
Either way, watch it, and let’s see if Randall Munroe has anything in store this year.
Living in the modern age, in a modern western city, the vast majority of us are denied one of the most awe inspiring sights possible – The night sky. There’s vastly too much light pollution in modern cities to see all but the brightest stars. And that’s a shame.
He takes shots of the cities at night, and notes the precise latitude, and angle of his photograph, then travels to somewhere suitably dark and takes another photo of the night sky. Then, combines them together in POST, to come up with a truly unique outlook on the night sky under some of the world’s most famous skylines.
Honestly, I’d love to be able to see this sight one night. But I don’t think it will ever be possible.
This view of The Empire State building and the night sky doesn’t look that great. I’m sure with 360 degrees, or a different time of year, you’d be able to get a suitable breathtaking view.
Have you ever wondered why a nice watch is so expensive?
Well my friend, if you have an hour or so to kill, I would recommend you watch these videos showing how some of the most expensive watches are made, and the effort that goes into making them so beautiful:
Now after you’ve spent more then an hour watching and listening to this soothing British man narrate the process, doesn’t it make you wish you had an extra $100,000 to spare to get one of these hand crafted, one of a kind time pieces?
I know if I had the chance and the money, I’d drop it on that. For sure.
The above white room was part of an art exhibit called The obliteration room. Over the course of a few weeks last year kids were given stickers to put wherever they wanted on the room. Small, or large singular colored stickers.
It started out innocent enough, but quickly got out of hand (in a good way).
I’m not quire sure how children were able to put stickers onto the ceiling, but that’s not really an issue.
Until the entire room was covered. Floor, walls, ceiling, piano. Everything.
It’s still early in the year, but a few movies are standing out as entertainers. Sure there’s the regular crop of super hero action movies, but everyone’s going to see those, not that the two movies I’m going to highlight below will be under the radar films to any extent. Anyways…
Say what you want about Michael Bay, 9 times out of 10, his movies are entertaining. They might be low on plot, but I don’t exactly expect plot when I go to see a Michael Bay film. Oh well, I’ll never win over some people so let’s just get to it:
This summer Bay returns to The Transformers universe with Transformers: Age of Extinction. And, I must say, this movie looks head and shoulders better then the previous Transformers entries. Most of that is due to the removal of Shia Labeouf’s character, and replacing him with a new character, played by Mark Wahlberg.
This doesn’t look like a full reboot, more like as Andrew over at Filmonic says, of something happening in parallel. It looks good, and honestly, I thought the 3rd Transformers film was pretty decent, better then the 2nd one (but that’s not saying much really)
This next film though is in a class far outside of Transformers, or Michael Bay. Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s next release, and while the trailer doesn’t really give much (it is a teaser after all):
Matthew McConaughey is in this, and I don’t remember where I read it, but someone claimed we were in the midst of a McConassance, (or some form of that spelling). What with his recent Academy Award for what looked like a great performance (I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to see Dallas Buyers Club), but his narration on that teaser alone makes me want to see this film. Forget about Nolan.
Oh well, Transformers is a regular summer blockbuster, while Interstellar is currently a November release, maybe an awards movie attempt?