As with everything: It Depends (when you’re looking): When Earth and Venus are at their closest approach, their separation is roughly 0.28 AU — no other planet gets nearer to Earth. But just as often, the two planets are at their most distant, when Venus is on the side of the Sun opposite Earth, 1.72 […]
The film Solo: A Star Wars Story has been Oscar nominated in the category of Best Visual Effects. Visual Effects Supervisor Julian Foddy from ILM spoke to Al Moloney about making the film. Highly interesting part on how they made the mountain from the train heist scene explode. Turns out not all is computer generated […]
Disney’s Aladdin (1992) is getting a live-action remake. Today the trailer got released: I was 9 when the original Aladdin came out. I can sing along to all of its songs by heart. So yeah, I’m quite the sucker for this re-make. The trailer looks quite promising so I’m starting to think that they won’t […]
Another great entry in the “Making Future Interfaces” video series by Heydon Pickering. This one here is a basic introduction to SVG. Like with his other videos: even if you already know about the topic he’s talking about: just watch it, the presentation style and puns are great 🙂 Related: Here’s a post of mine […]
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield helps debunk (and confirm!) some common myths about space. Is there any sound in space? Does space smell like burnt steak? Is NASA working on warp speed?
James Bridle – whom you might know from his autonomous trap for self-driving cars – on the dangers of leaving your children on YouTube unattended: Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising […]
Scribit is a vertical plotter that can draw any content sourced from the web – and update it in real time. It is mounted on a wall using only 2 plugs and a wire in between. You send it an image from within the app and it will start drawing (with support for 4 colors […]
Highly entertaining and very informative talk by space/NASA-enthousiast Bret Copeland on how to land – the now defunct – Space Shuttle … from Space.
Always great stuff, by The Nerdwriter: About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the background, and all stuff that we associate with him wasn’t that well expressed. It’s only […]
Cheetah can now run blind amongst a few other new tricks: Also notice how small this thing has become when compared to three years ago 😱