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Why Science Is NOT ‘Just A Theory’

“Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the … Continue reading

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The Potsdam Gravity Potato

“Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others? Sometimes the reason is unknown. To help better understand the Earth’s surface, sensitive measurments by the orbiting satellites GRACE and CHAMP were used to create a map of Earth’s … Continue reading

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The Physics Of Doing An Ollie On A Skateboard

Doing an ollie on a skateboard is hard. Sure, people who can do it make it look easy, but for those who can’t do it, it seems like magic. But it’s not magic. It’s physics. Over at Wired, they have … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies

What do you think are the 100 best science fiction films? Time Out has a fantastic compilation of their 100 best sci-fi movies, as chosen by leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics, and scientists. There is little doubt that … Continue reading

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3D Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation

“The essence of levitation technology is the countervailing of gravity. It is known that an ultrasound standing wave is capable of suspending small particles at its sound pressure nodes and, so far, this method has been used to levitate lightweight … Continue reading

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Tim Webber, Visual Effects, And Gravity

Over at Nature, they have an interesting interview with Tim Webber, the mastermind behind the visual effects of Gravity. At last night’s Academy Awards, Gravity came home with seven awards: Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, … Continue reading

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Final Cut 2013 – A Cinema Tribute

This is a great tribute to cinema in 2013. I saw a few of the films, definitely not all though. Stand out ones for me include The World’s End, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Thor 2, and Iron Man 3. There are … Continue reading

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