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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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13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

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How Do You Pour Water Up Into A Glass?

How do you explain this picture of water being poured upwards into a cup? It’s not a trick of the eye; the water is actually flowing upwards (as the land is at the top of the picture, and the sky … Continue reading

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Gravity Trailer

New trailer for Gravity! Still looks terrifying. I’m wondering if all that action happens in one long sequence, or is split up over the course of the film. Also, fire aboard the ISS is never good… Onwards!

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Gravity

Gravity is a new film coming out soon, about two surviving astronauts in a damaged space shuttle. The above trailer is a mix of all the released trailers so far. It looks… terrifying. I don’t actually know whether I want to … Continue reading

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Slow Motion Bead Chain Experiment

This bead chain experiment is amazing, and seems to utterly defy physics. Dropping the start of the bead chain out of the beaker results in the rest following and falling out as well, but via a large loop upwards first. … Continue reading

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Captain Kirk Chats Up Countryman On Station

“Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) speaks with Canadian-born actor William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk on the “Star Trek” television series, as well as Twitter followers attending a … Continue reading

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