Category Archives: Science

Rotating Rooms & Zero Gravity

“The zero-gravity hallway fight scenes were achieved by using “…massive, rotating sets that twisted and turned and forced Gordon-Levitt to manoeuvre with utmost caution. Five-hundred crew members were involved in the scene, which took a full three weeks to complete.” The sets were … Continue reading

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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

“How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath…” (BBC) BBC Future has a great feature on the journey to the centre of the Earth, … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse At 35,000 Feet

There are several amazing total solar eclipse pictures that have come to light during the past few days, but not many can compare to the above image, taken by Geoff Sims with the assistance of Glenn Schneider. Taken at 35,000 … Continue reading

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A Double Eclipse Of The Sun

“Can the Sun be eclipsed twice at the same time? Last Friday was noteworthy because part of the Earth was treated to a rare total eclipse of the Sun. But also on Friday, from a part of the Earth that … Continue reading

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Earth During A Total Eclipse Of The Sun

“What does the Earth look like during a total solar eclipse? It appears dark in the region where people see the eclipse, because that’s where the shadow of the Moon falls. The shadow spot actually shoots across the Earth at … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse March 20th 2015

No Throwback Thursday this week. Instead, links to lots of useful information about tomorrow morning’s solar eclipse! First up, a complete guide to the March 20th total solar eclipse can be found over at Universe Today. ITV News has a … Continue reading

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Volcano Of Fire Erupts Under The Stars

“First, there was an unusual smell. Then there was a loud bang. But what appeared to the eye was the most amazing of all. While waiting near midnight to see a possible eruption of Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) … Continue reading

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