Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

May 4th, 2015

Just a little something to give folks celebrating May 4th nightmares: Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

[Via Laughing Squid]

No Comments »

No scrith required

May 2nd, 2015

What's the Most Realistic Artificial Gravity in Sci-Fi?

Babylon 5 was robbed! Robbed, I tell you!

[Via Laughing Squid]

No Comments »

When The Dj Drops Your Jam…

April 19th, 2015

When The Dj Drops Your Jam…

[Via Stellar Interesting's faves]

Comments Off on When The Dj Drops Your Jam…

Perfect

April 17th, 2015

Matthew Mcconaughey's reaction to Star Wars teaser #2:

Comments Off on Perfect

Everyone's Upstairs Neighbours

April 8th, 2015

Everyone's Upstairs Neighbours:

[Via MetaFilter]

Comments Off on Everyone's Upstairs Neighbours

Dancing Droplets

April 7th, 2015

Stanford researchers solve the mystery of the dancing droplets:

[Via The Kid Should See This]

Comments Off on Dancing Droplets

Windscreenwiperman

April 4th, 2015

Windscreenwiperman is a thoughtful piece of work on a tricky subject:

A man makes friends with a young teenage boy online. This film explores the stigma around online friendships, and our global addiction to social media. Directed by Sam Baron. Written by Sam Baron & Raphael von Blumenthal. Produced by Mark Hopkins, Aidan Grounds & Emily Precious. Starring Raphael von Blumenthal, Joe Hurst & Rebecca Herod.

Comments Off on Windscreenwiperman

Solar-powered cats

March 8th, 2015

Time-Lapse Sun-cats.

[Via The Kid Should See This]

Comments Off on Solar-powered cats

Uncanny!

March 4th, 2015

What if Wes Anderson directed X-Men?

[Via Comic Book Resources, via MetaFilter]

Comments Off on Uncanny!

Waterballet

February 28th, 2015

Waterballet:

Not CGI, surprisingly.

[Via jwz]

Comments Off on Waterballet

Wooper

February 12th, 2015

Wooper:

[Via kottke.org]

Comments Off on Wooper

Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)

February 5th, 2015

So, apparently Taylor Swift is the Perfect Drug:

[Via kottke.org]

Comments Off on Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)

Bless You

February 1st, 2015

Bless You:

Comments Off on Bless You

Replacement stars

January 26th, 2015

If the Sun were replaced by some other stars.

Be sure to watch to the end when we get to see Polaris up close. It's a hell of a thing.

[Via kottke.org]

Comments Off on Replacement stars

The Internet of Shit

January 9th, 2015

Smart Pipe is a genuinely shitty idea.

[Via Schneier on Security

Comments Off on The Internet of Shit

Low-flying aircraft should be very careful indeed

December 27th, 2014

You want a firework. This is a firework!

[Via MetaFilter]

Comments Off on Low-flying aircraft should be very careful indeed

Negligence and ingratitude

December 25th, 2014

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia.

[Via io9, via Extenuating Circumstances]

Comments Off on Negligence and ingratitude

Earth timelapses

December 25th, 2014

Alexander Gerst's Earth timelapses video is mesmerising. Watch it in full-screen mode on the biggest display you have: you won't regret it.

It's a beautiful video and well worth a look, but I did have just one small quibble when I first saw it…

Early in the video, I found myself getting frustrated that more than once we saw crew or supply vessels attached to the docking arm, with the arm moving to line them up to dock or undock. The thing was, each time the image would cut away to a different view before the capsule docked/undocked. Somehow it just didn't feel right to not get to see the full sequence. In fairness, I suppose the teasing build-up made it that much more gratifying towards the end when we finally got a shot of the docking arm moving a capsule into position and this time we stuck around long enough to see the capsule undock and move away from the ISS on the way back to Earth.

What I can't decide is whether Gerst was just being a savvy editor, deliberately including truncated docking sequences so as to build anticipation for the later full sequence? Or was I just being weird to have got so fixated on the docking sequences, whilst every other viewer would have been enjoying the gorgeous images of aurorae seen from above and nighttime lightning storms illuminating the land below them and clouds and cityscapes and so on?1

[Via MetaFilter]

  1. On second thoughts, don't answer that! I have a feeling that I know the answer.

Comments Off on Earth timelapses

Useless toilet paper machine

December 14th, 2014

This Useless toilet paper machine is, there's no denying it, pretty useless. And very funny.

[Via MetaFilter]

Comments Off on Useless toilet paper machine

Blackout City

December 7th, 2014

Blackout City by Nicholas Buer:

In a metropolis like London light pollution makes the night sky invisible. Only a few of the brightest stars and asterisms force their celestial light through the man made glow of the city. The night sky, one of the most beautiful of natural wonders is extinguished from view. Blackout City is an experimental timelapse film that makes the invisible, visible. It attempts to show what the night sky would look like If there were ever to be a total blackout in the South East of England on a clear, moonless, summer's night.

Comments Off on Blackout City

Page 1 of 1412345...10...Last »