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  • Can You Spot the Pontiac Chieftain in this Picture?

    03/27/2015 6:30:15 PM PDT · by Company Man · 26 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 2, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Could take hours, pic is at link.
  • The Crazies ~ vanity

    03/27/2015 6:29:48 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 4 replies
    the tube ^ | today | self
    A little martial law movie circa 1973 to get you in the mood.
  • Check Out the Nikon P900’s Ridiculous 83x Zoom (impressive video demo)

    03/26/2015 7:20:22 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    Earlier this month, we shared a video showing the incredible reach of the Canon SX60, a superzoom compact camera with a 65x lens. If you thought that video was crazy, check out this one featuring the new Nikon P900, which packs an even longer 83x optical zoom lens — the equivalent of a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm terms.
  • In White House, Obamas hang painting suggestive of airplane prop cutting thru US flag (vanity)

    03/25/2015 12:43:43 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 85 replies
    me | 3-25-15 | me
    Interesting choice of symbolism. See attached picture, painting at left.
  • TURN, the new characters are introduced -- 4-13-15

    03/24/2015 5:54:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New characters to appear in the upcoming season of TURN are introduced tonight on the TURN AMC website. Series starts Monday, April 13, 9 Eastern, 8 central.
  • Hitler flower painting to be auctioned for $30,000

    03/23/2015 9:51:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 76 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4:33PM GMT 23 Mar 2015 | Kat Brown
    The still-life watercolour was painted when Adolf Hitler was in his mid-twenties, and sold by his Jewish art dealer Samuel Morgenstern, who was later sent to the Lodz Ghetto... ...The Telegraph's art critic Alastair Smart says of the piece, "The work is of no intrinsic, artistic worth whatsoever. The only vague point of interest might be that, unlike the iffy watercolours of Vienna city we associate with Hitler the painter, this rarity is an iffy watercolour of a pitcher of azalias."... ...Hitler moved to Munich in 1913, having been unable to make a living as a painter. The Nazis later...
  • Picasso's electrician ordered to return 271 stolen paintings

    03/23/2015 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11:05AM GMT 21 Mar 2015 | Staff
    French court gives a former electrician and his wife a two-year suspended sentence for stealing artworks worth over Ł40 million A French court has convicted a retired electrician and his wife of concealing 271 stolen artworks by Picasso, and ordered the couple to give them back to the artist's family. The verdict on Friday in the southern city of Grasse wraps up an unusual case centering around works that were unknown to the public for decades and have an estimated worth 60-100 million euros (Ł43-72 million).
  • RIP, Jim Berry: For 40 years, 'Berry's World' cartoonist dispensed relatable laughs

    03/23/2015 12:35:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Cavna
    ... In so many ways, to read Jim Berry was to meet Jim Berry. "Berry's World," the syndicated single-panel feature that he drew for 40 years, beginning in 1963, was a remarkably steady stream of thoughtful observational humor that — like the unfussy art itself — rarely seemed to strain for the laugh. Each gag, as steady as a top golfer's approach shots, just "landed." Precision meets concision ... Mr. Berry died last Friday in Boynton Beach, Fla., at age 83 ...
  • This SF Filmmaker's Aurora Borealis Timelapse Is The Loveliest Thing You'll Watch All Day

    03/21/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SFist ^ | 3./20
    Though photographer/filmmaker Alexis Coram is based in San Francisco, she's started to make a habit of traveling up to Alaska to take photos and videos of the Aurora Borealis (lights that appear in the northern sky, typically the result of geomagnetic storms). And, boy, we're glad she did, because in a week of a lot of frustration, sadness, and fear, the below video is a beautiful break. Coram writes, "I've realized how many people don't have the luxury of seeing these kinds of sights for themselves and just how lucky I am to be able to see it, and also...
  • Dig -- A new TV series based in Jerusalem, Israel.

    03/20/2015 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 18 replies
    Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
  • Fight or Starve: 1925

    03/20/2015 10:17:47 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 3 replies
    Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Protesters" is all it says on the caption card for this National Photo glass negative showing what seems to be a meeting of the "Communist Party Young Communist League."
  • Researchers develop revolutionary 3D printing technology

    03/20/2015 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    PHYS.Org ^ | 03-17-2015 | Provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D Inc., enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 years, representing a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing. The technology, to appear as the cover article in the March 20 print issue of Science, allows ready-to-use products to be made 25 to 100 times faster than other methods and creates previously unachievable geometries that open opportunities for innovation not only in health care and medicine, but also in other major industries such as automotive...
  • DO YOU BELIEVE?

    03/20/2015 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    DoYouBelieve.com ^ | Mar 20. 2015 | David A. R. White
    Do You Believe? Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Drama Movie HD (2:20 ) A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ …even if they don't believe it.Yet. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. This stirring...
  • AZEALIA BANKS GRACES COVER OF PLAYBOY: ‘I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

    03/18/2015 9:40:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Mar 2015 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM17
    Rapper Azealia Banks lashed out at “racist conservative white people” and “fat white Americans” in a wide-ranging, race-heavy interview for her cover of Playboy magazine this month. “Yes! I hate everything about this country,” Banks replied when Playboy asked if she wanted to leave the United States. “Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms.”
  • Aurora Image from Last Night

    03/18/2015 5:32:15 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 16 replies
    Bill Longo ^ | March 18, 2015 | Bill Longo
    Photo taken March 17, 2015 near Beaverton, Ontario (~80km north of Toronto).
  • Think You Can Draw The Apple Logo From Memory? You Sure?

    03/17/2015 7:53:11 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 17, 2015 | Davd DiSalvo
    Pick any ranking of publicly traded companies, and year after year you’ll find Apple AAPL +1.73% in the top three worldwide. To say that its famous logo is ubiquitous is an understatement. It’s everywhere and then some. There’s a decent chance you’re holding it in your hand as you read this article. This is all true – but right now, without any help, do you think you could draw the Apple logo from memory? If you’re like participants in a recent study on memory, you probably feel confident you could pull it off without peeking. But you may find, as...
  • Guy photoshops himself with celebrities, hilarious!

    03/16/2015 4:52:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    slick Americans ^ | 3-15-15 | slcikamericans
    Not sure who half these people are,but good job at the photoshop.
  • VIDEO: Stunning Eagle's-Eye View of Dubai [Mini-cam attached to Imperial eagle w/sound]

    03/15/2015 5:32:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Darshan the eagle flew from atop the 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday, setting the world record for the "highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure."
  • How Apple Makes the Watch

    03/13/2015 10:25:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    Atomic Delights ^ | March 13, 2015
    Apple is the world's foremost manufacturer of goods. At one time, this statement had to be caged and qualified with modifiers such as "consumer goods" or "electronic goods," but last quarter, Apple shipped a Boeing 787's weight worth of iPhones every 24 hours. When we add the rest of the product line to the mix, it becomes clear that Apple's supply chain is one of the largest scale production organizations in the world. While Boeing is happy to provide tours of their Everett, WA facility, Apple continues to operate with Willy Wonka levels of secrecy. In the manufacturing world, we...
  • Total Solar Eclipse & Super-Moon on March 20. Safe & Unsafe Methods to view the Celestial Dance

    03/13/2015 9:16:24 PM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    nsnbc international ^ | March 14, 2015 | knarf
    I got this heads-up in an e-mail
  • Britain from above: 12 glorious views from the sky

    03/13/2015 12:59:01 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 13, 2015
    The following images form part of a new free outdoor exhibition, Britain from the Air, which opens at Victoria Gardens in Leeds today. Nicholas Crane, the television presenter, explains what makes the locations so special.
  • This Is The Asteroid That Didn’t Hit Us

    03/13/2015 12:51:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Jason Major
    The video above shows the passage of 2015 ET across the sky on the night of March 11–12, tracked on camera from the Crni Vrh Observatory in Slovenia. It’s a time-lapse video (the time is noted along the bottom) so the effect is really neat to watch the asteroid “racing along” in front of the stars… but then, it was traveling a relative 12.4 km/second! The description on the video reads: The asteroid starts as tiny dot just below the centre of the right image and drifts gradually downwards. Due to a software glitch a correction which was meant to...
  • Gigapixels of Andromeda (Cool Vid via Youtube)

    03/13/2015 12:45:02 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 51 replies
    NASA Image Via You Tube ^ | January 6, 2015 | daveachuk
    Video Link: Gigapixels of Andromeda
  • Mysterious Jade May Have Been Offering to Gods [...or not]

    03/11/2015 2:02:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Mar 11, 2015 09:30 AM ET | by Owen Jarus, LiveScience
    The jade artifact, which has cleft rectangles, incisions and a cone at its top, was discovered underwater in Veracruz, Mexico. Photo courtesy Professor Carl Wendt A mysterious corncob-shaped artifact, dating to somewhere between 900 B.C. and 400 B.C., has been discovered underwater at the site of Arroyo Pesquero in Veracruz, Mexico. Made of jadeite, a material that is harder than steel, the artifact has designs on it that are difficult to put into words. It contains rectangular shapes, engraved lines and a cone that looks like it is emerging from the top. It looks like a corncob in an abstract...
  • Woman Who Attacked Drone Photographer for Being a ‘Pervert’ May Have Charges Dropped VIDEOS

    03/09/2015 9:39:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/09/15 | Michael Zhang
    SOME PROFANITY The woman who was captured in a viral video last year attacking a drone photographer and calling him a “pervert” may have her charges dropped and record cleared.
  • This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along

    03/09/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along When it comes to contemporary Hollywood films, there's often more than meets the eye. We're not just talking about an elaborate use of special effects and CGI, its those smaller more finite details that are so often easy to ignore. On the set of any movie, along with the crew, actors and stunt doubles you'll also have 'extra's' - people like you and I paid to simply be a warm prop, background fodder if you will. A crowd milling about in a scene or a customer in a shop. Extra's...
  • Two Movie Stars Made a Bet on Twitter. The Guy Who Won Just Paid Up Anyway

    03/09/2015 7:50:10 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/9/2015 | Zach Noble
    It started with a bet between movie stars — and ended with both guys putting on their superhero costumes and visiting children’s hospitals. “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt and “Captain America” star Chris Evans set up a friendly wager on Twitter ahead of the 2015 Super Bowl: If Evans’ favorite team, the New England Patriots, won, Pratt would visit the Christopher’s Haven cancer charity in Boston dressed as Star-Lord, and if Pratt’s Seattle Seahawks won, Evans would visit Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as Captain America.
  • LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

    03/07/2015 6:47:19 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/07/15 | Michael Zhang
    Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.
  • Chuck Jones’ Rules for Writing Road Runner Cartoons

    03/04/2015 9:35:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 41 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rich Barrett
    This tweet from film director Amos Posner blew up across social mediayesterday. It's a photo taken at the What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of ChuckJones exhibit at the American Museum of Moving Image in New York: Jones' rules, first made public when he published them in his 1999 autobiography Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, areprobably pretty familiar to animation students and Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote fanatics. They are a fascinating testament to the need for clearly defined systems within a wacky creative process. Fun fact: In an interview for the book Hollywood...
  • Cows break into woman’s home and poo everywhere as she showers

    03/04/2015 7:49:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 52 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | 3/4/15 | Ollie McAteer
    Naughty, naughty cows broke into a woman’s home and pooed everywhere as she showered. Pat Costen, from Guernsey, came downstairs to find the two wandering around her house. They’re part of a conservation herd bred to protect grasslands. But she’d forgotten to lock her doors and the animals barged in with heavy bowels and no respect. Ms Costen said: ‘I was in the shower and when I came out I could smell something. I looked over the banister and there was large cow pat. They came in through the kitchen, along the corridor, round the snooker table and into the...
  • Photographer captures weasel's woodpecker ride [IUPI Photos]

    LONDON, March 3 A photographer in London captured a rare photo showing a small weasel appearing to ride on a woodpecker, but he said the mammal was actually attacking the bird. Martin Le-May of Essex said he and his wife, Ann, were walking Monday in Hornchurch Country Park when they came across the unusual sight. "I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst," Le-May told the BBC. "I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back." Le-May said the woodpecker was in a struggle for its life with the unwanted passenger,...
  • Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

    03/03/2015 4:15:07 AM PST · by beaversmom · 60 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 3, 2015
    The colourful bird, which displayed a “gloriously yellow/white colour interspersed with the flash of red head feathers”, eventually landed about 25 metres from the couple. It managed to escape the attack and fly out of sight as the weasel was distracted by the couple's presence.
  • 12 Zodiac Signs Reborn As Terrifying Monsters By Damon Hellandbrand

    03/02/2015 6:38:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    BoredPanda ^ | January 15, 2015 | Dovas
    Just because a character has been around forever doesn’t mean there aren’t new ways to reimagine it. Damon Hellandbrand, a talented artist based in the U.S., has created a series of images that portray the symbols of the zodiac as twisted, surreal creatures straight out of a nightmarish realm. Hellandbrand does much of his art with various digital illustration programs, but some are born as pencil drawings or watercolors – or “basically whatever medium I’m in the mood for.” He writes that he is inspired by artists like Ralph McQuarrie, Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, and it’s easy to imagine...
  • Bill Clinton's Portrait Includes A Nod To Monica Lewinsky, Painter Says

    03/02/2015 6:34:20 PM PST · by woofie · 18 replies
    Huffington ^ | 3/2/15 | Paige Lavender
    Nelson Shanks, who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton in 2006, revealed in an interview published Sunday that there's more to the image than meets the eye, including a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. "The reality is he's probably the most famous liar of all time," Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News. "He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting." Shanks explained that a shadow covering the Oval Office mantel in the painting...
  • Kamikaze Comet Loses its Head

    03/02/2015 3:48:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    On Wednesday evening Feb. 25, Justin Cowart, a geologist and amateur astronomer from Alto Pass, Illinois figured he’d have a crack at it. Cowart didn’t have much hope after hearing the news that the comet may very well have crumbled apart after the manner of that most famous of disintegrators, Comet ISON . ISON fragmented even before perihelion in late 2013, leaving behind an expanding cloud of exceedingly faint dust. Cowart set up a camera and tracking mount anyway and waited for clearing in the west after sunset. Comet D1 SOHO was located some 10° above the horizon near the...
  • 20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

    03/01/2015 9:11:42 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    Petapixel ^ | March 1, 2015 | by Michael Zhang
    Apple tells us that it’s launching a new global advertising campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6.” Starting this week, billboards in 70 cities in 24 countries around the world will feature photos captured by iPhone 6 owners. 77 iPhone photographers will be featured in the campaign after Apple selected their images as its favorites. The worldwide nature of this effort makes this possibly the largest mobile photo gallery ever put together, featuring the work of a group that spans a wide range of backgrounds, nationalities, ages, professions, cultures and photography experience. The photographs in the campaign were not commissioned...
  • How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them (tutorial video)

    03/01/2015 7:16:28 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/01/15 | Michael Zhang
    Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke McClelland discusses using Photoshop’s features to bring out clearer details in your digital photographs. McClelland discusses all the sharpening filters found in the Sharpen menu in Photoshop (e.g. the one-click sharpening filters, Unsharp Mask, and Smart Sharpen), as well as the Sharpening panel found in Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Leonard Nimoy, who died at 83, gets Vulcan hand salute from Space Station

    02/28/2015 12:07:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | AP
    A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station tweeted a picture Saturday from orbit of a 'Vulcan' hand salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, known best for his 'Star Trek' role as 'Mr. Spock.' Nimoy, who died Friday at 83, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. His final public statement, last Sunday on Twitter, was thoughtful and bittersweet. "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory," he wrote, followed by his customary "LLAP"...
  • Cats Are Teaching Dogs to be the Fluffy Pillows they Are [photo essay]

    02/27/2015 9:56:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    It might be slightly degrading, but being a pillow is better than the fear of constant attack. Okay dog, you can stay Via: kamil1308 I suppose there's no reason we can't get along Via: kamil1308 Even if you're slobbery and not too bright Via: kamil1308 You're still fluffy, like an oversized pillow Via: kamil1308 As long as you just lie down and don't move Via: kamil1308 Maybe we can actually be friends Via: kamil1308 Seriously, not a muscle Via: kamil1308 Don't think this works two ways though Via: kamil1308 I always get top bunk Via: kamil1308 Naps are dictated by...
  • Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

    02/27/2015 7:59:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/27/15 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin or as a standalone tool. Inside are customizable filters and hundreds of presets that allow you to quickly apply custom looks to your photos.
  • These Are the Darkroom Techniques Photoshop’s Tools Are Based On

    02/26/2015 7:23:30 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    As a tribute to Photoshop for its recent 25th birthday, Lynda created this “before there was Photoshop” video that shows the darkroom tools and techniques that were used by film photographers before Photoshop and digital photography arrived on the scene. Photographer Konrad Eek works on a print by dodging, burning, adding gradients, using masks, feathering, and more. If you’ve never made a print in a darkroom before, this video could be quite illuminating.
  • WATCH: "Equal Pay" Feminist Myths Debunked... Thoroughly!

    02/26/2015 4:17:44 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 15 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | Steven Crowder
    You’ve all heard the Patricia Arquette Oscars speech. You’ve all heard the statements about the “gender gap” and how women deserve “equal pay”. The problem is that it’s based on a premise… that’s entirely untrue. I prove it in the video.
  • Police Raid the Lesbians Who Trolled Russia's Leading Anti-Gay Politician

    02/26/2015 2:09:04 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://globalvoicesonline.org ^ | Posted 26 February 2015 | Kevin Rothrock
    Being gay is dangerous business in Russia, but it’s especially risky when you troll the country’s leading opponent of gay rights. The owners of a St. Petersburg lesbian nightclub, raided today by police, are learning that lesson. Infinity is a “girls-only” nightclub for “St. Petersburg’s most stylish young women.” On February 1, one of the club’s owners and several of her friends were flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg, when they spotted Vitaly Milonov, a lawmaker famous for initiating Russia’s crackdown on LGBT rights. Not fans of his conservative politics, the girls photographed themselves kissing one another in front of...
  • Crazy cat people [pix]

    02/25/2015 12:10:22 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 77 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/15 | Andreanne Lupien
    These are the hilariously imaginative pictures of people in purr-fectly normal scenarios surrounded by playful felines. The photographer has put together this quirky set of photos to celebrate her love of cats. Andréanne Lupien, the 23-year-old photographer from Canada, believes in fairy tales, happy endings, magic — and cats. She said: “I had fun taking pictures of myself with my cat and putting it around me in the room.” (Caters News)
  • When Art Stopped Caring About Humanity (Dada)

    02/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2015 | David Pryce-Jones
    The centenary of the artistic movement known as Dada is coming up in 1916 and it ought to produce a lot of nonsense. The word “Dada” is supposed to come from the Kru language in Africa, and refers to the tail of a sacred cow. Up till then, the purpose of art had been to say something about humanity, and how to be a human being. Dada had the contrary purpose that there is nothing to say about human beings. The artist’s mockery and nihilism is supposed to be proof of his superiority to the stupid public.
  • Multiple Camera Drones Were Lost for This Imagery of a Volcano’s Insides

    02/24/2015 8:28:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/24/15 | Michael Zhang
    Explorer Sam Cossman recently employed the help of multiple drones to capture photos and footage of the Marum Crater in an active volcano on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. He ended up losing multiple drones in the process, but he left the island with spectacular images that will help provide a better understanding of the volcano and the life that exists around it.
  • World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding Approval

    02/24/2015 6:17:46 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 51 replies
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ^ | January 9, 2015 | No Attribution
    Menlo Park, Calif. — Plans for the construction of the world’s largest digital camera at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reached a major milestone. The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key “Critical Decision 2” approval from the DOE.
  • Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital After Severe Chest Pains!

    02/23/2015 2:29:16 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 106 replies
    Epic Times ^ | 02.23.15 | Epic times
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pains. After a 911 call, the legendary star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last week. No word yet on his current condition…
  • Oscar Ratings Hits Seven-Year Low, Viewership Worst Since 2009

    02/23/2015 12:19:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2/23/15 | Dominic Patten
    All the awards have been given out and it looks like the final numbers for the 87th Oscars are in. Running from 8:30 PM to 11:48 PM ET last night, the Neil Patrick Harris hosted show garnered a 10.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 36.6 million viewers. Among the key demo that’s a 17% drop from what the final ratings for the 2014 Academy Awards were and the worst the AMAPAS ceremony has done since 2008.That show had a 10.68 rating. The total viewership for last night’s Oscars were down 18% from last year to hit a 6-year low. The...
  • 2015 Oscars

    02/22/2015 5:31:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 371 replies
    2/22/2015
    Best PictureAmerican Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashBest Director Alexandro G. Ińárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation GameBest Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of EverythingBest Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, WildBest Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, The Judge Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Edward Norton, Birdman Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, WhiplashBest Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Laura Dern, Wild Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Emma Stone, Birdman Meryl Streep, Into...