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“Don’t be alarmed people of Copenhagen. I just came to pick up some batteries.”
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32152“Don’t be alarmed people of Copenhagen. I just came to pick up some... more
YouTube user ParadiseDecay has done an incredible job in recreating the famous Star Wars Death Star battle within the game Minecraft.
http://veracitystew.com/2011/12/04/star-wars-via-minecraft-video/YouTube user ParadiseDecay has done an incredible job in recreating the famous Star... more
Would you let George Lucas talk to your kids about S-E-X?
http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/2011/06/celebrities-explaining-sex-with-george-lucas/Would you let George Lucas talk to your kids about S-E-X?... more
When I saw this Window 7 parody ad my first thought, swear to god, was "That can't be possible, because we saw the Death Star plans as early as in Attack of the Clones, when there were no Stormtroopers whatsoever."
I'm a geekWhen I saw this Window 7 parody ad my first thought, swear to god, was "That... more
Yet another alternate ending to Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi shows that, perhaps, the Rebel Alliance didn't do their research into the blast radius of a moon-sized space station.
You'd think, given that the Rebels already blew up one Death Star, they'd have a sense of just how big a bang that would be. And, perhaps, detonating a Star of Death that's in orbit around a populated planet might not be the wisest course of action.
I'll bet if they had more Jedi, someone would've raised their hand at the "torching another orbital platform" meeting.
http://blastr.com/2011/01/why-destroying-the-2nd-de.phpYet another alternate ending to Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi shows... more
Cafeterias are everywhere. Even the Death Star needed one. Who else will cater to those thousands and thousands of Storm Troopers who are constantly hungry after every planet they patrol. And where will Darth Vader get his food, chill and hang out with the boys in between battles with those intergalactic rebels? Here is a very hilarious Lego style re-enactment of Eddie Izzard's comedic prowess and his take of of what you might expect when Vader goes down there for lunch.Cafeterias are everywhere. Even the Death Star needed one. Who else will cater to... more
Despite my early suspicions - this crazy spiral light in Norway is not a Photoshop/After Effects treat. (I mean, sure there's video. But Current's Mike Horn also uploaded video to the Internet of Star Wars imperial troops in San Francisco.)
Was it aliens? Crazy Northern lights? A "weather balloon"? Apparently it was a failed Russian missile test.
Russia's defense ministry said a Bulava missile was launched Wednesday by a nuclear submarine submerged in the White Sea and its third stage suffered an unspecified failure.
Photographs and amateur video footage of the bluish-white in the Norwegian skies have been circulating on the Internet since Wednesday. The ministry did not confirm that these lights were the result of the failed launch but military analysts said the lights were clearly a result from explosion of the Bulava.
This kind of light show comes from a failed missile launch," said Pavel Felgenhauer, an independent military analyst. "Russia has run free fireworks for the Norwegians."
I'm sure Norwegians are thrilled that the Russian military is treating them to a free fireworks show in the sky using ICBMs launched from submarines. It's bad publicity for the Russian military, who is battling the degradation of their military technology in the post-Soviet era. This is reportedly the 8th failure of this type of missile in 12 total tests. But for a country determined to still flex itself militarily, fixing these problems will have to be a priority.
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- Photography in conflict: Jeff Antebi covers the Afghanistan electionDespite my early suspicions - this crazy spiral light in Norway is not a... more
Anybody who says they don't want their own Death Star is a massive liar. But how much would building one actually set you back? Well, a little over 10 septillion pounds, as it happens.
That's £10,567,694,556,432,990,575,001,600.00 (or $15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226)!
Leave a comment below if you fancy pitching in on this.I don't want to get your hopes up; we might have to settle for a scaled down version if I'm being honest.Anybody who says they don't want their own Death Star is a massive liar. But how... more
An Australian team has marked the beginning of the International Year of Astronomy by revealing its discovery of the death of a star and the birth of a black hole.
The huge gamma ray burst was the most distant event ever seen from Western Australia, and one of the most distant seen from the nation as a whole.
The Australian team was the first in the world to see it, but then disaster struck when a computer crash meant the team's sophisticated astronomy camera stopped working.
The Zadko telescope, north of Perth, captured an image of a explosion that occurred about 11 billion years ago.
Dr David Coward told ABC Radio's AM the explosion resulted from the explosion of a massive star about 100 times bigger than our sun.
"This star exploded 11 billion years in our past and it's taken that long for the photons of light or the messengers from this event to reach us," he said.
"This is quite a spectacular event in the universe that this telescope has managed to capture."
The University of Western Australia team saw the event in November, but they could not confirm it until recently when images were finally enhanced.
A computer crash at the time meant they were lucky to get a recorded image of the event at all.
Dr Coward says the team had to use a video camera.
"We had a catastrophic failure of the CCD camera ... essentially, the computer that runs the camera," he said.
"We had a video camera that was much much cheaper and ... a colleague of ours, Timo Vaalsta, managed to quickly get this video camera onto the telescope and start imaging this event.
"What's interesting is these events are transient, they occur over a matter of hours so you can't go back to the same spot and image this event, it's gone forever, these are one-off things."
He said the team was the first in the world to see it, despite only capturing evidence through a simple video camera.
"That's the irony is that the images that were obtained hours later by the biggest telescopes in the world had state of the art CCD cameras worth hundreds of thousands of dollars," he said.
"We were able to image this event with a simple video camera, which is under $1,000 compared to hundreds of thousands."
He says the team believes this is the first time an optical afterglow from a gamma ray burst has been observed from Western Australia.
"It's good for WA to know that we're participating in a globalised science because this sort of science is really about having telescopes all over the world performing these sorts of observations," he said.
"Our observation was reported to NASA and this information was distributed to about 190 observatories all over the world."
He says the CCD camera is being tested again so it can be ready for next time.
"We're also quite encouraged by the fact that this video camera can also do some pretty good science so we're definitely going to have the video camera as a backup," he said.
"The CCD camera is working and we're starting to do our first tests again.
"We're hoping that another gamma ray burst will go off in the next few months [and] that we can image that as well."An Australian team has marked the beginning of the International Year of Astronomy by... more
2007 was a bumper year for viral videos with Dramatic Chipmunk, Leave Britney Alone, Ms Carolina and the Cadbury Gorilla, but what is your favourite viral video from 2008???
I loved the Central Station Freeze, by Improv Everywhere for starters...
2007 was a bumper year for viral videos with Dramatic Chipmunk, Leave Britney Alone,... more
Have you seen the Death Star over San Francisco. Check it out and more on today's Current Virals.
To watch the full versions of all five videos just click on the links in the comments section below.Have you seen the Death Star over San Francisco. Check it out and more on today's... more
Imperial forces descend upon LA.
response to this outstanding footage:
Imperial forces descend upon LA. response to this outstanding footage:... more
Forget about the Lego Airbus A380 and the Lego Death Star, because this video will show you the mother of all Lego models: the 750,000-brick Kennedy Space Center. Using 1,506 square feet, it took 2,500 hours to build. It includes a 6.13ft-tall Space Shuttle on the launch pad, the space center with a 9ft-long Saturn 1B rocket, and the Vehicle Assembly Building—8ft long x 6ft high x 5ft wide—made out of 50,000 Lego bricks. I know. Mindblowing. This thing is so massive that it can probably affect Earth's orbit. Update: if Lego's Kennedy Space Center is the mother of all Lego models, Giz reader Florian Frischmuth has sent us his pictures of the father: the 1,300,000-brick Lego Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany. This titan contains a mindblowing 30,000 mini-figs inside.Forget about the Lego Airbus A380 and the Lego Death Star, because this video will... more