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'Inside Out': Pixar delivers a rewarding emotional journey, reviews say

In its previous 14 animated movies, Pixar has explored many imaginative worlds: one populated by anthropomorphic automobiles, another where a rat cooks haute cuisine, yet another where humans have trashed the planet and retreated into mindless consumption. But the studio's latest feature, "Inside …

Animation

How to do Disney, Universal, and more Orlando parks on a budget

Theme parks run by Disney and Universal can be money-suckers if you aren't careful, but there are ways to enjoy all of the parks in Orlando, Fla. …

Disney's New Theme Park Tech Foreshadows Our Wired Future

In 2011, <b>Walt Disney Co.</b> CEO Bob Iger proposed a technological reinvention of Disney's iconic parks, ostensibly to make the Magic Kingdom more amenable to tech-savvy millennials. He got buy-in from his directors to spend nearly $1 billion on <b>MyMagic+</b>, a tech overhauled centered around the <b>MagicBand</b>, …

Walt Disney Company

Walt Disney’s vision of the future forms backdrop of Tomorrowland movie

There was more to Walt Disney than Mickey Mouse. He was an obsessive futurist who used his theme parks to stage ideas of what a world filled with cutting-edge technology and the fruits of scientific ambition might look like.<p>The upcoming movie <i>Tomorrowland</i> is not only a nod to Disney, it re-imagines …

Walt Disney Company

The Day Tsum Tsum Invaded the Walt Disney Studios Lot

By now you know we’re obsessed with the cute and cuddly Tsum Tsum. We play the game, collect our favorites, and even use their little tummies to …

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Disney Reveals Their Next Big Animated Movie Zootopia at D23

A world without humans where animals rule (like people).<p>Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed their major animated feature film for 2016 at today's …

Instead of Driving to the Office, How About Driving the Actual Office?

IDEO's Work On Wheels (WOW) concept "inverts the commute"<p>IDEO's known for forward thinking, and with their Automobility project, IDEO skipper Tim …

Motivational, Positive, Inspiring Quotes and Proverbs

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Neuroscientists Have Worked Out How to “Read” And “Write” Brain Signals

A new technique allows researchers to both observe and control brain activity in mice.<p>Just like a very complicated computer, our brains control our …

Behind The Scenes Of That Awesome Portal Trick Shot Video

Now you're thinking with Portals<p>There's an epic video making its viral way around the Internet this week, featuring two guys in lab coats doing incredible trick shots using a basketball and a Portal gun.<p>The video was made by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer at Corridor Digital, and it looks amazing. …

Nasa releases footage of x-class solar flares - video

Nasa releases footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows the sun emitting x-class solar flares. X-class flares are the most intense; however, humans are safe because the flares cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere, although they can disrupt communications

See brightest star Sirius at midnight on New Year’s Eve

Dog Star Sirius reaches its highest point in the sky around midnight every New Year. For this reason, it might also be called the New Year’s …

How many stars can you see?

It takes up to 30 minutes for your eyes to adapt to the dark. And a country location is best. Then, on a clear night with no moon … how many …

Raising The Roof: Tesla Opens The Era Of The Upgradeable Car

Fulfilling a promise CEO Elon Musk made back in June, Tesla unwrapped an after-Christmas present for owners of its original Roadster sports car yesterday. A series of three upgrades — to the battery pack, the tires and the aerodynamics — that the company calls “Roadster 3.0” will increase the …

Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.<p>As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.<p>Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the …

An Aspiring Martian Continues To Pursue The Red Planet

Lt. Heidi Beemer has dreamed of going to Mars since she was 8 years old. She's carefully planned her life, from her education to her career, with a goal of getting to the red planet.<p>In January she got a step closer to that goal by making first cut of applicants for Mars One — a Netherlands-based …

Top 5 National Geographic Videos of 2014

In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014.<p>In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014. We hope you find them as interesting and moving as we do.<p>The topics range …

Stegosaurus gets a Hollywood makeover

Any small child, including my dinosaur-mad three-year-old nephew, can tell you that Stegosaurus was a large, lumbering, plant-eating dinosaur with large bony plates, menacing tail spikes and a tiny brain. But despite it being one of the most recognisable dinosaurs, most of what we know about these …

New to Nature No 136: Axima sidi

Stalk-eyed wasps are ‘the very definition of rare’. This latest one, found in Colombia, is named after a cartoon character<p>As the nursery rhyme says “…and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so on ad infinitum”. Nowhere in the animal kingdom are we more frequently reminded of this than among the …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

Carbon Dioxide

Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, is giving this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures<p>Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, …

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

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How A $4 Trillion Tech Market Was Radically Changed In 2014

And 2014 was a radical year of change for this market.<p>Companies stopped buying and installing all of that equipment themselves. They started renting more of it, hosted elsewhere, and paying as they use it. This is known as cloud computing.<p>Not only did businesses change the way they buy tech, they …

Tech Industry

Gap between rich, poor schools doubled in 4 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years …

CNN/ORC Poll: Bush surges to 2016 GOP frontrunner

Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he's "actively exploring" a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found.<p>He takes nearly one-quarter — 23% — of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 …

De Blasio and His Police: We Can't Listen With Our Backs Turned

When I heard about the deaths of Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos, it broke my heart. I wanted to read stories about the good family men, role models and community leaders they undoubtedly were. Yes, such profiles were written. But it is a different kind of story that is dominating the …