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Someone Spent Seven Years Making a Stop-Motion 'Star Trek' Film

Fan film took seven years to create, with over half a year spent in filming alone.<p>There's a new <i>Star Trek</i> movie coming out on July 22, and its explosions and J.J. Abrams-produced lens flares will almost certainly stuff the box office with cash. Even so, many longtime fans yearn for another time and …

Creating Geo-Enabled applications with MongoDB, GeoJSON and MySQL

This blog post will discuss creating geo-enabled applications with MongoDB, GeoJSON and MySQL.<i>Introduction</i>Recently I published a blog post about the …

Databases

NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Posters

NASA has released 3 million images of Earth - these are 6 of the best

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) has been taking stunning photos of the earth’s surface since 1999.<p>Aster is …

Sea Level

Working with Geospatial Data in MongoDB

Different map projections can retain certain features of the true 3D earth, but none can preserve all. Those features are Conformality (shapes), …

Databases

Plotting Choropleths from Shapefiles in R with ggmap - Toronto Neighbourhoods by Population

IntroductionSo, I'm not really a geographer. But any good analyst worth their salt will eventually have to do some kind of mapping or spatial …

Toronto

How to get gorgeous new Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

One of the coolest features of the new Apple TV is its absolutely stunning new screensavers, which fly you through some of the most gorgeous locations in the world.<p>Apple hasn’t announced any plans to bring the screensavers over to the Mac yet, but they’re such a perfect fit that developer John …

Manage your Game of Thrones withdrawal with one of these 17 shows - Vox

Another season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> has come and gone in blood, fire, and shocking twists. But as you hunker down for season six of the show to begin sometime in 2016, you may be wondering what to watch in the meantime.<p>Fortunately for you, we are experts of the television arts, and we've spent our …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …