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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 …

How America’s Most Iconic Design Brand Is Planning Its Next Century

With its newly minted New York flagship, Herman Miller is reincarnating itself as a lifestyle brand.<p>This month, Herman Miller opened a leviathan flagship showroom in Manhattan. The sprawling 60,000-square-foot temple to a furniture empire represents an ambitious five-year plan to change the way it …

The Truth About Cross-Channel Attribution In Marketing

In today’s more measurement-focused marketing world cross-channel attribution is a hot topic. Briefly, this is the science of using advanced analytics to allocate proportional credit to each marketing touch point across all online and off-line channels, leading to a desired customer action.<p>That’s …

Why Advertising Has the Power to Advance How We Talk About Race in America

Ad industry players believe that agencies need to make safe spaces for serious discussions about race and racism within their organizations—outside …

4 Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

With customers' attention increasingly divided across channels, platforms, and devices, marketers are making bold moves to engage and convert audiences.<p>I'm kicking off this shortlist of 2016 marketing trends with a prediction....<p>In the very near future, brands will rely less on traditional media to …

7 Wearable Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 5 Years

Think wearable tech is a fad? Think again.<p>First off, wearables are just getting started. Wearable tech shipments are expected to jump from 85 million …

Wearable Tech

Enflux smart clothing is the full-body wearable for the fitness fanatic

Why hire a personal trainer when you can just wear one? Thanks to the miracle of technology and the generosity of the Kickstarter community, we’re …

10 amazing shops every chocolate addict should visit - Telegraph

Perseid meteor shower to peak Wednesday, astronomers predict 'a lot more stars than usual'

The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event, but astronomers believe this year could be something well worth waiting for since extra dark skies …

This is What Adobe’s Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky

Adobe’s new Dehaze slider has been wowing photographers since it was launched for Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW last month. We’ve seen what it can …

The Great Era Of Space Exploration Is Just Beginning

Every new world we explore is surprising, interesting, magnificent in its own way. Pluto and its big moon Charon are no exceptions: even with just a tiny fraction of the data we’ll get from New Horizons, scientists and nonscientists alike were amazed. It was a great day and a landmark achievement …

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

The Moon might have a precious resource that could reduce NASA's Mars missions by $10 billion a year

Turns out, the agency is exploring the possibility of returning to the Moon as a stepping stone toward Mars, and according to a recent report, this method is cheaper than current estimates — about $10 billion cheaper. Per year.<p>To determine if the Moon is worth returning to, NASA called upon former …

Space Science

Goodbye International Space Station, Hello Moon Village

ESA’s new director general lays out his vision for an international community on the dark side of the Moon.<p>The International Space Station has been occupied for nearly 15 years, but the astronauts' lower-Earth orbit home away from home won't be around forever—or even that much longer.<p>So while NASA …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

We’re so close to seeing Pluto up-close, but a single pebble could make NASA's mission go terribly wrong

No. But decades worth of science would be lost.<p>Such is the fear of NASA's New Horizons team as the space probe nears its closest approach to Pluto and its five (possibly more) moons.<p>As New Horizons speeds toward the icy planet — about 6,200 miles from the surface at about 31,000 miles per hour— it …

Solar System

Pluto flyby - as it happened: First pictures show dwarf planet is red like Mars

New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto marking the 'end of an era' in Solar System exploration<p>Summary of New Horizon's extraordinary flypast:<p><i>Incredible images taken from Nasa's New Horizon's spacecraft have shown for the first time that Pluto is red like Mars.</i><p><i>Scientists were expecting</i> …

2015 July 11 - Geology on Pluto

<b>Geology on Pluto</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Inst.<p><b>Explanation:</b> Pluto is coming into focus. As the robotic New …

Pluto

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Stratolaunch and SpaceX part ways

Space launch company Stratolaunch has parted ways with manufacturer SpaceX, dissolving a partnership dating from the project's …

With NASA's New Horizons, it's finally Pluto's time to shine

We're all on the cusp of something big.<p>For the first time in history, a spacecraft will be able to see the possible cliffs and crags of Pluto up …

Pluto image revealed by Nasa offers closest look yet at dwarf planet

The most detailed pictures captured of the satellite have been beamed back to earth by the New Horizon spacecraft<p>Nasa has released the most detailed picture yet taken of dwarf planet Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.<p>Taken from a distance of 8m kilometres, the relative close-up of the …

Dwarf Planet

Doppel wearable will be able to change your mood

Written by Reuters on July 8, 2015 in News with 0 Comments<p>Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change …

7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

UI Design

Why Web Design is Dead

June 8, 2015Web design is (finally!) dying of irrelevance. Web pages themselves are no longer the center of the Internet experience, which is why …

How Pebble’s CEO Plans To Win The SmartWatch Wars

Eric Migicovsky's not afraid of Apple<p>Long before Apple dove into the smartwatch business this spring, a little company called Pebble made a big splash--and set a $10-million Kickstarter record--by debuting an intelligent timepiece that provides emails, texts, and music controls. Pebble Time, its …

Wearable Tech

Best Running Apps & Wearables

Here’s what you need to know about apps and devices for running: If you own an Android or iOS phone you may already own all the tech you want or need.<p>But we say “may,” because this somewhat depends on how serious you are about running and keeping track of your metrics, and on the kind of terrain …

Nevermind the iWatch--You Want an Apple II Watch!

Apple's smartwatch, colloquially called the iWatch, promises to be a highly capable computer that fits around your wrist. It'll be commercially …