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Nine films to watch in October

From the sequel to Blade Runner to Jackie Chan in a serious dramatic turn and a Vincent van Gogh animation, give these films a watch, writes Christian Blauvelt.

10 Travel Apps You Need Now

We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. With two …

Apps

Jedi Master Hoshino is Born in New STAR WARS Fan Film

There are so many <i>Star Wars</i> fan films online that it takes something really special for the newer videos to break out of the pack. Earlier this month, …

This Photographer Builds Her Fantasy Worlds by Hand, No Photoshop

The world of the fantasy, fine art photographer typically involves a healthy helping of Adobe Photoshop. But if digital art and crazy composites are …

Photography

Here's How You Should Be Charging Your Phone, According to Science

We've been doing it wrong.<p>Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it's partially our fault because we've …

Batteries

Scientists Have Found a Worrying Effect That Constant Light Might Have on Our Bodies

Uh oh.<p>These days we're pretty much constantly surrounded by light, with the artificial glow of indoor lighting, street lights, computer screens, …

Watch Cirque du Soleil reimagine the Beatles' 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

In conjunction with this year's 10th anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil Beatles show "Love" in Las Vegas, the Beatles' Apple Corps and Cirque du Soleil have crafted a music video for the show's rearrangement of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."<p>The video, directed by Dandypunk, …

The Surprising Origins Of Nendo’s Gorgeous Minimalism

A new exhibit explores the historical precedents of Oki Sato’s wildly prolific Japanese design studio Nendo.<p>Oki Sato, the designer behind Tokyo-based studio Nendo, is known as much for his ceasless creativity as he is for making objects that inspire a sense of playfulness and delight. Consider his …

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

This Light Art Installation Is Made From Old Washing Machine Drums

Teatro Metaphora, a non-profit organization created by a group of friends who want to change the world by promotion of ecological well-being and …

This Harry Potter Design Shop Is More Than My Heart Can Handle

It's like, tingly good.<p>For more information, and to buy prints online, check out their website.<p>If you'll be in town for <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>, here's even more things to see on an ultimate <i>Harry Potter</i> weekend in London.

England

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

NASA's Kepler discovers 'Tatooine' planet orbiting two suns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although we will never watch two suns rise and fall from the perspective of our own planet, like Luke Skywalker on Tatooine in the iconic scene from "Star Wars: A New Hope," there's a newly discovered planet where aliens might do so. Scientists have confirmed (PDF) that an exoplanet named …

So, You Want To Be A Technology Designer? Gadi Amit Says to Know These Five Things

Principal Designer at NewDealDesign, tells us what it takes to design the devices of the future. Industrial Designers, prepare to evolve.<p>Recently, we …

Whimsical Rocket Coffee Table Uses Playful Design for Functional Furniture

Adding to his array of unique furniture items, Stelios Mousarris presents the whimsical <i>Rocket Coffee Table.</i> Combining a variety of manufacturing techniques, from lathe and 3D printing to resin casting and traditional hand-carved elements, he has formed a playful piece that invokes a sense of …

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

This Week in Popular

Another week, another 25 breathtaking photos to inspire you from the 500px community. From a majestic tiger playing in the water to a stunning …

Why You Should Stack Copper Coins On Your Laptop

This little trick could save you during your all-nighters or, more likely, your marathon downloading sessions.<p>Anytime you’re overworking your laptop, …

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Pixar Created Their Most Complicated Character for Finding Dory

CNET senior editor Brian Tong sat down with Pixar character supervisor Jeremie Talbot to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the studio created Hank …

This is what happens when an AI-written screenplay is made into a film

Artificial intelligence has recently been trying its hand at various human creative endeavours, from cooking to art, poetry to board games, but nothing is quite as surreal as a robot writing the script for a science fiction movie – until now.<p>The script and movie were the product of director Oscar …

Artificial Intelligence

Star Wars A New Hope Infographic Retells the Entire Story

If you’re a hardcore <b>Star Wars</b> fan, there’s probably no way of knowing how many times you’ve seen the original film from 1977. However, we can …

Why Viggo Mortensen Is Off the Grid

Multiple blockbusters, an Oscar nomination, piercing blue eyes–who's that guy again?<p><b>This summer, the quintessentially un-Hollywood Viggo Mortensen stars in a film about a father of six who rejects the world to raise his kids completely off the grid. How much does this character resemble the actor</b> …

MIT Is Building Touchable Interfaces Out Of Soft, Synthetic Hair

Cilia are found everywhere in nature, including inside our own bodies. Now, MIT has figured out a way to 3-D print them.<p>Cilia are an amazing biological phenomenon. These super-sensitive microscopic hairs are all over (and inside) us humans, along with many other organisms. They help us hear, eat, …

See Your Favorite Movies Broken Down Into Just Their Color Palettes

Films typically have a cohesive “look”—their scenes all fit together within the same aesthetic guidelines. While there’s a wealth of detail that goes …

Pulp Fiction

Three views / A House | New Wave Architecture

It is inevitable that the innate trend of human being is tangled to natural landscape, The location of p[roject is Mosha site in the vicinity of …

Studio Ghibli's Anime World Has Been Recreated With Virtual Reality

Step into Miyazaki’s world with Studio Ghibli virtual reality.<p>Courtesy of a UK studio called Fire Panda, scenes and areas from Studio Ghibli anime movies have been recreated via virtual reality. The scenes stem from three of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies — the bus stop scene from <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i> …

The Beauty of letterpress posterThis looks fun. The lettering is...

The Beauty of letterpress posterThis looks fun. The lettering is made up from letterpress tools and the composition has a Russian Constructivist …