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To infinity and beyond: VR games embrace space travel and innovation at E3 2014

We can finally talk about virtual reality games with a straight face.<p>At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show in Los Angeles, a small pool of VR games held their own against a big slate of indie titles and triple-A blockbusters. This is the first year that Oculus VR, …

The Science Behind Viral Video of Trailer Park Tornado

Two friends narrowly escaped an EF2 tornado that injured nine in North Dakota.<p>Dramatic video of a tornado swirling through a North Dakota trailer park on Monday has gone viral, with viewers marveling at how close the twister came to Dan Yorgason and his friend Abram Schiff.<p>An EF2 tornado, with …

The World's Strongest Brakes Stop The 1,000MPH Bloodhound SSC [Video]

During a half-speed test, a set of carbon rotors from a jet fighter shattered under the stress.<p>It's like stopping a bus from 160 mph on a wet road. That's how the engineers behind the Bloodhound SSC—the British land-speed record car designed to break the 1,000-mph barrier—described the task of …

Bloodhound

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

The Congress - Trailer 1

An aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. …

Aging

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

Remixes

Full review of the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens, including specifications, performance charts, overview, sharpness and vignetting tests as well as sample images and links for further research.

<i>Last updated September 19th, 2014</i><p>The Leica description for this lens<p><b>Out-performs the human eye!</b><p>After more than 30 years, Leica breaks its own record …

Wolfenstein: The New Order battles evil Nazis but can't fight off middling reviews

Wolfenstein: The New Order is a big-budget game in a well-known Nazi-killing franchise. And this time, the game has a Quentin Tarantino-like story that will remind players of <i>Inglourious Basterds</i>. What’s not to like? Plenty, apparently.<p>So far, the critics are split on the title that debuts today. …

Wasteland 2 coming to PC this August

InXile's post-apocalyptic role-playing game <i>Wasteland 2</i> will be ready for release in August, the developer announced today.<p><i>Wasteland 2</i> is a sequel to the original <i>Wasteland</i> released in 1988; it was successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2012. The game is currently available as an Early Access title. …

The 20 photographs of the week

The crisis in Ukraine, Tito Vilanova's memorial service in Barcelona, the tornado in Arkansas – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Watch a Gruesome 'Only God Forgives' VFX Breakdown – /Film

<b>Nicolas Winding Refn</b> doesn’t shy away from the excessively visual aspect of filmmaking, even when doing a low-budget effort like <b>Only God Forgives</b>. …

Crime Drama

SpaceX gets closer to making a reusable rocket, sues Air Force

Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne rocket makerSpaceX, hastily called a news conference Friday inWashington, D.C., where he outlined an array of matters confronting his upstart company.<p>A cryptic email was sent to media around 9 p.m. Pacific time Thursday that said he would "make an …

Space Travel

Steven Spielberg May Direct The BFG, Based on Roald Dahl Book

Which film will the director of <i>Lincoln</i> do next? There are quite a few options, and now yet another has cropped up. Thanks to a new attachment, <b>Steven</b> …

Film Industry

Y Combinator-Backed Streem Has Raised $875K For Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service

If you’re hoping to store lots of large media files, Streem might be the cloud storage service that you’re looking for.<p>The startup, which is part of incubator Y Combinator, launched its Streem Drive product last week, and it’s announcing that it has raised $875,000 in seed funding.<p>Co-founder and …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Satellite Time-Lapse Shows Ten Years of Earth’s Weather in Three Minutes

After almost ten and a half years of faithful service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-12 satellite was …

Beautiful Photographs of the Frigid Isolation in the Canadian Rockies

Majestic landscapes and mountainous areas are always ingredients for imposing panoramas. The Canadian Rockies found in British Colombia is definitely …

Northern Lights

Software Lets You Tweak The Lighting of Your Scene After the Fact Until It’s Perfect

Researchers at Cornell University recently developed a new piece of software in conjunction with Adobe that could some day help amateurs and …

Interview with Creative Time Lapse Photographer Rob Whitworth

<b>Your website bio mentions that you have extensive experience working in and around Asia. Which city is your favorite so far and why?</b><p>Hoi An. It’s sort …

Time-lapse Photography

Our 'Kodak moments' – and creativity – are gone

We are all photographers now. Snapping and snapping away, in public and private, we shoot mundane and standardized images we would never have bothered to take just a few years ago: photos of foamed milk on coffee, or of ourselves half-drunk in bathroom mirrors. At parties the guests are now their …