Robert Higginbotham

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10 Movie Outtakes That Made It To The Big Screen

Never-before-seen “Star Wars” blooper reel surfaces

Watch two minutes of outtakes from the original series<p>Storm troopers are a little less intimidating when they're stumbling all over themselves and Luke Skywalker seems less heroic when he's asking for reassurance with the pronunciation of "supernova" -- things that most "Star Wars" fans had never …

iPhones 6S battery life 'varies by up to two hours depending on chip supplier'

TSMC and Samsung make chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but power consumption varies markedly, according to user reports<p>Two seemingly identical, brand new, iPhones 6S may have a battery life that differs by up to two hours depending on which of two companies manufactured their processor, according …

Batteries

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

Experience ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in a 360-degree first-person video from ILMxLab

Lucasfilm’s special-effects department is working on a new frontier of immersive entertainment, and you can get a taste of that on Facebook.<p>This morning, the Star Wars account on Facebook launched the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> Immersive 360 Experience. This is a new kind of video on the …

The Star Wars saga begins again this Friday

The world of Star Wars was shaken when Disney purchased Lucasfilm, and one of the most drastic changes to the property was the fact that the Expanded Universe was wiped clean.<p>No more Thrawn. No more Yuuzhan Vong. No more moons falling on beloved characters. Those stories are still there to read, …

Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

General relativity, the theory of gravity Albert Einstein published 100 years ago, is one of the most successful theories we have. It has passed …

Beautiful new photos by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly make the Earth look strangely alien

Over the past few weeks, space headlines have been dominated by other worlds: Clear images of Pluto for the first time, the “closest cousin” to Earth ever discovered, the ongoing exploration of our planetary neighbor Mars. With all this excitement, it’s easy to forget that we live on a pretty …

Space

Proposed Law Blocks Export Of America’s Least Threatening Gun

It would also outlaw hosting design files for 3D printed weapons<p>Designed by Defense Distributed, the 3D printed Liberator pistol is both a revolutionary concept and a profoundly mediocre gun. The Liberator is the world's first successful 3D printed gun, capable of firing a single bullet, with only …

Galaxy's Huge Black Hole Puts on Spectacular Fireworks Show (Video)

The supermassive black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is putting on a fireworks display of cosmic proportions.<p>Scientists captured the …

Universe

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

What is the universe expanding into? (Intermediate)

<i>I am very confused about things my science book says about the expanding universe. Every book I have seen has defined the universe as "everything".</i> …

Pluto's Moons Raise New Puzzles for NASA's New Horizons Mission

For a long time, Pluto was considered an oddball planet — and although that perception has changed, astronomers now report that its tiniest moons rank among the oddest in the solar system.<p>"The Pluto system is more interesting than we thought," said Mark Showalter, a planetary scientist at the SETI …

Solar System

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

Watch NASA test the rocket engine that might one day take us to Mars

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At long last, somebody finally built a fully functional X-Wing drone

At this point, if you don’t know who Oliver C is, chances are pretty good that you’ve been living under a rock. Over the past few months, this guy …