Quinn Stadens

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Roller coaster technology: 'Bigger! Faster! Scarier!'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1022000/1022067_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524667642_8771c38c6fc70f36f2eda99bde53b500<p><b>Technology has transformed the theme park thrill ride, fuelling a global arms race to create the fastest, tallest, scariest roller coasters the world</b> …

Last of Us stays on top of the UK chart for a second week

The Last of Us is holding firm at the top of the UK sales charts for a second week running. It's unusual for a single-format game to stay at the …

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The Art of Staying Aloft – Pictures of Flying Birds by Gloria Wilson

Gloria Wilson is a photographer from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who likes to focus on expression, gesture and movement. She began concentrating on birds in …

Birds

APOD: Milky Way Over Crater Lake with Airglow (2013 Jun 19) Image Credit & Copyright: John H. Moore; Annotation: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130619.html Explanation: How many different astronomical phenomena have come together to create the above vista? Several. First, in the foreground, is Crater Lake -- a caldera created by volcanism on planet Earth about 7,700 years ago. Next, inside the lake, is water. Although the origin of the water in the crater is melted snowfall, the origin of water on Earth more generally is unclear, but possibly related to ancient Earthly-impacts of icy bodies. Next, the green glow in the sky is airglow, light emitted by atoms high in the Earth's atmosphere as they recombine at night after being separated during the day by energetic sunlight. The many points of light in the sky are stars, glowing by nuclear fusion. They are far above the atmosphere but nearby to our Sun in the Milky Way Galaxy. Finally, the bright arch across the image is the central band of the Milky Way, much further away, on the average, than the nearby stars, and shaped mostly by gravity. Contrary to appearances, the Milky Way band glows by itself and is not illuminated by the airglow. The above image is a six-frame panorama taken during about two weeks ago in Oregon, USA. http://johnhmoore.com/ http://geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130619 Annotated Image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1306/mwskyglow_moore_annotated_960.jpg #APOD

Huawei Ascend P6 announced: 6.18mm thickness, 4.7-inch 720p display

We knew it was in the works given the sheer quantity of leaks but, with a small sigh of relief, Huawei's Ascend P6 is now official. At the company's London launch, the handset has been revealed with a 6.18mm-thick, all-metal body that weighs in at 120 grams -- only 8 grams more than the iPhone 5, …

E3 2013: The year of the open world

<i>Check out all of our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>Last year, the gaming community declared that 2012’s Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show (E3) ushered in “the year of the bow.” We just finished up this year’s event, and while it was far less full of twings and/or twangs (unless Alice in Chains …