Monday, October 22, 2012

Article: Cold Fusion Gets a Little More Real (Forbes)

The following is an excerpt from a Forbes article: The question “is cold fusion real?” has been around since 1989 when Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, two of the world’s leading electrochemists, rather prematurely announced that they had achieved this phenomena in a test tube in their lab.

Cold fusion, otherwise called Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR), is, theoretically, the fusing together (rather than a chemical reaction) of elements at “normal” temperatures such that they release more energy than is required to fuse them." (read the rest of the article)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Video: Natural Phenomena

Video Description: "Humans are part of the natural order. We're risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they're just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. Boring electrical lines hint at the energy solution of a mammalian species. Open your eyes to the world you've grown accustomed to, and rejoice in the fact that you can participate in the human project."

Video: Views from the ISS

Video Description: "HDR Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crews onboard the International Space Station (ISS)."

Video: Meet the Staff of Thing X

Video: Space Shuttle Atlantis Hands-On: A Look Inside

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Video: The Creativity of Indie Video Games

Video Description: "The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games without the budgets of the larger "AAA" games. These indie game developers devote time, money, and take great risks in a quest to realize their creative vision. They deftly balance game mechanics & systems, sound & visuals, and an immersive storytelling experience to push the gaming medium into revolutionary new territory. Much like indie music or indie film, the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers who want to work outside of the mainstream."

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tears of Steel - Blender Foundation's fourth short Open Movie

Video Description: "'Tears of Steel' was realized with crowd-funding by users of the open source 3D creation tool Blender. Target was to improve and test a complete open and free pipeline for visual effects in film - and to make a compelling sci-fi film in Amsterdam, the Netherlands."

Video: KLINGON STYLE (Star Trek Parody of PSY - GANGNAM STYLE)

Translated the "Gangnam Style" lyrics into Klingon. Make sure to watch with CC.