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How Movie Effects Fool Your Brain

In this funny 15-minute TED Talk, special effects guru Rob Legato explains, shot by shot, how he made visual effects work in Apollo 13, Titanic, and Hugo. In addition to making great models, he did it by observing what people noticed versus what they saw. A sample quote regarding the Saturn V launch [...]

Star Trails From Space

We’ve posted beautiful photos of star trails on Neatorama before, but never like this. NASA astronaut Don Pettit took mulitple 30-second snapshots of the skies over planet Earth and stack them together using imaging [...]

Antibubbles in Space

You can create a bubble in a cup of water simply by blowing air using a straw but can you create a bubble of water inside a sphere of air? Sure, you can! All you need is some water, a syringe to blow in some [...]

Solve The Energy Problem by Mining The Moon

How to you kill two birds with one stone? We haven’t been back to the moon since the Apollo missions and we have a looming energy crisis. Former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt has a big plan to solve both those issues.  Former astronaut, Apollo moonwalker, geologist and former Senator Harrison Schmitt has a modest plan to [...]

Incredible Space Pics from Astronaut Twitpic Account

This past fall when NASA astronaut Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock took command of the International Space Station he began posting photos to his Twitpic account of the incredible views he was encountering from his lofty perch. My favorite is this photo of an island that looks like a hat. Link

The Late Movies: Ceremonial First Pitches

Today was baseball’s Opening Day, where everyone has a record of 0-0. So bust out the peanuts and Cracker Jack, pop open a frosty beverage of age-appropriate choice and take a look at some of the best ceremonial first pitches. On opening day in 2007, Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory attempted to toss out the first pitch. [...]