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How the Rotating Corridor Scene of Inception Was Filmed

Remember the zero gravity fight / rotating corridor scene in the movie Inception? How did they film it? Director Christopher Nolan explains (hint: they actually built a real rotating set): … I spent just a couple of minutes on this set while it’s rotating and what it does to your brain is extremely difficult to [...]

Human Procreation in Space Could Be Dangerous

You may want to reconsider getting pregnant (or impregnating someone) while in space. Low or zero gravity may impair the development of healthy embryos: Microgravity apparently tampers with stem cells, which all other cells originate from. Stem cells normally act as a repair system for the body by replenishing its tissues.[...] After this experiment, the cells showed [...]

NASA Levitates Mouse Using Magnetic Fields

Charles Q. Choi of Live Science writes that scientists working for NASA used a superconducting magnet that simulates some of the effects of gravity to lift a mouse into the air. The agency has been working on such technology in the hope of alleviating the bone decay that would affect astronauts in zero-gravity environments for [...]