This is just awesome. Stop reading and start watching the video below. Tom Kucy used 3D effects and motion to bring the recently released photos from NASA’s Apollo Archive to life. The photos that document the most amazing feats of human history now feel like they’re moving videos. It is so completely awe-inspiring.
Playboy Magazine has decided to stop publishing photographs of fully nude models in its print edition, The New York Times first reported on Monday.
Hugh Hefner, the publication’s founder and editor-in-chief, agreed with the decision, which was conceived by Playboy chief content officer Cory Jones.
Sometimes, the best things are those that can be easily left behind. For rescue missions, whether battlefield or natural disaster, DARPA envisions using lightweight, cheap, and expendable single-use drones that can carry supplies to those in need and, once their mission is complete, fall apart into disposable uselessness. Building on VAPR, which wanted electronics that fell apart on command or when introduced to water, DARPA’s new ICARUS program reaches for the sky and hopes to fall apart before it gets there.
San Diego Comic Con had some big reveals. One of them was that the comic Batman: The Killing Joke will be animated next in the DC Universe. Mark Hamill, ‘Joker’ voice actor legend, will return to voice the character. But the story of this particular comic is dark, and it begs the question: how dark can this one go on the big screen?
I always love watching Jason Pelsey play the piano from his perspective. It reminds me of how special music and art can be because even though I too have two arms and ten fingers, I cannot even come close to melting the keys of a piano like he does. It is totally frantic and powerful and it seems like his fingers are moving so fast that the music becomes so fluid. Your eyes can’t keep up with what you’re hearing.
Hollywood director Sam Mendes doesn’t usually design high-performance sports cars. But he made an exception for James Bond. Mendes, who directed the latest 007 franchise film (in theaters November 6), worked with legendary auto designer Marek Reichman to create the movie’s signature vehicle: the Aston Martin DB10. Their aesthetic goal: “It had to have the look of the character driving it,” says Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer. “It had to have a predatory nature.”
To my mind, there is no sound on Earth more heinous than the default iPhone alarm. You know the one. It sounds like a tropical marimba distorted through the brain of an axe-wielding murderer clown. Every time I hear it go off in public, I can feel my brain flooded with whatever the opposite of feel-good endorphins are.