Jordan Brand Just Dropped a “Marvin the Martian” Clothing Collection

Last month, Jordan Brand debuted Blake Griffin’s new sneaker with a little help from an old frenemy, Marvin the Martian. Now, with a rumored “Marvin the Martian” Air Jordan VII Retro on the horizon, Jordan Brand is giving the villain some more shine with his own clothing collection.

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The Magnus Effect is why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This

Drop a basketball with backspin from a great enough height, and something rather interesting happens. In the video below, Veritasium’s Derek Muler explains the Magnus effect, and why the phenomenon can cause a ball with even a little spin to swerve so dramatically from its expected path.

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How graphic designers photoshopped images before Photoshop existed

Life was basically impossible without Photoshop. The process and tools it took to get images and type set just the way you wanted took an eternity. There were no shortcuts! You needed a rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, exacto knifes and so much more just to do things Photoshop now does in one or two clicks.

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Beautifully simulated 3D trip through space is what dreams are made of

I woke up today and had already seen this stunning video of space before I even saw it in real life because I’m 100% sure it was created in my dreams. It wasn’t, it was rendered in the 3D simulation program Space Engine. But seriously, this digital recreation of space is what every kid imagines when they look up at a starry sky for the first time or learn about the planets and space.

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