Producer Steven Paul Leiva (Space Jam) put this bit of wonderful ephemera on his YouTube channel awhile back, and it’s well worth taking three minutes to watch: the “pencil-test trailer” for an animated version of Will Eisner’s The Spirit that was almost made in 1980 by Brad Bird and Gary Kurtz. Read more...
Imagine you've got two guns pointed at one another from a great distance away. If the guns are filled with bird shot, most of the little pellets are going to completely miss one another, simply passing through the space separating them, with only the occasional pellet bouncing off of another. [...]
You’ve heard us talk about capsules, you’ve heard us talk about space suits, well today we take a look at the only currently in use reusable space craft. It’s a not a bird, its not a plane – It’s the US Space Shuttle. And to make it interesting – we’ve sent Scott Miller, Astronomy Cast student web developer, down to watch the launch so he can bring us back us first hand story.
And it's somehow better than all of them put together. Among gamers, every video game is ultimately described as a mash-up of game titles. For example: "It's like Doom and Sim City and Flappy Bird, smashed together and served to youShow More Summary
Or a blanket, maybe a space heater. What I’m sayin’ is, I’m frickin’ cold here! An African Gray parrot baby from Papooga.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Birds
Dennis Hlynsky filmed an enormous flock of starlings at 600 frames per second, revealing the path and "personal space" of individual birds. The result turns complex mathematical order into a beautiful abstract effect. Read the rest
Helsinki Airport is the first in Europe to offer sleeping pods — seats that convert to covered beds, with a power outlet inside and space for carry-on bags below. The nation’s first bird sanctuary, Isla Raza in the Sea of Cortez, is the breeding ground for most of the world’s elegant terns and Heermann’s gulls, among other species. Show More Summary
Hey gang, there is still space left on the relaxed Panama birding tour. Come with me, we will see cool bird and sloth and end the day with booze and bat falcons and tinamous. There is now a World Girl Birders page you can join on Facebook. Show More Summary
White Ibis flying in to roost along Biolab Road at dusk. Few things are as nice as being at Biolab Road...
"Swing" is a playful virtual reality installation using Oculus Rift DK2 and Kinect SDK 2.0. It uses a swing as a physical input device allowing users to feel as if they're flying through space. The prototype originated within the project "Digital Spectacle" at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design. Show More Summary
When we last left our heroine, she was flying through the air at a high rate of speed on her way to Orlando to give three talks and accompany (I won't say lead) two field trips in five days at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in beautiful balmy Florida. I left this...this...crapola... Show More Summary
I've been busy in Florida, working at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. The weather's been sunny and in the 70's. Liam's with me. We're in heaven. This afternoon we raced over to Canaveral National Seashore and watched birds. Show More Summary
It's no secret that around here, we're very excited about "Tomorrowland," Brad Bird's new action adventure outing starring George Clooney and loosely based around the land of the same name that can be explored in Disney parks worldwide. Show More Summary
Every time I go to the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I make sure to go out of my...
Middle fingers to everyone with cameras! Oh, Kristen Stewart, you're so naughty!! The actress doesn't usually let the pesky paparazzi bother her when she's out and about, but someone must've said something nasty to her to receive this reaction! KStew was seen touching down at LAX with her gal pal Alicia Cargile on Thursday after she attended Riley [...]
On the second day of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I wasn’t scheduled to lead any field trips....
The Philadelphia Eagles have plenty of space under the salary cap entering the 2015 offseason, which is a good thing, because they need it. Between taking care of their own and filling needs through free agency, the Birds have a lotShow More Summary
We're still not entirely sure what's going on in Brad Bird's upcoming film Tomorrowland, but we are excited to spend time in the shimmering city that the movie is teasing, one packed with futuristic vehicles, inviting public spaces, and skyscrapers from a forgotten version of the future. Read more...
Birders on a field trip for the Space Coast Birding Festival. Though I was late to the party this year, thanks to an overlapping event out west, the 2015 Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival was its usual spectacular self. A lot of...Show More Summary
This year was my third year helping to lead trips at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Like my...