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Entries from April 2011

Darkspore is live!

April 26th, 2011 · No Comments

I didn’t get to play any of the beta games and will probably not play until much later, but congratulations to Maxis and have fun all of you playing it!

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Tags: Spore

50 Years Manned Spaceflight

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments

You can’t have missed it: today it is 50 years ago that Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. He was the first person to see the Earth from space. The video shows unique footage made during that famous first voyage.

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Tags: Video

Kepler found unique triple star

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

The Kepler mission has found and posted info about a unique triple star formation, HD 181068. To show how the suns orbit around each other, they created a cool animation. I had to convert the movie into GIF format to show it here. To spare you the continuous loop every time you visit, please click […]

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Tags: Astronomy

Is it a bird? No it’s…

April 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

… a robot!
Watch how this robot flies like a bird, amazing how natural its flight is. It is called SmartBird, and it is made by Festo’s Bionic Learning Network. You can read more about it on their website.

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Tags: Biology · Robots

Must-see video of Saturn

April 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cassini made beautiful pictures of Saturn (find some of them here) and now someone has made them into this amazingly beautiful fly-by video. Totally worth watching in full screen.

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

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Tags: Art · Astronomy