Slate reports how "... quicksand has all but evaporated from American entertainment--rejected even by the genre directors who once found it indispensable... Quicksand once offered filmmakers a simple recipe for excitement: A pool of water, thickened with oatmeal, sprinkled over the top with wine corks. It was, in its purest form, a plot device unburdened by character, motivation, or story..."
Six "Ten (10) Things You Don't Know" Lists: Comets, Earth, Black Holes, Hubble, Sun, Pluto, and The Milky WaySubmitted by ant on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 7:27am. Education/School | History | Nature | Personal | Reading Materials | Science | Sight Seeings | Space
Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures of Grains of Pollen & Jonathan Drori's TED Presentation (Every Pollen Grain Has a Story).Submitted by ant on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 7:55pm. Art/Design | Audio | Education/School | Health | Nature | Personal | Reading Materials | Science | Sight Seeings
Jonathan Drori's TED presentation tells how every pollen grain has a story -- "Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes -- and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship."
Narrated Apollo 11 launch in ultra slow motion at 500 frames per second (FPS) and in 16 milimeters (mm).Submitted by ant on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 3:34pm. Audio | Education/School | History | Personal | Science | Sight Seeings | Space | Transportation/Travel
VideoSift shares an eight minutes and 42 seconds YouTube video showing a narrated and beautifully shot slow motion footage of the ational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969. It is in ultra slow motion at 500 frames per second (FPS) and in 16 milimeters (mm).
The Christian Science Monitor reports the answers to "Why Mexicali earthquake damage is nothing compared to Haiti" -- "Sunday's 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake killed only two, despite being stronger than the January/Jan. 12 2010 Haiti quake that killed more than 200,000 and made 1 million homeless..."