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15 Aug 18:29

NASA Is Working on Origami Solar Arrays That Unfurl in Space

by Sarah Zhang

NASA Is Working on Origami Solar Arrays That Unfurl in Space

The dream? Orbiting solar panels that beam energy down from space. The problem? Solar panels are shaped with maximum surface area to catch as many rays as possible, but wide, flat disks are also not very aerodynamic on the trip into space. The solution is to get clever with geometry.


27 Apr 23:35

Rescued Puppy Turns Out To Be A Fox

by (Joanne Casey)
28 Apr 00:00

Lessons from NYPD Twitter scandal: Careful when asking Internet’s opinion

by Joe Silver

The Twitterverse was abuzz Tuesday evening after the New York City Police Department made what it thought was a harmless request to its followers: post pictures that include NYPD officers and use the #MyNYPD hashtag.

Much to the NYPD’s surprise and chagrin, the simple tweet brought on a torrent of criticism from the Internet. The result was national coverage of hundreds of photos depicting apparent police brutality by NYPD officers, which individuals diligently tweeted with the hashtag #myNYPD.


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21 Feb 23:15

Eli Roth To Direct New Horror Movie ‘Knock Knock’

by Germain Lussier


Eli Roth‘s latest film, The Green Inferno, is still awaiting release but the director behind the Hostel series has already lined up his next thing. It’s called Knock Knock, and the story follows two young girls who seduce a married man and then make his life a living hell. Roth will direct and co-write the screenplay with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, who collaborated with him on Aftershock.

The Wrap broke the news of the film, which reportedly will be budgeted under $10 million and start shooting in April.

Roth had a bit of a hiatus directing between 2007′s Hostel Part II and The Green Inferno, which started doing festival stops last year, but kept busy in that time not only acting (most notably in Inglourious Basterds) but producing tons of films, such as two Last Exorcism movies and The Man With the Iron Fists.

The plot of Knock Knock is particularly intriguing because it flips classic horror tropes on their head. It would be so easy for a man to abduct and terrorize two girls. For two girls to do it to a man, is a situation that has been explored to a much lesser degree.

Roth is also developing a sequel to The Green Inferno and is attached to a Dracula film called Harker. Knock Knock should be next, though.


09 Feb 00:12

Jonathan Meades

31 Jan 03:31

"Random recipients of luck, pretending to be expert."

“Random recipients of luck, pretending to be expert.”

- MR
20 Nov 19:00

The Great Stephen King Reread: Nightmares & Dreamscapes

by Grady Hendrix

Stephen King Nightmares and DreamscapesStephen King is a universe, and I don’t just mean that he contains multitudes or that his bibliography is really big. He is a universe in the sense that he operates under his own physical laws. Two of the underlying forces that underpin his existence are described in his introduction to Nightmares and Dreamscapes, his third collection of short stories.

One force is his desire to sprawl, his tendency towards what he calls generosity. “The leap of faith necessary to make the short stories happen,” he writes, “has gotten particularly tough in the last few years; these days it seems that everything wants to be a novel, and every novel wants to be approximately four thousand pages long.” The opposing force is his desire to please the reader by presenting only his best material when it would be so easy to coast or to repeat himself. “What I’ve tried hardest to do is to steer clear of the old chestnuts, the trunk stories, and the bottom-of-the-drawer stuff,” he writes two pages later. These two forces pull him in opposite directions, and the result is, as he describes it, “an uneven Aladdin’s cave of a book.” With the emphasis on “uneven.”

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16 Nov 05:00

November 16, 2013

OH MAN, the BAHFest videos are nearing completion. WOOP
17 Nov 05:00

November 17, 2013

Good news, geeks. We'll be releasing Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543 to the universe on Black Friday.
15 Nov 13:51

11/08/13 PHD comic: 'Spousal Ignorance'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "Spousal Ignorance" - originally published 11/8/2013

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17 Nov 20:06


18 Nov 05:00

November 18, 2013

18 Nov 10:07

Fish Assassin

by Doug
20 Nov 08:01


by Doug


Here are more clothes.

04 Nov 07:54

Will Rodgers

04 Nov 17:48

Love wears you out © Mark Nixon © Mark Nixon © Mark Nixon © Mark Nixon © Mark Nixon

Love wears you out

04 Nov 17:54

Spun, Seung Mo Park

Seung Mo Park

Seung Mo Park

Seung Mo Park

Spun, Seung Mo Park

06 Nov 08:08

James Jones, The Thin Red Line

James Jones, The Thin Red Line

08 Nov 09:00

Fortune cookie

04 Nov 23:49

Introspective journey of an artist

05 Nov 08:45

Image of the day

by thebrainbehind
28 Oct 21:42

This show is horrible

03 Oct 19:18

10/02/13 PHD comic: 'Government Shutdown'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
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title: "Government Shutdown" - originally published 10/2/2013

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02 Oct 18:32

Van Gogh’s never-before-seen Sketchbooks

02 Oct 18:42

Joan Cornellà

20 Aug 16:36

Periodic Table of Alcohol (larger)

20 Aug 16:51

Alfonso Elola

Alfonso Elola

Alfonso Elola

Alfonso Elola

Alfonso Elola

Alfonso Elola

20 Aug 17:14

Every Movie Poster that Saul Bass Ever Made (all here)

20 Aug 17:48

Something like this

20 Aug 17:50