1. reality-breaker:

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

     
  3. I went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes yesterday. (Thanks for your opinions.) This is very good. More spectacular than Rise, so this is fun to see it on  big screen.  Nice settings, a lot of apes and they are impressive CGI characters. And this is more thoughtful than the usual blockbusters.  

    more thoughts, with some spoilers

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    reblogged from: spaceexp

    tags: space explorationrussiaspace gecko

    Officials unable to contact animal-carrying spaceship

    spaceexp:

    http://cdn1.img22.ria.ru/images/93841/06/938410652.jpgThe Russian Foton M4 space capsule carrying a package of biological and materials research specimens, including geckos and plant seeds, has stopped responding to commands from Earth, the Russian space agency announced Thursday (July 24). Researchers planned to monitor the effects of microgravity on the adult geckos, including their sexual behavior and embryonic development

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    jordansawyer95:

    This is Sister Rust by Damon Albarn, from the soundtrack of the upcoming 2014 science-fiction/action film Lucy.

     
  6. Lucy (2014), Luc Besson

    The tagline: “the average person uses 10% of their brain capacity…” is an old urban legend.  ”Neurologist Barry Gordon describes the myth as laughably false, adding, we use virtually every part of the brain, and that [most of] the brain is active almost all the time” (wikipedia).

    We use every part of our brain, but some people (like Einstein) seem to use it more efficiently than others. So, in a sci-fi film, this is always possible to imagine some trick to improve the brain.  I don’t know exactly how this is presented in the film.

    According to the reviews (like this one), Lucy seems more silly than brilliant sci-fi.  Luc Besson usually films well, visually, even when his scripts are weaker, so, with Scarlett Johansson as the lead, maybe this is entertaining. 

    Limitless (2011) is a good film on a similar theme.  

     
  7. Have you seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

    The film is presented in my town this week-end. I liked Rise, but not with a passion. The reviews for Dawn are excellent. Is it really that good?

     
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    reblogged from: thegetty

    tags: moonastronomyhistory

    thegetty:

    The moon was visible, yet unreachable by keen astronomers like John herschel in the late 19th century. This photograph is actually of a detailed papier-mâché model of a moon crater. 

    Moon Crater, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

     
  9. 13:31 24th Jul 2014

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    reblogged from: redskullsmadhouse

    tags: aliencatillustration

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  10. [Nichelle Nichols’] record of accomplishment speaks for itself: NASA originally had 1500 applicants from women and minorities on file. Women in Motion helped spur that number to exceed 8000 in six months. Nichols received the American Society of Aerospace Education’s Friend of the Year award for ‘outstanding contributions to the promotion of aviation and space.
    —  from a November 1985 article in Starlog about Nichelle Nichols’ work with NASA’s Women in Motion program. (via trekkiefeminist)