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A beautiful, and really, really sad short sci-fi film by Orange, California-based filmmaker Joe Sill.
Female astro-miner Shona has been mining under dangerous conditions on the moon for the past two years in order to pay for expensive medical treatments in hopes of save her bed-ridden daughter Darla, and now that her tour is completed, a younger astronaut Paige has come to replace her. Shona is reluctant to return to the world she once knew, but in meeting Paige realizes that returning to Earth isn’t where she’ll find peace – she will have to return home.
A California teenager has attracted widespread media attention after creating a “supercapacitor” that could recharge a cellphone battery in under 30 seconds. But much of the coverage appears to have downplayed the word “could.”
18-year-old Esha Khare (pictured above left) won an Intel Young Scientist Award of $50,000 at the company’s International Science and Engineering Fair. She actually shared the honors with two other teens, American Henry Lin (right) who created a simulation of galaxy clusters and Romanian Ionut Budisteanu (center) who took the top prize of $75,000 for designing an autonomous car control system that would only cost around $4,000.
The full details of Khare’s development have been thin on the ground to say the least. What was revealed was that her device, which appears to be a couple centimeters long and a few millimeters thick, is flexible enough that it could be built into fabric. Khare also says it could work for around 10,000 recharge cycles, far more than existing cellphone batteries.
However, there’s no sign it’s ready for use right now. As carefully written headlines downplay (and some less-carefully written piece omit altogether), Khare merely explained that she’s been able to charge the device in 20 seconds and successfully test that it emits enough power to light a LED. She’s not made any public displays of it powering a cellphone and indeed doesn’t appear to have publicly claimed to have reached that point yet.
Whatever the timescale, she certainly seems to have attracted attention. Google has reportedly already been in touch with her about the project. There’s also a suggestion that Khare’s work could eventually be used to cut charging time on electric vehicles.
I really like Liz Katz, and while I know that a few of our Facebook fans have recently expressed doubts about her geekdom (which she addressed quite succinctly,) I know for a fact that she’s a huge geek, and a really nice and kind one at that. A few days ago, Liz sent me a cell phone pic of herself wearing one of our shirts (I believe EPIC is the way she described it,) with more to come she promised. Well geeks, the promised pics are here, and as far as I’m concerned, they’re even more awesome than the shirt itself (even my marvelous wife agrees!) However, I might be biased on the matter, so I’ll let you be the judges. Oh, and for those of you who want to order one of our shirts (regular and baby tees,) you can do so right here! (Use promo code “geeksaresexy” for 10% off!)
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“Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest at ease. Ofttimes I wonder why my brothers wanted it so desperately”.
-Stannis Baratheon to Davos Seaworth on the Iron Throne
Lord Voldermort is seeking the Elder Wand, and what better place to look than Ollivander’s wand shop? Unfortunately for the Dark Lord, many other wizards go shopping at Ollivander’s too. And some are more powerful even than Voldermort.
Can you spot the dwarves in Diagon Alley? Which ones did you see?
On the same day as the release of Star Trek Into Darkness (coincidence??), a meteoroid “about the size of a small boulder” crashed into the moon, causing an explosion so large, it could be seen from Earth!
Watch the short NASA video below for not just an explanation, but footage of the actual impact itself, which was the equivalent of 5 tons of TNT!