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    In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth.
    Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this video commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8's historic flight by recreating the moment when the crew first saw and photographed the Earth rising from behind the Moon. Narrator Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon, sets the scene for a three-minute visualization of the view from both inside and outside the spacecraft accompanied by the onboard audio of the astronauts.
    The visualization draws on numerous historical sources, including the actual cloud pattern on Earth from the ESSA-7 satellite and dozens of photographs taken by Apollo 8, and it reveals new, historically significant information about the Earthrise photographs. It has not been widely known, for example, that the spacecraft was rolling when the photos were taken, and that it was this roll that brought the Earth into view. The visualization establishes the precise timing of the roll and, for the first time ever, identifies which window each photograph was taken from.
    The key to the new work is a set of vertical stereo photographs taken by a camera mounted in the Command Module's rendezvous window and pointing straight down onto the lunar surface. It automatically photographed the surface every 20 seconds. By registering each photograph to a model of the terrain based on LRO data, the orientation of the spacecraft can be precisely determined.
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    Burger stone
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    A natural stone that is like a burger on the first sight.
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    Most popular sports in the world
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    Most popular sports in the world
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    How much time do you have left? Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it's almost impossible to wrap your head around things..
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    Fancy Headset Translates Dog Thoughts
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    Enter No More Woof, the headset that wants to translate your dog's thoughts into human-speak.
    "No More Woof reads your dog's mind via electroencephalogram sensors — it measures brain waves. The folks at NSID say they've decoded some of the most easily detected doggie thought patterns, like "I'm hungry," "I'm tired," and "I want to pee." Using a brain-computer interface powered by a Raspberry Pi, No More Woof turns these mental states into verbal cues"
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    "Three pilots celebrate Fred Christensen's birthday on the long flight home. HQ interrupts their celebration with a urgent order. The pilots are forced to go on their last mission together after learning they aren't going to make it back home."
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    Gear  |  Video  
    When you're home for the holidays, sometimes you've got to get busy on your childhood twin bed.
    Haha!
    Gingerbread Optimus Prime
    Gear  |  Projects  
    Artist Caroline Eriksson made this edible Optimus Prime, using 700-800 individual pieces of gingerbread.
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    Gear  |  Film  
    Starring:
    STALLONE
    STATHAM
    BANDERAS
    LI
    SNIPES
    LUNDGREN
    GRAMMER
    CREWS
    COUTURE
    LUTZ
    ROUSEY
    POWELL
    ORTIZ
    with GIBSON
    with FORD
    and SCHWARZENEGGER
    Owl Eyeglass Holder
    Gear  |  Gadget  
    An owl could look scholarly if he "wears" your glasses. Using a single piece of wood, Indian Fair Trade artisans hand carve the richly finished owl, making him a charming piece of decor on his own or when rocking your signature specs. A small hook in the back keeps your glasses right where you left them, eliminating the daily blurry-eyed search for your favorite frames.
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    Cactus mailbox
    Gear  |  Design  
    Cactus mailbox was photographed in Palm Springs, California by photographer Dolly Faibyshev as part of her series "Palm Springs".
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    Switch
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    Switch($90 Amazon link) is the modular pocket knife. It comes with 12 easily interchangeable attachments that perform 16 distinct functions and can be mixed, matched, and customized to suit your particular MacGyvering skillset.
    "Comes with: blade, wood saw, serrated blade, bottle opener/flathead screwdriver, micro flathead screwdriver, micro Phillips screwdriver, file, Phillips screwdriver, pliers, scissors, LED flashlight, and mirror/tweezer/pick/pen"
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    Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can...but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will's thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.
    In theaters April 17, 2014.
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    The Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control in Zurich has developed a cube that can stand on its own corner without any outside help. The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner.
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    Tom BetGeorge writes: "This is my first year decorating and this is my first sequence ever. I built almost everything from scratch using wood and acrylic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont) hence the massive instruments! The guitar is 17', the piano is 19' and the drums are standard. About 6,000 channels running around 70,000 lights. Come by and see it in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin in Newark, California! "
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    A six-minute tribute to some of the moments, people and stories that 'brought us together' this year, from tragic to triumphant, challenging or inspiring.
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    This video from Candide Thovex's GoPro, their latest ski run is a thrill ride that scares you senseless.
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    Behind the scenes, here.
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    Lara Croft, Master Chief, and Assassin Kenway set out to steal Mario's treasured power-ups. In return Mario shows them the true meaning of power.
    How Dogs Make Decisions
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    The Decision Making Process of Dogs
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    Remember Jean-Claude Van Damme's split between two Volvo trucks(below video), this is a video created by Hungarian animation firm Delov Digital. Well, Chuck Norris splitting between two Lockheed C-5 Galaxy with a squad of special forces on top of his hat is all CG. Cool
    Samsung and LG unveil the curved 105inch Ultra HD TVs at CES

    Samsung and LG unveil the curved 105inch Ultra HD TVs at CES
    Gear  |  Tech  
    Samsung claims its TV is "world's first, largest and most curved," according to Samsung, 105 inch curved UHD TV, and it will also come with 11 million pixels, an aspect ratio of 21:9 and a resolution of 5120 x 2160 pixels. Samsung's 105 inch curved Ultra HDTV will be show off at CES from the 7th to the 14th of January 2014. Today LG has announced that at CES 2014 it's going to be revealing a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television, the company claims is the "largest curved TV ever made." Featuring a massive LCD panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2160, it will also utilize a 21:9 aspect ratio, which LG is billing as a "CinemaScope" screen.  “With a resolution of 11 million pixels, the 105-inch curved LCD panel is proof of our continued leadership in the next generation display market, offering exceptional world-class value to our customers.” LG Display's Yong-kee Hwang said in a statement.
    How Santa Claus delivers all those presents in a
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    The US Air Force posted this picture of a pilot in a Santa costume for holidays. Happy Holidays everybody!
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    Star Trek Family Decals
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    Star Trek Family Decals from thinkgeek(currently out of stock ). Includes 32 decals total, 23 distinct characters from ST:TOS.
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    2013 year in review, cool
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    How Thor The Dark World Should Have Ended
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    BASE jumper Brian Drake and two other wingsuit pilots Ellen Brennan and Ludovic Woerth gathered at the top of the famous ENSA Couloir to fly down the tight gully. Is this the Closest a Wingsuit Pilot Has Ever Flown to the Ground?
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    Here s Where You Can Drink In Public In America
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    This is an infographic map that shows which U.S. cities and states permit public drinking.
    SloBowl for dogs
    Gear  |  Pet  
    Eating too fast is a bad habit, not only for human, but pets. The difference is that pets cannot control the eating speed. Now you can prolong your dog's feeding time thanks to Slo-Bowl, a food bowl that promotes natural eating habits by letting your dog forage for food in a playful way.
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