Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

The team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the centre of Christopher Nolan's epic, Interstellar, have turned science fiction into science fact by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black ...

Centre of 'Gravity': Effects studio that put the stars in space

In a London basement, cutting-edge technology is being used to make a computerised Sandra Bullock climb into her rocket. But the team who put her there in "Gravity" have spent the morning working with more basic tools of ...

Point and shoot camera produces 3-D models

(Phys.org)—The Kickstarter campaign launched by Lynx Laboratories, from Austin, Texas, is off to a swift-kick start. Obviously, visitors to their page like what they promise. With their goal of $50,000, they have at the ...

Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry

A crate full of sushi arrives. Workers wearing wetsuit shirts or in bare feet bustle past with slim laptops. With days to go, a buzzing intensity fills the once-dilapidated warehouses where Peter Jackson's visual-effects ...

NASA's new 'Earth now' app: your world, unplugged

A free, new iPhone app from NASA literally puts the whole world in the palm of your hands. "Earth Now" immerses cyber explorers in dazzling visualizations of near-real-time global climate data from NASA's fleet of Earth science ...

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