Lightning is what happens when there’s so much electricity built up in the clouds, it has no where to go but down. OK that’s a highly simplified explanation, but still pretty accurate. No matter how you explain it, lightning is a dangerous but powerful explosion of energy, one that up until recently, man had no way to harness.
Two brothers make home brewing and craft beer making. Their grandfather was also responsible for Pop Rocks and Tang. They are like angels from up above.
As we all know, when Star Trek was first on TV from 1966 to 1968, it had a tough time staying on the air. There was even a protest to keep it on the air. But of course the cult of Trek has gone on and on since its initial run, and it should continue to go on for God knows how long.
The trailer for the next installment of the Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, has finally been unleashed, but the question remains…Will part two be a better movie?
Avengers 2 The Age of Ultron, will start shooting in early 2014 for a May 1, 2015 release date. It’s going to be a heady year for genre movies, with the new Star Wars and Batman Vs Superman coming as well, but we at TGD will think the next Avengers will hold its own against the competition just fine.
September 30, the same date we lost James Dean, is also the birthday of a man who changed science fiction forever: Dan O’Bannon, the screenwriter of Alien and Total Recall.
Anyone familiar with the crazy saga of John McAfee can tell you the guy might not be playing with a full deck. The former programmer for NASA who developed the first anti-virus program, he’s also been on the run for some time in connection of the murder of his neighbor in the jungle compound of Belize.
The new full-length trailer is out and it has new footage. Can't wait for this to be out.
The modern tablet market - created by Apple - has most recently been taken over by Google’s Android platform. However, Android is badly fragmented and the only pure player of scale seems to be Samsung, a corporation aggressively seeking an alternative.
Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to “program” how DNA molecules interact in a test tube or cell.
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. The researchers created nanowires that block diffusion of lithium (Li) across their silicon surface and promote layer-by-layer axial lithiation of the nanowire’s germanium core.
NASA has released its announcement of an open competition for the planetary community to submit proposals for the science and exploration technology instruments that would be carried aboard the agency's next Mars rover, scheduled for launch in July/August of 2020.
A black hole. A simple and clear concept, at least according to the hypothesis by Roy Kerr, who in 1963 proposed a "clean" black hole model, which is the current theoretical paradigm.
Growing your own food is a revolutionary act, not to mention money-smart and healthy. I tell people this nearly every day. Like many green living recommendations, however, it’s easier said than done.
Nissan in Japan has embarked upon an ambitious new car sharing service said to be that nation’s first with ultra-compact electric vehicles. The auto company has teamed up with the city of Yokohama in this service, focused upon the downtown core area and what such an offering can do to help ease congestion.
As big fans of Bill and Ted, we got so excited to see a third installment was in the works, and Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves were both on board. Then, like a lot of things in Hollywood, it appears all plans have plunged into development hell.
For a moment there, it looked like the fourth Jurassic Park movie was falling apart this last May. It’s not a good sign when a movie shuts down right before it’s supposed to shoot, and we at TGD were wondering if a fourth Jurassic Park may never happen.
Back in the eighties, people started hearing about the Dead Pool. It even became the focus, and the title, of the last Dirty Harry movie. People still participate on it to this day, and essentially it’s which celebrity is going to drop dead next, and how much money can you make if you predict right.
We often take it for granted that we can buy and play video games whenever we want. We often forget that there are many places in the world that don’t have the freedom of choice that we do, especially when it comes to entertainment.
It’s hard to think of Pacific Rim being the highest grossing film of the year because it didn’t do that well in the States, and it’s still trying to make enough money world-wide to warrant a sequel. However, in one way it is indeed the highest grossing live action movie of the year, as an original movie that’s not based on a previous film, comic book, or video game.
A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. Indeed, analysts at ABI Research recently identified a trio of events signaling Apple’s iPad family of products has passed the baton to the Android ecosystem.
In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.
As a modern culture, we crave artificial white lights - the brighter the better, and ideally using less energy than ever before. To meet the ever-escalating demand for more lighting in more places and to improve the bulbs used in sports stadiums, car headlights and street lamps, scientists are scrambling to create better light-emitting diodes (LEDs) -- solid state lighting devices that are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent or fluorescent light sources.
Although long thought to be devoid of life, the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes. Scientists have recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from seawater circulating through deep oceanic crust, a significant first step in understanding the way life in the "deep biosphere" beneath the sea floor is able to survive and thrive.
Scientists have provided the most comprehensive details yet of the journey energy from the sun takes as it hurtles around Earth's magnetosphere.
NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere.
The latest findings from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are quite disturbing and massive to take in. It certainly has set off alarm bells amongst our editorial partners, and it hopefully should set off some alarms in you as well.
Solar chargers used to be miraculous but are quickly becoming commonplace. Here at EarthTechling, we’ve featured or reviewed dozens over the years. Each has their pros and cons, depending on your gadgets and lifestyle.
It’s funny that World War Z was coming right on the heels of Star Trek Into Darkness this summer, because they’re also neck and neck in home entertainment. Last week Trek was #1, and now the zombies have climbed to the top of the heap.