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May 2013

Ray Harryhausen – Another Great Old Master has passed on

It is with great sadness I report the passing on of Ray Harryhausen, a true Great Old Master of special effects in the pre-CGI era and one of the legends of modern cinema. He made the monsters in Clash of the Titans, The 7th Voyage of Sindbad and others come …

Lemmy Kilmister and a touch of Dieselpunk

In the picture below you see an unstoppable juggernaught, going strong after decades of service, long after others have broken down, and a Hetzer tank destroyer. Lemmy just became even more awesome (how does he do it?). For all those who do not know the guy in the picture is …

A Boy and his Atom – Literally!

Every dot in this stop-motion animation by IBM is a single atom, how cool is that! A few facts: The dots in this 90-second film are so small they can only be seen when magnified 100 million times. The ability to move single atoms is vital for research into data …