What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!
Here is a cool little quiz I found the other day (Excel format):
The aim is to work out the chocolate bar names using the clues provided. For example, the first clue is 'Sly giggles' and the answer is 'Snickers'. I haven't quite completed it yet but as soon as I do I'll post the answers. If you aren't from the UK the quiz will probably be lost on you because its manily based on UK confectionery but you might still enjoy it and Google should be able to help you out!
Edit (23/12/08): Answers: ...ence.co.uk/2008/12/chocolate-quiz-answers.html.
A new working model of the mysterious 2,100-year-old astronomical calculator/computer, known as the Antikythera Device, has been unveiled.
The device, pieces of which were found in a shipwreck a century ago, is often described as the world's first computer, although it is seen by many experts as the first calculator because while it can add, subtract and multiply, it cannot program.
The new Antikythera Device has been demonstrated by creator Michael Wright, who had previously demonstrated an earlier version of the device (video below).
The updated details and precision of the new model are based on ongoing research by the The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project. This is a joint effort by researchers from Greece and the UK.
If you watch the current series of Top Gear on BBC2 , you will have heard the morse-code messages that the Stig is listening to.
Inevitably some Morse code boffins have translated the messages that were broadcast and here they are:
Message 1: “STRICTLY COME DANCING IS CRAP”
Message 2: “I LOVE CHEESE”
Message 1: “I VOTED ROSS PEROT”
(In reference to an American politician who fell out of the recent presidential race at an early stage.)
Message 2: “ME SMELL CATS”
Message 1: "TOO MANY GEARS"
(In reference to the Lexus IS-F’s ridiculous 8-speed gearbox.)
Message 2: "I LIKE MR SULU"
(A message of support to George Takei the Star Trek actor, who played Mr Sulu in the original series, who [at the time] was on ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ in an Australian jungle with a bunch of E-list celebrities.)
Message 1: "I LIKE GARY NEWMAN”
(Could it be that the Stig can’t spell? Is he talking of Gary Numan, the singer and musician who wrote popular 1979 track Cars?)
Message 2: "THAT PORK TASTED FUNNY"
(Surely the Stig wouldn’t have sampled James’ pork sword *snigger*.)
Another great video from the guys over at Common Craft. The video describes Twitter 1000 times better than I ever could!