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New Google Research Project Can Auto-Caption Complex Images

When the Robotapocalypse comes, the computers will know how to recognize us thanks to Google. Image recognition has come a long way over the last few years and maybe more so than anybody else, Google has brought some of those advances to end users. To see how far we’ve come, just try searching through your Read MoreRead More

‘Legends of the Knight’: Batman inspires ordinary heroes in documentary

The LA Times’ Hero complex interviews Brett Culp, the director of a documentary that examines the hero mythos of Batman and how the dark knight is inspiring people to do good. Filmmakers and comic book creators have taken Batman to some dark and scary places in recent years, but a new documentary steps away from the Read MoreRead More

Astronaut – A journey to space

What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, through this journey to space, something astoundingly beautiful and strange at the same time. by Guillaume JUIN I wanted to do something different from Read MoreRead More

“From Star Wars to Jedi” An Hour Long Documentary on the Making of George Lucas’s Original Trilogy

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 television documentary special that originally aired on PBS. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, with particular emphasis on the final film, Return of the Jedi. Click on the image below to see the video Read MoreRead More

The Dialectics of Humor: Russian Silent Comedy

Join ‘The Party’ or join the party? On the lighter side of early Soviet cinema. Let’s face it, Soviet silent cinema isn’t renowned for its sense of humor. And that’s a shame. Most of us were introduced to the silent era of Russian film through the dialectic exercises of Sergei Eisenstein, who combined the intellectual and Read MoreRead More

Watch Astronauts Suspend a GoPro in a Bubble of Water

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size of Read MoreRead More

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