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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager’s Golden Record. When Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched into space in 1977, their mission was to explore the outer solar system, and over the following decade, they did so admirably. With an 8-track tape memory system and onboard computers that are thousands of Read MoreRead More

A Brief History of the Camera Flash, From Explosive Powder to LED Lights

  Since the first days of photography, a little extra light was needed to get a proper exposure – check out these different strategies used to illuminate the subject, if only for a brief second. The first known photograph was captured in 1826 when light reacted with a particular type of asphalt known as Bitumen of Judea. Read MoreRead More

The Fascinating History of Animation

Long before Pixar and today’s CGI special effects extravaganzas, early animators of the silent era experimented and introduced new techniques into filmmaking. Mark Quigley gives us a tour of the silent animation collection at UCLA’s Film & Television Archive – one of the few places in the world that captures this rich history of early Read MoreRead More

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