Month: June 2017

New War for the Planet of The Apes feature shows off WETA at its finest.

In the lead up to its release this Summer, 20th Century Fox has just released a brand new behind-the scenes featurette for the highly anticipated War for the Planet  of the Apes. The video mixes interviews with the cast and crew with shots of Andy Serkis doing the motion capture work he’s become famous for. It also shows the steps needed to turn these body-suited actors into the primate counterparts. Check it out below! In the film, after the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind....

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HPE Reveals 160TB Prototype Computer

There’s a brand new piece of hardware on the streets, and it can store the entire library of congress, five times over. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise has recently announced that it has finished a functional prototype of The Machine, a memory-learning based computing system. The machine is outfitted with a whopping 160TB of memory, spread across 40 nodes. However, the project is still in its comparatively early stages, and its creators hope that, given more time, it can be scaled to an exabyte-scale single-memory system, and from there leap to a 4,096-yottabyte pool of memory. It may be decades...

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Photographer offers time lapse video of rare Grand Canyon spectacle

The Grand Canyon is the most popular tourist destination in the U.S., but how many people can say that they’ve truly experienced it? In this video by Harun Mehmedinović and Gavin Heffernan, you see it like never before. The time lapse movie was made for Skyglow Project, an organization that raises awareness of light pollution. What you see on video is the phenomenon cloud inversion, which comes about when a layer of warm air traps cold air in a canyon underneath, resulting in a moisture buildup that creates a cloud, filling the canyon with a fluffy white ocean, which...

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