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Iconic Spaceships Made Out Of Spare Parts

The endless inventiveness of sci-fi fans never ceases to amaze and impress. They’re constantly crafting loving tributes to their favorite movies and television programs, showing their devotion in countless creative ventures. Take, for example, these iconic genre spaceships built from things like discarded computer components and various bits and pieces of automobiles.

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The above is a replica of the USS Kelvin from Star Trek fame. General crafty man, Daniel Shankalonian, manufactured this out of “an ancient hard drive motor, hard drive reader arms, mother board capacitors, [and] a Toyota Corolla spark plug.” Many of us would look at these things and see trash, he saw a spacecraft soaring through the darkness.

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Simple Star Wars Blu-ray Posters

Sometimes simple and minimal is the way to go when creating movie art. As if to illustrate this point, here are a trio of posters for George Lucas’ Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, that perfectly exemplify this approach.

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Pacific Rim’s First Trailer Delivers Giant Robots Fighting Monsters

Here’s an idea Hollywood has been trying, and failing to get right for more than twenty years: Giant, human piloted robots fighting monsters. Most of the time it comes out like Robot Jox, which is to say pretty terrible. That’s all about to change, with the new movie from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro. His attempt a robot fighting is called Pacific Rim, and here’s the movie’s first ever trailer…

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Fear Not Space Virgins, This Helpful Video Will Help You Get A Date

Teens, they’re the same everywhere, whether stuck in the black and white 1950s or hopping around the furthest reaches of deep space. As you can imagine, they only have one thing on their mind, getting frisky with some cutie. But for the shy, awkward space teen, procuring a date, and hopefully the sex that may follow, can be a nerve-wracking experience. And worse, what if, against all odds, the object of your affection actually agrees to go on a date with you. What then? Luckily for these wayward youths, there’s this handy dandy instructional video to help them with this very situation.

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National Intelligence Council Believes Cyborgs And MegaCities Will Be A Reality In 2030

megacityThe world of Judge Dredd will soon be a reality. Scientists and futurists of the U.S. intelligence community say cyborgs, biosynthetic organs, and mega-cities will be considered normal in the year 2030.

According to Wired, every four to five years, the National Intelligence Council gathers together to talk about where science, technology, and civilization will be within the next two decades. The subjects of the findings centered on climate change, the Internet (cloud computing and storage), the elderly, and modern warfare technology like drones. The council believes people in 2030 will start to be more cybernetic and synthetic than they are today, if you can still call them people. As it’s found in Global Trends 2030

As replacement limb technology advances, people may choose to enhance their physical selves as they do with cosmetic surgery today. Future retinal eye implants could enable night vision, and neuro-enhancements could provide superior memory recall or speed of thought,” the Council writes. “Brain-machine interfaces could provide ‘superhuman’ abilities, enhancing strength and speed, as well as providing functions not previously available.

The combination of technology, the Internet, and organic matter like people is a scary thought but if this will be the reality of 2030 then it’s going to be interesting to see what exactly defines a human and how reliant will we be on this biosynthetic technology to live. The council also believes that this will definitely play into how wars are made and fought in the future.

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NASA Releases Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday Video

It was a good run while it lasted. According to some conspiracy theorists, the world will come to an end on December 21st 2012 at the end of the Mayan calendar. But the U.S. Government and NASA want to assure people that we will all still be here on December 22nd. To convince naysayers, NASA released a video entitled “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday” explaining why the world will not end. Check out the video below…

The video continues to explain why the Mayan calendar is more advanced than anything we have seen today in our modern world but also explains the cultural and mathematical differences between Mayan and Western ideals. The biggest misconception about the Mayan calendar is that it doesn’t end but rather it rolls over like a car’s odometer.