HP's Mars Home Planet project is reimagining what human life on Mars could be like for 1 million humans with the help of the company's technologies, including 3D printing and virtual reality (VR).
The project, which HP said has over 85,000 participants worldwide, brings together engineers, designers, artists, and students to address issues with a human colony on the red planet.
Product design students from Perth's Curtin University, one of two Australian universities involved in the project, have designed a digital library of physical tools and utensils that could be 3D-printed on Mars.
Read more at ZDNet HERE
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With Warner Bros.' The Meg due to hit theaters a week from today, we thought it would be a good time to remind you that the Master Replicas Fossil Collection and Smithsonian Fossil Collection are coming soon!
Megalodon Tooth from the Master Replicas Fossil Collection coming soon.
We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who purchased one of the HAL 9000s through our Indiegogo campaign already. We met our goal in just 30 minutes of the campaign launch, doubled it within the first 4 hours, and are now at 410% of our goal! We couldn't have done it without you so thank you so much for your support.
If you haven't purchased one yet, there are still some available. The HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition retails at $599 and The HAL 9000 with Command Console retails at $1,199, BUT, there are still some substantial discounts available on the campaign page. The earlier you order the more savings you will get so we recommend that you place your order as early as possible! The HAL 9000 with Command Console are limited to 2001 units and are selling quickly so if you want to have one of these beauties you should order soon.
To reserve your HAL 9000, please click here: MRG INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN
Tomorrow is the big day! After waiting over 50 years, the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey can finally be yours. We will be launching our Indiegogo campaign tomorrow, July 31st, at 9:00 AM EST. The HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition retails at $599 and The HAL 9000 with Command Console retails at $1,199, BUT, there will be substantial discounts available on the campaign page. The earlier you order the more savings you will get so we recommend that you place your order as early as possible!
Below is a link to our Indiegogo preview page. You can use the same link tomorrow to go straight to our campaign page once it is live.
We also wanted to remind everyone that the HAL 9000 with Command Console is limited to 2001 units. The HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition is unlimited.
MRG Indiegogo Page
Just a friendly reminder that on July 31st at 9:00 AM EST, MRG will be launching our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo where you can pre-order your very own HAL 9000! We will be offering two different versions/price-points: “HAL 9000” and “HAL 9000 with Command Console”.
If you sign up on our HAL 9000 page by 11:00 PM Sunday, July 29, you will receive a secret perk!
Sign up here; HAL9000
“2001: A Space Odyssey” celebrated its 50th anniversary at a panel with stars Gary Lockwood (“Frank Poole”), Keir Dullea (“Commander David Bowman”), several authors, futurists, technologists and educators about how the film both aligned and diverged from our own 21st century.
Gary Lockwood & Keir Dullea told some great anecdotes about their time making the movie, including Lockwood’s suggestion to director Stanley Kubrick about moving Frank and Dave’s meeting concerning the fate of the HAL 9000 supercomputer into the pod set to give the actors a sense of isolation/paranoia. Dullea also did a hilarious imitation of the heavily Cockney-accented assistant director who fed the actors HAL’s lines before Kubrick eventually dubbed in the velveteen voice of actor Douglas Rain.
Two of the panelists including visiting Chinese writer/educator Wu Yan, and sci-fi novelist/futurist David Brin (the “Uplift” book series).
Source: Musings of a Middle Aged Geek
We are rapidly coming up on the pinnacle of the current Mars apparition, when it arrives at opposition to the sun and its closest point to the Earth. But will the weather cooperate for you to get a good look at Mars at its best?
First, be aware that the very best views of Mars will not be confined to a single night. Mars will arrive at opposition to the sun — when it will rise at sunset, reach its highest point in the sky during the middle of the night and set at sunrise — on Friday (July 27). However, because Earth and Mars follow elliptical orbits around the sun, Mars' closest approach to Earth usually occurs either several days before or after opposition. In this case, Mars will come within 35,784,481 miles (57,589,547 kilometers) of Earth four days after opposition, at 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT) on Tuesday (July 31). It will then take a light beam just 3 minutes and 12 seconds to cross the interplanetary gulf between Earth and Mars.
So, you will have a stretch of five nights, from Friday through Tuesday, to get your very best views. [Mars at Opposition 2018: How to See It and What to Expect]
Read more at Space.com HERE
Check out our Limited Edition Mars Olympus Mons Space Terrains HERE
In 1968, actor Douglas Rain put on one of the most iconic voice performances of all time. I am, of course, referring to the voice of HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, as Rain's creepily calm and unwavering tone has been disturbing audiences for decades, and is nothing short of iconic. It's an amazing touch for a genius film, but as recently described by co-star Gary Lockwood, that touch very much wasn't part of the experience making the film:
"Kubrick had a hard time making up his mind about [the voice of HAL 9000]. He had several actors, and he changed his mind, finally he said, 'I'll worry about it in post-production.' So he just turns to his assistant director, and said, 'Derek, you do the voice.' This was the voice of HAL for the rest of the thing: [in a super thick cockney accent] 'Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do."
Read more from CinemaBlend HERE