14
Apr
2016

Why Syfy’s The Magicians isn’t just about its main character

The Magicians concluded its first season on Syfy earlier this week, leaving viewers with a devious cliffhanger ending that they'll be wondering about until season 2 debuts sometime in 2017. Based on the Magicians trilogy of fantasy novels by Lev Grossman, the 13-episode season took us from a drab New York City to the gorgeous upstate New York campus of Brakebills University, and then into the magical realm of Fillory. All the while, its young heroes dealt with demons both metaphorical and...

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14
Apr
2016

The cosmos created from cinnamon, spice and … cat hair?

The planet in this shot is actually the bottom of a glass filled with orange juice, ...

For most of us, spilling some sugar or cinnamon on the glass of our scanner would be an accident. For photographer Navid Barraty, it's art. Barraty uses ordinary food, kitchen staples and other odd bits and pieces along with his Epson scanner to create enchanting cosmic worlds. Pancakes become planets, potatoes become asteroids and cat fur – yes cat fur – helps create a striking nebula. Have a look at this new series and see if you can guess what the images are comprised of – before you read the captions.

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14
Apr
2016

In pictures: The cosmos created from cinnamon, spice and … cat hair?

The planet in this shot is actually the bottom of a glass filled with orange juice, ...

For most of us, spilling some sugar or cinnamon on the glass of our scanner would be an accident. For photographer Navid Barraty, it's art. Barraty uses ordinary food, kitchen staples and other odd bits and pieces along with his Epson scanner to create enchanting cosmic worlds. Pancakes become planets, potatoes become asteroids and cat fur – yes cat fur – helps create a striking nebula. Have a look at this new series and see if you can guess what the images are comprised of – before you read the captions.

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14
Apr
2016

Cassini detects alien dust particles

Artist's impression of Cassini sampling dust particles

NASA's Cassini orbiter has become the first spacecraft to determine the composition of dust particles originating outside of our solar system. The discovery grants a rare insight regarding the processes that may be occurring in the interstellar medium.

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14
Apr
2016

Modular guitars cater to the constantly-changing player

Prices start at around €6,000, depending on which of the numerous configurations is selected

Building a guitar to satisfy the ever-evolving needs of all players would seem an impossible task. Metal axemen have monumentally different requirements to country twangers, Strat-lovers seek a different tone to humbuckers, and electric git-fiddlers go shopping with a different wants list than acoustic pickers. Having said that, the 20:14 range of guitars from Barcelona's Aclam Guitars does seem to tick a lot of customization and personalization boxes.

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