In photography, stereographic projection is a geometric technique that projects a sphere onto a plane, which is mostly used in the mapping of spherical panoramas. The most popular type of stereographic panorama is the "tiny planet," where the center view of a panoramic image ...more
In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more
For all of you PS3 owners who got addicted to the wonderful puzzle platformer LittleBigPlanet, your hopes and dreams have finally been realized— LittleBigPlanet 2 is now out! Originally set to be released in November of last year, Media Molecule's LBP2 was in stores last Tuesd ...more
This three part 3D Studio Max tutorial will show you how to build and texture a realistic looking earth and moon. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create planet earth in 3ds Max. Part 2 of 3 - How to Create planet earth in 3ds Max. Part 3 of 3 - How to Create planet earth in 3ds Max.
Learn the simplest way to make your own amazing 3D Planet. I'll show you how to make a 3D origami planet out of square paper.
Does this man look vaguely familiar? A neighbor or former co-worker, perhaps? You might think you recognize him, but this individual is actually the face of 7 billion. Composited with endless photos taken from the world's massive population, he represents an analytically dedu ...more
Browsing and displaying your music library on the iPad is a cinch with Apple's iPod app. But by no means would it be considered exciting. Thankfully, there's another option for sorting and playing your iTunes library. It's a unique iPad-only application for those of us who wan ...more
Get moving! Learn how to walk, run and jump your way through LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3. It lets you PLAY alone, or with friends, in a world of infinite possibilities. Run, jump, grab and swing your way thru imaginative levels and mini- ...more
I'll have to post up some pictures of astronomy-related papercraft models that I have made at some point, but for now here is a link to a few different papercraft models of the planets. I need to go back through my resources because I know there are a bunch of sites out there ...more
This video guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a realistic 3D model of a planet within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lo ...more
I thought American bicycle couriers were tough. Until I saw these poor Chinese workers carrying literally truckloads of cargo on the back of their bikes. Photographs of Shanghai bicycle carriers by Alain Delorme: Previously, Aha! So That's Why Everything is Made in China... C ...more
NASA announced yesterday that their Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a sun-like star outside of our solar system. Could this mean aliens? Unfortunately, no. The two newly discovered planets, Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are 0.87 and 1.03 time ...more
Those persistent alien beings from Space Invaders have finally abandoned the confines of their video game quarters, setting their crab-like eyes on the destruction of Earth. And it's up to one man to save the fate of human kind as we know it—Jeremiah Warren. Equipped with his ...more
How to create planets with Bryce using actual photographs from NASA as object textures. This tutorial also includes a trick for creating a virtual planet surface in Bryce.
Interested in using a satellite picture of the Earth as the background on your Microsoft Windows desktop computer or laptop? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a compl ...more
Looking for a costume that breaks the mold of skimpy and clinging fabrics? Stay warm on Halloween and impress at any spooky event by turning yourself into a perfect recreation of the apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Typically, creating an ape costume requires heavy lay ...more
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a planet with exaggerated features, similar to things you may have seen in advertising for Lloyds TSB, British Gas or Chrysler. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Vue 6 xStream projects, watch th ...more
Stick it to them! Learn how to resize, rotate, and stamp your sticker collection in LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3. It lets you PLAY alone, or with friends, in a world of infinite possibilities. Run, jump, grab and swing your way thru imagi ...more
Assassin's Creed and Little Big Planet are two of the best games on the Playstation 3. If you love both, get your crossover on by watching this video and learning how to make an Altair costume for your sock puppet in Little Big Planet.
News : Magic Leap Lawsuit vs. Nreal Takes Major Step Forward After Legal Team Scours the Planet in Search of Elusive Founder
The legal drama surrounding Chinese startup Nreal and Magic Leap continues, and now we finally have an update. For months, Magic Leap's legal team attempted to contact Nreal and its founder, Chi Xu, with little success. But that all changed a few weeks ago. Don't Miss: Magic ...more
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more
This is a walkthrough of the hunt for our solar system and home planet Earth. The searching is fast forwarded. Saw a picture on the net of a vague location of where it might be. This is an Easter egg in Spore. How will you create the universe? With Spore you can nurture your ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to create a drawing of Saturn. First, fill in the area with black to create space. Next, create a circle and a ring around it. This will be the basis of the planet. Go into the ring by filling it in with more color. Now, fill in the pla ...more
This is a video tutorial of how to spray paint. This work has the theme Planet X: is it out there? Is it Coming? What as the video provides detailed instructions on how to create your own 'Snake Eye Galaxy' work of art.
Neon explosions, flying robots, laser swords, what's not to like about Lost Planet: Extreme Condition? Well, maybe the final boss. This video shows how to take him down without breaking a sweat.
All that stands in your way is Isenberg, the leader of NEVEC, and his tricked out Mech. Here's a tip from G4TV on how to beat the final boss in Lost Planet.
First-person shooters are the most popular and some of the highest-budget games in the world. You can also make them in Little Big Planet 2! It might not be CoD, but it will still be fun, and this video will show you how to make a really cool FPS in the LBP2 level editor. Part ...more
Make a vehicle that can climb up walls and jump over gaps in Little Big Planet. This tutorial shows you how to start from scratch and assemble this video using the creation program in the game. It's not complicated, anyone can do it!
Make a whole planet explode! This two-part tutorial series shows you how to use the particle array function in Autodesk 3DS Max to create the animation of a whole planet blowing up. Good for film makers or video game artists! Part 1 of 2 - How to Blow up a planet using particl ...more
In this video, we learn how to create tiny planets in Photoshop. First, unlock your background layer and create a line in the middle of the image. Now, select the bottom that is underneath the line and drag it down to the bottom of the canvas. After this, make your image into ...more
This walkthrough and cheat shows how to use the Staff of Life to turn a barren planet into a T3 planet. Then how to cover the planet with the Cutie Ocean tool. Finally you can freeze it with an ice storm & atmosphere freezer. How will you create the universe? With Spore you ...more
News : National Geographic's Open-Air Planetarium Displays Augmented Reality Constellations Through Aryzon Viewers
On June 23, National Geographic will begin welcoming visitors to the world's first outdoor planetarium in Quebec, Canada, where an augmented reality experience overlaid on the night sky will replace the projection systems of traditional facilities. Visitors at Québec's Observ ...more
Sub-Zero has become the enduring face of Mortal Kombat, and he is quite the badass. Watch this video to learn how to make a Sub-Zero costume for your sock puppet in Little Big Planet, adding some much-needed edge to that cutest of PS3 games.
The trick to beating this level is to stick a glasses sticker to the boy's face before you start your rookie test. You can't ace the level without doing this! The glasses sticker is on Grab and Swing, behind the books.
Insekten!, test shots using Canon macro lenses and the Canon 5D Mark II, by YouTube user Powermaennchen. Incredible footage for a $2500 digital camera. I'm willing to bet Planet Earth used cameras that were a bit more expensive than $2500... Have a Canon 5D Mark II or thinki ...more
Get some clothes on! Dress up or Dress down, learn how to express your own SackFashion for Little Big Planet on PS3. LittleBigPlanet exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3. It lets you PLAY alone, or with friends, in a world of infinite possibilities. Run, jump, grab and swing your ...more
Watch this video Japanese lesson and learn how to say the planet names in Japanese.
This walkthrough will help your through the entire gameplay of Lost Planet 2 for the Xbox 360. Lost Planet 2 is the sequel to the third-person shooter Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions, and besides the Xbox 360, is also available for the PlayStation 3 and Windows. It takes place ...more
Learn how to blow up a planet in this three part 3D Studio Max 9 tutorial. Part 1 of 3 - How to Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9. Part 2 of 3 - How to Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9. Part 3 of 3 - How to Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9.
Want a cute little grim reaper outfit for your avatar when you're on the PlayStation 3 game, Little Big Planet? This tutorial shows you how to collect items from each level in the game and assemble them for your own Grim Reaper gear!
Watch this video to learn how to make a little planet effect in Photoshop. Go to Image>Image Size and resize the picture making the width and height equal . Don't forget to unmark the "Constrain Proportions" option. Now that you have a squared photo go to Image>Rotate Canvas>1 ...more
How to beat the first mission 10 boss on Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the XBox 360 on extreme difficulty. This video includes voiceover to guide you through the strategy.
Ironman has enjoyed a renaissance of late, with two excellent films made in his honor. If your sock puppet from Little Big Planet needs a little super hero flair, watch this video to learn how to make them an Ironman costume.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Little Sack Dude. Start out by drawing the outline of the body for the character. After this, draw on the limbs and then add in the details of the face. Once finished, draw in the details of the clothing, then the hands on the character a ...more
To get all of the prize bubbles that can be found at the Cakeinator level, you will need to have a friend play with you for at least part of it. Make sure to dodge all the cakes being fired at you!
Planet are cool and explosions are awesome so what could be better than an exploding planet. This tutorial will how you how you can create an exciting and adrenaline invoking exploding planet in Adobe Photoshop without too much work. First, start Photoshop and open this textu ...more
This tutorial will show you how to create a exploding planet effect using Adobe Photoshop.
Like many of the levels, you will need a friend to help you collect all of the prize bubbles on Pipe Dreams. Many of them are hidden on this level, and don't be afraid to toss your friend (or sackbots) at the wall.
The prize bubbles in Tower of Whoop aren't necessarily hidden, but you'll still want to make sure you've found all of them. There are 23 you can find in this level, and here is where all of them are located.
Love Planet Hollywood's chicken crunch? Well know you can make it at home. This cooking how-to video reveals the secrets to making your own home version of the world famous chicken crunch appetizer from Planet Hollywood. Follow along as Tod Willurb from Top Secret Recipes show ...more
If you're playing Lost Planet 2 and are looking for how you can get a nuke of your very own in multiplayer, this video will help. In the tutorial, you'll find out what you need to do in order to get a hold of the VS that has a nuke attached to it. It's pretty easy to follow a ...more
This walkthrough shows you where to find all of the prize bubbles that are hidden in Bravery Test on Little Big Planet 2. Most of them are pretty easy to find, but there are a couple that are a bit tricky to get to.
Prime Directive : How NASA's Planetary Protection Officer Keeps Our Germs from Contaminating Other Planets (& Vice Versa)
On July 20, 1969, humans set foot on the moon for the first time. But some say our microbes beat us there. With the Space Age came new questions about microscopic invaders from outer space and concern about where we are leaving our microbial footprints. The questions are even ...more
How to beat the mission 9 boss on Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the XBox 360 on extreme difficulty. This video includes voiceover to guide you through the strategy.
In mission 7, Caravan Ambush, NAVEC has stepped up its defenses against anything that might tamper with the mysterious Frontier Project. Here's a mission walkthrough from G4TV.
A walkthrough of Mission 4 of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (on extreme difficulty) for the XBox 360 and PC. This tutorial includes a voice over to help guide you through the level.
The BBC's Taster VR app released July 5 is providing new experiences visible on both iOS and Android, and one of the releases is a VR version of Planet Earth II. It is viewable on YouTube and works properly when viewed with a mobile VR headset. (FYI though, the BBC site recom ...more
Part one of a two-oart walkthrough of Mission 9 of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (on extreme difficulty) for the XBox 360 and PC. This tutorial includes a voice over to help guide you through the level. Part 1 of 2 - How to Beat Lost Planet - Mission 09. Part 2 of 2 - How to ...more
Want to create the surface of the moon on your computer screen? This tutorial will show you show to use Adobe Photoshop to make a planet. Make a planet's surface with Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
Hello! I invite all the readers, interested in space, to discover the origin of the names of the planets in our galaxy. Just simply follow my words,... Step 1: Planets and Stars Eleven planets represent our Solar System. They are named after gods. The names of the planets ar ...more