Photobomb, A Game That Uses Mock Social Media Photos to Locate Bombing Suspects

Photobomb is a new game created by Canadian game programmer Matt Rix that asks players to locate a hypothetical bombing suspect based on models created by photos collected from social media accounts. The game was inspired by social media campaigns to locate suspects after 2013’s Boston Marathon bombing.

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How Astronauts Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on the International Space Station

In a recent episode of the NASA TV series Space Station Live, NASA commentator Pat Ryan and International Space Station Food System Manager Vickie Kloeris discuss how astronauts enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on the International Space Station. Kloeris discusses the different ways food is prepared to be sent to space, how astronauts can request special food items for their mission, and even how the American astronauts trade and share food with foreign crewmembers.

Disco Fingers, A Simple App for Making and Sharing Music for Non-Musicians

Disco Fingers is a new music app for iOS designed to help non-musicians create and share music quickly. Users drag and drop musical “fingers” onto a grid, adjusting the pitch of the note, while filters ensure that the elements stay in harmony.

You can also record your own voice and add lots of cool filters to it. Sound like a robot, a superstar, or even a chipmunk! It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to sing. We’ll tune your voice so it fits the beat.

Once a song has been created, it can be shared via the app’s Disco Fingers FM radio-sharing service.

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‘South Park’ Creators Animate the Teachings of Western Buddhist Philosopher Alan Watts

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have applied their trademark animation to the teachings of Alan Watts, a noted British-born philosopher who helped popularize Buddhism and other tenets of Eastern philosophy among Western audiences. Archival teaching by Watts can also be heard as a weekly podcast curated by his son, Mark.

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First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Trailer Features New Characters and Classic Ships

Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first teaser for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (previously) which features new characters, classic ships, and a frightening-looking Sith red lightsaber. The teaser does not reveal much in the way of story, but it does show iconic ships like the Millennium Falcon, X-wings, and TIE fighters. It also appears that one shot of a character riding a landspeeder on what appears to be Tatooine is very close to the leaked concept art for the film we have seen previously.

The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars series, and is scheduled to release in theaters on December 18, 2015. The studio has also released a list of the select theaters across North America where the teaser will be playing.

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Image from The Force Awakens teaser

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Concept art

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Princess Leia Squares Off Against Galadriel From ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in a Princess Rap Battle

Musician Whitney Avalon stars as Princess Leia from Star Wars in a princess rap battle against Sara Erikson as Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings. The duo exchange barbs about Alderaan, each other’s style, and their respective film series.

Previously, Avalon starred as Snow White in another princess rap battle against Elsa from Frozen.

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Comic Bricks, A Collection of Iconic Comic Book Covers Recreated With LEGO Bricks

Comic Bricks

Comic Bricks is a collection of iconic comic book covers recreated with LEGO bricks by various artists. The gallery was built for Designer Con in Los Angeles, and it includes a wide range of creative revisions from Akira to Ghost Rider.

Comic Bricks

Comic Bricks

Comic Bricks

Comic Bricks

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