Digging into China’s nuclear tunnels
The Chinese have called it their “Underground Great Wall” — a vast network of tunnels designed to hide their country’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear arsenal.For the past three years, a small band of obsessively dedicated students at Georgetown University has called it something else: homework.
via Digging into China’s nuclear tunnels – Yahoo! News.
HBO Says Time is Right for Ricky Gervais’s ‘Life’s Too Short’
Written and directed by Mr. Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” “Life’s Too Short” takes a documentary-style look at the life of Warwick Davis, the 3-foot-6-inch actor who starred in “Return of the Jedi,” “Willow” and the “Harry Potter” films – only in this fictionalized account, Mr. Davis is a self-promoting schemer who runs a talent agency as a front to keep his own acting career afloat.
via HBO Says Time is Right for Ricky Gervais’s ‘Life’s Too Short’ – NYTimes.com.
Kenner’s Robin Hood Toys
Its not uncommon to find examples of genetic engineering within the realm of parumplasticus populus [Latin: little plastic people]. In fact, the re-purposing of action figure DNA happens frequently within a species. What’s not as common is to see unrelated species share the same genetics. Rarer still is to find that elusive action figure line that is bred almost entirely from foreign DNA. Some within the scientific community call this kitbashing. And Kenner’s 1991 line of figures from the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves took this practice to new heights.
Click here to read the entire article about the ’91 Robin Hood series of toys.
NASA’s Most Adorable Model Spaceships
The list of NASA’s accomplishments is long and impressive, which is probably why one of its most remarkable feats is so often overlooked: the extreme cuteness of its scale models.
From lunar landers and rovers to satellites space stations, NASA’s engineers built tiny replicas and concept representations that will melt your heart. Here are some of our favorites.
via NASA’s Most Adorable Model Spaceships | Wired Science | Wired.com.
John Carter of Mars Movie Poster