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Performance Capture Coming Soon In Tim Burton's 'Alice'!

What do Gollum, Kong, The Silver Surfer, the Polar Express, Beowulf and Benjamin Button have in common? They all utilized the innovative technique of 'performance capture" where an actor's movements and expressions are electronically tracked and translated into computer generated imagery (CGI) to make the real-life actor resonate in a hybrid world of animation.

Top Ten Michael Jackson Tributes Going Viral

Within minutes of Michael Jackson's passing on June 25, Twitter went abuzz with all ten trending topics referencing Michael Jackson, from "RIP Michael Jackson" to "Pop King." Whatever you may have thought of Michael Jackson's personal life, his contribution to the world of entertainment was unmistakable. He raised the bar beyond the level of Elvis Presley to set a mark that will be hard for any artist to measure up to in the years and generations to come. Watch the Top Ten videos selected to honor the life and times of the King of Pop that were all produced within a few hours of his passing.

Good News And Bad News About Humans VS Chimps

There is great genetic similarity in humans and chimpanzees, but there are notable differences between them that are observable; particularly increased brain size and cognitive abilities in humans.  Could these factors possibly have anything to do with an increased incidence of cancer in humans?  Far-fetched, perhaps, but the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to find out.

Facebook Revolution Ratchets Up

Not to take a back seat, Facebook is driving its social network headlong into the streets of Iran. As witnessed last week when it hastened to make 'real-time search' a major priority, Facebook, not to be overshadowed by Twitter wants to be perceived as a major player on the national scene. Evidence of how it looks to achieve that goal are surfacing in the US and the Middle East.

Facebook Revolution vs. Twitter Revolution!

Like Bill Maher and Twitter, Facebook thinks it needs to move its big tent to a real-time format! Facebook will renovate its News Feed and Search capabilities to real-time format, just as soon as they finish beta testing. Not to be outdone by the Fail Whale, Facebook is launching new real-time search functionality that will allow members the opportunity to search for links, news updates, photos and videos of registered users, and get those results in real time.

Iranians Revolt on Twitter, Facebook And YouTube

"Iran Elections," "Iranians," "Tehran" and "Mousavi" (also spelled "Moussavi") were the trending topics on Twitter for a whole day on Tuesday, June 16. When four out of ten trending topics are all about the same issue, you know the world is focused. This blog is testimony to how the social media tools of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can help fight back censorship in the 21st Century.

Samurai Armor Underwear Induces Hot Pants In 'History Girls'

Make love not war? Why not do both - while wearing your samurai underwear! These elaborate and expensive briefs feature the logos and styles of Japanese most formidable warlords of the Warring Era, and are a big hit amongst modern ladies!

Urban Amusement Park Entertainment Experience at 5-W!ts

In the heart of Boston is an entertainment experience unlike any other; it's a thrilling ride that's interactive, entertaining, and at times rather terrifying. Read on to learn about the urban amusement park entertainment experience at 5-W!ts.

Chasing Spider Webs With Cultural Cobweb Clothing

Cobwebs aren't just for Halloween anymore, at least not according to journalist gone fashion designer who has used ancient cultural traditions to manufacture the unique garment, which hopefully doesn't come with any creepy crawlers included.

Social Networking Brave New World of China

On June 4, 2009 during the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the government actually shut down access to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. Then Hotmail blipped off the radar, followed by Bing, Microsoft's latest search engine. Repression was rampant as a Great Firewall went up to prevent Chinese webizens from mourning online in their respective virtual worlds. Is Big Brother alive and well in China?

Exercising The Mind And Body With Connect 18’s Unique Fitness Programs

I've already discussed the proven effects of Brain Fitness programs like Vibrant Brains, which helps prevent the development of future memory impairments by strengthening and stimulating the brain. But, a program like Brain Fitness doesn't offer a complete exercise program with a focus upon the body as well as the mind. Enter Connect 18, a unique exercise program for the body and mind that uses a historical tour perspective to educate and entertain those who are looking to stay in shape.

*Stop* Vintage Communication Makes A Comeback *Stop* Try Telegram Stop

While email might have modernized and sped up written communication, businesses are turning to vintage methods in order to create a unique way that people can send messages to their loved ones and announce important milestones in their lives. Telegram Stop, once again makes vintage communication trendy with telegram messages and bulk telegrams to announce weddings, parties and more.


Running Through Rome: Sight Jogging’s Unique, Fast-Paced Sight Seeing Tours Keep Tourists Active

Sometimes tourists complain that sight seeing tours are too slow paced; often due to the size of the group, people on group tours find they just can't take in all the historical sights and attractions they'd like to see during that vacation. A new company, Sight Jogging, took the slow-paced tourism complaints literally, and offered their own unique form of historical sight seeing action with jogging tours.


Track Your Wikipedia Pages with Wiki Alarm

Recently, Irish sociology student Shane Fitzgerald fooled numerous reporters by inventing a fake quote just hours after the death of French composer Maurice Jarre.  The quote, originally posted on Jarre's Wikipedia page, wound up in blogs and publications around the world.  Fitzgerald says this was done to teach journalists the importance of double checking the facts listed in Wikipedia before publishing them.  Maybe some of these writers would have been hip to the hoax if they had used Wiki Alarm.

Nintendo Famicom Art Plays On Retro NES Game Themes

The best games never created? That's the theme of Meteor's Famicase 2009, a celebration of wishful gaming designed to pay tribute to Nintendo's influential Famicom home game console.

Travel to the Tombs of Ancient Egypt with Musée de la Civilisacion

Musée de la Civilisacion, as you may have guessed, translates from French into "Museum of Civilization" and is located in Quebec, Canada.  Their latest exhibit takes you back to ancient Egypt to learn about the process behind mummification, and the significance of the rituals these desert dwellers engaged in to secure a blissful afterlife.

Innovative Electricity Generator is Powered by Prayer

Buddhist prayer wheels are a common site in China, Tibet, Nepal and India. Spun hundreds of times daily by passersby, you might think that some wise guy would wire them to generate and store electric power - and, wise guy Taikkun Li has done exactly that.

SMS Celebrates Mustang's 45th Anniversary with 2 New High Performance Ponies

The Ford Mustang is arguably the original American Sports car. The Mustang made its debut back in 1964 and has since been an American Icon that has brought many a smile to the average motorist. In honor of the Mustang's 45th Anniversary, SMS Supercars, owned by Steve Saleen, has designed two high performance models of the original pony car and are now taking orders.

Australian Technology Park: Unique Technological Innovation

Australian Technology Park better known as (ATP) to those nearest and dearest, is a unique place focused on fostering the growth of Australian technology businesses. Located about 3 km (a little more than 2 miles) south of the Sydney central business district, the park is spread over 13.9 hectares (more than 34 acres) of land. It offers an environment for the exchange of ideas and networking unlike any other in the world. Read on for some amazing details.

Smithsonian Chooses Design For African American Museum On the National Mall

The final museum on the land designated as the National Mall in Washington, DC will be the architectural creation of Freelon Adjaye Bond and SmithGroup teams. The Smithsonian announced its juried decision yesterday, after reviewing the designs of the six finalists in the international call for submissions. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to be finished in 2012.