The entire planet seems shrouded in one aurora in this space video

I would never get tired of looking through the cupola of the International Space Station, which is how I imagine Darth Vader's Death Star bedroom window. Astronaut/Captain America Reid Wiseman used it to record this great clip of an aurora. It makes Earth look like a magic green marble—or a palantir. » 9/30/14 10:48pm Yesterday 10:48pm

The United States from the sky in restored 1980s aerial film footage

Harrison Sanborn found a whole lot of beautiful aerial footage shot by his dad in the late 1980s—using an Arri IIC camera with Eastman Kodak 5247 film. He scanned it at 2K resolution and made this little piece "for fun." Looking at the Twin Towers still standing makes me sad and nostalgic. » 9/29/14 10:02pm Monday 10:02pm

This could be the beginning of a new Steven Spielberg movie

Cute kid: Check. Handsome older brother: Check. Charming dog: Check. Long(ish) take of a mysterious corn field: Check. Lost alien that looks evil but it's actually friendly: Check. Merciless military trying to hunt it down: Check. It feels like 1980s Spielberg published this short film using a time machine. » 9/25/14 7:02pm Thursday 7:02pm

Beautiful music of a string quartet visualized as colorful dot clouds

This cool video produced by the New York Times tries to explain the mystery of how a string quartet communicates by transforming their movements into visual data. Every member plays a different and very complex rhythm but, when the four combine, the result is perfectly harmonious. » 9/24/14 10:00pm 9/24/14 10:00pm

8-bit game version of The Matrix is a better movie than its sequels

Being better than a Matrix sequel is not saying much, I know. But after recently re-watching the whole trilogy (and enjoying it!), it's still nuts how much better the first one was. The action sequences in the sequels may have been more insane but this 8-bit game version of The Matrix brings back more fond memories… » 9/23/14 10:45pm 9/23/14 10:45pm

Short film: Kirsten Dunst deals with the stupidity of selfies

Kirsten Dunst plays herself in this short film directed by Matthew Frost: Two young women approach Kirsten on the street to take a selfie with her. The girls are more interested in the impact the selfie will have on their Instagram fans than in actually meeting her face to face. A sign of the times, I guess. » 9/23/14 5:17am 9/23/14 5:17am

I really want to play Destiny after reading Kotaku's review

The Destiny review is out at Kotaku and Kirk Hamilton loves it. And hates it. But mostly loves it. But then he really hates it and he can't stop playing. I read the review and I want to put on an Oculus Rift and play it forever while being fed with Soylent Green through an IV. But perhaps I shouldn't. » 9/23/14 1:11am 9/23/14 1:11am