Most people have a modest two-octave vocal range when they sing, but some rare talents can manage five octaves or more. Think the late great, Freddie Mercury of Queen, or Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, although composer-singer Tim Storms holds the Guinness World Record for the largest vocal range: a whopping 10 octaves.
The Disneyland of today is one of the most well-known places in the world. But in 1953, it was just sketches on paper, the pipe dream of two brothers named Roy and Walt Disney. In an incredible exclusive today, Boing Boing published the pitch document for the project—which is so rare, even Disney doesn't have it.
One of the longest standing experiments has finally yielded a result. Started in 1944, it only took 69 years but the tar-like pitch at Trinity College Dublin has finally dropped.
Before Section Eight Productions settled on rotoscoping as the filmmaking technique to bring Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly to the screen, the studio Rustmonkey created this black-and-white, CG test animation for the film.
This is Professor John Mainstone, from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He's the custodian of the longest running science experiment in the history of the world. He also must be the saddest scientist in the world.
From the perspective of neuroscience, listening to music is one of the most complex things you can do. Many parts of your brain have to work together to comprehend even the simplest tune. So what is music really doing to our minds?
Professor Thomas Parnell, of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, wished to show his students that pitch, the paving tar often used on roofs and roads, was a fluid not only on very hot days or just after being poured, but all the time. By doing so, he started one of the longest running experiments in history.
I was watching NASA's channel—admiring Discovery's pitch maneuver as it approaches to dock with the ISS—and I found myself thinking, "This is glacially slow." So I sped it up by four.*
What do you get when you combine a sentient, artificially intelligent subway train (starring Emma Clarke, the voice of the London Underground and Keanu Reeves) with Speed and Titanic? It turns out you get "Sentient Subway," a hilarious Hollywood movie pitch that needs a bit of work on its title. However, having heard…
Got this odd little move of a unique mouse that uses yaw and pitch instead of motion to move the cursor on the screen. Might be a little weird at first, but I do see the value. Any tech company that uses U2 in their video has to be on to something, right?