I don’t find myself thinking about the structure of a movie as often as I should. But after seeing this video from CineFix explain the different structures used in movies, I probably will. There’s a lot of information to unpack and a lot of movies get mentioned and a lot of their picks for the 10 best structured…
NASA’s bizarre Super Ball Bot is unlike any robot ever built–it uses a net of wires and rods to move, and could someday explore harsh exoplanets. It also has an unlikely heritage: It was inspired by the ideas of a visionary from the 1960s building floating cities based on the same concept.
I love it when the dramatic and violent history of the Earth is laid bare for anyone to see. The fault, folds, and crenulations in this marble are the unmistakable evidence of a traumatic past for this tiny patch of the world.
No glue. No cables. No steel reinforcements. The only thing keeping this bridge intact is, well, physics.
A star is a huge nuclear reactor, fusing light elements into heavier elements. Each element builds up a shell, from a light hydrogen skin to a dense core. For stars big enough to build a massive iron core, the star eventually explodes in a supernova, like Cassiopeia A.
MIT's media lab compares it to a "real-life Transformer" — a highly adaptable, infinitely scalable machine that can assume almost any shape imaginable. It's called the Milli-Motein. Think of it as programmable matter, the latest development in the growing digital fabrication revolution.
Gravity forces galaxies that are relatively close together to form clusters, which in turn form superclusters between vast stretches of cosmic void. But now there's an even bigger level of organization...and we have no idea how to explain it.
The tallest person who ever lived stood nearly nine feet tall, making him nearly double the size of the average human. What creates such remarkable extremes, and what's the absolute tallest a human being could possibly be?
The illuminated, pod-like Youturn Pavilion looks like it belongs in a space ship. Or maybe it's better suited as part of the Tron: Legacy set. Out-of-this-world and video-game-world are pretty interchangeable, right?