Crunchyroll Adds ‘Kyousogiga’ For Fall 2013 Anime Lineup
Crunchyroll has made a late in the season announcement for a new series from the fall line-up in Japan that hadn’t been acquired until now with Kyousogiga. The series is kicking off today with the first three…
Best show of Fall 2013, hands fucking down.
Reblog if you DON’T want Disney to stop producing 2D, hand-drawn feature films!
Let’s draw (pun intended) some attention to the huge population of people that will be heartbroken to see Disney put an end to classically animated feature films!
You’ll probably never see 2D completely disappear. Even now, Disney goes to lengths to keep 2D animation around. Remember “Paper Man”, that Oscar-winning short everyone was falling head over heels for? Well, the software that gave it that hand-drawn look and feel despite being 3D, Meander, was built by Disney’s software engineers over a three year period. They spent all that time making their own in-house software, just so that their own animators could keep using 2D while incorporating the benefits of 3D animation; I doubt they would do that if hand-animating scenes wasn’t important to them.
So while I have no idea if fully hand-drawn films will continue to be made, I can guarantee you that 2D, hand-drawn animation will have a place in Disney films at least in the near future (unless every animator is suddenly replaced with software junkies who have no idea how to use paper and pencil).
"This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Globular clusters are particularly useful for studying stellar evolution, since all of the stars in the cluster have the same age (about 15 billion years), but cover a range of stellar masses. Every star visible in this image is either more highly evolved than, or in a few rare cases more massive than, our own Sun."
Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/692947/hubble-images-swarm-ancient-stars#.USsiwTD_mSo#ixzz2LtkgQXRN
"Eta Carinae (η Carinae or η Car) is a stellar system in the constellation Carina, about 7,500 to 8,000 light-years from the Sun. The system contains at least two stars, of which the primary is a luminous blue variable (LBV) that had an initial mass of around 150 solar masses, of which it has lost at least 30 since. A hot supergiant of approximately 30 solar masses is in orbit around the primary, although an enormous thick red nebula surrounding Eta Carinae makes it impossible to see this companion optically. The Eta Carinae system is enclosed in theHomunculus Nebula, itself part of the much larger Carina Nebula, and currently has a combined bolometric luminosity of over five million times that of the Sun. It is not visible north oflatitude 30°N and is circumpolar south of latitude 30°S. Because of its mass and the stage of life, it is expected to explode in a supernova or hypernova in the astronomically near future.”
"A colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this new picture from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The image shows the Orion nebula, a happening place where stars are born. The young stars dip and peak in brightness due to a variety of reasons. Shifting cold and hot spots on the stars’ surfaces cause brightness levels to change, in addition to surrounding disks of lumpy planet-forming material, which can obstruct starlight. Spitzer is keeping tabs on the young stars, providing data on their changing ways.
The hottest stars in the region, called the Trapezium cluster, are bright spots at center right. Radiation and winds from those stars has sculpted and blown away surrounding dust. The densest parts of the cloud appear dark at center left.
This image was taken after Spitzer’s liquid coolant ran dry in May 2009, marking the beginning of its “warm” mission. Light from the telescope’s remaining infrared channels has been color-coded: 3.6-micron light is blue and 4.5-micron light is orange.”
Blended wing planes have been an inspiring idea since the 1920s. By flattening the whole plane, the entire fuselage generates lift, while the wings are used primarily for steering. This can purportedly lead to a lift-to-drag ratio that’s up to 50% better than conventional tube-wing (think commercial aircraft) designs. If such planes were just 10% more fuel efficient, the industry would save about $7 billion a year.
False-color image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, a composite of three wavebands from NASA’s three Great Observatories: infrared data from the Spitzer Space telescope in red, visible from the Hubble Telescope in yellow, and the green and blue pixels being X-ray images from the Chandra X-ray observatory.
The remains of the star that formed this region is a neutron star, found in the very center of the cloud as a tiny turquoise dot. The neutron star is supported against further collapse due to quantum mechanical effects,
"A composite image of the Crab Nebula showing the X-ray (blue), and optical (red) images superimposed. The size of the X-ray image is smaller because the higher energy X-ray emitting electrons radiate away their energy more quickly than the lower energy optically emitting electrons as they move."