► Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

shockwebpic_alabamashakessoundandcolorAlabama Shakes is back on the scene proving that their debut album was no fluke – check out the Stanley Kubrick inspired video directed by James Frost for Sound and Color, off the powerful new album by the same name.

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The Making Of The Big Sound Of Interstellar

shockwebpic_soundofinterstellarThe SoundWorks crew explores the sound of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar. First, a video interview with supervising sound editor and sound designer Richard King about the mix, sound design and foley aspects. To follow that, a conversation with composer Hans Zimmer about the very intentional approach to the sound, his collaboration with the crew and how they recorded a pipe organ at the Temple Church in London.

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► Sounds From A Comet: This Is What 67P Sounds Like

shockwebpic_philaesonificationIf a comet hurls through space and nobody’s there to hear it, does it make a sound?

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If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

shockleewebpic_ifthemoonwere1pixelWe came across this interactive infographic by Josh Worth which he calls a tediously accurate scale model of the solar system and it’s totally worth your time if you have a few minutes to get scrolling.

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Killer Robots: Will They Soon Replace Human Judgement?

shockleewebpic_killerbotsThe development of robotic technology is happening at a tremendous pace. In other words, the RoboCop concept is not so sci-fi anymore. This past December, DARPA held a robotics challenge in Miami, Florida that showcased 16 teams from around the world, a few of which are now owned by Google. Eight robotics companies have been acquired by Google recently and they are becoming part of a new mysterious new division which seems to be working to develop future tech projects. Now, whether these are for private or military purposes remains to be seen but as you can guess it might be a bit of both. Google also recently purchased a 350,000-square-foot hangar originally built for the U.S. Navy.

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Design FX: Creating A Zero-G Battle Room For Ender’s Game

shockleewebpic_endersgamefxA signature sequence in Gavin Hood’s newest film Ender’s Game is the zero-G battle room, a place where the titular character played by Asa Butterfield trains in space. Hoping to create a sense of weightlessness, the filmmakers shot actors in a mix of harnesses and on wires against a greenscreen set.

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The Sounds Of Gravity: How The Filmmakers Created The Feeling Of Deep Space

shockleewebpic_soundofgravityDirector Alfonso Cuarón and Skip Lievsay, sound re-recording mixer for the new film Gravity discuss the use and placement of sound and how it was mixed in order to make it a realistic immersive theater experience. If you haven’t seen this movie yet do yourself a favor and check it out.

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PayPal Goes Galactic: Sets Up To Handle Your Upcoming Space Payments

shockleewebpic_paypalgalacticWith Virgin Galactic selling $250,000 flights to space that are taking place later this year and all the activity that has been taking place with the development of the International Space Station, it was only a matter of time that we’d hear about the first ‘mainstream’ technology solution for those early explorers planning to travel there soon.

Cue, PayPal Galactic who just revealed their plans to be the first interstellar commerce solution to help you with your transactional banking needs in space…

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Amazing Images Of Saturn’s Giant Hurricane Vortex: 20x Bigger Than Average Earth Hurricane

shockleewebpic_saturnhurricaneNASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.

In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles [2,000 kilometers] wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of the hurricane are traveling 330 mph [150 meters per second]. The hurricane swirls inside a large, mysterious, six-sided weather pattern known as the hexagon.

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#FutureFrequency News Highlights From Around The Web

shockleewebpic_FF20Around the world, around the universe, the future is now! Tune in to some of the most recent headlines and developments that are coming soon near you.

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