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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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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The Universe Is Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Big

How big is the universe compared to a grain of sand? It may be difficult for the human brain to understand just how vast the universe is but let’s try to put things in perspective a bit.

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This Is How You Wash Your Hands In Space

If you’ve ever wondered how you wash your hands in space, ISS Commander Chris Hadfield is back at it again with some more cool info about what it’s like to live in space.

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This Is What It Sounds Like In Space: Sounds From The International Space Station

If you ever wondered what it sounds like in space, you can now listen to some clips recorded by Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield while aboard the International Space Station [ISS]. The recordings are of various station noises and sounds from the US lab on the ISS, what it sounds like as they live and conduct the work of their scientific mission or as Commander Hadfield states ‘what normal life sounds like in space.’

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Listen To The Earth’s ‘Song’ Recorded By NASA

A NASA spacecraft has recently for the first time ever recorded the sound of the earth’s electromagnetic plasma waves. The sound is referred to as a ‘chorus’ and it is made up of radio waves, it sounds like this.

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More Amazing Images From The International Space Station

See more amazing images taken by the crew of expeditions 
28, 29, 30 & 31 onboard the International Space Station [ISS]. This time-lapse video was created using a mind blowing 61,449 stills…watch this and zone out!

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