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Domino’s vows to deliver pizza on the moon

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Misc. Tech, Science,

Domino's on the MoonAccording to the Japanese branch of Domino's Pizza, the company says it will have a branch affiliate on the moon at an undetermined time in the future.

"We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open," said Tomohide Matsunaga, a spokesman for Domino's in Japan.

"In the future, we anticipate there will be many people living on the moon, astronauts who are working there and, in the future, citizens of the moon."

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2010 BAFTA Award Winners

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

The Hurt Locker

may be the overseas (and domestic) box office champ, but how would it fare with the international voters?

This weekend’s Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony proved James Cameron’s movie might not be a shoe-in at next month’s Academy Awards. In fact, ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow could see her movie, , take the Best Film honor from him.

In total, the gritty war drama collected six statues including the first ever BAFTA for a female director. (Avatar and both took in two awards each.) Meanwhile, the top acting prizes went to two British stars: Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Carey Mulligan (An Education).

You can see a full list of winners after the jump.

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Read More | British Academy of Film and Television Arts

This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 12, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

The Hurt Locker DVD

  • 8 1/2: Blu-ray
  • Amreeka: DVD
  • Big Fan: DVD
  • Billy Jack: Blu-ray
  • Brothers at War: DVD
  • The Brothers Bloom: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Burning Plain: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cliffhanger: Blu-ray
  • Departures: DVD
  • Downloading Nancy: DVD
  • Fame: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Halloween II: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Hurt Locker: DVD, Blu-ray
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself: DVD, Blu-ray

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NASA Probes Successful

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Science, Transportation,

MoonThank goodness all is well with NASA’s LRO and LCROSS. The LCROSS is already streaming video back to earth and will crash land on the moon Oct. 9 to look for water on the South Pole. The LRO just completed the last of its four engine burns and has settled into a comfortable orbit. It will be compiling 3D maps of the surface for about a year. All told, it will provide more data than any other mission.

Read More | NASA

In Theaters This Weekend: June 12, 2009

Imagine That

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Imagine That (PG): starring Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker (directed by Karey Kirkpatrick)
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (R): starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini (directed by Tony Scott)

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Moon In My Room

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Science,

MoonWho needs to go outside on a cold night when we can bring part of the universe inside? Moon in My Room has twelve different phase settings and is authentically detailed. A CD comes with it that provides moon facts and its relationship with the planet. The display is simple to put up in one of three different angles, comes with an infrared remote and shuts off automatically to preserve batteries (not included.) Moon in My Room carries a MSRP of $29.95.

Read More | Discovery Shopping

Venus, Jupiter and Crescent Moon In Alignment Tonight

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science,

VenusWe were looking around to find you a fitting gift for today, and we found something that our readers can share and it doesn’t cost a cent. Beginning tonight, Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon will join together. By Monday, they will be about 2º apart (about a finger’s width at arms length.) Check out the southwestern sky at twilight. You won’t even need a telescope or binoculars. Miss it and you will have to wait until Nov. 18, 2052 for the next occurrence, although Venus and the moon will pair up again New Year’s Eve.

(P.S. Happy Turkey Day!)

Read More | USA Today

When Mythbusters, Reality and NASA Mix

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Editorial,

MythBuster

Former special effects gurus-turned reality stars, the took on their biggest challenge yet for last night’s episode: the famed moon landing. For decades (specifically since 1969) people have persisted in believing the whole thing was a hoax.

Was it?

According to the episode’s opening dialogue, 20% of Americans to this day (well, perhaps not this day - but let’s say a week ago) persist in believing the well-publicized moon landing was actually faked. Many of what the show calls “conspiracy theorists” point to various evidence and say the entire thing was filmed not on the surface of the moon, but on a Hollywood set.

Some may scoff at this idea, but in a way it’s not farfetched. After all, hasn’t Hollywood faked everything from space invasions to true love? Really, is one little moon landing so hard to re-create?

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JAXA/NHK Cam Captures Moon Video

Moon Shot

We do so many stories about what NASA is doing lately that we thought it only fair to show you what Japan is up to these days. JAXA (their NASA) and the National TV channel NHK launched a Canon HD video cam to shoot the moon. Check out the first images here. NHK plans to release a DVD of the videos and, from the look of things, more will be coming. After all, one can never get enough close-ups of space, can one?

Read More | Akihabara News

Send Your Name to the Moon

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science, Transportation,

Moon Certificate

Want to go to the Moon, but can’t afford the ticket? You and your buds, family members, and pets can be put on the Send Your Name to the Moon Website. After you enter your name, you will be added to a database. That will be put on a microchip integrated into a future moon-hopping spacecraft and orbit around Luna for years.You can even print a certificate of proof. The deadline for submissions is June 28.

Read More | NASA

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