Passing Cloud – nebula-inspired transportation


The Passing Cloud by Tiago Barros

The Passing Cloud by Tiago Barros wants to become another means of air transportation that doesn’t include tight schedules and fixed locations like airplanes do. This inflatable cloud consists of a platform that will carry people across the sky. With the help of winds, this piece would travel all over the sky without a specific destination. (Pics)


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Mysterious Cosmic Space Hand Observed


A cosmic occurance.

Tiny and dying but still-powerful stars called pulsars spin like crazy and light up their surroundings, often with ghostly glows. So it is with PSR B1509-58, which long ago collapsed into a sphere just 12 miles in diameter after running out of fuel.

And what a strange scene this one has created.

In a new image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, high-energy X-rays emanating from the nebula around PSR B1509-58 have been colored blue to reveal a structure resembling a hand reaching for some eternal red cosmic light.

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Every Nebula-Award-Nominated Story As A Free Podcast



StarShipSofa has, in one day, done what no other SF podcast has done before. In another unprecedented move, StarShipSofa has put out all seven Nebula Short Story 2008 nominees, all available as free audio podcasts for your listening pleasure.

The Nebulas are a very special event in the SF world and I wanted the StarShipSofa to mark this occasion by doing something unique for this year’s awards.

I wanted to put out all the stories nominated in one day so people can, straight away, have them downloaded back to back… sitting on their iPod and, for the next few hours, submerge themselves in SF stories of the very best calibre. All for free.

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