Digital Digest: 20/09/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 20 September 2010
Run by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition awards prizes across six categories from hundreds of entrants from around the world. This year's winners have just been announced and all of them are sensational. View them here:
The Papal visit has caused more than its fair share of controversy over the past few weeks. If you want to take a break from all those shouty headlines, you can flick through this gallery of moments from the Queen’s meeting with His Holiness on the official British Monarchy flickr stream.
The trailer for the second film by the director of the acclaimed The Lives of Others has been released. The new movie, The Tourist, stars Johnny Depp as an American trying to mend a broken heart in Venice. Instead he meets a British Angelina Jolie and gets caught up in her dangerous world. Watch it here:
The hip photographer Ryan McGinley has made a short, intimate film about two of America’s rising indie bands, Girls and Smith Westerns. Filmed at this year’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, McGingley captures the bands performing and relaxing backstage, all in his own unique style. You can see it here:
Imperial College London particle engineer Paul Luckham and fashion designer Manel Torres have been perfecting a new material that can be sprayed directly on to your body and built up in layers to create a garment of your desired thickness, to be washed and worn again like conventional fabrics.
It could be the final nail in the coffin for Foursquare, the social networking website which allows users to upload their current location and see who else is there, or has been there recently. This death knell comes from Facebook Places, essentially Foursquare within Facebook.
Why is it that goalkeepers often have more trouble stopping long-range shots than shots from up close? The answer is concerned with physics and the limits of human perception. Additionally, goalkeepers might not be prepared for the sharp swing that can sometimes occur at the end of a long-range shot.
Life & Style blogs
Most women have lived out their sexual fantasies, survey shows
Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
International abortion laws: The six nations where it is still illegal to have an abortion
Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General election live: Booths open at 7am across the country on polling day
- 1 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 2 Qataris pledge to expand Canary Wharf
- 3 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 4 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
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