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
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
- 1 Cyclist in Russia narrowly misses being hit by car and lorry
- 2 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 3 What are your fingerprint words?
- 4 Gary Lineker involved in Twitter row after presenter rubbishes claims he will be warned by BBC over foul-mouthed tweets
- 5 Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years
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