New Cover for Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

June 28, 2011 at 11:45 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Red Harvest will not be the only Star Wars book getting a facelift as StarWars.com reveals the new cover for Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Written by Michael Reaves, the re-release will include a new Darth Maul short story written by James Luceno and is scheduled to come out on December 27th. Check out the new cover…

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Smile Earth – You’re On Candid Camera

June 28, 2011 at 5:00 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment
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If only Alan Funt were alive to see this. This week for Science Tuesday I give you UrtheCast. By spring of 2012, the entirety of planet Earth will be available for viewing by a pair of cameras mounted to the International Space Station that has been described by it’s creators as “Google Earth on steroids.”

An article in Popular Science (www.popsci.com) by Rebecca Boyle states:

A Canadian company called UrtheCast (don’t ask us why it’s spelled this way) arranged a deal with Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, to bring two cameras to the International Space Station sometime later this year, where they will be mounted on the exterior. The video will be downlinked to Earth and broadcast online.

One camera will shoot in high-definition, with a frame rate of 3.25 fps, and another will broadcast in lower resolution, offering a three-color image. It will provide the first high-definition continuous video footage of Earth, according to Scott Larson, co-founder and president of UrtheCast, in a promotional video.

The system will work as a sort of mashup between Google Earth and YouTube, Larson says, connecting live footage with maps and other capabilities. Users will be able to pause, rewind and zoom, and view specific times and locations — so long as the ISS was passing overhead at the time.

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Star Wars eBooks Released Today

June 28, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Today the entire catalog of Star Wars books will finally be available in electronic format. From Bantam to Del Rey, from the novelization of Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi written by James Kahn to Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller. A grand total of 151 Star Wars eBooks will be at the reader’s disposal, so if there’s a particular book you haven’t read yet, and you’ve been wanting to try out your new eReaders, now’s the time to jump in. For the seasoned fans who’ve read every book out there, you might be interested in replacing one of your worn out copies of I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole, Traitor by Matthew Stover, or The Last Command by Timothy Zahn with a nice digital version. You can see the full lineup at Random House’s website.

UPDATE:

Star Wars Books posted a video for the eBook releases today on their Facebook page. You can watch it here.

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