Evidence of alien life found on a balloon

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Thursday 24 October 2013

These alien life forms are probably a bit different then you’d expect. No, they aren’t short, green people with spidery antennas. Instead, it appears that a team of British scientists from the University of Sheffield found tiny organisms on a balloon after it descended from an altitude of 27km high. These tiny organisms behave unlike anything the scientists […]

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Scan extraterrestrial signals from your bedroom

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By Andrea DelBene in Tech on Thursday 22 August 2013

The University of California at Berkeley has created SETI@home, an Internet volunteer project that uses home computers to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from extra terrestrial intelligence. Our computer processors can analyze the perpetual flow of data from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico while the easily downloadable software runs as a screensaver.

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Alien creature furniture by Umberto Dattola

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 8 May 2013

Designer Umberto Dattola recently unveiled a series of furniture-inspired works — there are chairs, beds, drawers and cabinets — at the Milano Design Week in four different locations. Actually, with their long spindly legs — so long that the seats and bases extend far beyond human height — they look like alien creatures invading our […]

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Elysium: the follow-up to District 9 starring Matt Damon as part robot

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Film on Friday 19 April 2013

This summer, Matt Damon will take on the role of a hybrid human/droid to bring equality to all mankind. Don’t believe me? Just watch this killer trailer for Elysium, the bombastic follow up to District 9. Get ready for a futuristic, shoot’em up blockbuster that’ll knock your socks off in the US at least on August 9.

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Traditional Chinese brush painting of aliens

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

Traditional Chinese brushpaintings are usually predictable in the sense that the strokes of watercolour usually etch out a poetic scene from nature of some sort, like twigs, or birds. Which is why this particular Chinese brush painting with aliens of the Ridley Scott variety has deservedly made the rounds on our social media feeds all […]

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Robot mimics human arm movements

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Friday 21 October 2011

You know that cargo-loader robot suit that Ripley wears in Aliens? Those things now exist. Yup, ‘Engineers at Raytheon-Sarcos in Salt Lake City demonstrated a unique set of tele-operated robotic arms attached to a modified Ditch Witch. With no training at all, one immediately meshes with the feelings and actions of the machine. It mirrored […]

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Martin Lacko

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 4 March 2010

Martin Lacko’s strange drawings of faceless creatures and alien landscapes often look as if the Slovakian illustrator scribbled them down when trying to remember a dream.

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Snaiad: Life on Another World

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Saturday 6 February 2010

Snaiad is the the obsessive hobby of a designer going by the name of Nemo Ramjet. Ramjet has, over the course of several years, created an entire alien world with detailed maps, history, and a wonderfully illustrated array of creatures complete with an intricate catalogue and explanation of their morphology and evolution.

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Buuts Buuts Uamou figures

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By Kate Barnett in New Design on Sunday 6 July 2008

I’m no vinyl toy aficionado. Sure, I like them and I have a few on the shelf, but I’m hardly obsessive. I am, however, pretty sure I want every one of these Buuts Buuts Uamou figures. London-based artist Ayako Takagi is the creator of the comic Uamou From Another Planet, and Buuts Buuts Uamou is […]

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