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Audible exclusive – The Collectors by Philip Pullman, narrated by Bill Nighy

Christmas is right around the corner, and as a ‘thank you’ to our members, our gift to them is a wonderful mysterious story written by Philip Pullman and narrated by award-winning actor Bill Nighy. The Collectors, written exclusively for Audible, serves as a great introduction to this series, while revealing a little something extra to fans of Lyra and her world.

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Trailer: LANDING ON A COMET – The Rosetta Mission

Few things could be more fascinating or demanding in the history of European space travel than the Rosetta comet mission. Launched on 2 March 2004, the spacecraft set off on its 10-year journey to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko .
The lander, Philae, will separate from its parent craft on 12 November 2014, touch down on the comet and immediately fire harpoons to anchor itself on the surface. The two spacecraft will then accompany the comet on its month-long journey to the point at which it is closest to the Sun.

See the shortfilm “Landing on a Comet – The Rosetta Mission” (11 minutes) on

Background Rosetta – Europe’s comet chaser

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Original Material: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Footage: ESA
Music: Omega by TimMcMorris


Die Kometen-Mission Rosetta ist eine der faszinierendsten und zugleich anspruchsvollsten Unternehmungen der europäischen Raumfahrt. Nach ihrem Start am 2. März 2004 trat die Sonde ihre zehnjährige Reise zum Kometen 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko an.
Am 12. November 2014 wird sich das Landegerät Philae vom Mutterschiff lösen, auf dem Kometen aufsetzen und sich sofort mit Harpunen im Eis verankern. Beide begleiten den Schweifstern auf seinem mehrmonatigen Weg zu seinem sonnennächsten Punkt.
Der komplette Kurzfilm „Mission ins Ungewisse II – Der Kometenlander Philae“ ist jetzt online auf:

Der komplette Kurzfilm “MISSION INS UNGEWISSE II – Der Kometenlander Philae”

Hintergrund Rosetta – Europas Kometenjäger

Den ersten Kurzfilm “MISSION INS UNGEWISSE – Der Kometenjäger Rosetta” seht ihr hier:

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Original Material: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Animation: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Additional Footage: ESA
Music: Omega by TimMcMorris

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Icheon Master Hand

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present ICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics tradition, an unprecedented exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally renowned ceramics cultural events. Now Icheon
has reached out to an American institution for the very first time. As the premiere exhibition of its kind in the United States, ICHEON will present over 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea from antique techniques to contemporary innovations.
Icheon Public opening is from October 12th- December 29th. Join us in welcoming Icheon Dignitaries as we celebrate this major exhibition on Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6:00pm‐8:30pm.
Founded in 2001 and opened in September, 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology. It is located in an area abounding with ceramic history and internationally recognized clay artists from the Arts and Crafts Movement, the 60’s Clay Revolution and the current Studio Pottery Era. Geographically, the building is located in an urban downtown district where art is an important element of the continuing and successful community revitalization program. The home community consists of a rich ethnic mix and a large academic constituency with approximately fifteen institutions of higher learning within an eight-mile radius.
You can visit for more information.

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The Tsar Bomba 1961

Credit: Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) by Peter Kuran

Tsar Bomba (Russian: Царь-бомба), literally “Tsar-bomb,” is the nickname for the RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (codenamed “Ivan” by its developers)—the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated.

Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb was originally designed to have a yield of about 100 megatons of TNT; however, the bomb was reduced by half in order to limit the amount of nuclear fallout that would result. One bomb was built and tested on October 30, 1961, in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. The weapon never entered service.

A mock bomb was stored in the Russian Nuclear Weapons Museum in Sarov.

Narrator : William Shatner

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“ll Capo” (Excerpt) by Yuri Ancarani

Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures the otherworldly landscape of a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, as Il Capo (The Chief) guides his men through the extraction process.
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Make It Wearable Finalists | Meet Team Nixie

Team Nixie ( is developing the first wearable drone camera, which can be worn around your wrist. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco. Learn more about Make It Wearable and follow the race to the finish line at

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Stephen King’s Battleground (Сражение) Srazhenie – Soviet Ukrainian Animation

This is an animated short from USSR Ukraine studio Kievnauchfilm. Titled Srazhenie (The Battle) it is based on Stephen King’s short story Battleground. Animation dates to 1986. Short story is from 1978.
There has also been an American made for tv version of this short story featuring William Hurt. It’s called Battlefield from Nightmares and Dreamscapes.

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