New Zealanders know just how beautiful their country is, but a new video released by the makers of The Hobbit is about to give the world another dose of Middle-Earth scenery. Stunning footage of New Zealand and never-before-seen shots of the making of The Hobbit have been released by director Sir Peter Jackson.
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Hot Mac and cool Chris prevail after a furious fortnight In all of sport, there is no contest as self-consciously august as Wimbledon. Like a dowager duchess, Wimbledon walks hand in hand with a statelier past, revering its history, requiring homage to its traditions, never questioning its prerogatives.
With its upcoming PSPgo, Sony is betting that you like “new and shiny” more than you like “money and savings.” That’s not to say that we dislike it. In fact, the PSPgo is attractive, playable and pleasingly compact.
Scientists have discovered the first confirmed Earthlike planet outside our solar system, they announced Wednesday. “This is the first confirmed rocky planet in another system,” astronomer Artie Hatzes told CNN, contrasting the solid planet with gaseous ones like Jupiter and Saturn
The name is already taken, but “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” might be a fitting title for a new interactive view of the Milky Way unveiled this week by the European Southern Observatory. The 800-million-pixel panorama shows an edge-on view of the plane of our galaxy, complete with points of interests such as the 12-billion-year-old, star-packed globular cluster Omega Centauri and the beautiful, reddish Rosette Nebula.