11/26/2012 6:50am

How would you react if the floor in the elevator you are in, suddenly collapses giving you the feeling that you are going to fall into a dark hole. That is the prank that LG electronics pulled on some unsuspecting riders recently.i would have tinked in my pants probably

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spiderman daniel foust
11/26/2012 6:54am

The world's longest word Pnevmonvltramicroscopicsilicovolcanoniosis which is a scientific term for lung disease. While it is a real word others don't think so.

The reason that it isn't publish is because it is not purportedly real and it's so long. In fact, the longest word publish contain 189, 819 letters.


Also this long word is real, and the first person to tried to say it took him hours just to pronouce it.

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Daniel f
11/27/2012 6:20am

Also, this long word isn't gibberish, it is a real word."The protein that is used by the body for contraction of striated muscle tissues may not be the most crucial one that we need, but it is not totally worthless either!"

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DY
11/27/2012 6:35am

More than 100,000 people gathered in San Francisco to celabrate the 10th anniversary of the debut of Flugtag. Its a weird airplane race that is scored using distance, creativity, and showmenship.

tyler.m
11/27/2012 6:40am

my article is about the new car in the new james bond movie. the car is based on the one in Goldfinger. the car is a 960 aston martin. the car the a 3-D model of the car because the model is blown up.

Big B
11/27/2012 6:34am

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the worlds largist word. And its not in the dictorary.It is a kind of lung cancer.In fact, the real longest word is its full 189, 819 letters.it starts with methionyl and ends with isoleucine. And to say it aloud a whopping 3.5 hours.


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Nathan M
11/27/2012 6:44am

My article is about the world record.Its about 27 women fit into a little car.Then its the guy that pck up a 51 pounds with his eye socks. THen thiers the one tha has the worlds identical tawns.

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Nathan M
11/27/2012 6:46am

My article is about the world record.Its about 27 women fit into a little car.Then its the guy that pck up a 51 pounds with his eye socks. THen thiers the one tha has the worlds identical twins.

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jake STAFANO wilson
11/30/2012 6:41am

my article is about the prank elevator by the chinese company LG. they had made a fake floor to prank people who were in the elevator and they were terrified.

4th hour
11/26/2012 9:06am

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Alexus
11/26/2012 9:21am

Lg electronics created a fake elavator floor. They made a fake elevator floor giving you the feeling that you are falling into a deep abyss. South Korean technology company LG pulled a prank on some people that get into the elevator. They made this by using an IPS moniter to demonstrate their lifelike quality.

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Jacob M
11/26/2012 9:27am

I read the article called Wacky Human Powered Airshow, Celebrates Ten Years in the USA. It was about a human powered airshow flugtag race being 10 years old.
The rules of the race are pretty simple. Teams of up to 5 people can enter the race by building a flying machine. The maximum wingspan is 30ft and the max weight is 450lbs.
The teams are judged in three things. Those three things are distance, creativity, and showmanship. The Flugtag flight record was set in Austria at 195 feet.
This was a very interesting article. I didn’t know this even existed.

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MICHAEL
11/30/2012 9:12am

Scientists Discover First 'Homeless' Planet CFBDSIR2149.LOCATED 100 LIGHT YEARS AWAY WITH A GROP OF YOUNG STARS. ON WENSDAY NOV. 14TH BY A TEAM OF ASTRONOMERS. THOGHT TO BE IMPOSIBLE PLANAT WITH NO GRAVITATIOAL PULL. THE PLANET 50-120 million years old. CAN BE SEEN WITH AN INFERED SCOPE THAT HELPS TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING.
“Though scientists are now even more convinced that there are many more 'homeless' planets floating around, finding them is not going to be easy. After all, it took them over the decade of scanning through millions of stars to locate this one!”

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Shelby Clark
11/30/2012 9:13am

3-D Printing Saves The Day (And Car) In Latest James Bond Thriller, Skyfall
I read the article, “3-D Printing Saves The Day (And Car) In Latest James Bond Thriller, Skyfall.” It was about the 3-D printing in the new James Bond movie. The movie, like all the other Bond movies, has a number of beautiful cars.
In the movie, the destruction of the legendary 960 Aston Martin is heartbreaking. But instead of actually destroying the cars, they recreate them in one third the size of the actual car. The reproduction of the famous car was in collaboration between prop experts in Britain and in Germany.
How do they do it? They have a 3-D inkjet printer! MIT students, Jim Bredt and Tim Anderson, modified the printer to make it print 3-D forms. It extrudes a binding formula onto a bed of powder, instead of ink, which creates a 3-D object! In this movie, instead of taking the easier route of printing the car in one piece, the director wanted it to be as accurate as possible to the original model. So, they created and assembled 18 different parts like they would a real car, give or take the number of parts.
This article was really interesting. I found out that someone has made a 3-D printer and that is so cool. Printing is much faster and cooler than just making a plastic model. It is also much more efficient! I enjoyed reading this article!

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shawna
11/30/2012 9:15am

How would you react if the floor in the elevator you are in, suddenly collapses giving you the feeling that you are going to fall into a deep dark abyss. That is the prank that South Korean technology company LG apparently pulled on some unsuspecting riders recently.
I would freak is I was riding in an elevator and the floor dropped! Would you? Unfortunately people believe this really isn’t a real elevator and that they used a green screen. I don’t think this is that case. I believe with today technology that it would be easy to do.
By Shawna

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Kacanda (cassandra )
11/30/2012 9:18am

Elevator trick
This passage I am writing my review on was written by Meera Dolasia.

In side an elevator unknowing people get the scare of the lifes, because of the technology that was created in south Korea . Let me explain, lets say you walk into an elevater, and its just a normal day . When it looks as if the floor as just came out from under you, making seem as if you are plunging into a dark abyss. Probably scaring most people out of there minds! Well that’s what south Korean scientist created, by just creating a video with a green screen.

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rader
11/30/2012 9:18am

Riley Rader
11-30-12
4th
Why The World's Longest Word Will Never Appear In Any Dictionary Or Record Book!
“Search for the term 'world's longest word' and you probably find Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - the scientific name for a lung disease commonly referred to as silicosis. While this is technically true because it is the longest word you will ever see published in a dictionary or for that matter in most places, there are many words that believe it or not, are much longer than that”. The reason they are not published or given any credence is because they are purportedly not real words. It may because they are so long that including them would require that creation of a stand- alone edition.
The real longest word is so lengthy that even we do not dare publish it in full 189,819 letters the only thing we can’t tell you is that it starts with “methionyl and ends with isolsucine”. And incase you are wondering it took the one person that did dare to say it aloud a whopping 3.5 years. What is even more surprising is that this word is not just a gibberish concoction made up by some crazy person, but a giant protein appropriately dubbed Titin that is made up of 244 unique folded protein domains and also contains the largest number of exons (363) in any single gene.
. The protein that is used by the body for contraction of striated muscle tissues may not be the most crucial one that we need, but it is not totally worthless either! It is of course better known for its long convoluted scientific name! For those of you curious enough to hear the word aloud, below is the full 3.5 hour video version - test it out and see if you can get through even a tenth of it!

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duck (chad dinwiddie)
11/30/2012 9:20am

I read Why the World's Longest Word Will Never Appear in Any Dictionary or Record Book! By Meera Dolasia on November 25, 2012. Search for the term 'world's longest word' and you probably find Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis.

‘’In fact, the real longest word is so lengthy that even we do not dare publish it in its full 189, 819 letters - The only thing we can tell you is that it starts with methanol . . . and ends with . . . isoleucine. And in case you are wondering, it took the one person that did dare to say it aloud, a whopping 3.5 hours!’’

It is a big word I don’t even dare try to pronouns it.

The summery is the world’s longest word is long and it tacks 3.5 hours to say it

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Lauren Potter
11/30/2012 9:21am

Longest Word
I am summarizing the article, “Why the World’s Longest Word Will Never Appear In Any Dictionary Or Record Book!” The author is Meera Dolasia. This article is mainly about how this long word, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis, won’t be in dictionaries because it’s too long.
There are actually words that are longer than this, but most believe they are nonsense. The actual longest word has 189,819 letters and it starts with methionyl and ends with isoleucine, the only person who ever said aloud, it took 3.5 hours to say.
The word is not gibberish, but is the word for a giant protein, it contains the largest number of exons in any single gene. The protein is used by the body for contraction of striated muscle tissues, it’s not crucial but it’s not worthless.
I chose this article because it is interesting to know that words can be so long and actually mean something. I learned there are tons of very long words. This will help me in the future to know how to pronounce this.

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Cheyenne
11/30/2012 9:24am

This article was called Eighth Guinness World Record Day Inspires Wacky, Weird and Downright Astonishing Attempts! This was written by Meera Dolasia. This article is about a few different world records that people have set.
400,000 students from many different schools in Southern United States came to try and beat a record. “They were all hoping to break the record for the number of people simultaneously 'sport stacking' or building paper cup pyramids in a predetermined sequence, as fast they could.” There were the 28 limber women in Sussex, England. “They managed to somehow squeeze into a Mini Hatch Cooper breaking the record set by 27 equally lithe dancers in New York, last year.” When the women got into the record book they raised money for a children’s charity.
“Italian chocolatier Alberto Deleonardis had a similar idea with his giant confectionary coin that doubled up as a fund raising effort to rebuild an elementary school in Bolgona.” The school collapsed in an earthquake, earlier this year. “In Germany, Michael Kopp broke the record for the spinning a basketball on a toothbrush for a full 26.078 seconds.”
Among the most stunning was Japan's Hiroyone Senmaida rice paddies. Lit up with over 200,000 LED lights the terraced land that is still manually farmed.

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5634321 0384169 (theresa peirano)
11/26/2012 9:30am

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
It is not actually the longest word in like the world. It is called Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (yes I copied and pasted it because it would take way too long to type it like a 1000000000 times). It is the scientific name for a lung disease commonly referred to as silicosis, no wonder they say silicosis instead of Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. There is obviously a very long word, but there r longer ones.
The world’s longest word is so long that they didn’t publish it has 189, 819 letters, that is huge!!! It starts with methionyl . . . and ends with . . . isoleucine. It took the one person that did dare to say it aloud, a huge 3.5 hours! What a waste of 270 minutes of your life. (Yeah, I did the math.)
I MEAN WHY WOULD YOU SAY THE WORD IF IT WOULD BE EASIER TO JUST SAY THE MEANING!! Okay I got that out of my system… just thought I would say that… sooo… yeah… any way…. back to the subject. They don’t even put those words in the dictionary they r that lllllooooonnnngggg…
Sooo bye…

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Ty Miller
11/26/2012 9:31am

I read the article about how the director of the new James Bond thriller, Skyfall, had multiple 3D copies of the rare 960 Aston Martin car. This article was written by Meera Dolasia like all the others. I have not seen the movie, but I do want to see it sometime, that’s why I chose this article.
The models that were made were not just toys; they were exact mini replicas of the real car. All the gadgets that are on the actual car are on these models. These models are only 1/3 the size of the actual car, but you can’t tell during the movie.
Propshop Modelmakers Ltd. And Germany’s Voxeljet produced these amazing models. Every piece of the model was made and then put together unlike most models which are just one giant piece. Detail was a major part of this production.
So for all the Bond fans this is a good article to read about his legendary car. I thought the article was really good, but it contains spoiler alerts if you haven’t seen it like me.

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Dallas Remington Hall
11/26/2012 9:33am

Fake Elevator Floor

I am summarizing an article about a prank LG company did in an elevator. This article was posted by Meera Dolasia on November 19, 2012. South Korean technology company LG made an illusion to demonstrate their lifelike quality. They did this prank using the company’s new IPS monitors.
(When people would walk into the elevator the screens make it look like you’re going to fall into a deep dark abyss.) This was a top video on YouTube and still is. (There is some skepticism amongst the audience that have viewed the video.) The people in the video were actors and the video was filmed using green screens. I have watched this video on YouTube before and if I was a person on the elevator, I would be freaked out.
This type of technology LG created is amazing. This can make things look realistic when it’s not real. This can change technology in the future and companies can create things that no one has ever seen before. If I were you I would watch this video.

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Jennah Cunningham ( 7th Hour )
11/26/2012 12:15pm

I read Video Of The Week- - LG Electronics Creates Fake Elevator Floor. It was written by Meera Dolasia. It's about how LG created an llusion in an elevator floor. It looks like you are going to fall. Which ofcourse would be scary. They created the illusion by using IPS monitors to demostrate their life like quality.

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Wyatt F.
11/26/2012 12:22pm

It appears that 3-D printers have come a long way. in the new james bond movie a 3-D printer was used to create models of the cars in the movie. that way when all the cars get damaged and blown up its actually just the models not the real cars.
to make the cars the printer printed 18 individual pieces then the pieces were put together to make the models and then used in the movie. the models had to be drawn out on the computer then printed out layer by layer then shiped to model makers who then put the cars together. all in all the models are a cheaper and a more efficiant way of making the movie

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Jenica
11/26/2012 12:33pm

I decided to do my article review over “Why The World's Longest Word Will Never Appear In Any Dictionary Or Record Book!” Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a lung disease commonly known as silicosis.
This word (yeah no not typin it again) isn’t in the dictionary. So no one knows what this word means. I had no idea this word even existed.

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Elizabeth Barker ( big bark)
11/26/2012 12:33pm

The worlds largest word. The scientific name for is lung disease. The word is really hard to pronounce. The word is so big it will not fit in any dictionary .some people like me can’t say it.it is to big
We may have to ask the English teacher haw to pronounce it .

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mercedes padgett (big ben)
11/26/2012 12:34pm

The worlds largest word. The scientific name for is lung disease. The word is really hard to pronounce. The word is so big it will not fit in any dictionary .some people like me can’t say it.it is to big
We may have to ask the English teacher haw to pronounce it .

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deven H
11/26/2012 12:39pm

I think that the world Guinness records are cool, and I like to read them. I think its pretty cool what some people can do.
In 2004, the Guinness world records book is the world’s bestselling book. They decided to do a thing where in 24 hours to try and break their own records. On November 15th over 420,000 people took up this challenge and the records range from simply amazing to downright wacky.
Among the record hopefuls were 400,000 students from various schools in southern united states, all hoping to break the record for the most number of people simultaneously ‘sport stacking’ or building paper cup pyramids in a predetermined sequence, as fast as they could. Then in England there were 28 limber women in Sussex that managed to squeeze into a mini hatch cooper breaking the record set by 27 equally lithe dancers in New York, last year. In Germany, Michael Kopp broke the record for the spinning a basketball on a toothbrush for a full 26.078 seconds while US resident set a new record for most jumps on a pogo stick, 256 in all.
Among the bizarre category was Kenichi ito’s attempt to be the fastest man on four legs with his 100 meter dash on all fours, something the Japanese athlete managed to do in 17.47 seconds shaving off a full second of his previous record. However the wackiest of them all by far is the the one where a man named manjit singh aka ‘iron man’ who attempted to lift 51lbs with just his eye sockets!! The things people do to get their five minutes of fame.

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vote 4 pedro (brett neal)
11/26/2012 12:43pm

Wacky Human Powered Airshow Flutag, Celebrates Ten Years in the USA

On Saturday November 10th over 100,000 people gathered at McCovey Cove in San Francisco. They gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the US debut of Flugtag. This is where people race their hand built human-powered machines.
Flugtag which is pronounced FLOOG-TOG means flying day. This was first introduced in Germany by the energy drink manufacturer of Redbull in Vienna. This first happened in Austria 1991. It was such a success that the race has taken place in over 100 cities.
The rules are simple, teams up to five can choose to enter the race. Their vehicle can only have a wingspan of 30 feet and 450 lbs. The airplane can be any size or shape the contestants wish. It must be powered by muscle, gravity, and pure imagination.
I think it would be cool to build one of these. I would like to build one and see how I would do. I would think to be fun to fly off a cliff. That is what I think would be could cool about it.

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J.E.!!!!!!(((:
11/26/2012 12:43pm

I read the article Video of the Week -- LG Electronics Creates Fake Floor. The South Korean technolegy company LG created new IPS monitors. They wanted to test them out by making a fake elivator floor. the floor really, actually is an illusion. They did this test to show the life likeness of the monitors. They claim the reactions of the people they filmed were genuine and not fake. And that the people were everyday people using the elivator with not a clue of the fake floor. They claim the people weren't actors. How would you react if the elivator floor looked like it was falling out while you were standing in there???

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Sara Bun Bun
11/26/2012 12:48pm

I am writing about “Why The World’s Longest Word Will Never Appear In Any Dictionary Or Record Book!” The word is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. I don’t know how this word is pronounced. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis means lung disease, commonly known as silicosis. This is the longest word you will ever seen published in a dictionary. Most places believe this word is not real or most words is longer which they are not.
For some people they might be able to pronounce this word in other words however I can not. There is another word that is longer than this word but is not published, it is 189,819 letters long. It took one person to say the 189,819 letters long, in 3.5 hours.

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laine
11/26/2012 12:51pm

Crazy floor
Some people decided to freak people out. They put a green screen on an elevator floor.
Some people jumped. Other people didn’t no wat to do.
When it got to the floor they ran.
How would u like that.

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Paige Dorris
11/27/2012 6:35am

I read an article called “Eighth Guinness World Record Day Inspires Wacky, Weird And Downright Astonishing Attempts!” By Meera Dolasia. In 2004, the Guinness World Records book entered its own name in the book as the World's bestselling copyright book. To remember this big achievement, the company established a Guinness World Record Day. Its a 24-hour day during which people from all over the world can try break their own records. On November 15th, over 420,000 people took up the challenge and as you have probably guessed the record attempts ranged from simply amazing to downright wacky.
400,000 students from various schools in Southern United States were all hoping to break the record for the most number of people building paper cup pyramids in a predetermined sequence, as fast they could. 28 limber women in Sussex, England that managed to squeeze into a Mini Cooper breaking the record set by 27 equally lithe dancers in New York.
In Germany, Michael Kopp broke the record for the spinning a basketball on a toothbrush for a 26.078 seconds. Tone Staubs made a new record for the most jumps on a Pogo stick in a minute 265 jumps in all!
The most stunning was Japan's Hiroyone Senmaida rice paddies they lit up with over 200,000 LED lights. The terraced land that is still farmed, looked out of this world against the backdrop of the azure Japan Sea.
The wackiest of them all was the one attempted by England's 'iron Man' Manjit Singh who attempted to lift 51lbs with just his eye sockets!
I thought this article was very interesting and there are a lot of crazy records that can still be broken.

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Logan
11/30/2012 6:46am

The article i read was about people trying to make airplanes out of recycled parts. For instants one plane was made out of an old race boat.

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Elizabeth Barnett (SIS)
11/30/2012 9:06am

Elizabeth Barnett
1st hour
November 30, 2012
My summer it about Rare Disorder Turns Pennsylvania Teen into a Real-Life Sleeping Beauty by Meera Dolasia. There is a girl that is named Nicole Delien she is 17 years old she is from Pennsylvania. She is a teenager that sleeps as long as she wants to. She has to have the doctor said Klein-Levin Syndrome or Sleeping Beauty Sickness! She has been like this when she was 6.5 years old. So rare that it took visits to several hospitals before Dr. Michael Rancurello Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Now, Nicole starts to appear listless and grumpy, her family and friends know she is getting ready to hibernate and let her sleep for as long as she needs to, waking her up only to eat and go the bathroom. She can sleep for 18-19 hours or maybe a full year or as long as she can. She thought it would be fun but she missed out one school and even holidays. She was 7 when she found out see had this and she had an opportunity to meet Katy Perry the pop star. If she got to meet Katy Perry she would have got to go backstage at one of her other performances. The doctor does not know what causes this but they hope when she is an adult this will go away for she can go back to her normal life and learn normal life again.

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Riley Dampier(:
11/30/2012 9:13am

This article is called Eighth Guinness World Record Day Inspires Wacky, Weird And Downright Astonishing Attempts! It was written by Meera Dolasia. The article is about the Guinness Book of World Records being made and having weird and astonishing things in it.
“Among the record hopefuls were 400,000 students from various schools in Southern United States - All hoping to break the record for the most number of people simultaneously 'sport stacking' or building paper cup pyramids in a predetermined sequence, as fast they could.” This paragraph from the article is about a school in the Southern United States whose students wanted to break the record for the most number of people sport stacking as fast as they could.
“ In Germany, Michael Kopp broke the record for the spinning a basketball on a toothbrush for a full 26.078 seconds, while US resident Tone Staubs established a new record for the most jumps on a Pogo stick in a minute - 265 in all!” This paragraph from the article is about a man from Germany named Michael Kopp who can spin a basketball on a toothbrush that is in his mouth and also a man from the United States who has the most jumps on a pogo stick in one minute!
I chose this article because it looked interesting and it has lots of cool things that people can do in it. I learned that doing amazing things can pay off. This whole article was about many people doing weird and wacky things that got put in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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brett s.
11/30/2012 12:16pm

It appears that 3-D printers have come a long way. in the new james bond movie a 3-D printer was used to create models of the cars in the movie. that way when all the cars get damaged and blown up its actually just the models not the real cars.If they where real the movie would cost a lot.
to make the cars the printer printed 18 individual pieces then the pieces were put together to make the models and then used in the movie. the models had to be drawn out on the computer then printed out layer by layer then shiped to model makers who then put the cars together. all in all the models are a cheaper and a more efficiant way of making the movie

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E.T the terriesterial (Thurman)
11/30/2012 12:30pm

I read the article 3-D Printing Saves The Day In Latest James Bond Thriller, Skyfall When James Bonds car was blown up in the scene. It wasn’t the actual car it was a 3d printed.In this manner they 'built' a 3-D version of each part - From mudguards to doors to hoods and roofs. Since the film required 3 printed models, they had to create 54 car. The replicas looked so realistic that the only way they could be distinguished from the real car, was that it was a smaller size. But the car actually wasn’t played in the movie

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Meechelle!(: (Lexi)
11/30/2012 12:33pm

I am doing the article review over the fake elevator door. This article is over how a company pulls a prank in order to test out their new IPS devices. This company is the LG company of South Korean technology. Obviously the prank wasn’t real but the elevator riders did not know that. The company wanted the riders to think that they were falling into a big dark hole. In which they accomplished because the riders believed that they were. Come to find out that in the video they made, the riders were just great actors and that they used green screens. So the riders knew what was going on they just had to act like they didn’t. I think that this article was kind of good but then kind of bad. I thought it was kind of good because they tried to make the fake floor possible. Also it was kind of bad because it didn’t actually happen because it was staged.

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Sophie :)
11/30/2012 12:36pm

Video of the Week- - LG Electronics Creates Fake Elevator Floor

How would you feel if you went to place and were in the elevator and the floor suddenly collapses? It would be pretty scary huh? Well that’s what happened to a group of people at an electronic company in South Korea. They did it as a prank to scare the people riding in the elevator. The illusion was created using some new technology called IPS monitors. The company was just testing the reality of the technology. Now according to the people that have viewed the video the actors seem to act very well. A little too well. The other thing is that suppossibly the video was created using green screen technology. Watch the video and see for yourself.

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tayler simpson
11/30/2012 12:40pm

It would be weird if you were in the elevator and suddenly the floor looked like it was falling! I would freak out!! Good thing it wasn’t real! The company had a new IPS moniter they wanted to try out its lifelike quality.

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Jared D
12/02/2012 4:24pm

The article I read was "Video Of The Week- - LG Electronics Creates Fake Elevator Floor" by Meera Dolasia. In this article they play a prank by making a fake elevator floor. The floor is made of computer screens.

They put the screens under the elevator and cameras on the wall. The floor was white when people got in. Then when the fake elevator floor dropped, people freaked out, jumped to the side of the elevator, and ran out when the doors opened.

Some people think the video was fake and some people don't. Some people think the people in the video were actors and some say the video makers used a green screen and not real computer screens. The video was cool and funny.

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landon
12/04/2012 8:42am

On November 16th, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), captured on tape two spectacular back-to back sun eruptions. Also known as solar prominences, they are large glowing clouds of gas that periodically explode from the Sun's surface.

The first eruption occurred at 1.am EST with the other following within four hours. Both were so large that they expanded beyond the camera view of the SDO. Luckily, neither were aimed toward the Earth and so had very little impact on us.


The good news is that these blasts of radiation are blocked by the magnetosphere and atmosphere and therefore, pose no risk to humans. However the protons and other charged particles that follow the flares within about 20 minutes, can be extremely destructive to our satellite systems, GPS tracking devices and power grids.

Though the sun has been relatively peaceful over the last few years, solar storms are not a new phenomenon. They seem to occur regularly every 11 years or so. Since the latest cycle is not expected to peak until 2013, scientists are anticipating more storms in the coming months. Hopefully, they will all be as harmless as this one was, leaving behind nothing in its wake except, stunning pictures.

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