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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

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The agency’s newest rover captured first-of-its-kind footage of its Feb. 18 touchdown and has recorded audio of Martian wind.

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars.

–From article

Source: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

iOS users could already watch in 4K.

YouTube has added the capability for users of its Android app to watch videos in 4K quality, with iOS users having been given the option last year.

 
Here’s an example of a nice recent video showing the 4K:

Source: How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

(134) FLYING OVER NORWAY (4K UHD) 1HR Ambient Drone Film + Music by Nature Relaxation™ for Stress Relief – YouTube

And now for something completely different.. what’s nice about this video is you can watch it in 4K UHD on your Android phone now, just check the settings in YouTube app, and pick the highest resolution, 2160p…

IMDb: Ratings, Reviews, and Where to Watch the Best Movies & TV Shows | Coming: DUNE

Image from Rebooks and Remakes…

Reboots and Remakes We Can’t Wait to See
Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021Hollywood has tried to nail Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel for decades to mixed success, with David Lynch‘s divisive 1984 version being the best known. But since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights in 2016, all eyes are now on Denis Villeneuve. The Blade Runner 2049 director releases the first of two Dune films this year, with an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and many more. — James

People Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet

Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021Hollywood has tried to nail Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel for decades to mixed success, with David Lynch‘s divisive 1984 version being the best known. But since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights in 2016, all eyes are now on Denis Villeneuve. The Blade Runner 2049 director releases the first of two Dune films this year, with an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and many more. — James

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Source: IMDb: Ratings, Reviews, and Where to Watch the Best Movies & TV Shows | Dune

A Death in the Afternoon | The New Yorker

What stands out in Ernest Hemingway’s short stories is their humanity, their feeling for human fragility.Photograph by Lloyd Arnold / Hulton Archive / Getty
What stands out in Ernest Hemingway’s short stories is their humanity, their feeling for human fragility.Photograph by Lloyd Arnold / Hulton Archive / Getty

A Death in the Afternoon, By Tobias Wolff, February 20, 2021

On July 2, 1961, I was sitting in the parking lot at Convair Astronautics in San Diego, listening to music on the car radio while my older brother, Geoffrey, interviewed for a job with the company. Our father had been working there, but had suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized. Now it had fallen on Geoffrey, just graduated from Princeton, to support us for the next couple of months, until he moved on to a teaching post in Turkey and I began my new life at a boarding school in Pennsylvania. I had just turned sixteen and was largely uneducated, and Geoffrey had taken it upon himself to prepare me for the academic rigors of my new school. So he was applying to fill the vacancy left by our father.

Source: A Death in the Afternoon | The New Yorker

Steve Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker Remember L.A. Story

Steve Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker in L.A. STORY, 1991.© TriStar Pictures/Everett Collection.
Steve Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker in L.A. STORY, 1991.© TriStar Pictures/Everett Collection.

In honor of L.A. Story’s 30th anniversary, Martin and Parker look back on the underrated rom-com—a film that broke Martin’s heart and changed Parker’s career.

Source: Steve Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker Remember L.A. Story

Readers and Writers: Love him or loathe him, there’s something in PBS’ ‘Hemingway’ for all readers

Ernest Hemingway with his three sons, Jack, Patrick, and Gregory at his Key West home. (Courtesy of Patrick Hemingway Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library)

 

Wherever you come down on this continuum about one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, PBS will challenge or confirm your beliefs with “Hemingway,” a three-part, six-hour Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary series airing April 5-7. … The all-star cast of voice actors includes musician and playwright Jeff Daniels as Hemingway and Meryl Streep, Keri Russell, Mary-Louise Parker and Patricia Clarkson as his wives.

Source: Readers and Writers: Love him or loathe him, there’s something in PBS’ ‘Hemingway’ for all readers

Gillian Anderson Breaks Down Her Career, from ‘The X-Files’ to ‘The Crown’

Gillian Anderson takes us through her iconic acting career, including her roles in ‘The Turning,’ ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Playing By Heart,’ ‘House of Mirth,’ ‘Bleak House,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘Sex Education,’ and ‘The Crown.’

Source: Gillian Anderson Breaks Down Her Career, from ‘The X-Files’ to ‘The Crown’

#TrumpImpeachment #CNN #NewsTrump’s impeachment trial begins with stunning riot video 312,624 views •Feb 9, 2021

The video that proves (believe your eyes and ears)

Trump incited a riot of insurrection, and deserves impeachment, and never again hold any public office.

Warning: Graphic content, riot at Capitol

‘Lucky for him he could write’: Ken Burns takes on Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway
Hemingway photo

Too white, too male, too privileged – and according to some critics, that’s just one of the co-directors. A new PBS documentary on an American giant sails in stormy waters…

“In some ways this is [our] most adult film,” Burns said. “I don’t mean that in any rating way. I mean that in how complicated it is to be able to tolerate contradiction, to be able to tolerate undertow, to understand that he could be one thing and the opposite of that thing at the same time.”

Daniels is not the only big name attached to the project. Meryl Streep voices the great journalist Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway’s third wife. Keri Russell, Mary-Louise Parker and Patricia Clarkson read the words of Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer and Mary Welsh.

Source: ‘Lucky for him he could write’: Ken Burns takes on Ernest Hemingway