Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

Every week, we round up the best tips that you post in io9's tips forum. This week, we've got a mash-up of awesome cheesiness, the reality of near-death, Spielberg's Future Earth, Kubrick's love of chess, a strange short, nerdastic art, and much more!

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Tip: Let's face it - sci fi is responsible for a lot of cheesiness.

Ruthless if you let me brought this lovely video to our attention:

A ton of sci-fi movies referenced in this clip of cheesiest quotes of all time.

It's amazing how I'll never tire of watching John Travolta ACTING! in Battlefield Earth.

Tip: Think you had a near-death experience? Guess again.

Mathmos aims to crush your dreams of an afterlife:

Near death experiences are associated with elevated carbon dioxide in the blood.

[www.sciencedaily.com]

Tip: Tired of all those boring old present-day Earth shows?

Then get ready for the EARTH OF TOMORROW!!!!!

As brought to us by Log1c:

Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks, and the Discovery channel to do a miniseries called Future Earth? I'm sold. Its supposed to examine what the Earth will be like 25, 50 and 100 years in the future and cover everything from economy to politics. Their blurb:
Future Earth aims to be an epic mini-series examining what life on Earth will be like in 25, 50 and 100 years. The mini-series will draw from a vast number of sources, including the leading futurists, scholars and great minds of today, to dramatize and explore how various facets of our daily lives - health and medicine, technology, the environment, the military, the economy and media - will evolve over the next century.

[www.slashfilm.com]

Tip: A tale of Stanley Kubrick, physics, chess and epicness. It's like the mother of all anecdotes!

CuriousYellow brings us this awesome yarn:

Physicist and author Jeremy Bernstein on meeting Stanley Kubrick (through Arthur C. Clarke no less) and their shared interest in chess:


[blogs.nybooks.com]

Tip: It's short, it's strange, but it's also awesome!

Grok231 alerted us to this video that, after careful research on sites I couldn't quite understand, might hail from Norway. Or one of those types of countries that has Vikings in its history. Or Germany. Basically it's a test video but its disquieting and post-apocalyptic atmosphere makes it a fun piece to watch. Here it is:

In another interview in Norwegian/maybe-Swedish/maybe-something-else-entirely-that-my-uneducated-self-can't-identify, one of the makers of the film states that it's unfinished and it might be the start of something bigger. Here's the interview (with a translation by a kind soul down in the comments section) and the official site for the short.

And now for Roklimber's science picks!

Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

Inside A Shark's Mouth (PHOTOS)
[www.huffingtonpost.com]

If you weren't afraid of sharks before, you will be now, after seeing these pictures...

Water Bouncing On Super-Hydrophobic Surface
[www.collegehumor.com]

Absolutely awesome!


World Air Traffic Over A 24-Hour Period

Einstein equations indicate possibility of black hole formation at the LHC
[www.physorg.com]

Get ready for another wave of ignorant people taking this result way out of proportion...

And finally, BullfightsOnAcid provided us with a whole host of artsy-type awesomeness this week! Here are a few:

Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

Metal Junk to Artistic Sculptures by Joe Pogan

[joepogan.com]

Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

Feudal Japanese Star Wars Art


[www.swtorstrategies.com]

Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

The Art of Patrick Brown

[www.australianedge.net]

Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

The Monster Engine Project: What would a child's drawing look like if it were painted realistically?

[www.themonsterengine.com]

Near-Death Experiences, Future Earth, A Kubrick Tale, Awesome Art and More!

Dr. Evermor's Forevertron: A Steampunk Sculpture Garden


[www.worldchanging.com]