theguru writes "Being an election year where several candidates have discussed cutting NASA's budget, I'm often asked what the space age has done for us. NASA has created a fun little site (warning: Flash), showing common items around the house with origins and connections to NASA research."Link to Original Source
theguru writes "The Visual Effects Society has released it's list of the 50 most influential visual effects films of all time. Star Wars tops the list along with other effects blockbusters from the recent past, but there are some surprising classics on there that some readers may have overlooked. PDF link here. Let the debates about what they left off begin..."