Ladies and Gentlemen, the future is here. A lot of science fiction has objects that seem to repair or grow themselves even after being utterly destroyed, much like the robot we saw in Terminator 2 (as pointed out by the good folks over at FastCoDesign). A team at MIT has developed a similar substance that […]
This is one of those images that are rarely seen, and are a total treat for the eyes. Earthshine is when reflected light from the Earth illuminates the moon’s night, much like what moonlight does for us. This image was taken on March 20 from Esfahan, Iran. Via APOD, io9
In under three minutes, this video from NASA explains the 4.5 billion years history of the moon. It covers the formation of the moon after a Mars-sized planet rammed into the earth, and the numerous events that finally shaped the moon to be what it is today. That satellite has seen some serious bombardment throughout […]
This animation is a depiction of NASA’s proposed test flight of the Orion Exploration in 2014. Orion will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, reach heights greater than any capsule made for human use since 1973. It will perform two orbits and then return to Earth, landing in the Pacific Ocean.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about the “most astounding fact about the universe.” He was asked the question during an interview with TIME magazine, and later made a video to better project his answer.
Guns are a great way to shut people up, although they tend to do this by the way of gore and blood, which isn’t cool. That facility now comes in a non-fatal form with this crazy gun that works as a Speech Jammer. Developed at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in […]
Talking space elevator isn’t new, but showing a serious interest in the construction of one probably is. Tokyo based construction firm Obayashi Corp. has displayed interest in building a space elevator. The project would make liberal use of carbon nanotubes, and have a cable stretched up 96,000 kilometers into the air, or probably space would […]
NASA has released new “Blue Marble” images of the Earth, showing our planet in detailed, high-resolution images. NASA used a collection of satellite images that were stitched together to create these fantastic images of our earth. Most of these images came from the satellite Terra, that floats in orbit about 435 miles high from the […]
We’ve seen countless sunsets, we’ve seen earthrise from moon, and the Martian sunset. Now we feel qualified enough to take a trip outside our solar system and observe “sunsets” on exoplanets. This particular rendering shows the sunset on exoplanet HD 209458, also known as Osiris.
The speed of light is the fastest known, and for all intents and purposes, is considered to be the physical limit. So yes, a camera or for that matter, any device that can match the speed of light, is impressive. The video shows Ramesh Raskar, associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, announces that they […]