South Pole of Mars is a region of permanently frozen ice, that happens to get additional layers of frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) every winter. As the summer progresses, much of the dry ice goes away, but the water stays. Bill Dunford rendered this image of the Martian South Pole using various images captured by […]
See Vsauce explain the scientific reasons behind why we get bored.
Back in the ’60s and ’70s, space exploration was kicking all kinds of ass. In those decades, humans would set foot on the moon within just 65 years of humans learning to fly airplanes. Of course, the space industry and the world at large was abuzz with action. The drawing table saw a lot of […]
Now that Pixar is hard at work on Finding Dory, it is only natural that we revisit the earlier awesome movie, Finding Nemo. The Pixar animation team working on Finding Nemo had to take a graduate class in fish biology so that the movements and natural habitats of the fish depicted were very close to […]
NASA’s Curiosity Rover completed a year on Mars this August 5. Martians being an unfriendly bunch didn’t quite show up for the party, and poor Curiosity was left alone on his birthday, working all day like the hardworking rover it is. NASA decided to play a little Happy Birthday tune for Curiosity, making use of […]
Wi-Fi is a big part of our everyday connected life, yet our appreciation of this invisible force doing quite a lot of our work remains mostly ignorant. Former NASA employee Dr. Vogel teamed up with visual artist Nickolay Lamm (previously here and here) to depict the omnipresent wifi signals and waves into visual characteristics.
It is a long propagated idea that dogs live in a monochromatic world, identifying things by their hue and brightness. Researchers from the Laboratory of Sensory Processing at the Russian Academy of Sciences now say that not only are dogs capable of seeing color, they can make their choices based on the colors they perceive.
Humans have often looked into the sky and seen Saturn, but never have we known what our Earth would look from the vantage point of that planet. Well, now we do. As usual, it’s the pale blue dot in the sky. Saturn is 900 million miles from Earth, and the Cassini spacecraft has been hanging […]
Disney Research has found a way to make thin air tactile. Called Aireal, the device is a low cost, scalable haptic technology that can work in a number of ways. It can be used to create a sensation of touching virtual objects, textures and gain feedback on full body gestures. It is perhaps significant that […]
Phone batteries have a bad habit of dying when you need them the most. Presumably, researchers at two British Universities were so pissed by the bad habit of phone batteries, they decided to charge them up with pee. Bristol Robotics Laboratory, a collaboration between University of Bristol and University of the West of England to […]