“The only thing you could compare it to is like a Macy’s Day Parade or something like that. But those are all inflatables. This thing is a massive machine, and an art piece in and of itself.”
As the hordes of festival-goers descend on the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, they’ve got a friend from outer space there to greet them. Read more>
The time is coming when we can bat around holographic images like Tony Stark did in Ironman 2. Only instead of holograms, they’re images generated with help from a fog machine. Read more
In July 2015, we get our first close look at the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, a fact that has scientists hypothesizing more than ever about what we might see there. One of the latest ideas put forward is that perhaps the collision that likely formed Pluto and Charon heated the interior of Pluto enough to give it an internal liquid water ocean, which also gave the small world a short-lived plate tectonics system, like that of Earth. Read more
Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.
This messed me up a little bit.
In the endless hunt for diamonds in ore, the elusive gems are more frenemy than best friend. A new X-ray technology being developed in Germany promises to locate diamonds deep in rock. Read more
Gravity measurements made with the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth. Read more
A top predator approximately 540 million years ago was an over two-foot-long shrimp relative that was the first known actively swimming filter feeder, according to the latest issue of Nature. Read more
After a decade of searching, astronomers have found a second dwarf-like planet far beyond Pluto and its Kuiper Belt cousins, a presumed no-man’s land that may turn out to be anything but. Read more
Was it a landslide, landslip, mudslide or mud flow, and was there any way to prevent the catastrophe that killed at least eight people on Saturday along the Stilliguamish River in Washington State? Read more
If you happened to be falling into a black hole, the last thing on your mind will likely be how pretty the view is. Read more