The Hubble telescope has captured literally thousands of photos of the starry skies — each one beautiful in its own right. Now, these gorgeous photos have been pieced together in a mosaic that recreates Van Gogh's seminal The Starry Night.
Though earlier evidence provided clues that water once existed on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence of a stream that once ran across the surface.
This mesmerizing video may look like an art display, but it's actually a data representation of the five million routes taken by London cyclists since 2010. It's the perfect marriage of graphic visualization and useful information.
The science of holography has taken a big leap forward thanks to tiny carbon nanotubes. Scientists at Cambridge University have used carbon nanotubes to generate the smallest hologram pixels ever created. The small size is key, because the smaller the pixel, the higher the resolution of the hologram and the wider the field of view.
It sounds like the greatest pulp science fiction tale ever, but it's real, and the story behind it is filled with twists and turns. Researchers have recently released information on a carved Buddha brought to Germany from Tibet by the Nazis. Astoundingly, the statue is made from a meteorite believed to have fallen some 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolian border.
One man is making a dent in the mountain of digital waste by recycling everything from circuit boards to digital picture frames to make coffee tables. Only they aren't just tables — toss in some railroad figures and fairy lights and you've got a bustling metropolis encased in acrylic or glass.
The Re-Feed device could easily pass for a concept coffee maker, except what it makes is plant food: it liquefies your leftovers and pumps it directly into your flowerpots, all while sitting on your countertop.
It's always a drag when we get a 404 page delivering the bad news that a page we want "wasn't found." A new initiative is seizing on both the meaning of "wasn't found" and the valuable real estate those pages could provide to profile children who have gone missing.
"Smarter Socks" is a system so detailed it will empower your socks to virtually organize themselves by tracking and recording their activity through RFID chips, a scanner and an iPhone app. Why? Because lost socks is serious business as countless hours could be lost trying to find that straggler or match up look-a-likes.
In possibly his most glorious bit of "here's how you do it" video to date, serial DIY'er Ben Krasnow takes us through what it looks like inside a rocket during its burn. The hybrid rocket engine is built with acrylic to give us a view of the gaseous oxygen letting it rip.