Mars is an alien place. In some ways, it's a lot like Earth: there are processes (both geologic and atmospheric) that are continually reshaping the Martian surface. These processes are much, much different on Mars, however, leading to landscapes unlike anything you've ever seen.
Are you old enough to remember when some motels had lots of individual cabins, instead of an anonymous concrete building? An Austrian design company called Studio WG3 wants to revive that approach, with this tiny sleeping cube called the Hypercubus.
It's an Olympics tradition to have torch runners carry the "motherflame" and light up the Olympic cauldron. In 2008, Beijing's cauldron resembled a scroll. On Friday, London showed off its cauldron; invoking a dandelion-like design with 204 petals, one for each participating nation.
The first Landsat satellite was launched in 1972, and last Monday marked the program's 40th anniversary. Seven generations of satellites have since been looking back at Earth and tracking the changes that our species is making through millions of multispectral images covering the entire globe, and here are the five best of them.
New York photographer Danny Evans could have made a killing cooking up images for tabloids. He recently started a project whereby he takes some of today's biggest names — such as Jay-Z and Beyonce, seen above — and edits them to look like "they were never famous." In the words of Sammy Sosa, "It's so real!"
We can't help but feel that designer Marianna Merenmies is teasing us a little bit with her McLaren JetSet concept. After all, don't those rear wheel housings look suspiciously like wings? We think so, but apparently Merenmies is after a super light, super sleek one-seater city car for the world of tomorrow.
When you think of swarms, you think of bees, ants or other such things like bats or schools of fish. You wonder what makes them move in such wild synchronized dances. They are called self-organizing or "emergent systems".
Sure, you can slap a battery-driven motor on the gears of a bicycle and call it an e-bike, but that's ignoring all of the other great stuff you can cram in there once you go electric. The Faraday Porteur, designed by Adam Vollmer and currently rising on Kickstarter, is one e-bike that's not afraid to let its electric side shine.
Batman always always deliver on the gadgets, but his Tumbler is getting a little old. Gotham's vigilante deserves something newer, sportier, but with all the aggressiveness that is the Batmobile. The perfect candidate for the Dark Knight's new ride: the Aspid GT-21 Invictus.
After months of preparation, Space Shuttle Enterprise is ready at last for its public debut at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. It all starts tomorrow, June 19, and we went over to get a sneak preview of the now decommissioned Enterprise. You already saw the glam shots of Enterprise flying into New York on the Boeing 747. Now, here's what it looks like retired and happy.