As the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna dominates the Sicilian landscape. Overnight this giant erupted, surprising the town of Catania only about 18 miles away.
A mysterious green blob of gas known as Hanny's Voorwerp (that's Hanny's Object in Dutch) was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. What we can see is all that remains of a 300,000-light-year-long streamer of gas floating near neighboring galaxy, IC 2947. Hanny's Voorwerp was made visible by a quasar, which may have turned off as long as 200,000 years ago.
For the 2010 Seoul Design Cycle Competition Eungi Kim unveiled a horse-shaped bike attachment. We can't decide if this accessory will make your next ride a joyous excursion or the subject of ridicule, but if you're a commuter looking to spice things up, this may be just the thing.
Hate hiding your TV for company? Well, we've got a solution to this one…sort of. Just slip this test pattern cover over that unsightly flat screen and your visitors will be seriously jealous.
Having trouble deciding between an RV and a house boat? Well, you're in luck, because the Terrawind is an amphibious vehicle that can transition effortlessly from land to sea. But be prepared to spend a lot on your custom cruiser...
This is the cargo hold inside the Airbus A300-600ST, or Beluga. Originally known as the Super Transporter, this baby can take on pretty much anything.
As this rufous hummingbird hovers, laser-illuminated olive oil droplets show the resulting wake and yellow vectors reveal air velocity.
In an effort to recycle and turn his daily commuter into a work of art, graphic designer Costas Schuler did something you probably wouldn't expect. He completely covered his 1981 300SD Mercedes Benz with pens. Yes, you read that right....
Looking south from the Tibetan Plateau, this view of Earth's highest mountain range shows breathtaking views of Makalu (left; 27,765 feet) and Everest (right; 29,035 feet) from the International Space Station.
Scientists at Harvard, UCLA, University of Minnesota, and Washington University have been mapping the human mind — by studying mice brains in 29.4 nanometer slices. Dubbed the Human Connectome Project (HCP), the ultimate goal is to create a map of the entire brain, allowing scientists to navigate through and better understand how the mind works.