Hurricane Irene pummeled the East Coast this past weekend and left millions without power. Check out the infographic below to see when storm activity peaks, what path hurricanes and tropical storms usually take and if Irene was an anomaly....
Earlier in August, DVICE reported that DARPA lost contact with their $308 million dollar hypersonic Falcon HTV-2 aircraft. Although DARPA had about two dozen stations set up to collect data on the HTV-2, a crewmember on one of the monitoring vessels (with a handheld camcorder) was the only one to get footage when the flight was lost. Check it out below.
If you've ever visited the Detroit Science Center, you know it's pretty awesome. And if you haven't, well, what are you waiting for? Check out the video promotion below and if you have an urge to sing and dance, don't fight it.
Yesterday's magnitude 5.9 earthquake cause quite a stir on the East Coast. The video below shows an animation of the seismic waves as they moved across the country. But before you check it out, read on for a description:
It's true, you may have used pirated software at some point, but where did it all begin? Take a look at this fun little timeline for the answer and more — like which company gets the most illegal downloads.
The video below illustrates Antarctic ice flow, taken by satellite data from the Canadian Space Agency, the Japanese Space Agency and the European Space Agency and processed by NASA-funded research from the University of California, Irvine.
If you've heard the word crowdsourcing bandied about lately but need a tutorial, this infographic is for you. Coined by journalist Jeff Howe in 2006, crowdsourcing allows us regular folks to tackle issues posed by companies like Netflix and Amazon, or to crowdsource crisis information, monitor elections and curate local resources on Ushahidi's Crowdmap.
This awesome video illusion will make you think twice about how we see things. The prop in the video may look like an oversize checkerboard, but the squares are actually the same color. Check it out below.
What do you get when edge-on galaxy, VV 340 North collides with face-on galaxy, VV 340 South? Well, something that looks a heck of a lot like an exclamation point…about 450 million light years from Earth.
Did you think we would really give away the best of this geekorific proposal up front? No, we wouldn't dare spoil the surprise. But do be patient, this 40-second video doesn't get good until the very end.