The systematic study of something through observation and experiment!
Hundreds of dinosaur fossil eggs have been discovered in Spain and may shed new light on dinosaur nesting habits. Researchers in northeastern Spain say they’ve uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils, including four kinds that had never been found before in the region. The eggs likely were left behind by sauropods millions of years ago. […]
Great picture of the Curiosity Mars Rover, taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter… if it can take pics like this, why no high-res shots of the alleged face? This color-enhanced view — taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead — shows the terrain […]
Couple of amazing videos showing lightning filmed at 7,207 images per second.
A downward lightning negative ground flash and an upward lightning flash initiated from a TV tower in Rapid City, SD, both captured at 7,207 images per second.
Norwegian engineer Kåre Halvorsen built this robot sphere in his spare time, with six retractable, expanding legs that let it dance when it’s not rolling.
The main goal of this project was to make a hexapod robot that could transform into a sphere shape and back. In “sphere mode” the robot should be able to roll freely like a ball.
Amazing, the theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking turns 70 this weekend (Sunday 8th January), famous for writing the bestseller A Brief History of Time and numerous other books, including his latest The Grand Design. Below are a couple of short videos, one about M-theory and why such a theory would make God Unnecessary, and […]
China has hinted at manned missions to the moon in the past, but has now confirmed it wants to send an astronaut there – but there’s no planned time-line, but it is unlikely to happen before 2020 China has declared its intention to land an astronaut on the moon, in the first official confirmation of […]
The island – essentially lava that cooled after breaking through the water’s surface – began forming this month (December 2011) between Yemen and Eritrea among the Zubair archipelago, a group of small islands that come from a submarine shield volcano.
The giant Gamburtsev Mountain Range discovered in the 1950s below the Antarctic ice, is now believed to have been formed over a billion year ago!
Scientists say they can now explain the existence of what are perhaps Earth’s most extraordinary mountains – the Gamburtsevs are the size of the European Alps and yet they are totally buried beneath the Antarctic ice.
Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured a massive eruption on the Sun. The event took place early Tuesday morning (7th June 2011) and sparked all sorts of fears from the end of the world to concerns the solar flare may cause disruption to communication systems around the globe, although the angle of the eruption probably means effects on Earth will probably be small.
Amazing, China plans to build a rival to the International Space Station, and aims to have it in orbit by 2020. I say amazing, as it’s less than 10 years ago that China put a human in space.
You have to wonder which country will be the first to walk on the surface of Mars?
Love the way the press pick up on the strangest of things — almost every story about Iran’s alleged ‘successful’ launch of a rocket into space mention the word ‘Monkey’!
The Kavoshgar-4 rocket, designed to carry a monkey, was launched on March 15, the country’s official IRNA news agency reported.
I worked without gloves. It was hard to see. The mirror helps, but it also hinders — after all, it’s showing things backwards. I work mainly by touch. The bleeding is quite heavy, but I take my time — I try to work surely.
At the worst moment of removing the appendix I flagged: my heart seized up and noticeably slowed; my hands felt like rubber.
North-central Arkansas has been rattled with a number of small earthquakes in the past several days, including two that registered 3.5 and 3.8 and some officials and residents wonder if there is any relation to natural gas injection wells.
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck in north central Arkansas around 3:46 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, February 16, following a series of small quakes that have been rattling the area for the past few days.
The Nano Hummingbird was developed by AeroVironment for the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and may one day be used for rescue and surveillance missions for the military.
The hummingbird has a small wireless camera, and can fly for around 10 minuets. It was obviously developed for military and civilian use as a small remote controlled spying device that would go unnoticed and blend naturally into the surrounding environment.