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Incredible Grass Globe Illusion Pops up in Paris!

Admit it - weren't you a bit fooled by French artist François Abélanet's grassy 3-D anamorphosis optical illusion seen above? Called "Qui Croire?" …

Liquid Metal Flows Into Different Forms, T-1000-Style [Video]

The alloy can even take a humanoid form<p>A team of researchers report that they understand a property of a liquid metal that allows them to manipulate it like the T-1000 from <i>Terminator 2</i> and even build "scale models" of the violent automaton.<p>Chemists at North Carolina State University have observed …

How It Works: A Flexible, Pneumatic Robot Snake

One ingredient: baby powder<p>So Gizmodo found this morning a seafoam-green, pneumatic, snake/tentacle robot that's able to wiggle its way through a simple, walled maze. Let's take a look:<p>Yep, that's impressive. But what is this for, exactly? And how does it work? The robot's makers, a team of …

Robotics

Aurora Photos: Amazing Northern Lights Display from Solar Storms

Aurora and Fog Over a Lake<p>Credit: Mia Stålnacke<p>A pair of solar storms in early September 2014 sparked amazing aurora displays for some observers. See …

Northern Lights

APOD: Milky Way above Atacama Salt Lagoon (2014 Sep 16) Image Credit & Copyright: Alex Tudorica (AIfA, U. Bonn) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140916.html Explanation: Galaxies, stars, and a serene reflecting pool combine to create this memorable land and skyscape. The featured panorama is a 12-image mosaic taken last month from the Salar de Atacama salt flat in northern Chile. The calm water is Laguna Cejar, a salty lagoon featuring a large central sinkhole. On the image left, the astrophotographer's fiancee is seen capturing the same photogenic scene. The night sky is lit up with countless stars, the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud galaxies on the left, and the band of our Milky Way galaxy running diagonally up the right. The Milky Way may appear to be causing havoc at the horizon, but those are just the normal lights of a nearby town. https://www.flickr.com/photos/27891676@N05 http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140916 #APOD