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These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

FLIR's second-generation thermal camera now works with (almost) any smartphone

When FLIR launched its first smartphone-based thermal camera at last year's CES, the biggest annoyance people had was that the hardware was baked into an iPhone 5 case. Anyone who wasn't toting Apple's newest two smartphones was understandably aggrieved about that decision. That's why, as a …

Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that <i>two</i>, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them this summer, 40 years after losing both arms, as part of a Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program test run …

NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic …

Annie Jump Cannon, Featured On Last Week’s Cosmos, As Profiled In “Wonder Women of History”

If you’re not watching <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i> every Sunday on Fox, you are seriously missing out. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is everybody’s favourite …

2014 December 11 - Moondog Night

<b>Moondog Night</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Ratcliffe<p><b>Explanation:</b> In this night scene from the early hours of November 14, light from a last …

Don’t miss the Geminids in 2017!

The Geminid meteor shower is always reliable, but might be extra special in 2017. Peak morning is likely December 14. Be sure to watch for the moon …

NASA's Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Has Awakened

Launched in 2006, New Horizons will awaken this weekend and approach Pluto in the spring and summer of 2015.<p><b>Update, January 29:</b> The countdown to New Horizon's approach is officially on, with the craft already taking pictures for its closest approach in July. There's a counter on NASA's page if you …

Solar System

Watch the Entire Successful Launch of NASA's Orion

Space Exploration

Congrats #Orion! We're one step closer to bootprints next to these rover tracks. #JourneyToMars http://t.co/1l51sQwpMh

RT @weatherchannel: View from #Ikhana as the U.S. Navy aircraft and vessels travel toward #Orion to retrieve it. #OrionLaunch http://t.co/3BWFWCiG5X

Princeton U. Press launches open, all-digital version of Einstein Papers Project

The Einstein Papers Project, the decades-long effort to compile and preserve the scientist’s professional work and personal writings, is today …

Wanderers: Video of our future in space exploration.

Seriously, stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS VIDEO. And yes, you very much want to make it full screen:<p>Holy. WOW.<p>Advertisement<p>This is one of …

Drone Footage of Chernobyl is Every Bit as Haunting as You Would Expect

While working with <i>CBS News</i> to capture footage for a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, filmmaker Danny Cooke got to explore the …

An Astronaut Reveals What Life in Space Is Really Like

Author: Marsha Ivins as told to Caitlin Roper. Marsha Ivins as told to Caitlin Roper Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 …

Cassini captures sunglint from Titan’s seas

Here’s a newly released color mosaic of Titan – taken in near-infrared part of the spectrum – showing the sun glinting off of Titan’s north polar …

The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard

This hoverboard looks like the real deal - unlike the recent fake hoverboard. Although I'm not exactly sure how the Hendo Hoverboard works, I have a …

Happy Columbus Day & a salute to all explorers! We're on our way to a little exploration ourselves @a far away shore! http://t.co/dHS0hETYFi

RT @123InfoGraphics: This cool New Horizons payload instrument #infographic is JUST out! http://t.co/YKa9lfroot via @NewHorizons2015

Chris Hadfield's Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A 'Truly Global Perspective' On Our Planet

From a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space.<p>Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media--but not the 150 images included in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World …

Orion Is Almost Ready To Undergo Trial By Fire

NASA's fancy new capsule for deep space exploration, Orion, is steadily counting down to its December 4th test flight. The last module was installed, …

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Magical Images From Two Prolific Astronaut Tweeters Doing Their First Spacewalk

What happens when you send two prolific social media astronauts out on a spacewalk? The best photos ever. Reid Wiseman (NASA) and Alexander Gerst …

Social Media

Tour one of Earth's grandest deserts in Google Street View

Visiting a large desert in person can be difficult. Roads will only take you so far, and you probably aren't used to navigating gigantic sand dunes. Thankfully, you no longer have to plan a whole adventure just to see this austere beauty at ground level. Google has used camel-mounted Trekker …

Damian Peach

Saturn at opposition<p>Mars<p>Jupiter and Io<p>Jupiter, Io and Europa<p>Saturn<p>Jupiter<p>Jupiter<p>Jupiter<p>Saturn<p>Jupiter and its Great Red Spot<p>The Great Nebula in …

The Physics of Fake Videos

Was that awesome video real or fake? How could you tell? Well, from a physics perspective there are at least three methods to use in an analysis that …

Why leaves change color in fall

The bright colors are wonderful to behold. But do they have some hidden purpose?<p>The vivid yellow and orange colors of fall leaves have actually been …

The Big Picture: Satellite imagery details ocean depths with new maps

Harnessing data from two satellites, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have built a new map of the deepest parts of the ocean. Combining info from the European Space Agency's (ESA) CryoSat-2 and gravity readings from NASA's Jason-1 with existing research, the team is …

THE ONE AND ONLY Festival of Bad ad Hoc Hypotheses

History of BAHFest<p>BAHFest is the brainchild of sometimes artist, always curmudgeon Zach Weinersmith, the auteur behind SMBC Comics. Inspired by a …