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What Is Night Blindness?

How Disney Makes Realistic Eye Animations

With eyes wide open<p>Disney is best known for their big-eyed princesses, but now its researchers have figured out a way to make eye animations more realistic. Last week at a conference, computer graphics scientists working for Disney and ETH Zurich announced they've developed a method that can …

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Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

Alien intelligence and the lost prologue to 2001: A Space Odyssey | Carole Jahme

The digital re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey reminds us of the power of science fiction – no matter how speculative<p>We know that fact can be stranger than fiction, but should science fiction be a stranger to scientific facts, or has sci-fi become our most loved film genre <i>because</i> of its blue-sky …

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the ocean

Major study sheds new light on the world's plastics problem<p>Researchers have found that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the world's oceans, with a combined weight of nearly 269,000 tons. In a major study published this week in the journal <i>PLoS One</i>, scientists from the US, …