Science has come a long, long way in the past 100 years. So why can't tell which way the wind is going to blow in an hour?
The real hero here is Karl Sanford, the enthusiastic fan who took the time to put it all together. On the YouTube page for the clip, he says, "This is my first attempt at this process and hope to update and refine these videos as more data becomes available."
"We need you to help us transcribe that data and make it available for further use in biodiversity and conservation research. Along the way, you will possibly be finding species that have never been observed anywhere else!"
Virgin Galactic SpacePlaneTwo ticket prices have increased from $200,000 to $250,000 this year, but apparently DiCaprio makes the whole experience worth around $1.25 million more. Now we know the value of one of his aging-but-still-dimpled smiles.
A Michigan baby's life was saved by the insertion of a 3-D printed trachea at two months old.
Swivl is a sort of Roomba for Facetime. It swivels (hence the name) to track a speaker and capture video without the need for a dedicated cameraman. It's especially useful in modern, video-enabled classrooms for online education.
NASA has thrown a $125,000 grant at a research project to bring 3D-printed pizza into our reality.
If you've ever spent more than 30 seconds thinking about it, you probably already assume that Google sort of acts as an external hard drive for your own gray matter. But does that mean we're getting dumber? Or just that we're thinking smarter, not harder?
For his entry in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, this teen created a realistic design for a car like Google's self-driving cars. The big difference is that his version would be viable around the world, not just in super-rich enclaves like Silicon Valley.
He developed some of the coolest aerospace tech around. One of his experiments is on the International Space Station. He's a Cornell prof. And now, he's taking your questions on Reddit. We love the Internet.
Not content with the research side, NanoString places a lot of emphasis on its technology's usefulness in clinical settings for present-day patient care. Unfortunately, one of the biggest risk factors for this IPO is the company's consistent losses.
Editor's Pick “We are trying to be the first to build the quantum computer,” says Crow. "When we do it, and we will do it eventually, it’s going to be bigger than the moon landing.”
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has charmed us from the International Space Station with music before. But his latest (and last) song from the ISS is a rousing cover of David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity," and the stunning visuals alongside it match the tune perfectly.
Guest Post Tesla made it clear that being a great entrepreneur -- one who commercialized a critical standard that powers innovation 125 years later -- isn't necessarily about the money.
EarthRisk Technologies has developed a new model for predicting extreme weather events based on 60 years of data and 82 billion calculations.
ADAM is a bad-boy 10-kilowatt laser that is trailer-mounted, tracks targets up to 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) away, and destroys targets up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away with its HEL beam.
To make it worth the substantial cost of shipping greenhouses, lighting, and other necessary equipment to the red planet, the missions need to be very long in duration -- as long as 15 or even 20 years.
"This is turning out to be the most desired job in history," said Mars One founder Bas Lansdorp. “Mars One is a mission representing all humanity will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented. I’m proud that this is exactly what we see happening."
"Ring of fire" means different things to different people depending on whether they love Johnny Cash or buy Preparation H, but to solar astronomers, it means an annular eclipse.
Guest Post Science and creativity combine to make games that succeed.