Archive: 07/31/2009

The Perseids are Coming

Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the shower won't peak until August 11th and 12th, the show is already getting underway. ...

Jul 31, 2009 4.3 / 5 (12) 2

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

To understand how a fly's tiny brain processes visual information efficiently enough to guide its aerobatic feats -- and ultimately to build more capable robots -- researchers in Munich, Germany, have set ...

Jul 31, 2009 4.3 / 5 (3) 3