Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions'
New research using data from NASA's Cassini mission suggests most of the eruptions from Saturn's moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Many features that appear to be individual ...
Interesting facts about planet Mars
Mars is a constant point of discussion for space explorers around the world. We've sent dozens of spacecraft there to study it. Some want to land astronauts on it. The planet is just far away to make that ...
Heads up! Supermoon is here
Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!
ESA image: Phobos and Jupiter align
(Phys.org) —Even though it may only be a lump of porous rock, Phobos isn't shy about hogging the limelight in this sequence taken by ESA's Mars Express. These three images show Phobos, the larger of the ...
Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion
Computer simulation explains why zebras have stripes
Study suggests debris flows on frozen arctic sand dunes are similar to dark dune spot-seepage flows on Mars
A team of scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has demonstrated that frozen water in the form of snow or frost can melt to form debris flows on sunward-facing slopes of sand dunes in the Alaskan arctic at air ...
Researchers find chimps, like people, can be fooled into overeating
(Phys.org) —Many of us can think of a time when we've eaten more food than we wanted, especially around the holidays.
Sun's loops are displaying an optical illusion
(Phys.org) —The Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, has posed an enduring mystery. Why is it so hot? The Sun's visible surface is only 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, but as you move outward the temperature shoots ...
Extreme political attitudes may stem from an illusion of understanding
Having to explain how a political policy works leads people to express less extreme attitudes toward the policy, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Pinch, prod, pull on stretchy display by MIT creatives (w/ video)
Won't get fooled again: Drummers use their hands to create musical illusions
John Bonham. Keith Moon. Buddy Rich. The best drummers in modern music history had it all – groundbreaking technique, lightning speed and an unmistakable panache when it came to performing.
New robot takes augmented reality to a new level
Recreate the concert in the living room
Hear music of concert hall quality at any place in the room from a stereo recording. The device created by EPFL spin-off Illusonic creates an "acoustic space."