'Dwarf planet' Ceres spawns giant mystery (Update)
First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon—the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.
Study shows even newly hatched chicks have a left to right number space map (w/ Video)
Cassini sees sunny seas on Titan
(Phys.org) —As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas.
Researchers use cellphone data to construct population density maps
New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery
An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. The results should move astronomers closer ...
Research shows bees might create cognitive maps
Google's Street View address reading software also able to decipher CAPTCHAs
3-D scanning with your smartphone
Traditionally, 3-D scanning has required expensive laser scanner equipment, complicated software, and technological expertise.
First weather map of brown dwarf
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to create the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team has made a chart of the dark and light features ...
Hidden secrets of 1491 world map revealed via multispectral imaging
Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Florence in the late 15th century, produced a highly detailed map of the known world. According to experts, there is strong evidence that Christopher Columbus ...
Apple dispatches fleet of cars to get map service data
Apple said Wednesday that it is cruising streets in specially equipped cars to gather pictures and other data for its free online mapping service.
Review: The best new features coming from Apple, Google
New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology. Although it's too soon to tell how well these will work in practice, here's a look at what I'm looking ...
University group reveals geo-inference attack threat that uses browser cache to reveal user location
Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous ...