Canadian authorities to try 3D image of child to slow drivers
Anti-mirror optical illusion could increase LED luminosity and laser power
Transform a ball into a rock -- or make it invisible -- using transformation optics
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 ...
Computer simulation explains why zebras have stripes
Look! Up in the sky! It's Supermoon! Due Saturday
(AP) -- The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.
Next generation 3-D theater: Optical science makes glasses a thing of the past
Even with current digital technology, the latest Hollywood blockbusters still rely on clunky glasses to achieve a convincing 3-D effect. New optics research by a team of South Korean investigators offers ...
Why it's all a blur
Fake miniatures fool the brain, but only in photographs, say scientists. CSI and the BBC's new Sherlock Holmes have something in common, and it’s not crime-fighting. Both TV series have used camera trickery ...
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 ...
Britain's Churchill demanded UFO briefing: secret files
Hundreds of UFO sightings by Britons, including one who developed a skin condition after a supernatural encounter, emerged in files out Thursday which also show Winston Churchill's interest in the issue.
Holograms: You can find some real ones here
I've seen some holograms recently. Hologram Tupac Shakur, you are no hologram.
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 ...
Pinch, prod, pull on stretchy display by MIT creatives (w/ video)
In birds, masters of illusion are lucky in love
Many male birds use their flashy colored feathers to lure females, but the great bowerbird of Australia has mastered the art of illusion to captivate the ladies, researchers said Thursday.