Invisibility cloak that generates virtual images gets closer to realization
Transform a ball into a rock -- or make it invisible -- using transformation optics
Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion
Canadian authorities to try 3D image of child to slow drivers
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 ...
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)
Males stick to their individual style for luring the ladies, regardless of success rate
(Phys.org)—Males have their own distinct repertoire for attracting females and stick with it regardless of how successful they are; at least that's what Deakin University researchers have found with the ...
Scientists discover nerves control iridescence in squid's remarkable 'electric skin'
Squid's colorful, changeable skin enables the animal—and their close relatives, cuttlefish and octopus—to display extraordinary camouflage, the speed and diversity of which is unmatched in the animal ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...