Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Study shows long tail on luna moth helps to thwart bat attacks (w/ Video)
Algorithm recovers speech from vibrations of potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were ...
Image: Curiosity Mars rover beside sandstone target 'Windjana'
(Phys.org) —This image from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a sandstone slab on which the rover team has selected a target, "Windjana," for close-up examination and possible ...
Field study shows how sailfish use their bill to catch fish
Dawn reality-checks telescope studies of asteroids
(Phys.org) —Tantalized by images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based data, scientists thought the giant asteroid Vesta deserved a closer look. They got a chance to do that in 2011 and 2012, ...
A new technique for panoramic, very-high-resolution, time-lapse photography for plant and ecosystem research
Ever wonder what plants do when you're not around? How about an entire forest or grassland? Not even the most dedicated plant researcher can be continuously present to track environmental effects on plant ...
Fireballs in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by amateur astronomers
The solar system is crowded with small objects like asteroids and comets. Most have stable orbits which keep them out of harm's way, but a small proportion of them are in orbits that risk them colliding with ...
Major volcanic eruption seen on Jupiter's moon Io
Recent observations of Jupiter's moon Io has revealed a massive volcanic eruption taking place 628,300,000 km (390,400,000 miles) from Earth. Io, the innermost of the four largest moons around Jupiter, is ...
Poised for discovery: Gemini's much-anticipated infrared instrument goes on-sky
(Phys.org) —Gemini Observatory's latest instrument, a powerful infrared camera and spectrograph at Gemini South, reveals its potential in a series of striking on-sky commissioning images released today.
Las Cumbres Observatory 'Sinistro' astronomy imager captures first light
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT), with first lights at nine new 1-meter telescopes since April of 2012, achieved another critical milestone by capturing the first on-sky image with a production ...
100-megapixel camera developed
A Chinese institute has successfully developed a camera featuring a 100-megapixel charge-coupled device (CCD) chip, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced on Wednesday.
Thales Alenia Space kicks off Euclid construction
The construction of ESA's Euclid space mission to explore the 'dark Universe' will be led by Italy's Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor, beginning the full industrial phase of the project.
Billion-pixel view of Mars comes from Curiosity rover
(Phys.org) —A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail.