OMFG: They've Made Real Lightsabers (Kinda)

An upcoming television show explains why real life lightsabers are a physical impossibility, before building the next best thing. It's like Mythbusters but, surprisingly, made with even more awesome. » 11/28/09 8:00am 11/28/09 8:00am

2008 Science Visualization Challenge Reveals the Teeth in a Squid's…

What you see above are actually the suckers on the arm of a squid, captured with an electron microscope. The color was added for the obvious effect. The National Science Foundation and the journal Science » 9/26/08 7:00am 9/26/08 7:00am have announced the winners of the 6th annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.…

"Earth's Twin" Discovered In Distant Solar System?

If life on Earth isn't doing it for you, then there's good news - an alternative may be around the corner. As German scientists announce that theoretical "Super-Earths" - planets 10 times the size of Earth with similar atmospheres - could support life for 35 per cent longer than our home planet, NASA scientists have… » 11/12/07 6:33am 11/12/07 6:33am