Gorgeous Tree of Life stills look like the greatest science epic of…

Chances are, you've heard about the gorgeous cinematography and visual effects in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. But now you can see for yourself — the studio sent us a ton of high-res stills. Including the notorious dinosaurs. » 6/24/11 2:45pm 6/24/11 2:45pm

Defeated Giant Monster Hung From The City's Rafters

"Wheke," the giant calamari that invaded New Zealand in January 2000, went on display in Paris today. The massive tentacles almost make Wheke look like a space marauder or crazed mutant by themselves, but they're not what make him science-fictional. Rather, it's the process used to preserve Wheke so he can go on display… » 3/25/08 5:45pm 3/25/08 5:45pm

World's Fastest Camera Catches An Electron In Motion

» 3/07/08 4:53pm 3/07/08 4:53pm

Here's the world's first video of an electron in motion, showing how an electron rides on a light wave after having just been pulled away from an atom. Electrons move so fast, it's almost impossible to generate a short enough burst of light to be able to see them move. But a new camera generates "attosecond pulses." (An … » 3/07/08 4:53pm 3/07/08 4:53pm

A Robot's Vision of Antarctica's Undersea Kingdom

This looks like a rocket entering a wormhole, but it's actually a robot camera designed to function on the ocean floor under the Anatarctic ice. The Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging (SCINI) can fit through a hole in the ice as small as 15 cm. Similar cameras could one day probe a buried ocean on » 12/21/07 11:00am 12/21/07 11:00am

Japanese Toilet Bug Makes Small Talk

Japanese truckers could soon be having some surreal encounters. Not only will this ladybug robot scrub the floor and dodge around people, it will also try to engage them in conversation. Are people ready for a chatty cleaning bot? The Lady Bird will understand simple speech and respond. You can ask about local traffic… » 11/23/07 6:30am 11/23/07 6:30am