This is what London's skyline could look like in 20 years

With more than 200 towers of heights 20 stories or greater planned to be built in London over the next 20 years, the UK's capital city is in for some big visual changes. Architectural visualization firm Hayes Davidson places those planned towers over a current image of London to imagine the future shape of London's… » 2/04/14 9:40am 2/04/14 9:40am

This truly is science as art

A 3D reconstruction of the holotype skull of Euhelopus zdanskyi, an Early Cretaceous titanosauriform sauropod. The reconstruction is part of a newly published analysis of the skull by paleontologists Stephen Poropat and Benjamin Kear. » 11/22/13 2:20pm 11/22/13 2:20pm

Watch as an earthquake sends a massive wave across the US

The USArray project has produced a remarkable animation showing how earthquake waves travel across massive expanses of landmasses. As you'll see in this video, these waves are a lot like ripples on a pond. Very powerful ripples. » 10/30/13 6:20am 10/30/13 6:20am

A map of our solar system that puts it into proper perspective

Now that the Voyager 1 space probe has officially left the solar system, it would be nice to know where it is, exactly, in the large scheme of things. This crafty map will help. » 9/13/13 6:20am 9/13/13 6:20am

Incredible video shows how 100 years of shipping changed the world from…

The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are sometimes called the "age of transition" because the world was moving toward a global economy. This was in large part due to the widespread availability of intercontinental travel and warfare using massive sea vessels. It was the era when European powers took to the seas… » 4/16/12 10:27am 4/16/12 10:27am

Watch the ocean currents turn the Earth into a living Van Gogh

Who knew that our ocean currents were constantly painting Van Gogh's Starry Night across the planet? This visualization, created by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, captures the surface currents that danced and twisted across Earth's oceans from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007 while… » 3/25/12 10:00am 3/25/12 10:00am

10 Images That Changed the Course of Science (And One That Is About To)

One image can change the way we see the world, especially in science. From photographs of movement that's too fast for the human eye to perceive, to atomic force microscope images of atomic bonds, pictures created by new technologies have often catalyzed scientific discovery. More than tools of discovery, though,… » 12/29/11 10:00am 12/29/11 10:00am

Computers That Can Predict Explosions and Bore into Your Skull

Chris Johnson is a master of representing 3D scientific information related to air currents, heat, and the physics of light. In other words, he creates highly-accurate virtual explosions like the one you see above breaking out of a container. At the AAAS conference today, he gave a presentation about the latest cool… » 2/15/08 12:50pm 2/15/08 12:50pm