Yesterday, the International Space S1tation’s Permanent Multipurpose Module known as Leonardo was detached from the spacecraft. But don’t worry: it was part of a planned move, in order to make it easier for more visiting spacecraft to dock with the orbiting laboratory. »
This picture shows the spectrum of light. You may have seen similar images in the past, but this one is something special—because it’s made of star light. »
Judging by this great photo, I think sailor Ryan Draper is doing pretty well. Here, he inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Let’s hope it doesn’t suddenly start. [Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Mai/U.S. Navy] »
When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners reach the end of their lifetime, hospitals have to deal with a large piece of electronic waste, stuffed with potentially dangerous parts. Unless a physics lab can make use of them.
It’s amazing that scientists can recreate natural phenomena in labs experiments, including plasma many times hotter than the center of our own sun. In the middle of the photo above you can see a little star, white hot plasma produced by a 200-trillion watt laser. »
Huge vacuum chambers on Earth are crucial for building and testing spacecraft, so we explore further into space. The photo above is Vacuum Chamber 5, where electric propulsion and power systems are being tested at Glenn Research Center. »
During a five-day “robot rodeo” this week, police and military bomb squads challenge each other’s defusing routines by practicing complex and dangerous situations with their robots. »
The famous ringed doughnut of secrecy that houses the UK’s GCHQ spy overlords has gone all rainbow colored for a short while, as the agency wired up a few interestingly coloured bulbs to highlight the fact that yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. »
In this image, MATRA air-ground bombs hit a target during a close air support exercise on the military training area in Munster, Germany, on May 5th 2015. Captured the exact moment of explosion, the visible patterns of the following shock wave make for an impressive picture. »
The function of neurons in a mouse’s brain isn’t as fixed as you might think. When they’re young, neurons can switch role, literally rewiring the brain—and in this image of a slice of brain, the yellow spots are neurons that have done just that.
In this photo, staff members from the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and the San Diego Natural History Museum are X-raying a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department on Monday. Man, those are some pretty massive teeth. »
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has just released in high resolution this amazing historical photo. According to ORNL, in this photograph you can see two scientists as they remove the world’s first radioactive isotope produced for medical use from Oak Ridge’s Graphite Reactor, on August 2nd 1946. In compulsory collar… »
I’ve seen tons of publicity shots of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning fighter, one of the most controversial US military aircraft ever, but this photo left me speechless. »
This photo, taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, looks like a multi-colored starry night, but it’s actually the lights of fishing boats out at sea, distorted through cloud cover. »