Con el descubrimiento, el pasado 11 de febrero, de las ondas gravitacionales, la astronomía ha entrado en una era completamente nueva que requiere nuevo instrumental. La Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA) acaba de informar que el primero de esos instrumentos no solo está en posición, sino que funciona mucho mejor de lo…
On December 3rd, the LISA Pathfinder, humanity’s first bold attempt to hunt for gravitational waves from outer space, blasted into orbit. Two months and a million miles later, the first phase of LISA Pathfinder’s scientific operations has begun.
In the distant reaches of the Universe, exploding stars and supermassive black holes are bending the very fabric of spacetime. It’s hard to wrap our brains around such tremendous forces, but we may be able to quantify them, in the form of gravitational waves. A new European Space Agency mission marks humanity’s first…
In the Game of Science, you either win or you go back to the drawing board. Students from the Albert Einstein Institute created these Game of Thrones-style sigils to pay tribute to some of the most exciting projects in physics and space exploration, complete with house words for each.
Professional airbrush and bodypaint artist Lisa Berczel painted this bit of medical makeup for the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show in Los Angeles. Aside from some medical grade paper tape near the eye and brow blocking, this is all paint.
In a future where robots have replaced retail workers, androids and gynoids that can pass for human are highly valued. Anders Ohm is an expert at building and fine-tuning robots that seem human, but he takes issue with the little flaws that make us human. His obsession with perfection is especially pronounced when…
In Steve Jobs' two stints at Apple, the company made some great products. Their most amazing products. But no one's perfect. Not even Steve Jobs. And Apple produced a few pieces of total crap during his reign. Here're the worst.
Apparently, everyone has long been baffled by how Leonardo da Vinci created such subtle shadows and light on the Mona Lisa. So much so that scientists X-rayed the painting to discover his technique.
55 years after Albert Einstein's death, physicists will be testing something he scribed in his theory of general relativity report. Three spacecraft flying 3million miles apart will fire lasers at each other, overseen by Nasa and the European Space Agency.
Today, we use ion thrusters to correct satellite orbits and visit asteroids. In 100 years, we might be using them to propel massive generation ships that send colonists to a different part of the galaxy.
BB Spot mocks iPhone rebates with 20-Year, $7k Apple Lisa rebate parody. "Sales figures from that year show that if all people who bought the computer claim the refund, Apple could be liable for almost $70,000." LOL! [BBSpot]