During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move.
Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the frames of a movie reel running through a projector.
Human wetware is astonishingly good at pattern recognition and interpreting complex, noisy data, but it’s also painfully buggy. Mars is the red planet, except it really isn’t.
Bosch has announced that it’s been working on a system that can detect and help avoid pedestrians that step out in front of cars, and it hopes to fit it to production vehicles as soon as 2018.
Previous studies of how women perceive penis size and shape relied on 2D drawings and photographs of flaccid penises. Now, a research team of psychologists from UCLA and the University of New Mexico have taken things into the third dimension.
Does this gif hurt your brain? You're not alone.
Facebook is changing its privacy policies at the beginning of the new year. As usual, everyone's wondering if they should be worried about it.. When it comes to Facebook, the answer is usually yes—but not for the reasons most people think.
Do you think Cleopatra lived at a time closer to the Great Pyramid being built or Neil Armstrong landing on the moon? You might be surprised by the answer.
Our eyes are wonderfully complex biological devices, which most of us take for granted. But do you know that our perception of detail varies massively across our field of view? Or understand why we can walk in the dark but not read? This interactive cartoon does a great job of explaining those complex ideas and more,…
Technology pervades our lives. But while many writers argue that such a phenomenon should see us rebel and take time away from our gadgets to experience some notional "real life", Nathan Jurgenson has other ideas. Instead, as he sees it, there is no offline any more.
Ready for your Tuesday-morning mindfrak? Here's a whirlwind tour that takes apart almost everything you thought you knew about reality. If those BBC accents weren't so soothing, I might actually be pretty freaked out by now.
We have three clips for you—three very awesome clips, not only of Tony Stark's toys, but the before and after visual effects shots that you'll need to convince your brain that they aren't real. However, they're kinda spoileresque.
Now you can do the real robot. None of the 1990s male caucasion robot dance crap, this helmet and goggles allows users to experience the world as a robot would. This oddly designed head gear is the work of Paul Granjon.