Some digital projectors can produce 281 trillion shades of color. That’s approximately 40 thousands colors for each and every person on Earth. What makes them work is theoretically simple, but the technological feat requires extreme precision in practice.
Even the most basic yo-yo tricks depend on the toy’s ability to keep on spinning. But why does it spin so fast for so long?
It’s been less than a month since Mythbusters aired its final episode after it was canceled late last year. Actually, I guess we should call it the “formerly final” episode, as the Science Channel has just confirmed that the show is living on... but with new hosts, found through a reality TV competition.
Burning ants with a magnifying glass is a long-accepted childhood pastime and possible indicator of sociopathy. But when Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds at the Science Channel got the idea to more effectively harness the sun's destructive heat, they decided to go big...like 1,5oo degrees Fahrenheit big.
The same day that Neil deGrasse Tyson's new Cosmos series premiered to rave reviews, talk show host Craig Ferguson announced at SXSW that he'll be producing a science show based on the popular Facebook series I Fucking Love Science. Fuck yeah.
Starting tonight, the Science Channel will air a six-part series called Futurescape, a slick documentary-style show hosted by James Woods about the world of tomorrow. We recently caught up with the oscar-nominated actor to learn more.
After a tearful panel, the reunited cast of Firefly sat down for a question and answer session with reporters at San Diego Comic-Con — and we were there. Here's our round-up of all the best moments from the Firefly reunion press conference.
Do you believe, deep down, that it is your hidden calling to become a masterful ecologist? SciSpy, the Science Channel's new app, lets you dabble in this field by allowing you to document the natural world around you—even if you don't go any further than your own backyard.
In the following essay, Jennifer Ouellette explores what happens when otherwise normal science documentaries attempt to give their topics dramatic flourish...and fail hard.