Your lawn is a money pit that requires ungodly amounts of water and labor to keep it green and trim. We’ve known for sometime that iRobot, the Roomba company, has been on a mission to put your landscaper out of a job with a robot. Thanks to a trademark filing reported by Robotics Trends, there’s a pretty good chance…
This natural-color image of sea ice off East Antarctica's Princess Astrid Coast was acquired April 5 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Via NASA, here's a bit more about what's depicted in this striking photograph:
NASA's Terra satellite has captured an image of the current status of the Eastern United states, with "Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states."
This is the scar left by the terrible Waldo Canyon Fire that burned through 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) in Pike National Forest, three miles west of Colorado Springs. With 346 homes incinerated, two lives lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history.
We knew Dubai was growing uncontrollably, but this video demonstrates how absolutely crazy this growth has been. It covers eleven years, from 2000 to 2011. These sheiks and their real estate developers are completely nuts.
Who needs Google Earth? NASA and Japan just improved the most complete—and free—digital topographic map of Earth.
Terra was the most important postwar science fiction magazine in West Germany — and its covers were bursting with strange monsters and weird struggles in outer space. The Monster Brains blog has gathered some of the greatest monster-focused covers.
Long before we saw the strange blue cat people from James Cameron's Avatar, humankind focused their CG power on destroying the alien world of Terra. Check out our exclusive clip for this overlooked little alien flick.
Forget Google Maps: NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy have released the most detailed three-dimensional map of Earth yet. It covers our planet between the 83 north and 83 south parallels thanks to 1.3 million stereo images like these:
So in Aliens In The Attic (formerly known as They Came From Upstairs) a family goes on vacation in the countryside, only to find that four aliens have gotten there first. And these aliens are the vanguard of an alien invasion fleet, although one of them really just wants to make friends. There's Sparks, the friendly…
A lot of underdog movies are coming out this summer (and some of them will be just plain dogs.) Which of these scrappy up-and-comers will tear out your wallet with its bloody celluloid teeth?
Post-apocalyptic CG movieThe Battle For Terra pits tadpole aliens against humans, as both fight for the survival of their respective species. Check out our exclusive clip.
I really want to like Battle for Terra, the 3-D animated movie where survivors of a destroyed Earth argue over whether to conquer the way-too-cute peace-loving aliens. But this new trailer makes it really hard.
Humans are a plague, shredding across the galaxy and destroying other peace-loving creatures. At least, that seems to be the theme of a number of movies that are coming out in the next few years. I've been wondering what would replace the post-apocalyptic-Earth as the stock plot for "dark" science fiction movies, and…
Bloodthirsty evil humans invade a peaceful alien planet in a new indie movie that turns all the classic alien invasion motifs on their heads. Terra, which just had its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, goes from tense little alien invasion movie to war epic in mere moments. Full recap after the jump…
While we've been told that those undersea cables that were cut a couple weeks ago were slashed by errant anchors, the International Telecommunication Union now claims that it was deliberate sabotage.
The first commercially available Windows Mobile 6 Professional phone has just launched on Germany's O2 (we're not counting the WM6 upgrades you can download online and upgrade your old phones to), which means WM6 fever is just about upon us. The phone itself, the XDA Terra, is based on the HTC Herald, which is also…