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AstroPicture(s) of the day: A comparison between the Mars rovers

A comparison between the Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity and Curiosity - how big the rovers are, how much their mission lasted (and still lasts), and what were the scientific outcomes.

Stunning pictures of drugs under the microscope

Most people have a heart time putting into words what they experience when under the influence of some psychoactive drug – but Sarah Schönfeld decided to make this experience visual. The experiment was meant to transpose the change into another kind of sensory experience. The goal was observing the reaction of negative film to both legal and […]

Stunning paper art drawn with lasers

Eric Standley is an usual artist who makes some of the most dazzling Islamic and Gothic inspired art out there. However, hile the old masters used chisel and hammer, Standley uses lasers.  Eric’s work consists of successive layers of intricately cut paper sheets, which when assembled together turn into a piece that is a marvel to behold.  The […]

Eight planets and a dwarf in one

This magnificent painting by  Steve Gildea combines the planets of our solar system in one beautiful planetary mosaic. It’s a celebration of the geological diversity our solar system possess, illustrating each planet’s surface in the order they orbit the sun, starting from the battered Mercury to lonely Pluto. Speaking of which, Pluto is of course […]

100 years ago, this telephone tower in Stockholm connected 5000 telephone lines

From 1887 – 1913 this amazing Telephone Tower served as the biggest telephone hub in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. The building was so admired that even after it was decommissioned in 1913 it still remained as a historic building, until it was destroyed by a fire 40 years later. In […]

Rolling out ZME Q&A: Science Questions and Answers !

It’s time, ladies and gentlemen! We’ve been working on this idea for months, and now it’s finally here (though still in its early stages) – I’m talking about the ZME Science Questions and Answers section! Asking questions… ZME Questions and Answers (ZME Q&A) is a place where anyone (yes, YOU) can come and ask science-related […]

This object isn’t there. Your eyes are fooling you

How can something that’s there not be there? Well, as I’m sure you’ve figured it out already, it’s an optical illusion. These ones are the same too: Here are some pictures of the same images, from different angles: These designs were created by Felice Varini, a Swiss artist. His works appear to be three-dimensional from […]

AstroPicture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

In a tweet last month, astronaut Buzz Aldrin informed us that he was the first to ever take a selfie – in outer space. The mission took place from November 11 and lasted 3 days, 22 hours and 34 minutes. The two-man crew included Aldrin and James Lovell Jr. That was Aldrin’s first space flight. […]

Amazing time-lapse video of dormant ‘Rose of Jericho’ plants reemerging to life

Mind blowing timelapse video of a Rose of Jericho blooming back to life after being exposed to moisture for just a few hours - also with scientific explanation.

GeoPictures of the Week: Stunning graphical representations of 2 Paleozoic creatures (Nautiloid and Helicoprion)

While looking for some Nautiloid representations, I came across a graphical rendering contest from earlier this year, organized by the CG Society. The task was simple – starting from a base model, colorize them and make them your own. The results are stunning (these are the winners):   “I would like to see the contestants […]

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