These Otherworldly Salt Caves Are Very, Very Real
No, you're not tripping -- these psychedelic salt caves actually exist. Story continues below These photos were taken deep underg...
This image, taken on Dec. 31, 2013 by the AIA instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory at 171 Angstrom, shows the current conditions of the quiet corona and upper transition region of the Sun.
A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet
Do you know how the internet gets across the ocean? This amazing map shows every cable that makes it possible.
The Bubble Nebula (NGC7635) is one of three shells of gas surrounding the massive star BD+602522, the bright star near the center of the bubble. Energetic radiation from the star ionizes the shell, causing it to glow.
20,000 megawatts under the sea: Oceanic steam engines
Jules Verne imagined this limitless power source in Victorian times – now 21st-century engineers say heat trapped in the oceans could provide electricity for the world
The 18 Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2013
A lot can happen in a single year, especially in this era of accelerating technological and social change. Here are the most futuristic developments of 2013.
Dung Beetles Watch the Galaxy (That’s How They Roll)
From all across the galaxy, the light of billions of stars finds its way to Earth, passes through our atmosphere, and enters the eyes of a small South African beetle rolling a ball of dung. The beetle’s eyes are not sensitive enough to pick out individual stars but it can see the Milky Way as […]
Nuclear fusion hits energy milestone | CBC News
For the first time, fuel for a nuclear fusion reaction has generated more energy than put into it – a scientific milestone that brings the dream of abundant clean energy a significant step closer to reality.
The world's first magma-powered geothermal plant
Introducing ICCP-1, the world's first magma-enhanced geothermal system. Located in Iceland, it's an important proof-of-concept that could lead to a revolution in the energy efficiency of high-temperature geothermal areas across the globe.
The Strange, Deadly Effects Mars Would Have on Your Body
The ability of the human body to adapt to the extremes of terrestrial environments was largely irrelevant for Earth orbit and the Moon. Mars, however, presents a challenge of a different scale and character. Life on Earth has evolved over the past three and a half billion years in an unchanging gravitational field. Take gravity away, and our bodies become virtual strangers to us.