Well, it's mid-December, so it's time to get all misty about the past year. Which means it's time to watch "Gangnam Style" again.
Using a Leap Motion device, Adam Somers turned his computer monitor into a harp.
Today is the anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. To mark the occasion in 1966, Popular Science published a feature on how the Japanese designed such a successful assault--and how they paid for it later.
A set of trinkets and devices for those who are constantly plugged into the world wide web
Cameras on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have taken pictures of the impact sites.
Thermography scans show that when you lie, your nose heats up.
This nanofabric dissolves in the body, releasing antivirals and blocking sperm.
A forensic chemist at a Massachusetts crime lab was arrested for tampering with drug evidence recently. A bad egg or the product of perverse incentives?
While engineering programmable matter, they also invented a motor that holds its position without power.
Unlike hurricanes or earthquakes, this natural disaster could actually encourage tourism.
Scientists were concerned that children in England's free schools-- taxpayer-funded schools that aren't run by local authorities--might not learn about evolution in schools run by creationists. To ensure that students get a more balanced education, the government has instituted rules stating that evolution must be taught as "comprehensive and coherent scientific theory." Schools that don't follow the rules could lose their funding.
Hyperspectral images capture the mysterious beauty of this phenomenon.
Physicists need love, too. Just ask Paul Frampton, the physics professor who was sentenced recently after an alleged scam involving drugs and a bikini model.
An Office Personnel Management report shows that NASA is a pretty sweet gig.
Disney researchers invented a humanoid animatron that plays a lifelike game of catch.