Don’t have the time or money to fly to Spain to visit the famous Prado Museum in Madrid? No problem. Today, Google launches the Prado layer on Google Earth. Now you can view masterpieces like Velazquez’s The Maids of Honor or Rembrandt’s Artemis in high resolution.
Odd looking? That’s an understatement. But the barrelye, better known as the spookfish, just got its claim to fame. What makes this skinny, sea creature so special? Just look into its eyes. Literally. The spookfish is the first vertebrate discovered to use mirrors for eyes. Instead of using lenses to focus light and create images, the spookfish utilizes reflective mirrors.
Are you feeling lucky? If you were born in December, January or February, maybe not. Economists from the University of Notre Dame found people born during winter months tend to be less healthy, less intelligent, less educated and lower paid compared with individuals born in spring, summer or fall.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.