This week, in the midst of the Consumer Electronics Show, the Detroit Auto Show, and the 219th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, we were inundated with pictures. The most exciting gadgets, the hottest cars, and the most humbling, beautiful space pics all showed up this week. But that doesn't mean we can't also take time and look at adorable Japanese robot...things. Or frogs so tiny they can comfortably hang out on the surface of a dime.
This week's Images of the Week gallery, the very first of the new year, is appropriately grand. It includes: this Buckyball-looking kite (yes, kite), apes with iPads, new art from Ai Weiwei, the globe in a water droplet, and much more.
In honor of this festive holiday season, we've included in this week's roundup of amazing science and tech galleries some festive shots of our own. Pictured above is a nearby spiral galaxy that looks, if you're a NASA scientist who has been recently bonked on the head, like an outer-space wreath. There are also cute baby animals this week. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
As the days get colder, we look to our Images of the Week gallery for comfort. Why yes, this incredible space pic does look like a snow angel! Why yes, I would like a 3-D printed advent calendar candy!
And then there's a picture of an octopus. Because it is scientifically proven (note: requires loose definition of "science") that the octopus is the World's Most Awesome creature. Awesomeness rises above seasonality sometimes. Enjoy the gallery!
This week's gallery features underground park concepts in the Lower East Side, stolen drones in Iran, a portrait made of memories, a possible Earth 2.0, and more. (More, in this case, includes the highly-trained martial arts gecko you see above.)
We've got a great lineup of amazing science and tech images this week, from high-speed shots of water splashes that look like hats to a Japanese pigeon-dating video game to a car designed to look and function like a smartphone. Up top there is Bruce Munro's Field of Lights, an art installation composed of 5,000 lit-up bulbs in the ground.
This week's image roundup brings some amazing stuff, including this shot of a moonbow (shot at night, lit by the moon), a waterfall, and an aurora, all at once. But also robots, time-lapse space videos, beautiful ocean worms, the world's lightest material, and so much more.
We've got a great crop of images this week. There are animals! Near space objects! Urban beehives! Bulletproof clipboards! And even the world's new most expensive photograph, which, as it turns out, is also high in the running for world's most boring photograph!
This week's roundup of amazing science and tech images includes a dapper Astronaut Obama, the best Halloween costume to ever use multiple iPads, Google's nausea-inducing Easter egg, and (not to be immodest, but) a few of the most amazing stories from our own Data Week. Enjoy!
It's been a great week for images--this week's roundup includes an 8-foot-tall Lego man washing up on a Florida beach, a pair of rare mice who both live in and subsist on a pumpkin, a bendable phone, and this shot, taken from a paper seeking to prove hypnosis is real.
It's been a great week in science and tech, and what better way to relive it--or, unless you're as obsessive as us, discovering new stories--than with pictures? This week: an electric DeLorean, the world's biggest balloon animal, a robot that scoops "POOP," and the amazing portrait of a North Pacific giant octopus you see above.
Looking back on the week that was, in photos. This week's crop of amazing science and tech images includes a real-life version of the house from Up, bugs trying to mate with beer bottles, and outrageously gorgeous molecular clouds in our own galaxy.
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.