How cool is this? As part of a project
to keep track of Yellowstone wolves' health, scientists have been studying them with thermal cameras. This image by Paul Cross
shows a pair howling. Flickr CC/Paul Cross, USGS
The Olympus BioScapes Competition
These weevils took fourth place the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition this year. Check out the other winners here.
Napa Valley Earthquake
An August 24 earthquake in Napa Valley, California, shifted the Earth so much you can see it. Look halfway up the slope in this vineyard. See that bend in the once-orderly rows? It follows a fault. In fact, the slip was so massive you can see it from space.
This image from the National Institute of Standards and Technology shows ultraviolet light-emitting nanowires. The gallium nitride wires, grown on a silicon substrate, are considered a step toward nanoscale laser technology. Color has been added to the image.
Nebula? Supernova? Actually, this image shows an explorable visual map of 100,000 Wikipedia articles called WikiGalaxy. Created by Owen Cornec, the gorgeous UI allows users to explore the online encyclopedia in a whole new way.
How cool is this? As part of a project to keep track of Yellowstone wolves’ health, scientists have been studying them with thermal cameras. This image by Paul Cross shows a pair howling.
Amateur fungi collector Rodham Tulloss, of New Jersey, has assembled perhaps the largest set of mushrooms and their cousins in the world. From Scientific American: >His climate-controlled Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum may contain more distinct species than any university or museum. “I’ve never counted,” he says. “I can tell you I have well over 6,000 collections of Amanita alone.”
Niger, Feb. 13, 2013 – Arlit Uranium Mine
The commercial satellite company DigitalGlobe is showing off its favorite images of the year in a special competition. You can check out the full set here.
Neurons in skin present a unique challenge to microscopy, but, thanks to a new technique, scientists are getting clearer images than ever before–as in the image above.
For the first time, researchers have found comet dust on Earth. The above specimen, collected in Antarctica, opens up new avenues for research into the stellar bodies.