Category: science

Pale Blue Dot

24 August, 2016 エスピオン

Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot is an animation that situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos. Using a eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through music and visuals, the animation seeks to remind us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living together on […]

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Fusion energy breakthrough: Scientists create hydrogen plasma

29 March, 2016 エスピオン

For the first time, scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have successfully created hydrogen plasma, the key component to nuclear fusion, and held it in a contained environment. Inside of a generator called the Wendelstein 7-X (W7X) stellarator, hydrogen is heated up to 180 million degrees Fahrenheit and held in place by 470 […]

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Laniakea: Our home supercluster

28 January, 2016 エスピオン

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of […]

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Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

30 November, 2014 エスピオン

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available. […]

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Debunking Lunar Landing Conspiracies with Unreal Engine 4

24 September, 2014 エスピオン

Explore the truth behind the iconic Buzz Aldrin moon landing photo. See how modern graphics innovations can shed new light on a 35-year-old conspiracy theory.

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NASA explains Alien Atmospheres

19 December, 2013 Luthien

Since the early 1990’s, astronomers have known that exoplanets orbit stars light-years beyond our own solar system. Although most exoplanets are too distant to be directly imaged, detailed studies have been made of their size, composition, and even atmospheric makeup – but how? By observing periodic variations in the parent star’s brightness and color, astronomers […]

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Algae to Bio-Crude Oil in Less Than 60 Minutes

18 December, 2013 エスピオン

Engineers have created a chemical process that produces useful crude oil just minutes after engineers pour in harvested algae. The system runs at around 350 degrees Celsius (662 degrees Fahrenheit) at a pressure of around 3,000 PSI, combining processes known as hydrothermal liquefaction and catalytic hydrothermal gasification. Such a high-pressure system is not easy or […]

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interactive gravity levitation with ZeroN

19 December, 2012 エスピオン

What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air?

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Rockwell Turbo Encabulator

12 February, 2012 エスピオン

This is the first time the Turbo Encabulator was recorded with picture, shot in the late 70’s at Regan Studios in Detroit on 16mm film.

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Reconstructing Speech Digitally from Human Auditory Cortex

03 February, 2012 エスピオン

PLos Biology have undertaken a study to measure directly from the cortical surface, to characterize how the human brain performs speech recognition. Using these recordings, they are trying to determine what speech sounds can be decoded and reconstructed digitally.

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IBM researchers store 1 bit of magnetic information in just 12 atoms

16 January, 2012 エスピオン

Almaden physicist Andreas Heinrich explains how to store one bit of magnetic information reliably in 12 atoms.

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Quantum Levitation on a WipeOut Track

07 January, 2012 エスピオン

Here is a short footage of the Japanese Institute of Science and Technology’s recent work on quantum levitation.

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Capturing Video at the Speed of Light

16 December, 2011 エスピオン

MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of light travelling through objects.

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Understanding Language Through Apes and Lexigrams

19 November, 2011 エスピオン

The Great Ape Trust is a scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence, and to the preservation of endangered great apes in their natural habitats.

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NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating

16 November, 2011 エスピオン

NeverWet is a silicon-based spray-on coating that repels water and heavy oils.

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OLEDs: Organic Light Emitting Diodes

29 October, 2011 エスピオン

Researchers in Dresden are looking at the future of OLED’s for lighting and architectural installations.

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)

27 October, 2011 エスピオン

The energy from the heat beneath the earth’s surface is essentially an unlimited resource. What if it could be developed to help solve our energy challenges?

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Quantum Levitation – One Step Closer to Hoverboards and Hovercars

18 October, 2011 エスピオン

One step closer to the Back to the Future hoverboard becoming a reality.

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Brain scans reveal images in our mind

23 September, 2011 エスピオン

UC Berkeley researchers used brain scans of the visual cortex and computational models to reconstruct what the individual is seeing.

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

18 September, 2011 エスピオン

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night.

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Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary

05 September, 2011 エスピオン

Square Enix has commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation.

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Weill Cornell Medical College 3D CAVE

24 August, 2011 エスピオン

The Weill Cornell Visualization Facility is the world’s first high definition 3D virtual reality environment.

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Cephalopod Camouflage

21 August, 2011 エスピオン

Cephalopods are masters of camouflage and are able to change their skin colour, pattern and texture to match the environment around them.

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3D Holographic Maps by Zebra Imaging

09 May, 2011 エスピオン

a color hologram created with data from Google Sketchup. The model is of downtown Seattle, by Zebra Imaging.

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More fun with science with the Portal 2 bots, incoming triumph detected.

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