Ice Cubes Allow Modular ISS Expirements

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Ice Cube commercial service in Columbus space laboratory mockup

US Navy Digitizes its Tactical Weather Data

Mapping technology company Esri has partnered with the U.S. Navy to develop a software system that will integrate meteorological data from unmanned vehicles to support tactical decision-making.

Mapping Movement: How Geoscience Australia Keeps the Public Informed About Earthquakes

Geoscience Australia is using simple maps to help keep the public—and other scientists—informed. In an interview with Earthzine, seismologist Spiro Spiliopoulos explains.

A novel approach to star trails

Star trail photography has gained popularity in recent years.

Researchers Invent New Method for Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation

MIT scientists selectively excite neurons deep in the brain without implanting electrodes

AI Designers Find Inspiration in Rat Brains

Reverse engineering 1 cubic millimeter of brain tissue could lead to better artificial neural networks

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.

Why Hardware Engineers Have to Think Like Cybercriminals and Why Engineers Are Easy to Fool

Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, says hardware design engineers hold the future of cybersecurity in their hands

SMOS brings Mediterranean salinity into focus

ESA’s SMOS mission maps variations in soil moisture and salt in the surface waters of the open oceans.

The last of the Frontier Fields

With the final observation of the distant galaxy cluster Abell 370 – some 5 billion light-years away – the Hubble Space Telescope’s Frontier Fields program came to an end.

Graphene Speaker Produces Sound and Mixes Frequencies Simultaneously

Controlling the electrical current for heating graphene allows sound frequencies to be mixed together, amplified, and equalized

This zoomable map shows where America is growing and shrinking, at the neighborhood level

This awesome map from Esri shows the projected population growth rate for US census tracts between 2012 and 2017. On it, you can see where America is growing and shrinking at a very fine level of detail.