The inauguration for the ALMA Telescope, high in the northern Chilean desert, occurred in March 2013. I was lucky enough to be a part of the small envoy of journalists selected to cover the occasion, along with EarthSky’s talented videographer Martha Morales. Here’s a video we created to introduce ALMA to you! We hope you like it.
Here’s a new video posted by researchers at French tech powerhouse Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) of their latest robot, the “cheetah cub robot” — inspired by the house cat. Even though it doesn’t have a head, you can still tell what kind of animal it is.
Astrophysicists bridged the gap between theory and observation by demonstrating that gas spiraling toward a black hole inevitably results in X-ray emissions.
By now, we all know what the Earth looks like from space. But to see our home planet from above – in real time – is truly something special. Is that what you’ll see in the live video feed below? Sometimes. The live video feed below is from the International Space Station (ISS), and it also includes internal views when the crew is on-duty, a map showing the path of ISS in orbit, ISS turning its camera on itself, and other features. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. One other caveat. This video feed is available only when ISS is in contact with the ground. During “loss of signal” periods, viewers will see a blue screen. (Sometimes it takes a while to load.)
For World Oceans Day… a different perspective on celebrating the ocean. It’s an earthsky.org favorite!
Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall late yesterday afternoon (June 6) along the Big Bend of Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. This NOAA GOES-East satellite animation shows the development of Tropical Storm Andrea over the course of three days – from June 4 to June 6 – just after Andrea was officially designated a tropical storm.
A team of researchers have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring. Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp.
This video – though an oldie (from 2010) – is pretty cool. It’s NASA Space Sounds: what happens when spacecraft are used to record radio emissions, which are then converted to sound waves.
Over the past week (May 20-27, 2013), we have seen many intense videos of large tornadoes on the ground. Out of all of the videos we have seen, I think these four videos rank as the most amazing. Two of these videos are not from the U.S. Central Plains, and in fact, one of them is not even in the United States. The video above is from yesterday (May 27) in Kansas. It’s from a special vehicle, inside a violent wedge tornado. Three more videos inside.
On the latest video from ByteSize Science – released May 20, 2013 – the American Chemical Society (AMS) explains why orange juice and toothpaste is such a bad taste combo.