Do you know the science of global warming? Fortunately, Michael Ranney at the University of California, Berkeley, put together a video that explains the science in less than one minute.
Google's recent purchase of the defense contractor Boston Dynamics has raised eyebrows, and also brought the inevitable – if overblown – comparisons between Google and Skynet.
This drone, which weighs just 20 grams, can avoid obstacles without human guidance.
Your computer will be able to answer your questions before you ask them or even before you realize you have a question.
Here is a glimpse of what our world would look like to a visitor from afar.
Charles Vest, the legendary former president of MIT, has died. Back in 2007 he told Big Think that his fascination with all things physical grew out of taking discarded things apart and building something new with them.
Ian Fleming's character is at high risk for sexual dysfunction, along with a long assortment of alcohol-related diseases that will eventually kill him at the age of 56.
Scientists have developed a way of trapping single sperm cells inside metal nanotubes. The direction of these 'spermbots' can be controlled remotely to deliver drugs or fertilize an egg.
Thick clouds, rain, a bright Gibbous Moon and chilly temperatures will make for difficult stargazing. Fortunately the Slooh space camera's broadcast team will be providing all night coverage that includes expert commentary from Bob Berman.
The question remains as to whether the bright spot seen moving away from the sun was simply debris, or whether a small nucleus of the original ball of ice was still there.
No one, not Charles Mingus, Art Blakey or Dizzy Gillespie is born a great bandleader. We are not deeply conscious of others. We need to train our minds to be that way.
Researchers used thermal infrared sensors to pinpoint the record-setting pockets on a high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau. The record low: minus 136 F (minus 93.2 C), set on August 10, 2010.
Warning: this video might drive you a little bit nuts. Even after you realize that it is messing with your head, the optical illusion in the video will continue to convince you to believe that two squares are identical. What a reminder of how easily we are fooled!
Google is looking to build an artificial brain, a fact that "some may consider thrilling and others deeply unsettling. Or both."
Victory at Sea utilized a full arsenal of media to create what Harper's called "a new art form."