Driven by southwesterly winter winds, dust from the White Sands dune field in New Mexico rises thousands of feet from the valley floor and drifts over the snowy peaks … [Read full article]
NASA has released one of the most amazing photos of planet Earth you’re likely to see. Measuring in at 8000 pixels by 8000 pixels at it’s original size, we’re given … [Read full article]
NASA released this utterly breathtaking image of Earth as seen from space on October 17, 2000. You can clearly see North and South America thanks to the combined efforts two satellites.
This image was taken on March 29 along the coast of northwestern Greenland by NASA’s IceBridge mission.
New Orleans has often been in the news over the past decade, for good and for bad. This true colour image of the city was taken on April 26, 2000, by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) on board the Landsat 7 satellite.
This image was captured on August 31, 2000 and depicts the Malaspina Glacier, the largest glacier in Alaska.
Iceland is aptly named in this image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on March 9.
This image, taken by Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer on 4 February 2011 shows the closest point between Iran (top) and the Arabian Peninsula, the Strait of Hormuz (centre), which links the Persian Gulf (left) with the Gulf of Oman (upper right) and the Arabian Sea (lower right).
Artificial intelligence has taken a big leap forward: two roboticists (Lipson and Zagal), working at the University of Chile, Santiago, have created what they claim is the first robot to possess “metacognition” — a form of self-awareness which involves the ability to observe ones’ own thought processes and thus alter one’s behavior accordingly.
A day after a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Christchurch, a city of 377,000 on New Zealand’s South Island, on Feb. 22, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection … [Read full article]
For the contiguous United States of America, January saw snow reach every one of the 50 states except for Florida. The image comes courtesy of NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer … [Read full article]
NASA’s Image of the Day recently showcased an image of Ostrov Shikotan (or Shikotan-to), a volcanic island at the southern end of the Kuril chain, lying along the extreme southern … [Read full article]
What do you get when you mix below-freezing air temperatures, frigid northwest winds from Canada, and ocean temperatures hovering around 39 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 to 5 degrees Celsius)? … [Read full article]