Image: Google Maps

Visit Chichen Itza On Google Maps

August 20, 2012 World Leave a comment

Google recently updated their Google Maps Street View to add 30 pre-Hispanic archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan. The 360-degree “virtual tours” are each composed of millions of images, which were captured using a specially equipped off-road tricycle. Google Mexico worked with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History on ...

Soft Robots Use Camouflage, Are Watching You

August 20, 2012 Inventions & Tech

The mad scientists over at Harvard University (in a collaboration with DARPA) aren’t content with simple robotic Meshworms and artificial jellyfish. Now, they’ve created “soft robots” that can change their colors and patterns like cephalopods. The robots are made of silicone layers, with molds used to create “micro-channels” underneath. These channels ...

Was There Really ‘A Sword In The Stone’?

We’re all familiar with at least one interpretation of the Arthur Legend: A magical sword was found cast into stone, which only the true and future king of England could remove. Many tried, but it was the young squire Arthur who succeeded, becoming the rightful king. Only one question remains: ...

LHC Experiments Venture Into The Primordial Universe

August 13, 2012 Science

The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN will reveal new findings in their exploration of the primordial universe today. They’ll do so at the Quark Matter 2012 conference in Washington, DC. Together, the projects have accumulated a plethora of new results, including new measurements of “the kind of matter ...