The European Extremely Large Telescope: The world’s biggest eye on the sky


Here is the official trailer for the E-ELT, the telescope which will soon be the world’s biggest eye on the sky. The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will be a ground-based optical/infra-red telescope with a 42m diameter mirror larger than all the current ground-based telescopes combined. This huge mirror will be built from 984 hexagonal […]

Science Round-Up: Virtual Monkey Limbs, Quadruple Rainbows, and the Cloak of Invisibility


Every week, science gives us new and interesting things to talk about. Here are some recent notable stories: Monkeys Move and Feel Virtual Objects with Their Minds Two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to feel and manipulate virtual objects using only their brains, thanks to an implant that allows the monkeys to […]