Scientists at Europe's physics research center CERN on Sunday restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider (LHC), after 2-years of maintenance, embarking on a bid to probe into the "dark universe" they believe lies beyond the visible one. However, it will be 2 more months before particle collisions - miniature versions of the Big Bang primordial blast that brought the universe into being 13.8 billion years ago - begin, and at least a year more before any results can be expected. Continue reading for a video and more information.
We have seen the future of refrigerators, and it includes the Bio Robot Refrigerator. This strange-looking creation can be mounted on a wall (horizontally, vertically or even on the ceiling), and it doesn't have a motor or other traditional technology. That's right, the bio gel does all the work - so, 90% of the appliance is actual usable space. Simply place the food into its biopolymer gel, which has no odor and is not sticky by the way, and it's magically suspended and cooled until you need it again. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
For those who live up in the mountains seeing sun and moon halos aren't anything special, but the sky was perfect in Ostersund, Sweden a few days ago, so astrophotographer Goran Strand was able to capture this 22° solar halo. Approxiately 10 hours later, he returned to the exact same location and photographed the moon with its 22° lunar halo. He says: "It's quite interesting to see these two halos side by side." Despite the sun's diameter being 400-times larger than that of the moon, it's also further away, causing the sun and the moon to appear at roughly the same size in the sky. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog who would be perfect in libraries.
There are few things more beautiful for a photographer than being able to capture menacing flash of lightning bolts within a volcanic ash cloud. This mind-boggling image, captured by amateur photographer as Hernando Rivera Cervantes, shows the Colima volcano in Mexico spewing out a plume of ash and lava, revealing the raw power of a volcanic eruption. He says: "I waited for eight hours, knowing something was going to happen. When the lightning arrived it was magical. An unforgettable experience." Continue reading to see the animated image.
Researchers claim that they have found a way to inject people's eyes with 'night vision', enabling them to see up to 164-feet in almost total darkness for 'several hours'. One test subject could spot people running among trees in dark conditions 100% of the time, while others who hadn't been treated with the drops were successful in only a third of cases. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using readily available lenses. The Rochester Cloak may looks something an optometrist would use, but it appears to be hidden when placed behind layers of lenses. Joseph Choi, a graduate student who contributed to the project, says: "From what we know, this is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional, continuously multi-directional cloaking. I imagine this could be used to cloak a trailer on the back of a semi-truck so the driver can see directly behind him. It can be used for surgery, in the military, in interior design, art." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what you should never wear to a live news broadcast.
Scientists discovered two Earth-like planets orbiting a star in Alpha Centauri, our closest solar system. Astronomers claim that they could be part of a more extensive solar system containing watery worlds like our own 4.3 light years away. This discovery suggests there's a high chance of other planets in the same solar system that may have conditions in which life could thrive. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Researchers achieved many engineering feats last year in 2014, including building a working hoverboard, performing a record-setting 43 terabit / second data transfer, WiTriCity's wireless electricity technology and more. Our favorite? It definitely has to be the Hendo Hoverboard. This is how it works: four plate-shaped hover engines on the bottom of the board create a magnetic field that induces a secondary magnetic field in a conductive copper surface - although aluminum under concrete works as well. Co-founder of Arx Pax Greg Henderson, who developed the hoverboard, says: "This is not the end, this is just the beginning of where this technology can go. When you discover that you can levitate a dynamic load in a stationary position, can you think of anything more exciting than a hoverboard?" Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to turn Styrofoam into solid aluminum.
The Marble Caves (above) are located on Lake General Carrera/Buenos Aires, the Chilean side of the lake. It's a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble and formed by waves over the past 6,000-years. You can either travel in a small boat or kayak, when the weather is nice and the water is mostly still. Continue reading for more mind-boggling natural formations that actually exist on Earth.
As the size of Crayola crayon packs increased from the original 1903 crayon packs, the variety of colors available has also increased - reaching 120 colors by 1998. The 16 officially retired crayon colors are "English Vermillion", "Brilliant Rose", "Light Blue", "Blue Gray", "Lemon Yellow", "Orange Red", "Orange Yellow", "Violet Blue", "Maize", "Green Blue", "Raw Umber", "Thistle", "Blizzard Blue", "Mulberry", "Teal Blue", and "Magic Mint". Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral time-lapse video of Disneyland being built from the 1950s.