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Gravity and the human body

Our bodies function necessarily under the presence of gravity; how blood pumps, a sense of balance and bone growth are all due to life in a world where gravity is an inescapable reality. Armed with experiments from neuroscientists David Hubel and Torten Wiesel, astronaut Jay Buckey presents a thought experiment: How would our bodies work without the force of gravity?

Ash and lightning above an Icelandic volcano

Why did the picturesque 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeablebecause it drifted across such well-populated areas. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland began erupting...

Unseen Early Star Wars Concept Art Revealed

Next month many of his original concept drawings from 1974-75 (featuring early designs of the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Star Destroyer) will be auctioned. Check out these incredible colored pencil drawings.

Slot Machines – Then and Now

Slot machines are always fun to play on however are we really aware of the roots of this exciting game? Back in the days that is in the 20th century, the term slot machines was firstly used for all automatic vending machines. It was only in 1985 that the first ever slot machine was designed, known as Liberty Bell, a mechanical machine with 3 spinning reels. The land-based game was quite standard thus the introduction of symbols; diamond, spade and hearts. The creator behind this slot machine was Charles Fey.