The big picture

05.13.15
The Big Picture: Laser art show puts you inside a virtual flood
05.13.15

The Big Picture: Laser art show puts you inside a virtual flood

What do lasers have to do with an 1651 oil painting? Quite a lot, as it turns out: a new project c...

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10.06.14
The Big Picture: NASA's Orion capsule floats inside US Navy ship
10.06.14

The Big Picture: NASA's Orion capsule floats inside US Navy ship

It might take some time before space taxis become the real deal. Yet, that doesn't take away from...

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10.01.14
The Big Picture: Japan's bullet train turns 50
10.01.14

The Big Picture: Japan's bullet train turns 50

The bullet train is a Japanese trademark. It is, in other words, a landmark in motion. Today, 50 y...

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08.29.14
The Big Picture: a heat map of the 'entire' internet
08.29.14

The Big Picture: a heat map of the 'entire' internet

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, though, let's say it's wort...

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08.26.14
The Big Picture: a 3D-printed castle
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08.26.14

The Big Picture: a 3D-printed castle

Yes, people, this isn't a dream. What you see above is, indeed, a 3D-printed castle. After working...

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08.22.14
The Big Picture: Neptune's largest moon, Triton
08.22.14

The Big Picture: Neptune's largest moon, Triton

Neptune has more moons than we have planets in our Solar System, with a total of 14 (and counting)...

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08.07.14
The Big Picture: Gaza conflict as seen from space
08.07.14

The Big Picture: Gaza conflict as seen from space

Earth's view from the International Space Station always makes for interesting imagery, and the la...

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07.23.14
The Big Picture: Exobiotanica, a bonsai tree in space
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07.23.14

The Big Picture: Exobiotanica, a bonsai tree in space

This is "Exobiotanica Botanical Space Flight," the latest project from Japanese artist Makoto Azum...

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07.05.14
The Big Picture: An astronaut's view of Hurricane Arthur
07.05.14

The Big Picture: An astronaut's view of Hurricane Arthur

In view is the solar panel from the ISS as it travels above North America. From this perspective H...

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