Motions and forces
Secrets of the sidewinder
Oceans’ true boundaries explain source of ocean water — and “garbage patches”
On the wing: Birds, skeeters, jet planes: Same design rule applies!
The first ocean wave energy-capturing device with a permit to connect back to a public power grid will enter the Pacific next month. More
Pitching the biomechanics
Dunewatching, Martian style
New pix from Mars show sand dunes on the move. Mars has been dry for 1.5 billion years; could massive erosion be due to wind? Yes, says More
Breaking the bubble!
Electric eye learns from animal eye!
Lenses cannot project a perfect image on the flat back of a camera, so images are distorted at the edges. More
Dig the latest top tech tricks
What you can’t see can still interest you. Archeologists use radar, magnetic, electrical gizmos to see through the ground. More
The sounds of sax
New study shows that controlling throat shape helps pro players hit the high notes that elude amateurs. More
It’s snow-time! Dig into our all-flake, no fake feature!
Frosty questions: Are some snowflakes identical? How do flakes form, and how does weather affect their shape? More
Science Meets Sports
The Why Files looks at kinesiology, sports medicine, psychology and some ancient Olympic history, brought to life. More
How do volcanoes work, and how accurate are predictions? How have volcanoes changed the landscape? More
Star Formation: The Ultimate How-To…
Infrared survey of Milky Way shows massive star formation. How could a supernova cause stars to start? More