An artistic impression of how the Newport Medieval ship may have looked .
David Jordan/Newport Museums and Heritage Service
The Newport medieval ship is the most complete section of a 15th-century European vessel discovered to date.
The ferocious dinosaur.
Our new study has found younger tyrannosaurs would have hunted small prey.
A live reconstruction of Anteosaurus attacking a herbivorous Moschognathus.
Artwork by Alex Bernardini @SimplexPaléo
Because of its skeleton’s heavy architecture, scientists have always assumed that Anteosaurus was a rather sluggish, slow-moving animal, only capable of scavenging or ambushing its prey, at best.
Radiotherapy tattoos help ensure a patient is properly placed beneath the machine.
Tattoos might be the norm, but Surface Guided RadioTherapy for breast cancer is both more accurate, and doesn’t require a permanent mark.
David Herraez Calzada / Shutterstock
New technology means museums can return items to their countries of origin while still representing those cultures in fair, interesting ways.
Davide Tanasi scans an artifact from the Farid Karam collection.
Davide Tanasi, a digital archaeologist, thinks it’s a pity when historical artifacts are locked away in storage. He’s working to fix this by sharing them as 3D models.
Notre-Dame de Paris in all its digital splendour – virtual reality and immersive mediation.
Art Graphique & Patrimoine
After the tragic fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, planning for an ambitious reconstruction is already underway – and the latest digital technologies will be at the forefront.
Libraries are offering new and innovative things that belie their historic image as silent places to read.
With advancements in technology, libraries are offering much more than something to read. A library researcher offers a sampling of some unexpected items that library patrons can check out these days.
A cross section of a fractal pattern, created by a laser in the Wits Structured Light Laboratory.
Nature can produce fractals, computers can, too. Could light be a fractal? The answer is yes.
A 3D model of the skeleton of a European polecat. Penis bone (baculum) is highlighted in pink.
Charlotte A. Brassey
Our study used innovative 3D scanning and engineering-inspired computer simulations to understand the evolution of the penis bone in some mammals.
What does a machine see when it looks at you?
When people see their bodies in 3D, they feel worse about themselves and more negative in general. That might not put shoppers in a buying mood even for clothes that fit better.
The possible join between the fragments of an ancient epic written in cuneiform in London and Geneva has been speculated for over 50 years.
The adaptable form of pleated and folded textiles provides a real world view of the mathematical field of topology.
Art can help us explore and understand some of the more abstract ideas in maths - such a topology.
A streamlined Lizzie Yarnold sliding her way to gold.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain’s medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
Could scanning a QR code be an invitation to malware?
Scanning physical items constructed with nefarious intent can introduce malware into a smartphone or computer.
Cryo-electron microscopy resolution continues to improve.
Veronica Falconieri, Sriram Subramaniam, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to three scientists who revolutionized biochemistry by inventing a technology that can image the molecules of life without destroying them.
A baby Hawaiian bobtail squid, measuring just 1.5cm across, is pictured using photomacrography.
Mark R Smith/Macroscopic Solutions
A better understanding of science among ordinary people validates the vast amounts of public funds spent on scientific research.
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.
Doc Searls/Wikimedia Commons
We asked five design experts – what’s your favorite product of all time, and why?
A virtual reality scene – one for each eye – of a haunted ride.
The virtual reality rides of the early 20th century are now being documented in digital VR.
The earliest hominin cancer.
Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire/University of the Witwatersrand)
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.