locations
Undiscovered Crevice at the Bottom of Loch Ness is Big Enough to Hide a Monster

A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about nine miles east of Inverness, it looks just large enough for Nessie to hide in. Or more plausibly, it’s yet another attempt by the locals to keep the myth alive—and the tourists flocking to the lake. Read More >>

art
CGI Wizards Transpose George W. Bush Speech Onto Famous Faces

In the world of computer graphics, anything seems possible these days. It is possible, for instance, to make Ian McKellen or Barack Obama's faces deliver a George W. Bush speech. Or you could make Hillary Clinton do it. Or James Bond, if you want! Welcome to the world of tomorrow and all that. Read More >>

research
How to Make Cheap 3D Scanners 1,000 Times Better

Scientists developed pretty good 3D-imaging technology a while ago. They’ve also developed cheap 3D-imaging technology. Good and cheap has always been tough, but researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough using old fashioned polarisation. The quality isn’t just good either–it’s great. Read More >>

science
Finally, a Digital Library of Bizarre Human Bones From the Middle Ages

A spinal column with fused vertebrae. The bones of a woman with advanced syphilis. Skeletons deformed by rickets and leprosy. A fascinating online library of deformed bones from the Middle Ages goes live today—and while I didn't even realize such a thing existed, now I can't imagine living without it. God bless technology. Read More >>

architecture
The First 3D Scan of the Tower of Pisa Will Help Preserve It Forever

A team of Australian researchers recently climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a 3D scanner and came back with the most detailed map of the building ever. At first you might think that the beautiful results were meant for a museum, but this detailed scan will help scientists protect it from ruin. Read More >>

science
This 3D Picture Was Created Without a Camera

Imagine taking a picture, without a camera. If that sounds ridiculous, it's because it is—but it's also exactly what a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow, UK, have been doing. Read More >>