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August 19, 2015

When the New Horizons spacecraft met up with Pluto last month, astronomers christened one of the features Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), a nod to the Russian satellite Sputnik 1. Sputnik was launched on October 4, 1957, kicking off the space age in the process.

(Read our coverage of the New Horizons Pluto flyby here.)

June 3, 2015

A wheeling Milky Way or dancing aurora borealis inspires awe and broadens perspective when viewed across the chronological scales time-lapse videos afford. The trouble is it takes a lot of time to construct these videos. But in the smartphone age, the power of collected photographs enables a more collaborative method.

August 13, 2014

For comparison, scientists considered the cases of aligned and staggered wind turbine arrays in a neutral atmospheric boundary layer, as well as a reference case without wind turbines. Simulation courtesy David Bock, National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US.
August 13, 2014

Fermín Serrano, coordinator of Europe’s Socientize project, tells iSGTW about a new collaborative musical experiment.

January 9, 2013

As exponentally expanding sets of digitized text, audio, and image resources create new opportunities for research and scholarship in the humanities, the ability to visualize and explore these large data sets is critical to research. Find out about one open source tool advancing visualization for the humanities and revealing resolutions and scales never before seen.