An amazing photograph showing the ISS passing in front of the sun during the solar eclipse. The photograph was taken by Thierry Legault and the ISS only passed in front of the sun for 0.86s.
Scientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.
The sounds have been modelled on data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC and you can listen to them here.
This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004)
More informaiton and a larger version.
Measuring just 8.8-micrometers long, this 1-billionth scale model of the USS Enterprise "was made with a 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas by Takayuki Hoshino and Shinji Matsui of the Himeji Institute of Technology." [via]
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.
Really well made multiple POV film footage of Nov 16th Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch
According to scienticians, this faint dot is the farthest thing we've ever seen. The light from the star started it's journey 630 million years after the Big Bang! I would try and explain how the scientists worked it out but it's way too complicated to understand. If you're feeling clever, you can read more at Sky and Telescope.
VBS.TV has a three part documentary about the Body Farm field laboratory in Knoxville, TN.
A body farm is a research facility where human decomposition after death can be scientifically studied in a variety of settings. The body farm in Knoxville has been in operation since 1981 and over 700 bodies have entered the facility (Wikipedia entry).
The creator of the body farm, William Bass, wrote a book back in 2004 which I've read and is very interesting (if you're into that kind of thing).
Scientists have conducted a study about how gut instinct works and it appears that it isn't purely based on guesswork but when making a decision we access memories that we aren't even aware we have.
One of the test conducted during the study was related to recognising images. The test found that people were more accurate in selecting an image when they had been distracted than when they had paid full attention. They also were more accurate when they claimed to be guessing than when they registered some familiarity for the image.