Scientific instruments
A scientific instrument can be any type of equipment, apparatus or device as is specifically designed, constructed and often, through trial and error, ingeniously refined to apply utmost efficiency in...
Spider eyes inspire a new kind of depth-sensing camera
As robots and gadgets continue to pervade our everyday lives, they increasingly need to see in 3D — but as evidenced by the notch in your iPhone, depth-sensing cameras are still pretty bulky. A new ap...
Coating operation of an 8 meter telescope mirror at Paranal
Timelapse movie that shows the full mirror coating sequence of a large telescope mirror at ESO's Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal in Chile. The movie compresses an 8 day operation into 12 minutes...
DIY Dynamometer (Prony Brake) - YouTube
Mar 28, 2013 ... This is a version of the Pony Brake Dynamometer used to check horse power and efficiency of a motor. I may have made a mistake using a ...
The Race to See the Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy | Facebook
Astronomers are racing to prove a super, massive black hole at the center of our galaxy actually exists. Follow Focal Point to get more incredible stories like this!
The £538,000 watch which contains a map of the cosmos
The Astronomia Sky is a £538,000 watch made by luxury watch brand Jacob & Co. With only 18 being produced worldwide and costing more than half a million pounds, it's a very rare and expensive watch -...
Earth's largest telescope
Earth’s largest telescope is currently being constructed, which may allow us to see far-off alien worlds.
Making of the Giant Magellan Telescope - The world's largest telescope
100 years ago, scientists thought the Milky Way was the entire universe. Imagine what we can learn from this telescope in a Chilean desert.
NASA’s hunt for the next Earth is getting serious
NASA’s hunt for the next Earth is getting serious. Here’s what they’re looking for. (via @Seeker)
A Tour of SDSS J1354+1327 - For The First Time, Astronomers Caught a Black Hole Spewing Out Matter
Astronomers have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then burping — not once, but twice. The dining galaxy is known by its abbreviated name, J1354, and is about 8...
Best Glucometer In India | Accurate and Low Price Glucose Meter
Best glucometer is decided based on the accuracy of result, time taken and price of the device. Read the reviews of glucose meter available in India along with the prices.
5 Mysterious Videos That Cannot Be Explained
There are thousands if not millions of cameras and videos being records across the globe everyday. Whether it be on someone’s cell phone, or through private ...
How LIDAR Scans Reveal Angkor's Hidden City
LIDAR sends out a million laser points to create a digital outline of the land's surface. Scientists are using these high-tech renderings to uncover the secr...
Feds confirm 7th child death from Ikea dresser tip-over
Four months after Ikea recalled 29 million dressers deemed a safety risk, federal regulators on Friday said they had confirmed a report of another child killed by a toppled Ikea dresser.
Our Universe Has Trillions of Galaxies, 10 Times More Than Thought, Hubble Study Shows
A new study using the Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes has increased the estimate of galaxies in the Universe ten fold. It was previously estimate...
Discovery Of An Extragalactic Hot Molecular Core
Astronomers have discovered a 'hot molecular core', a cocoon of molecules surrounding a newborn massive star, for the first time outside our Galaxy.
Astronomical instruments
Astronomical instruments include:
Laboratory equipment
A laboratory (/ləˈbɒrətəri/ or /ˈlæbərətri/; informally, lab) is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be perf...
Measuring instruments
A measuring instrument is a device for measuring a physical quantity. In the physical sciences, quality assurance, and engineering, measurement is the activity of obtaining and comparing physical quan...
Optical instrument
An optical instrument either processes light waves to enhance an image for viewing, or analyzes light waves (or photons) to determine one of a number of characteristic properties.
The first optica...
Marine chronometer
A marine chronometer is a clock that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard; it can therefore be used to determine longitude by means of celestial navigation. When first...
Spider eyes inspire a new kind of depth-sensing camera
As robots and gadgets continue to pervade our everyday lives, they increasingly need to see in 3D — but as evidenced by the notch in your iPhone, depth-sensing cameras are still pretty bulky. A new ap...
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a proposed space mission concept designed to detect and accurately measure gravitational waves — tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time — from astron...
Very Large Telescope - VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage
Timelapse Footage Credits: ALL IMAGES: (eso.org) taken on location by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado. ESO/S. Guisard (http://www.eso.org/~sguisa...
Spirit level
A spirit level, bubble level or simply a level is an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface ishorizontal (level) or vertical (plumb). Different types of spirit levels may be used by carpen...
Best Glucometer In India | Accurate and Low Price Glucose Meter
Best glucometer is decided based on the accuracy of result, time taken and price of the device. Read the reviews of glucose meter available in India along with the prices.
Location arithmetic
Location arithmetic (Latin arithmeticæ localis) is the additive (non-positional) binary numeral systems, which John Napier explored as a computation technique in his treatise Rabdology (1617), both sy...