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Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision.<p>She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental program, and he’s so in love with it that he wants to buy one from her. He’s wondering if he can …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Skully Heads Up Display Helmet

Imagine a motorcycle helmet that not only protects your head, but keeps you safe by providing real-time information and video with a simple voice …

The brief life of polywater, the water that 'doesn't freeze'

In the 1960s, scientists in the US and Russia independently discovered a new form of water that was 40 percent denser, didn't solidify until 40 degrees below Celsius, and didn't seem to boil no matter how much it was heated. They called it polywater, and its mysterious properties flummoxed …

Your science questions answered

Learn how windows clean themselves, albatrosses stay hydrated – and why certain body parts are in pairs<p>Q <b>Why don't winds blow across isobars?</b> asks Richard Thomas, via email<p>According to Dr Andrew Russell from Brunel University, winds blow almost parallel to the isobars because of the Earth's spin. …

A Rare New Bacterium Thrives In Spacecraft Cleanrooms

A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled.<p><i>Tersicoccus phoenicis</i> is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning, ultraviolet rays, and a dearth of nutrients to live in some of the most sterile places around: …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

Aviation

How to Sharpen Image Edges in Photoshop

Here's How to Sharpen Image Edges in Photoshop. Once you have finished processing your image in Photoshop, flatten the image to a single layer or …

Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic …

Deal: Abco Bluetooth Speaker

Our friends at LogicBuy spotted this Bluetooth speaker you can use in the shower while your phone sits safely out of harm’s way. Sticks with a …

When Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

I’ve met a lot of bitter photographers over the years, especially as high-end cameras have become cheaper and more accessible. They complain that …

PhotoPills App Helps You Plan Your Photoshoots Around Sun and Moon Positions

To say that lighting is important in getting a proper shot is an understatement. It is everything. While artificial lighting is something that can be …

Apps

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

Barbers, Bakers and Bankers: Whose Job Is Future-Proof?

What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>An occultist, feather dresser, a lightning-rod maker? That’s what a child in the mid-nineteenth century might have answered.<p>These occupations were among the jobs included in the Census of 1850, the first year the federal agency collected information on how …

Artificial intelligence 'will take the place of humans within five years’

Salespeople, call centre staff and customer service personnel could all be replaced by computers within the next few years, claims one technology entrepreneur.<p>Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Dmitry Aksenov has been working on building computers that “think like human beings” …

Artificial Intelligence

Your next phone could have a solar panel for a screen

The news a few weeks back that TCL communication, the world’s seventh largest phone manufacturer, paid €2.1 million ($2.78 million) to test a new technology (link in French) in their devices from an unknown startup, SunPartner, didn’t turn many heads. But if integrating SunPartner’s technology …

Clean Energy

Solar-powered phone screen could boost battery life

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SunPartner Group<p>A French startup is testing a transparent panel that would use solar energy to increase cell phone …

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the …

The next big market for data and connected devices? Agriculture

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Blue River Technology<p>Between efforts to eat more food grown locally, a younger generation of farmers and cheaper …

On The Modern Farm, Drones And Tractors Work Side By Side

As unmanned aerial vehicles enter the U.S. commercial airspace in coming years, the industry that stands to benefit most is agriculture. By knowing more about their fields, farmers may be able to produce more food with fewer chemicals.<p>Diseased crops or livestock can cost a farmer his livelihood for …

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum chamber, the project created a non-linear quantum …

Science trumps the Force to create a real-life lightsaber

Researchers from MIT and Harvard create a new form of matter and teach us all a lesson about the power of quantum friendship.<p>In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader …

Quantum Mechanics

Beautiful Houses: Y-House

This week we will show you the elegant Y-House, a project by ONG&ONG. This house really got my attention with its simplicity and beauty. Each space …

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