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10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

Scientists use the term “red sprite” to describe an incredibly short but powerful electrical burst that occurs directly above active thunderstorms. …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

5 Dead Simple Tactics to Overcome Overthinking

We all want to be more productive and we all search ways and techniques in which we could do more in less time. But sometimes we just lose more time …

The Moon May Be The Result Of Earth's Collision With Its Long-Lost Twin

Digging up dirt on our satellite's back story<p>Our beloved Moon, often the staple of a peaceful and tranquil nighttime scene, has a pretty violent origin story.<p>In 1970, researchers proposed the “giant impact” hypothesis, which reasons that the Moon is the result of a huge collision between the Earth …

Pens Are Actually Fascinating

Richard Binder:<p>People who think fountain pen maintenance and repair and customizing are boring, simply haven’t played with it enough.<p>Fountain pens are like people, everyone has a unique personality.<p>I’ve been repairing pens professionally since 2000. In terms of the number of people who do …

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

A revolutionarily simple app lets seeing volunteers be eyes for the blind

There are apps for to get wake up calls from strangers, apps for strangers to bring you things, and apps for hugs from strangers. Now a new app from Danish developers Robocat lets strangers volunteer their time in a refreshingly altruistic way.<p>The app—called Be My Eyes—asks people to do exactly as …

Apps

Astronomers Have Discovered Eight Potentially Habitable Planets

Astronomers have announced that they have discovered eight more planets that likely exist in temperature ranges where life could exist.<p>The astronomers began their research path by examining candidates for planets that had been identified by NASA’s Kepler mission. The candidates were analyzed using …

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Art in a Time of Surveillance

This just happened — while trying to figure out a colorful way to begin the story you’re reading, I toggled to Twitter and saw a link to a short film …

Drone made of fungi can disintegrate to keep its spying activities a secret (updated)

You know what's stealthier than an ordinary drone? One that can disintegrate when it needs to, in order to destroy evidence of its spying activities. A team of researchers from various educational institutions and NASA Ames Research Center has developed a biodegradable drone made of mycelium (or …

Let's Play NSA! The Hackers Open-Sourcing Top Secret Spy Tools

Michael Ossmann and a merry band of hackers are rebuilding the NSA's most secret weapons—for science.<p>Last August, at Defcon, the hacker conference in Las Vegas, a boyish 40-year-old engineer and security researcher named Michael Ossmann stood on the stage of a lecture hall, about to detail a …

Surveillance

ACLU of California’s Smart About Surveillance Report: A Smart Way to Fight Local Spying

US Senate blocks Obama's surveillance reform bill

Republicans say ending mass collection of data - revealed by whistleblower Ed Snowden - would leave US exposed to terror threats<p>US Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of a National Security Agency (NSA) programme that would have ended the government's controversial bulk …

Senate Fails To Curtail NSA Monitoring Of Citizens

Intelligence agency can keep collecting bulk phone data about Americans, for now.<p>The National Security Agency still has the authority to collect wide-ranging metadata about your phone calls—at least for now. A controversial bill aimed at reforming the intelligence agency failed to pass the U.S. …

Two large, unknown planets are detected at the edge of the solar system

Two large, unknown planets could be lurking at the edge of our solar system, scientists believe – and observing the orbit of asteroids and ‘dwarf …

2014 November 19 - Bright Spiral Galaxy M81

<b>Bright Spiral Galaxy M81</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope; <b><br>Processing & Copyright:</b> Roberto Colombari & Robert</b> …

Chance to bury your DNA on the moon in a time capsule

Video: How DNA and data could be stored on the moon<p>It’s like something out of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. An artefact buried in the lunar surface …

100 weird objects sent into space

"Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."<p>That was the message from Paul McCartney when, in 2008, Nasa beamed into space the Beatles song Across the Universe via its Deep Space Network.<p>The Beatles song is travelling across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second to reach North …

Kickstarter is going to the Moon in a new crowdfunded space mission

There's a new mission to the moon that's just getting off the ground in Britain, but it has a twist: You pay for it.<p>The British scientists behind the venture, called Lunar Mission One, want to raise a million dollars to send a robotic probe to the lunar South Pole, and they're relying on …

Rosetta Is Sending Back Intriguing Data on the Origins of Earth's Water

While you were worrying about Philae's landing, the spacecraft Rosetta has been patiently circling the comet, doing its own science. And it's just …

Was this black hole booted out of its galaxy?

Astronomers have discovered an object in space that might be a black hole catapulted out of a galaxy.<p>Or, according to an alternative interpretation, …

Universe

Spooky Discovery About the Largest Structure in the Universe (Today's Most Viewed)

Quasars are the nuclei of galaxies from the early days of the universe that undergo brief periods of extremely high brightness that make them visible …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

Procrastination

2014 November 15 - The Tulip in the Swan

<b>The Tulip Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out …

U.S. planes spy on American phones

Federal law enforcement agents fly small planes loaded with gear to spy on Americans' cell phone calls.<p>On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, revealed the extent of the program: Federal government gathers the data from Cessna airplanes and can cover most of the U.S. …

Here’s how often small asteroids enter Earth’s atmosphere!

Data indicate that small asteroids struck Earth’s atmosphere – resulting in a bolide (a fireball, or bright meteor) – on 556 separate occasions in a …

Astronomy