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Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

Interested In How Camera Lenses Work? Watch This Easy-to-Understand, 3.5-Minute Video

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If …

Videography

Expert Advice: 8 Ways to Create a Productivity-Enhancing Workspace

The members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory have designed thousands of offices among them. Who better to share tips on creating a …

These Are The 21 Architects You Will Meet in the Office

Architecture is a broad field of practice, an industry where individual personalities are embraced as intrinsically part of the job. We’re all …

The $4 smartphone is supposedly shipping from June 30

This is the final appearance of the Freedom 251. Credit: IANS<p>We’re still not convinced it’s not an elaborate scam, but the Freedom 251 – known globally as the “$4 smartphone” – will begin shipping to customers soon. At least that’s what the CEO of the company that sells the device is promising.<p>When …

Mobile

Rare golden mole caught on camera looks just like Donald Trump's hair

This golden mole is only spotted 10 times a century - he is incredibly rare.<p>From above, he looks like Donald Trump's hair - if the presidential hopeful used a lot more shine serum and conditioner.<p>The little creature is called a karrkaratul and they are found in the deserts of Australia.<p>When you …

Xiaomi launches Redmi 3s complete with fingerprint reader

Today seems to be the day of the “s” model variant. Earlier I wrote about the new MEIZU m3s (an all metal body upgrade of the MEIZU m3) and now I am going to tell you about the Xiaomi Redmi 3s, an upgraded version of the Redmi 3 with a fingerprint reader.<p>First a quick recap, Xiaomi range of “Redmi …

Mobile Technology

Scientists finally figured out what turned this lake a mysterious shade of pink

Bubblegum pink isn't a color you'd expect a lake to be.<p>But there it is anyway — Lake Hillier, sitting there like some sort of Barbie-inspired fantasy on Middle Island off the western coast of Australia.<p>Since a European expedition stumbled on it in 1802 (no word on what the locals thought), the …

Biology

moma are launching a totally free photography course

Put down Instagram, pick up that old film camera, and learn photography from one of the best museums in the world.<p>We're bombarded with so many images now we might feel that we're all authorities on the finer points of visual culture, we have all the equipment in the palms, but beyond the Instagram …

MyFC launches the Jaq, a tiny fuel-cell charger that runs on water and salt

Fuel cells are starting to live up to their promise. They may not save the world, but they’re certainly capable of providing enough energy for your smartphone.<p>MyFC is demonstrating this with its eco-friendly Jaq fuel-cell charger, which is debuting this week at the 2016 International CES (the …

Fuel Cell

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Toxoplasma Parasite Alters Host's Personality and Brain Behavior

<b>Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly</b> …

Neuroscience

Back to Silence - Photographs and text by Sandra Pereznieto | LensCulture

The Sacred Valley is a magical, powerful place. The mountains and splendid game of clouds gather around your soul while you walk through the silent land. Upon arriving, you are welcomed into an unimaginablely simple life, one filled with dignity and resolve. Under a burning sun, and with scant …

Mining

Christmas books 2015: the best for the armchair traveller

<b>A Traveller’s Year: 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters</b><br>Compiled by Travis Elborough and Nick Rennison (Frances Lincoln, £25)<p>Here’s a departure: a travel anthology organised not by region, mode of transport or manner of writing but by the date when the entry was written. That …

Pictures of the day: 2 December 2015 - Telegraph

6 Tips for Using ISO Effectively With Your Camera

Not sure how to set the ISO settings effectively on your camera? Here are some tips to help you put ISO to work, to improve your photography.

Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Terrorism

Edward Snowden says it's your 'duty' to install ad blockers

Edward Snowden's embrace of the free flow of information apparently doesn't apply to online ads.<p>In an interview with <i>The Intercept</i>, the government …

Zuckerberg: Facebook will use safety check for 'more human disasters'

Facebook executives have responded to critics who have questioned why the company hasn't activated its "safety check" feature in more situations.<p>In a …

Pluto Might Have Ice Volcanoes On Its Surface

Erupting slush instead of lava<p>Soon after the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto earlier this year, scientists noticed young, icy mountains in the southern part of the planet. Now NASA scientists have noticed evidence that these mountains might be cryovolcanoes--volcanoes that spew ice and …

South African scientists piece together 'new dinosaur species'

After 20 years of collecting fossils, team believes sauropod-like specimen, nicknamed Highland Giant, was largest animal to roam Karoo region<p>A dinosaur reconstruction effort that began with half a giant thigh bone discovered in South Africa is puzzling palaeontologists, who think they might have …

Paleontology

Worms (And Germs) May Be The Answer To Preventing Allergies

Researchers have found helminths and gut bacteria work together to prevent allergies<p>For more than half a century, the focus of an allergic response has been the antibody, Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Upon identification of an allergen, IgE sends signals to the rest of the immune system leading to …

Biology

Puzzlephone's simple modular smartphone hits Indiegogo

Crowd Funding

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

EU Parliament Votes To Drop Charges Against Snowden

They also encouraged members to block his extradition "in recognition of his status as a whistleblower and human rights defender."<p>A big win for Edward Snowden came with the narrowest of margins.<p>By a vote of 285 to 281, Members of European Parliament (MEP) passed a resolution Thursday calling for EU …

Surveillance

Nintendo unveils its first game for smartphones in long overdue move

Nintendo is finally making the move into smartphone gaming, figuring it's better late than never.<p>The Japanese electronics maker — one of the world's biggest video game companies but a virtual nonentity in the rapidly growing mobile games industry — unveiled its first title for smartphones Thursday …

Artist Brilliantly Imagines What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

Thanks to Finnish artist Jirka Vtinen, we can now confirm that Disney's cartoon villains would look just as scary in real life. In honor of Halloween, the illustrator decided to expand his portfolio of iconic princesses and princes by adding the wickedly witchy villains from classic Disney films …

Walt Disney Company

You probably have herpes, the WHO says | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Two-thirds of the world’s population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in its first estimate of global prevalence of the disease.<p>More than 3.7 billion people under the age of …

Public Health