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5 of the coolest things we heard about the future of technology at Moscow's quantum tech summit

Today's gadgets and electronics are beginning to bump against the ceiling of what is possible under classical technology, so scientists and engineers are turning to quantum physics to bring our sci-fi dreams into reality.<p>"Quantum physics is in the process of unlocking the next generation of killer …

Japanese Artist Layers 100s Of Photos Taken Over Time To Produce Stunning Multidimensional Landscapes

Japanese visual artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi doesn’t believe that time can be grasped, but with his latest exhibition, he does a spectacular job of …

How to Perform Quick Clothing Color Changes in Photoshop

Ever shot an image of a model and kicked yourself about the color of what you had them wearing? Perhaps the clothing choice doesn’t suit the final …

Tutorials

Total solar eclipses are going totally extinct

In 1695, Edmond Halley discovered that eclipses recorded in ancient history did not match calculations for the times or places of those eclipses.<p>Starting with records of eclipses in his day and the observed motion of the moon and sun, he used Isaac Newton's new theory of universal gravitation …

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

Scientists Generate Quantum Entanglement in Space For the First Time — NOVA Next | PBS

By entangling particles on a satellite and shooting them down to Earth, China may have just set the tone for a global “quantum space race.”<p>In a new …

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

9 things you should know about using prime lenses

Zoom lenses are undeniably great when it comes to convenience and versatility, delivering a wide range of focal lengths at the flick of a wrist. …

Cameras

Ingenious Pencil Design Includes a Built-In Sharpener

Ordinary graphite gets a sharper outfit with designer Andrew Pyza‘s pencil+, a pencil holder and extender that includes an eraser at one end and a sharpener at the other. The tool fits any average pencil from full-size down to 14mm long, and any time the tip breaks, all you have to do is unscrew …

Doodling

How to download and print NASA’s 14 brilliant travel posters at home

What if outer space tourism were possible? The travel posters might look something like this. For its Visions of the Future project, NASA’s Jet …

Posters

Big bang artistry lets you see the observable universe in just one image

Artist and musician Pablo Carlos Budassi has created a logarithmic conception of the observable universe with our solar system in the centre circled …

Scientific Illustrator Hand-Paints Giant Mural Featuring 243 Modern Bird Families

Scientific illustrator Jane Kim (of Ink Dwell) spent over 16 months painting one member from each of the world's 243 modern bird families. To make this feat even more impressive, Kim painted the individual birds to scale in her 40-foot by 70-foot mural. It all began when she was interning at the …

Breakthrough Tattoo Artists Who Took 2015 By Storm

As the years go by, tattooing has become an increasingly popular way to express yourself. In 2012, a poll found that 21% of adults had at least one tattoo. For people that are between the ages of 18 to 29, that number is closer to 40%. This form of body art is more than a passing fad, and as a …

Creative "Snapdad" Uses Snapchat to Transform His Son into Pop Culture Icons

Belgian graphic designer Lukas Costeur uses Snapchat in a unique and surprisingly creative way. Known as Snapdad, he has transformed his baby son Felix into icons of popular culture. Using a Nexus 5 smartphone and a Wacom Bamboo stylus, the new dad colorfully reimagines Felix as famed superheroes …

Teacher Uses LEGO Blocks to Effectively Improve Children's Math Skills

LEGO blocks are commonly used to build colorful structures, but they can also effectively help kids with their math skills. According to school teacher Alycia Zimmerman, these plastic blocks allow students to develop their spatial and proportional awareness in a creative manner. Since LEGOs are …

Psychedelic space: Nasa reveals vibrant Pluto and more colourful images of the universe

On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency …

Scientists Find Two Distant Stars Touching, And The Results Could Be Catastrophic

Star-crossed lovers.<p>Some 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping one another in what has been described as a potentially catastrophic …

Universe

Transparent "Igloo" Offers Sanctuary to Enjoy Your Garden Year-Round

When enjoying the outdoors, it's nice to have a sanctuary to protect against bugs and sudden inclement weather. The Garden Igloo is a transparent canopy for your garden that allows you to cherish the scenery all while being shielded under a geodesic dome. Its minimalist design offers a lot of …

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

Stunning Cosmic Snapshots Document Astronaut Scott Kelly's First Six Months in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly is on his way to becoming the first American to travel on the world's longest spaceflight. Since his launch in spring 2015, the commander has been documenting this extraterrestrial journey with a series of artistic snapshots. Some feature Earth from an extreme bird's-eye view …

Designer Transforms Wood Fragments into Brilliant, One-of-a-Kind Accessories

Inspired by Australia's brilliant flora and fauna, Melbourne-based jeweler Britta Boeckmann fuses wood fragments with colored resin to form gorgeous wearable accessories. Each pendant, ring, and pair of earrings are hand crafted and entirely unique–Boeckmann works without a template, and instead …

Majestic Animals Envisioned as Hundreds of Multicolored Dots

London-based artist Ana Enshina uses her creative eye to envision majestic animals as an abundance of multicolored spots. Dot by dot, the watercolorist forms diverse creatures including a statuesque, bright pink flamingo, a graceful whale suspended in the sea, and a distinguished peacock with a …

Heartwarming Photos Highlight Adventurous Bond Between Pups and Humans

Dogs are known for their loyalty, so it should come as no surprise that man’s best friend makes for a fantastic camping companion. Whether they’re snuggling in a tent, trekking across a rocky terrain, or just taking in the sights, pups enjoy these adventures just as much as their humans. To …

Self-Reflective Artist Uses Thousands of Buttons to Form Iridescent Installations as Meditation

Button connoisseur Ran Hwang uses her distinct style both as a form of expression and as a form of meditation. When designing large installations made solely of buttons, beads, crystals, pins, and thread, Hwang becomes completely immersed in the project at hand and allows her work to consume her …

Loyal Dog Stood by Trapped Friend for a Whole Week Until She Was Rescued

A basset hound named Phoebe and a setter named Tillie have demonstrated what an inseparable connection truly looks like. For an entire week, both Washington-based dogs went missing and all hope seemed to be lost as Vashon Island Pet Protectors' volunteers frantically searched the woods. Luckily, …

Adorable Miniature Horses Provide Therapeutic Benefits for People in Need

Animals can offer a powerful form of therapy for those who have suffered a traumatic experience. Dogs are common companions, but there's also a lesser-known creature who makes a big impact–miniature horses. They're tiny equines at just two-and-a-half feet tall, and they're known for having a calm …

Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Aerial Shots of Iceland's Diverse Terrain

Polish photographer Jakub Polomski used a camera drone to produce a collection of breathtaking scenic photos. For two weeks in July, Polomski spent his time capturing Iceland's incomparable landscapes. “Iceland is [a] unique land," Polomski told PetaPixel. “Some locations look really abstract in …

Colorful 'Ojo de Dios' Celebrate the Art of Handwoven Mandalas

Artist Jay Mohler meticulously weaves together strands of colorful yarn to assemble mandalas known as <i>Ojos de Dios.</i> “Ojo de Dios, or the plural, Ojos de Dios, which is Spanish for Eye of God or Eyes of God, were a popular folk art in the American Southwest during the 1970's, and I sold many hundreds …

Futuristic Steel Lodge Offers Refuge for Climbers Braving Mount Blanc

Located in the French Alps is the Refuge du Goter, a futuristic-looking mountain lodge that's the final stop for climbers as they ascend nearby Mount Blanc. Also known as the Goter hut, its exterior features stainless steel sides, creating a rigid form that's in sharp contrast to the snowy …

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