David Thrun

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5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

The Physics Of Space Battles

In reality, space combat (if it even really happens) will look more like the 1800s than "Star Wars."

DIY: How to Build a Brute but Bright LED Ring Light

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on an LED ring light but don’t have the cash to burn, this weekend project is just for you. It’s called the …

Belgian brewery to reduce truck use with underground beer pipeline

In order to cut down on the number of trucks it puts on the streets, Brouwerij De Halve Maan is working with the city of Bruges to construct an underground beer pipeline. While the brewing still happens at its original site, filtration, bottling and shipping operations were moved outside of town in …

Here Are 8 States Where Homebuyers Are Getting 50% Off On Foreclosed Homes

The median price of U.S. residential properties sold in August was $195,000, up 3% from the previous month, according to the report. This includes distressed sales, which are properties owned by banks or in some stage of foreclosure.<p>We drew on the report to highlight the states that offered more …

Argentine cops put police drones to work finding undeclared mansions

A lot of people fear that drones might invade their privacy (and for good reason), but put to good use, UAVs can help monitor crops, film spectacular aerial views and, in this case, capture tax-evading millionaires. Law enforcement agencies in South America have been using drones widely to aid in …

Contour's first new action camera in years can survive 30 feet underwater

Contour came back from the dead this spring, but the first action cameras it sold upon its revival were simply old models from 2012 -- that's not much help if you're a loyal fan looking to upgrade. As of today, though, there's finally a brand new Contour cam to buy: meet the ROAM3. It's not a huge …

Google X’s Sebastian Thrun is no longer vice president

The man behind Google X, the Internet giant’s “secret laboratory” of sorts, has left his roles as Vice President and Fellow. So says Sebastian …

White tiger kills man who climbed over fence at New Delhi zoo

Tiger grabs man from moat after he jumps into animal’s outdoor enclosure<p>A man has been killed after he climbed a fence and jumped into the enclosure of a white tiger in New Delhi zoo.<p>Despite warnings, the man climbed over a knee-high fence, made his way through some small hedges and then jumped …

ATT’s Cord-Cutter Pitch: Broadband, HBO + Amazon, for $40 a Month

Of course there is a lot of fine print. Still, interesting.<p>It’s still nearly impossible to get HBO, or any other pay-TV channel, without subscribing to a pay-TV package that gives you a bundle of channels, whether you want them or not.<p>But the people who sell you TV are starting to tinker with the …

People Are Raving About This iPhone-Like Android Phone From China's Hottest Smartphone Company

The phone is less than a month old, but it already seems to be generating buzz among some tech bloggers who managed to get their hands on it.<p>The Mi4 comes with hardware that is impressive enough to go head to head with the likes of Apple and Samsung. It has a full HD 1080p 5-inch screen and a …

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, August 13, 2014

<i>Police reveal details of Robin Williams' death. The U.S. sends more troops to Iraq. And a Missouri town remains on edge after a teen is shot and killed by police.</i><p><i>It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."</i><p><b>1.</b> <b>ROBIN WILLIAMS</b><p><b>Saying goodbye:</b> The tributes to Robin Williams flow …

Birthday Suits

For 40 years, Lucy Hilmer has photographed herself on her birthday wearing nothing but her white lolly pop underpants, shoes and socks. She made her first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974. Without fail, she has faced her camera every year since then, on April 22nd, to create …

Death Valley

A 10-Month Timelapse Photography Adventure Through Yosemite

Every year, Yosemite National Park sees more than 3.7 million visitors hike through the implacable seven-square-mile Yosemite Valley. Since it’s …

National Parks

Interesting Photo of the Day: Spring Castle – Hirosaki, Japan

Today’s featured photograph gives us a blossoming spring day in Japan, as the country’s iconic cherry trees explode into full bloom surrounding …

Photos

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

Photography

Awe-Inspiring Photo of a Grand Canyon Lightning Strike

This incredible photo of a lightning strike at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was shot by photo and videographer Travis Roe in July of 2012. A …

How to Create Dramatic Photography in an Unusual Location

Creating dramatic photography in an unusual location is a good exercise for photographers who are hoping to build their skills. In most cases, the …

Landscape Photography

Satellite Shoots Beautiful 6,000-Mile-Long Panoramic Photo from Orbit

There’s a slew of super-large panorama pictures available on the web, but when was the last time you heard about a picture that spans well over half …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Library of Congress Digitizes Archive of Early 20th Century Panoramic Postcards

Last month, the Library of Congress finally finished a project they started all the way back in 2008: they finished digitizing an archive of 467 …

Unbelievable Composite Image of a Solar Corona During a Total Solar Eclipse

This incredible image, which shows a breathtakingly beautiful solar corona surrounding the moon during a total solar eclipse, is actually not one …

Old Color Footage Shows What London Looked Like Back in 1926

Want to see what London looked like back in the year 1926? Check out this beautiful color footage shot in various London locations by Claude …

How to Photograph a Volcano

There aren’t many things that Nature can cook up that will deter the determination and daring of human beings, but volcanoes certainly come close. …

The Path of an Outdoor Photographer

For Tim Kemple, becoming an outdoor photographer was a natural transition into adulthood. He grew up in the mountainside, spending his free days …

Photography