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Interesting Photo of the Day: Dew Covered Dragonfly

The stunning image below, taken by David Chambon, has been making its rounds on the Internet because of its sheer beauty. Using a macro lens to allow …

Where Art Meets Gif: The Hypnotic Animated Gifs of David Szakaly | Colossal

<p>Since 2008 Hungarian/German graphic designer David Szakaly has been churning out some of the most dizzying, hypnotic and wholly original gifs on the …

With No Fanfare, Apple Sells Its 500 Millionth iPhone

- Mar 25, 2014<p>The lack of trumpets is almost deafening, as Apple – who usually celebrates milestones, such as the 50 billionth App Store download, or …

iOS 7 Adoption Figures Put Android To Shame

85% of iOS devices are running iOS 7 or later, Apple claims.<p>Refreshing its iOS usage numbers on Monday, Apple measured usage of its most recent mobile OS for a seven‑day period ending March 23, 2014.<p>Next in line, unsurprisingly, is iOS 6 which currently represents 12% of all iOS devices — while …

A Smart Watch For Kids, Designed For Worried Parents

Helicopter parents, rejoice: FiLIP’s technology lets you keep track of your kids.<p>An estimated 60% of parents in the United States get their pre-teens cell phones, for reasons like peace of mind and safety. The catch, however, is that those smartphones come loaded with tools that kids can abuse. …

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A duck shaped tomato! http://t.co/jwzRWPyeiQ

The eye of cosmos: http://t.co/FevJJYo2Jz

The Great Water Wall: Murchison Falls (Fishy Ugandan Tales: Episode 5)

Changing Planet<p>I have been at Lake Nabugabo in Uganda for over a month now spending most of my time looking for Nile perch, east Africa’s most important fishery. This fish, locally known as ‘Mputa’, has only been around here since the 50’s, when it in was introduced to the Lake Victoria basin for …

Colorado River water supply to fall short of demand, study says

The federal report predicts a drier future for the seven states that rely on the Colorado for water. A range of solutions, some impractical, are proposed.<p>December 13, 2012|By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times<p>The Colorado River's Horseshoe Bend, in Page, Ariz., shown in 2008.… (Matt York, Associated …

Four Moons of Saturn! Two pairs of moons make a rare joint…

Four Moons of Saturn! Two pairs of moons make a rare joint appearance. The F ring's shepherd moons, Prometheus and Pandora, appear just inside and outside of the F ring (the thin faint ring furthest from Saturn). Meanwhile, farther from Saturn the co-orbital moons Janus (near the bottom) and Epimetheus (about a third of the way down from the top) also are captured.<p>This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 47 degrees above the ringplane. The image was taken in visible light …

Photo: @pedromcbride. For six million years the Colorado River flowed to sea, but not a drop has crossed its delta since the 1990s - until today. This morning water was released from the Morelos Dam and will continue throughout the week in an effort to restore the delta. This small pulse flow release is part of an agreement with the US and Mexican Govs thanks to the hard work of many. #water #coloradoriver #restoration @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Sunday morning exploration w/ @moneal on the north side of Mt Tamalpais. Thanks to @fleurdelilli for tipping me off to this spot. Go check out her feed for a foggier take on Alpine Lake.

Pond. Sag Harbor. NY

As seen on #Cosmos: We now know that comets are leftovers from the dawn of our solar system around 4.6 billion years ago, and consist mostly of ice coated with dark organic material. They have been referred to as "dirty snowballs." They may yield important clues about the formation of our solar system. Comets may have brought water and organic compounds, the building blocks of life, to the early Earth and other parts of the solar system. As theorized by astronomer Gerard Kuiper in 1951, a disc-like belt of icy bodies exists beyond Neptune, where a population of dark comets orbits the sun in the realm of Pluto. These icy objects, occasionally pushed by gravity into orbits bringing them closer to the sun, become the so-called short-period comets. Taking less than 200 years to orbit the sun, in many cases their appearance is predictable because they have passed by before. Less predictable are long-period comets, many of which arrive from a region called the Oort Cloud about 100,000 astronomical units (that is,100,000 times the distance between Earth and the Sun) from the Sun. These Oort Cloud comets can take as long as 30 million years to complete one trip around the Sun. Each comet has a tiny frozen part, called a nucleus, often no larger than a few kilometers across. The nucleus contains icy chunks, frozen gases with bits of embedded dust. A comet warms up as it nears the Sun and develops an atmosphere, or coma. The sun's heat causes the comet's ices to change to gases so the coma gets larger. The coma may extend hundreds of thousands of kilometers. The pressure of sunlight and high-speed solar particles (solar wind) can blow the coma dust and gas away from the Sun, sometimes forming a long, bright tail. Comets actually have two tails - a dust tail and an ion (gas) tail. This image of Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) was taken at the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz. on 7 May 2004. Credit: NSF #comets #solarsystem #universe #galaxy #space

As seen on #Cosmos: The next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed. This illustration shows a stage in the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. In this image, representing Earth's night sky in 3.75 billion years, Andromeda (left) fills the field of view and begins to distort the Milky Way with tidal pull. Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger #nasa #space #universe #hubble #stsci #hubbletelescope #galaxy #milkyway

Photo @ladzinski - A powerful electrical storm lights up the night sky over #GardenOfTheGods in Colorado @natgeocreative

How to create a modern-day tech survival kit with an old iPhone

Almost 50 percent of old phones are kept stored away somewhere in the house, MarketWatch reported earlier this year. My own family employs a …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

This Isn’t The Next iPhone, But It Easily Could Be

In the space between one iPhone launch and the next, a number of things happen: rumors abound, analysts throw out predictions on sales figures, specs trickle out slowly, and most entertainingly, designers build out concepts for us to drool over.<p>This is one such concept design, from Sam Beckett, …

Apple Retains Title as #1 Smartphone Maker as iOS Marketshare Inches Up One Point

- Mar 7, 2014<p>Apple maintained its spot as the number one smartphone maker in the U.S. Meanwhile, Google’s Android held onto its spot as the overall …

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …