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‘Celluloid Dreams’: A Photographers Quest to Preserve the Memory of Historic Theaters Across America

In an age of multiplexes, 3D cinema and pirated movies, the theatre is on the decline and rapidly fading in oblivion. Art Deco movie palaces, as they …

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

Landscape Photography

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of …

Amazing Long Exposure Photography Tips

Searching for a complete instructional guide on how to take breathtaking special effects shots?<p>Say no more. This eBook entitled Trick Photography and …

Researchers identify a brain 'switchboard' important in attention and sleep

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of …

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …

Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo's Streets

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn't start pursuing photography until 2008, but his striking images showcase his natural talent at …

Photography

NGC 5189: An Unusually Complex Planetary Nebula. Why is this nebula so complex? When a star like our Sun is dying, it will cast off its outer layers, usually into a simple overall shape. Sometimes this shape is a sphere, sometimes a double lobe, and sometimes a ring or a helix. In the case of planetary nebula NGC 5189, however, no such simple structure has emerged. To help find out why, the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope recently observed NGC 5189 in great detail. Previous findings indicated the existence of multiple epochs of material outflow, including a recent one that created a bright but distorted torus running horizontally across image center. Results appear consistent with a hypothesis that the dying star is part of a binary star system with a precessing symmetry axis. Given this new data, though, research is sure to continue. NGC 5189 spans about three light years and lies about 3,000 light years away toward the southern constellation of the Fly (Musca). (Image Credit & Copyright: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)) #interstellarhd

"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people." - Isaac Newton. (Image Credit & Copyright: Colin Legg) #interstellarhd

The Colors of IC 1795. This colorful cosmic portrait features glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds in IC 1795, a star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula's colors were created by adopting the Hubble false-color palette for mapping narrow emission from oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur atoms to blue, green and red colors, and further blending the data with images of the region recorded through broadband filters. Not far on the sky from the famous Double Star Cluster in Perseus, IC 1795 is itself located next to IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, as part of a complex of star forming regions that lie at the edge of a large molecular cloud. Located just over 6,000 light-years away, the larger star forming complex sprawls along the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. At that distance, this picture would span about 70 light-years across IC 1795. (Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman) #interstellarhd

NGC 6188 and NGC 6164. Fantastic shapes lurk in clouds of glowing hydrogen gas in NGC 6188. The emission nebula is found near the edge of a large molecular cloud, unseen at visible wavelengths, in the southern constellation Ara, about 4,000 light-years away. Massive, young stars of the embedded Ara OB1 association were formed in that region only a few million years ago, sculpting the dark shapes and powering the nebular glow with stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation. The recent star formation itself was likely triggered by winds and supernova explosions, from previous generations of massive stars, that swept up and compressed the molecular gas. Joining NGC 6188 on this cosmic canvas is rare emission nebula NGC 6164, also created by one of the region's massive O-type stars. Similar in appearance to many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164's striking, symmetric gaseous shroud and faint halo surround its bright central star at the upper right. The field of view spans about two full Moons, corresponding to 70 light years at the estimated distance of NGC 6188. (Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights)) #interstellarhd

NGC 3372. A bright photogenic patch of the southern Milky Way holds one of the most enigmatic and exotic stars known. Eta Carinae is the centerpiece and ionizing star of the great HII region, the Eta Carinae Nebula. The nebula itself spans some 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula. Massive is an understatement as the great star weighs in at some 100 to 150 solar masses and shines with the light output of 5 million suns. As one of the most massive stars known, Eta Carinae pushes the theoretical limits on energy output of stars and has attracted much interest among astronomers trying to understand the physics of supermassive stars. The young supergiant star ( only 2 to 3 million years old) pumps out as much energy in 6 seconds as our sun does in an entire year. Its prodigious stellar wind blows off the equivalent mass of Jupiter each year, exceeding our suns yearly rate of mass loss a 100 billion fold. (Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler) #interstellarhd

LBN 1022. (Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block) #interstellarhd

NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula. These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic view shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the dusty clouds glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the star's invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Infrared observations indicate that this nebula may contain complex carbon molecules known as PAHs. The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years. (Image Credit & Copyright: Jimmy Walker) #interstellarhd

M78: Stardust and Starlight. Interstellar dust clouds and bright nebulae abound in the fertile constellation of Orion. One of the brightest, M78, is just left of center in this colorful telescopic view, covering an area north of Orion's belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish nebula itself is about 5 light-years across. Its blue tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars in the region. Dark dust lanes and other nebulae can easily be traced through this gorgeous skyscape. The scene also includes the remarkable McNeil's Nebula -- a newly recognized nebula associated with the formation of a sun-like star, and the telltale reddish glow of many Herbig- Haro objects, energetic jets from stars in the process of formation. (Image Credit & Copyright: Tony Hallas) #interstellarhd

The Arms of M106. The spiral arms of bright galaxy M106 sprawl through this remarkable multiframe portrait, composed of data from ground- and space-based telescopes. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 can be found toward the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The well-measured distance to M106 is 23.5 million light-years, making this cosmic scene about 80,000 light-years across. Typical in grand spiral galaxies, dark dust lanes, youthful blue star clusters, and pinkish star forming regions trace spiral arms that converge on the bright nucleus of older yellowish stars. But this detailed composite reveals hints of two anomalous arms that don't align with the more familiar tracers. Seen here in red hues, sweeping filaments of glowing hydrogen gas seem to rise from the central region of M106, evidence of energetic jets of material blasting into the galaxy's disk. The jets are likely powered by matter falling into a massive central black hole. (Image Credit & Copyright: Image Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, Robert Gendler, Jay Gabany, Processing - Robert Gendler) #interstellarhd

A classic reflection nebula, IC 2118 lies 2 degrees northwest of the bright Class B supergiant Rigel which is thought to be the source of illumination for the nebula. The distance to IC2118 has been reported to be 700 light years based on its proximity to Rigel. Radio observations show substantial carbon monoxide emission throughout parts of IC 2118 an indicator of the presence of molecular clouds and star formation in the nebula. In fact candidates for pre-main sequence stars and some classic T-Tauri stars have been found deep within the nebula. The molecular clouds of IC 2118 are probably juxtaposed to the outer boundaries of the vast Orion-Eridanus bubble, a giant supershell of molecular hydrogen blown by the high mass stars of the Orion OB1 association. As the supershell expands into the interstellar medium favorable circumstances for star formation occur. IC 2118 is located in one such area. (Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler) #interstellarhd

3 Apps That Improve Access To The Justice System

A hackathon reveals three ways that technology can open up the legal system to people who lack easy access to lawyers.<p>The legal system is designed for lawyers to argue with lawyers, often for large fees. People without money are automatically at a disadvantage; they’re forced to rely on legal aid, …

Health Care

HyperLip, Wearable Plastic Lips That Force the Wearer’s Face Into a Bizarre Toothy Grimace

HyperLip is a set of wearable plastic lips that contort the face into a bizarre toothy grimace. French designer Sascha Nordmeyer created the lips …

Are These Baby-Shaped Pears Creepy Or Adorable?

Have you ever been eating a pear and thought it could be improved by being shaped like a fat, sleeping baby? Well, if so, you’re in luck: Suzhou, China-based company Fruit Mould makes plastic baby-shaped molds that it fits around budding pears, so that once big and ripe, the fruits resemble little …

Cute

No More Hovering: Now Women Can Pee Like Men With This Pretty Paper Funnel

“This is something you wouldn’t be embarrassed to take out of your purse.”<p>Sara Grossman has spent the summer going to music festivals, but not as much for the music as for the notoriously grimy public restrooms. When Grossman stands in front of a row of port-a-potties, she has a message for the …

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Here’s Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity

The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common “time waster” is really a creative launch-pad.<p>Did your boss ever catch you covering an important memo with Escher-like scribbles? In high school, did your teacher call you out for drawing on the desk, your sneakers, your skin? Today, the …

15 Incredibly Specific Special Collections Libraries

Special collections libraries are a strange and wonderful world, full of odd collections and even odder researchers. We chose a handful of our …

Libraries

15 Summer Projects and Activities There's Still Time For

1. Gardening<p>If you haven’t planted your autumn crops yet, don’t worry—there's still time! Plant carrots, kale, turnips, squash, and beets for a late …

12 Strange Funerals and Funeral Traditions

Funerals don't necessarily have to be somber events. These memorials and traditions are heavy on quirk.<p>1. The last hurrah<p>Miriam Banks was the life of …

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