Gerald Blackburn

1,388 Flips | 10 Magazines | 2 Following | 741 Followers | @GeraldBlackburn | President, Aerospace Legacy Foundation Forty year career in Aerospace

Tips for Studio Portraits With Shallow Depth of Field

When creating portraits in your studio, there are instances when you may opt for a shallow depth of field, which produces portraits with a more …

Suspended – Medium

6 Ways to Add Depth and Dimension to Your Photographs

6 Ways to Add Depth and Dimension to Your Photos<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 3 Ratings<p>March 26, 2017 By Jennifer Berube<p>6 Ways to Add Depth and Dimension to …

Timelapse Tips From The Ace

Drew Geraci is a master of timelapse. He's taken the time-bending genre beyond something that’s simply eye-catching to create visual stories that …

SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Two thrill seekers are paying SpaceX to make a trip around the moon next year.<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the space tourists had already placed a significant deposit for the trip. The travelers will undergo fitness tests and begin training later this year.<p>"Like the Apollo …

Space Travel

10 Ways to Use Quality Digital Curriculum

Evidence of deeper learning outcomes as a result of digital learning continues to fuel school and district support, so here are 10 ways a district …

Education Technology

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

Raspberry Pi

Learning and STEM toys we love

<i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that supports its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We don't think …

Kids

23 Must-Have Alexa Skills for Your Small Business

Amazon's Alexa and other digital assistants are changing the way we get information and control our smart homes. They are fundamentally altering the way in which we interact with our computing devices. We've only scratched the surface of what voice-activated intelligence can do and, thanks to the …

Students Throw Vibrobot Party with M-Lab

<b>The Mlab story</b><p>M stands for Meškėnas which in Lithuanian language means raccoon. Raccoons are not very spread or populated animals in our country though they are counted and treated as invasive species. Hunting season for raccoons is all year long so we have to watch out ;)<p>With our M-Lab project we …

Everybody's flying to the moon

NASA is weighing in, but a lot of the change is being driven by the private sector, some eager to be part of a return to the moon, which had been off the table during the previous administration.<p>First, NASA announced that it is conducting a feasibility study, on behalf of the Trump administration, …

Space Travel

Hopping rockets and flying washing machines in Google's wacky race to moon

Five competitors remain in a $20m Google contest to land a probe on the lunar surface by the end of the year, but all their craft are untested, rudimentary, or look like R2-D2<p>By the end of the year, space engineers hope to fulfil one of their greatest dreams. They plan to land a privately funded …

Space Exploration

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space - ExtremeTech

By on March 25, 2017 at 8:53 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Next week SpaceX is going to reuse …

NASA picks 10 smallsat missions to explore the Solar System

Some missions don't require big spacecraft to accomplish. Take for example, these 10 projects under NASA's Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program. The agency picked 10 projects from PSDS3 to develop mission concepts that use small satellites to study different celestial …

Why Our Plans to Colonize the Universe Haven't Come to Fruition (Yet)

Trip of the Week: Russian Space Program

TRIP OF THE WEEK<p>Each week, the Travel team highlights an interesting travel package sent to our inboxes.<p>Inside the Russian Space Program<p>MIR CORP., …

Boeing and Lockheed Could Lose Billions of Dollars of Business This Year

Billions of space-launch contracts come up for grabs in the next few months -- but United Launch Alliance can no longer compete on price.<p>Last week, …

Military

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.<p>As of today (March 25), …

China's New Space Station Could Replace the ISS

China has already started making moves on its plan to complete a large modular space station within the next three to seven years. In late April, …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

NASA is using a mixed reality space station to train astronauts

NASA has always embraced emerging technology for visualization, even if that tech was seemingly developed for frivolous entertainment. We recently covered its holographic Mars exhibit, and the many 3D resources that NASA makes available to developers and educators. Now, the US space agency has …

Mixed Reality

The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe

In the order in which science first became aware of them.<p>Some numbers, such as your phone number or your Social Security number, are decidedly more important than others. But the numbers on this list are of cosmic importance—they are the fundamental concepts that define our universe, that make the …

Universe

Photographer Immerses His Film in Live Bacteria for Years to Create Unique Portraits

South Korea-based artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates some truly unusual portraits by unleashing little microbes and letting them eat away at his medium for …

Science Hack Day: Serious Fun in the Making

What happens when you take upwards of 200 people -- old, young, some formally versed in science and technology, others armed only with enthusiasm and open minds -- place them in the same room, and give them 48 consecutive hours to form teams and design and build scientific projects of their own …

Hackathons

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

11 Unsung Science Heroines You Really Should Have Heard Of

You might not know who these women are. But the world would be a different place without them.

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel