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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

French honor 34 World War II vets at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Almost 70 years after Joseph Federico was wounded and captured in the hedgerows of France, he was personally thanked Friday …

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Could A $150 Robot Teach Braille Across India’s Slums?

To combat illiteracy among india’s visually impaired, two students create the world’s cheapest Braille display.<p>At $4,000 each, Braille displays are much too expensive to be of any use to the nearly 8 million visually impaired people living in India.<p>But thanks to a group of clever computer science …

The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm's camera of the future

“If I want to play my favorite song, I want to choose my favorite guitar,” says Fujifilm designer Masazumi Imai. “It’s the same with cameras. If I want to take a photograph of something important to me, I want to choose a special product.”<p>Photography has been around for close to 200 years and, …

Chrome Computing Catches On, Branches Out

<b>New Chrome OS computing devices among the first in the world to be powered by conflict-free mineral processors by Intel.</b><p>The world’s top PC makers …

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Opposition to FCC’s controversial “fast lane” plan is gaining steam

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Two commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission have come out saying the agency should delay its plans to …

Michael Jackson Gets Fierce and Sultry on 'Blue Gangsta,' 'Loving You'

Two more Michael Jackson tracks, "Blue Gangsta" and "Loving You," from the King of Pop's upcoming posthumous album, <i>Xscape,</i> have hit the web (via MTV …

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6.4 quake shakes southern Mexico

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico's Guerrero state Thursday, less than a month after a stronger temblor hit the area, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>Thursday's quake, centered about 60 miles northwest of Acapulco and 172 miles southwest of Mexico City, happened at noon local time (1 …

How I Help All My Students to Be Good at Math

A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement.<p>As a mathematics educator for the last seven years, I can attest that most folks believe they either are or are not “math people.” And that idea of innate math ability is very harmful to both those who believe they possess it and to …

Here's Proof That Beautiful Math Equations Affect The Brain Just Like Great Art

What's beautiful to you? A sunset? The face of a loved one? A favorite poem or song?<p>Mathematicians sometimes say they find beauty in mathematical formulas, and a new brain scan study confirms that equations can activate the brain in much the same way that great art does.<p>"To many of us, mathematical …

Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it's talking about — because the …

Missing MH370 Data Review Will Take 'Couple of Weeks'

A global team of experts reviewing data relating to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will need at least two weeks to complete the task, an official said Thursday.<p>“They are following best practice and they need to be thorough,” a spokeswoman for Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre told NBC …

Michelle Obama Joins #BringBackOurGirls Movement on Twitter

First lady Michelle Obama joined the #BringBackOurGirls movement on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.<p>Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and …

China insists it has right to put rig off Vietnam

BEIJING (AP) — China insisted Thursday it had every right to drill for oil off Vietnam's coast and warned its neighbor to leave the area around the …

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Fujifilm Reportedly Working on a Super-Fast 16mm f1.4 Wide-Angle X-Mount Lens

Besides the great X-Trans CMOS sensor, there’s another good reason to go for Fujifilm’s X-system: the lenses. Not only has Fujifilm created a …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Introduction to Photo Realistic HDR in Photoshop

Apr 25 3<p>On this video Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes takes a quick look at creating photo realistic high dynamic range images …

Beautiful Time-Lapse Featuring the City of Light in All Its Centuries’ Old Splendor

For those who thoroughly enjoyed the time-lapse work of French photographer and filmmaker Mayeul Akpovi called <i>Paris in Motion</i>, this surely will be a …

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<b>Footnotes:</b> These photos were taken around New York City over the course of summer 2013 with Kodak Tri-X 400 film on a Pentax K1000. Film developed …

21 Dreamlike Film Photos by Oleg Oprisco That Will Blow Your Mind

Oleg Oprisco is a photographer based in Ukraine whose magical, dreamlike photographs have been shared far and wide on the Internet. In an age where …

8 Steps to Create Mouth Watering Food Photography

Have you ever tried taking a picture of food and it just didn’t look as good as the dish tasted? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Taking pictures of …

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Opinion: With all of the new Apple data centers, is it time for iCloud to get serious about storage?

The Apple ecosystem is a large part of why I stick to an all-Apple line-up for my laptops, tablet and phone. iCloud is key to that, of course, providing seamless backup and syncing between devices.<p>Whether it’s my calendar, contacts, reminders, notes, ebooks or Safari bookmarks, all are available on …

Sedicii Aims To Better Protect Your Passwords And Information

How many times did you enter a username, password or other details about yourself into a website today? Sedicii, which just launched onstage at Disrupt NY, aims to keep that information safer and more secure.<p>Sedicii uses a mathematical algorithm to verify your information or password without …

Today Is World Password Day, So It's Time to Change Some Settings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Wednesday is World Password Day, a holiday/public service announcement created to remind millions of …

How To Wisely Use The Font Combinations into A Logo

A considerable part of the total created logos contains letters or words. It means that a logo designer should be able to wisely play with letters. …

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How Facebook Connect (And Other Social Logins) Can Expose You To Hackers

Be careful if you’re signing in to Web services or apps that let you log in using an ID from Facebook, Twitter, or Google. A flaw in widely-used open-source systems known as OAuth 2.0 and OpenID could enable an attacker to covertly redirect you to a malicious site and get access to your data and …