Jean-Jacques Girod-Roux

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How Shutter Speed Determines the Look of Your Photos

For photographers, shutter speeds can mean everything. The advent of digital photography has made it easier to just leave the settings to the camera …

Two Of Uranus' Moons Are On A Collision Course

This is what happens when you have 27 moons orbiting a single planet.<p>Uranus will play host to a major astronomical bust-up as two of its moons are …

What I Learned Switching from Mirrorless to a Rangefinder

Going from a state-of-the-art mirrorless system to a range finder system will be considered a backward move by many. On paper, you’re giving up a lot …

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Astronomy

The horse that saved his own life by painting

<b>He was once a well-known racehorse, but it looked as though ill health would soon mean the end for Metro. Then his artist owner, Ron, had an unusual idea.</b><p>It's said that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. So when Ron Krajewski first introduced his horse, Metro, to an easel …

Art

This Photographer Put a Giant Mirror In a Salt Flat

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has spent years visiting and photographing the salt flats at Lake Eyre, the lowest point in Australia. For …

This iPhone 8 concept video might just blow your mind

Jony Ive’s grand vision for the perfect iPhone design hasn’t exactly been a well-kept secret. Nearly one year ago, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published …

Mobile Technology

How I Found My Niche in Professional Photography

I’m Alastair Philip Wiper, a British photographer based in Copenhagen and working worldwide. From the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, to giant …

Astronomers Will Soon Have the First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole

The center of the Milky Way galaxy, with the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, located in the middle, as captured in x-ray and infrared in this …

Astronomers Discover a Rare Star Full of Calcium, But No Clear Origin

Weird.<p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, the first human-documented supernova was observed by ancient Chinese astronomers, who witnessed a bright "guest star" …

Astronomers may have the data they need to prove ‘Planet Nine’ exists

It’s been a while now since astronomers began openly discussing the possibility of a ninth planet in our solar system — and no, it’s not Pluto. Now, …

Universe

NASA to End Cassini's Run With Plunge Into Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft, which helped NASA discover evidence that one of Saturn's moons could be habitable, is running low on fuel.<p>PCMag reviews …

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Earth-Sized Telescope May Let Us See a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

It’s Albert Einstein’s weirdest prediction — that the universe is sprinkled with massive objects so dense that not even light can escape them. Although Einstein was skeptical the theory was true, it has held for over a century. Today, astronomers are fairly convinced that nearly every galaxy …

Universe

Understanding the Rule of Thirds

If you're a beginning photographer, there's a good chance that you have at least some familiarity with the rule of thirds.After all, it's probably …

Landscape Photography

The 2017 total solar eclipse will be livestreamed from 100,000 feet

If you won't be in the path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, don't worry. NASA, in partnership with the two-year-old online video platform …

2017's All American Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting, the …

Scientist finds entanglement instantly gives rise to a wormhole

Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein …

Quantum Physics

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

Scientists Observe the Most Detailed Black Hole Wind to Date

Black holes have always been a bit of a mystery. One of the reasons for this is the fact that they’re so far away from us which makes observation …

This house was 3D printed in just 24 hours

This house was 3D printed in 24 hours. It was constructed by Apis Cor, a company that specializes in mobile 3D printing at the cost of only $10,000.

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

Phone displays are super fragile. And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.<p>But what if you …