Maria Gallou

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8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Artefact Discusses the Design Process Behind the Lytro Illum

Gotta love our readership. Following Wednesday's post admiring the design of Lytro's forthcoming Illum camera, Core77 regular Slippyfish pointed out …

Optical Illusion 2D Lamp Looks Incredibly 3D

Studio Cheha in Tel Aviv, Israel is behind this innovative LED lamp that tricks your mind into thinking it's looking at a 3D object. BULBING is a 2D lamp created using 3D wire-frame images. By transferring those images onto 2D materials, through a laser machining process, your eyes become fooled. …

Tel Aviv

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

10 Best Dive Sites in North America (Photos)

Snorkel Time<p>The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out…it's time to get scuba certified. Explore the treasures under the sea at these …

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Personal Photography by Nick Meek

Expressive Photography.<p>Nick Meek is a remarkable and very talented photographer. His skills are often in demand for advertising campaigns for …

Photography

Want to Fall in Love With a Lens? Try a Prime Lens

Zoom lenses are everywhere in modern photography — from mobile devices to point and shoot cameras to entry level DSLRs, a zoom lens is pretty much a …

Pentax’s New Medium Format 645Z Packs a 51MP CMOS Sensor and Max ISO 204,800

It’s here. The Pentax 645Z Medium Format camera has arrived just as the rumor sites said it would, and the camera’s release date was far from the …

How to Crop Nondestructively in Photoshop

A good crop in Photoshop can go a long way to improve the composition of a photo. Selectively discarding pixels can really help focus the viewer’s …

My Photo Went Viral, And Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For What Happened After

A little bit over a week ago, I went to Los Angeles International Airport to make a photo. It was a clear day, and I didn't want to waste it sitting …

Why stars twinkle, but planets don’t

Stars and planets both shine steadily, when seen from outer space. But – from Earth – stars twinkle while planets (usually) don’t. Why?<p>Stars twinkle, …

Astronomy

FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year

See it! Photos of total lunar eclipse of April 14-15

Beautiful images of the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse of April 14-15, 2014.<p>Did you sleep through last night’s eclipse? Or maybe you had cloudy …

How a Giant T. Rex Packs for a Road Trip

Jack Horner: It was the largest, most complete T. rex that had ever been found.<p>Matthew Carrano: It’s a very complete specimen of T. rex, it’s probably about 85% complete. The animal is something like 40 feet long, and about 17 feet tall when it’s all put together, and it represents an animal that …

Blood Moon: lunar eclipse as light passes through Earth's atmosphere, turning it orange

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The total lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. The moon doesn't disappear completely but the Earth blocks all direct sunlight …

Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come.<p>Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. Because of the tilt of the moon's orbit, total eclipses don't …

'Blood moon' lunar eclipse – in pictures

The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse due to a perfect alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, otherwise known as a syzygy<p>• Spotted the eclipse? Share your images with us