Michael Scarano

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The Superresolution Trick – How to Quadruple the Resolution of Your Camera

Have you ever dreamed of shooting with a megapixel monster camera and get images upwards of 50 Megapixel? Of course, these cameras are really …

Single-Celled Creature Has Eye Made of Domesticated Microbes

The oceans are full of eyes. Giant squid scan the depths with the world’s largest ones, which are oddly similar to those of the sperm whales that hunt them. Mantis shrimps watch for prey using eyes that work like satellites. Starfish stare through the tips of their arms, chitons look up through …

On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

In Florida, the official state animal triggers mixed feelings. The Florida panther has been on the endangered species list for nearly 50 years. From a low point in the 1970s when there were only about 20 panthers in the wild, the species has rebounded.<p>Now, nearly 200 range throughout southwest …

Blood clots on a chip may mean better life-saving drugs

A device the size of a memory stick could shake up drug testing<p>Emulate, Inc. wants to miniaturize our bodily functions. The tech company is commercializing Harvard-pioneered technology known as Organs-on-Chips — a method of simulating organ systems on tiny microchips — and it now has used the …

Color-Changing Frog, Dementor Wasp Among 139 New Species Found in Mekong

A color-changing frog, a "dementor" wasp and the world's second-longest insect were just a few of the 139 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014.<p>It's not unusual for scientists to discover species in the area, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. In …

Zoology

The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip is a bona fide Kickstarter hit. But the tiny computer’s implications go far beyond the novelty of a cheap computer.<p>Over the years, a number of ultra-cheap computers have popped up–in fact, a $169 computer for the developing world, called Endless, was announced just last month. But nothing out …

Genie transforms food pods into meals in 30 seconds

If you've seen an episode of <i>Star Trek</i>, you're likely familiar with the Replicator device on board the USS Enterprise that synthesized meals and beverages on demand. Well, a company in Israel created the modern-day equivalent to that appliance with Genie. The counter-top gadget uses food pods to …

Ice Cream

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

This is what the future holds as Moore's Law turns 50

It's been 50 years since Gordon Moore published his paper (dated 19 April 1965) detailing a simple theory that revolutionised computing, making all …

Guitar Master Beats Bloodborne With Rock Band Controller

Bloodborne is a challenging game even under the best conditions, so imagine how hard it would be to finish using nothing but a Rock Band guitar controller.<p>That's just what a player named Benjamin "Bearzly" Gwin recently accomplished. You can watch his entire "Guitarborne" run archived on his Twitch …

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Barack Obama

The beautiful cyberpunk game that turned two brothers into developers

Tim and Adrien Soret, brothers from Paris, were quietly developing a Studio Ghibli-inspired dark fantasy game when the Cyberpunk Jam digitally rolled into town in early 2014. They took a break from their existing development scheduleto build a completely new experience,a pixelated, neon-infused, …

Blade Runner

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

11 things you probably don't know about 'The Great Gatsby'

Today, it is just that.<p>His American classic is mandatory reading across English classrooms. There was a time, however, when no one wanted to read about Gatsby and his lost love, Daisy.<p>Some may say, "Gatsby" was simply ahead of its time.<p>On the 90th anniversary of Fitzgerald's beloved book, here are …

Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

The ancient sea covered a fifth of the planet's surface, to a depth of at least a mile.<p>Astronomers using some of the world's most powerful telescopes have determined that an ocean at least a mile deep covered a significant fraction of the Martian surface four billion years ago.<p>The research, …

Space Travel

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Anthropology

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …

Anti-Social Behaviour

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Fast-Evolving Human DNA Leads to Bigger-Brained Mice

Between 5 and 7 million years of evolution separate us humans from our closest relatives—chimpanzees. During that time, our bodies have diverged to an obvious degree, as have our mental skills. We have created spoken language, writing, mathematics, and advanced technology—including machines that …

Evolution

Scientists Can't Explain Massive Martian Plume

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Space

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Atlantic Kayaker Wins 2015 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

<i>Updated 2-17-2015</i><p>“If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.” — Aleksander Doba, who made the longest open-water solo kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in history.<p>The votes have been counted—a record-setting 521,000 of them. Our People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year award goes to Atlantic …

Sailing

Video: Watch Utah's Amazing Ice Castles Take Shape in This Stunning Timelapse

Each year in a handful of cities across America, a team of artists turn 20 million pounds of frozen water into incredible ice castles straight out of a Disney film. Now, for the first time ever, you can watch the the painstakingly-created winter wonderland come together in one of the most amazing …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …