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Photography 101: The best YouTube channels for learning about photography

When I was starting out with photography, <b>YouTube</b> was only just becoming popular. It was a platform to share videos with friends more than a platform …

Photography

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

The Biggest Myth In Quantum Physics

In everyday life, there are certain rules we take for granted: cause-and-effect, for instance. Something occurs, and that causes other things to occur dependent on what happened at the start. Different causes lead to different effects. But in the case of quantum physics, the standard rules are …

Quantum Physics

The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

For hundreds of years, there was an immutable law of physics that was never challenged: that in any reaction occurring in the Universe, mass was conserved. That no matter what you put in, what reacted, and what came out, the sum of what you began with and the sum of what you ended with would be …

Physics

Hints of the 4th dimension have been detected by physicists

Physicists have understood at least theoretically, that there may be higher dimensions, besides our normal three. The first clue came in 1905 when …

Quantum Mechanics

Pixelmator Pro First Impressions: A Beautiful Modern Interface with Advanced Image Editing Tools

Five years in the making, Pixelmator Pro debuted today with an all-new look and host of new features. The new interface eliminates visual clutter and anchors tools in side panels, so you always know where they are. Much of the app’s chrome has been eliminated too, putting your project in the …

A Quantum Pioneer Unlocks Matter's Hidden Secrets

In 1989, surgery for detached retinas left Gilbert Lonzarich blind for a month. Rather than feel shaken or depressed, the condensed-matter physicist …

Planning, Shooting, and Editing Stunning Milky Way Photos

For anyone who is interested in doing astrophotography, getting perfectly captured snaps of the the Milky Way Galaxy is the ultimate goal when …

How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using a “Boot Camp” external drive via Windows To Go [Video]

Ever since I wrote about installing Windows 10 on a Mac earlier this year, I’ve received tons of questions about installing Windows 10 on an external drive using Boot Camp drivers. The truth is, this is a workaround using Windows To Go, and the process for doing so is a bit more in-depth than it is …

Operating Systems

NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

Forty years ago, the <i>Voyager 1</i> and <i>2</i> missions began their journey from Earth to become the farthest-reaching missions in history. In the course of …

Space

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Apps

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Tutorials

Gravitational Lensing Is a Magnifying Glass Made by Gravity

We might be surrounded by cutting-edge technology, but nature still has some tricks up her sleeve. Here's one: while engineers painstakingly grind …

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

Quantum probes dramatically improve detection of nuclear spins

Limitations of conventional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy overcome<p>Researchers at the University of Melbourne have demonstrated a way to …

How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

As we just noted, the iOS 11 public beta has been released for anyone who is interested in trying iOS 11 before it is officially released later this fall. That means that you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 11, as the public beta process affords a …

Beta Testing

Slowing Down Time - Mastering The Magic of Long Exposure

Slowing Down Time – The Magic of Long Exposure<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 13 Ratings<p>June 5, 2017 By Adam West<p>Slowing Down Time – The Magic of Long Exposure …

The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and …

Moments That Changed the World: Pictures

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Probably the Most Useful Photo Editing Skills You'll Ever Need

Photo Editing Skills to Propel Your Photography Once and for All<p>Are there many photographers out there who showcase their straight out of camera …

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

How To Stand Out Among 2.6 Billion Photographers

Do you have the feeling that, nowadays, almost everyone is taking photos? Not even that long ago, photography was much more exclusive.<p>Despite the …

How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth

Astronomers hope to grab the first images of an event horizon — the point of no return.<p>Here's how to catch a black hole. First, spend many years …

10 Free Online Science Courses to Learn a Little of Everything

Science encompass the farthest reaches of space and the ground beneath your feet, the future, the past, and everything you’ve seen or experienced. …

Meet Physics Girl, the YouTuber who makes a living explaining science

<b>NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—</b>Dianna Cowern—a.k.a. Physics Girl—has one of those invent-it-yourself jobs that exist only in the age of the internet. In …

After 100 Years of Debate, Hitting Absolute Zero Has Been Declared Mathematically Impossible

The third law of thermodynamics finally gets its proof.<p>After more than 100 years of debate featuring the likes of Einstein himself, physicists have …

Here, there and everywhere | The Economist

Quantum technology is beginning to come into its own<p>After decades as laboratory curiosities, some of quantum physics’ oddest effects are beginning to …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Discusses the Nature of Time, Time Travel, and Whether to Register Superheroes

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Jake Roper to discuss the nature of time and time travel in an interview for Vsauce3. Roper then …

How Richard Feynman Convinced The Naysayers 60 Years Ago That Gravitational Waves Are Real

Confronted with a theoretical question, such as whether or not gravitational waves exist, Richard Feynman never trusted authorities. Rather, he tried to develop and convince himself of a solution in the simplest way possible, constructing an argument from first principles. Once he managed to build …

Physics

Newly discovered phenomenon accelerates electrons as they enter a viscous state

A new finding by physicists at MIT and in Israel shows that under certain specialized conditions, electrons can speed through a narrow opening in a …

Quantum Mechanics