L. M. Owsley

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Selfie ­Portraits and 4K Videos Explode Modern Identity

Digital artist Carla Gannis makes herself into an infinite loop.<p>Merging the ever-classical “woman-as-subject” with a creative self-­psychoanalysis, the New York-­based visual artist Carla Gannis' latest solo show <i>A Subject Self-­Defined</i> turns her unique selfie series into 15 GIF-style videos.<p>The …

Art

LG and Samsung will reportedly supply OLED screens for Apple’s iPhone

<i>SEOUL (Reuters, Se Young Lee)</i> — South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd and the panel-making unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens for Apple Inc’s iPhones, the Electronic Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources.<p>The report comes after years of …

College Shooting Suspect Kenneth Stancil Found Asleep in Daytona Beach

The shooting death of a technician at a North Carolina community college is being investigated as a possible hate crime, police said Tuesday.<p>The announcement came after a suspect, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, a former work-study student, was found sleeping on a Florida beach, ending an hours-long …

North Carolina

Apple Likes To Say Its Products Have The Best Displays; It Can Stop

While Apple likes to make a point that specs don’t make a product, it has been at the forefront of bringing better and better screens to customers in recent years, raising the bar for the entire industry in the process. The most important step came in 2010, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4 and …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

An elephant bull attacking a hippopotamus, butterflies fighting and deforestation are among this week's pick of images from the natural world

Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

Science alone won't solve global challenges, we need to attune human behaviour with the wider world, writes Giles Hutchins<p>Humans have been gaining inspiration from nature for many thousands of years, yet as a formal concept "biomimicry" – which explores how we can learn from nature to solve human …

Biomimicry

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

Unravelling how brain reacts to the sounds of dentists' drills could help scientists put anxious patients more at ease<p>The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to …

Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds

Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery …

Photography

Classic Movie Expressed Only with Minimalist Lines

Whether it's architecture or references to pop culture, it's fascinating to see how an artist can translate the most complex ideas into a minimalist version of itself. In this visually striking series of posters, <i>Classic Movies</i>, artist Michal Krasnopolski used just a few lines and strong, solid …

Minimalism

Robot Pretends To Almost (Not Really) Eviscerate Human With Knife, For Science

Here’s something disturbing: a video released by Cornell University showing a robot wielding a knife (the money shot, as it were, is above—scroll down for the full clip). The knife’s point comes perilously close to the torso of a researcher, who responds as most humans might to a robot carelessly …

Robotics

In the Details: What Is Laokoon?

<i>In the Details is our weekly look at especially smart, innovative or unusual details of a new design.</i><p>When the designers of the Enso lamp start …

3D Printing

Creating Flipboard Magazines on Android

YouTube

Explaining invisibility: Tower Infinity in South Korea, and fish

A new 'invisible' skyscraper near Seoul is planned. Professor Ulf Leonhardt explains how it works, and the link to some clever fish in the oceans<p><b>Plans have been unveiled in South Korea for a 450-metre skyscraper just outside Seoul (see computer image, right). But Tower Infinity is no ordinary</b> …

How to make screenshots

<b>Note:</b> See How do I create a screenshot of my problem? if you need help creating a screenshot to add to a Mozilla Support forum question.<p>This article …

Tutorials

Flipboard User Guide on Flipboard

By Flipboard Club | A developing resource to help you learn and master Flipboard.<p>8 Ways to Get the Most Out of the All-New Flipboard<p>Our latest update …

Netflix updates Android app with faster, smoother navigation

Netflix for Android is getting a much-needed tune-up. In an update that's beginning to roll out, Netflix is removing the lag and stutter that's long plagued its Android app, and turning into an appropriately snappy experience that performs as well as you'd expect. The design is also seeing a small …

How can I search US suppliers on Google?

Try adding a NoCountryRedirect code to the .com address, suggests Rick Maybury.<p><i>I am from the USA but I have been living in the UK since 1982. I spend a considerable amount of time in America and frequently want to research products on sale in the US. Even though I put US in Google I still get</i> …

Seene for iPhone Lets You Create and Share 3D Photos

Computer vision R&D startup Obvious Engineering has released Seene, an iPhone app that aims to be a “3D Instagram” by using depth capture technology to let you create photos with a parallax effect.<p>Seene records an image from four different angles in order to generate its 3D images. The recording …

Tabletop Device Would Destroy Chemical Weapons With X-Rays

With support from the Pentagon, one scientist is developing a compact x-ray device to break up chemical and biological agents.<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Destroying …

Nobel Prize

Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

Ever heard of a zettabyte? I’m going to use that word a few times in this story, so it will probably help if I define it first.<p>You know its smaller …

An alien world dripping with water? Scientists see possibility of life

Scientists have found the shredded remains of a large, water-rich asteroid raining down on the embers of a dead star, 170 light-years from Earth.<p>It is the first time that scientists have found a mix of rock and water in a solar system that is not our own. The discovery also suggests that hundreds …

X&Y, Science Museum, review

Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould's theatrical maths lesson doesn't add up to much<p>Two variables walk into a cube. That’s not the set up for a boffin’s bad joke, but the actual start of X&Y – a maths lesson masquerading as <b>theatre</b> from Oxford’s current Simonyi <b>Professor Marcus du Sautoy</b> and …