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Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Kitchens

Serving Tray in White Corian

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20 First Photos from the History of Photography

Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to …

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency <i>Yonhap</i>. …

How To Protect Your Rights As a Photographer in the Modern World

In today’s society, it seems that no knowledge is more prudent for photographers to learn than the rights of themselves and their photographs. Here …

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home …

Seeing in Depth of Field: A Simple Understanding of Aperture

Photography can be simply defined as: painting with light. When you are painting with light, you are creating a story in a split second. That’s what …

Photographers: Every Email Could Be the Start or End of a Client Relationship

This is a short article that’s a reminder that every interaction you have is part of a relationship with someone — potentially a client.<p>Recently I …

R3 Monobath Developer Lets You Process Your Film with One Chemical Bath

In March 2014, we reported that inventor Bob Crowley and his startup New55 were working on producing a new line of 4×5 instant film. That Kickstarter …

These 1913 Autochrome Portraits Are From the Early Days of Color Photography

Mervyn O’Gorman was an English engineer whose artistic interests turned him into one of the early pioneers of color photography. Using the Autochrome …

12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 megapixels, it …

Great gerbils – not black rats – were chief cause of the great plague, study says

Researchers claim Black Death was imported from Asia over 400 years of the pandemic via native rodents such as great gerbils and marmots which harboured the plague bacteria<p>The gruesome waves of bubonic plague that began with the Black Death in medieval Europe and ended with the Great Plague of …

Environmental Health

This 20-Year-Old Burger From McDonald's Looks Brand New

One 20-year-old quarter pounder with a large side of NOPE.

McDonald's

Amateur Astronomers Discovered A 120-Mile-Tall Plume Coming Off Mars

Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before<p>On March 12, 2012, amateur skywatchers noticed something unusual coming off of Mars' southern hemisphere. It was an extremely bright plume, extending 120 miles or more into the Martian sky. Clouds, aurora, and other Martian …

Astronomy

See the submarine NASA wants to send to Saturn's moon Titan

Spaceships are great, but to explore the weird world that is Titan, a space sub might make more sense. Fortunately, NASA is already working on a design.<p>I think we can now officially say that NASA's real-life mission concepts have met, if not exceeded, the wildest dreams of Jules Verne and the other …

Astronomy

12 Things You Never Knew You Wanted To Be Shaped Like Texas

Here's how to flaunt your lone-star-state pride in every room of the house<p><b>A Texas-shaped coffee table.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped cutting board.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped baking pan.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped pool.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped rug.</b><p><b>Texas-shaped coasters.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped mirror.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped grill.</b><p><b>A Texas-shaped cookie cutter.</b><p><b>A</b> …

Dinosaurs Likely Ate Fungus Linked (Distantly) To LSD

Part of a balanced Cretaceous breakfast<p>What do the Salem witch trials, LSD, and dinosaurs have in common? They all have some connection to ergot, a fungus known to cause hallucinations, poisoning, and other terrible symptoms both in humans and animals. The ergot fungus grows on grains and grasses …

Paleontology

Women put sex, sensuality and gender politics on screen in Berlin

A date night at the movies in Berlin this Valentine’s Day promises an alternative perspective on love. As the city’s film festival reaches its climax next weekend, the desires of the female audience will have come into sharp focus. And it is erotica, rather than traditional romance, that is taking …

Shades of Grey

8 Party Tights + The Heels to Wear With Them

Your first move after RSVPing to all those holiday parties doesn’t have to be “shop for five brand-new outfits.” With your trusty LBD at hand (or even a more seasonally appropriate LWD) and the pickings from your shoe closet, you can throw together a fete-worthy outfit with just one extra …

Using Vintage Camera Lenses With Ease: 5 Simple Considerations

A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, …

What’s So Scary About A Nuclear-Armed Drone?

In one word: Everything<p>It's a plane designed for the war no one wants to fight. The Long Range Strike Bomber is the Air Force’s secretive and long-running project to develop the next generation of nuclear-armed bombers, designed to unload hell in hostile skies. And there's a chance that it'll be …

Military

Progress report from CERN

Another end-of-year report from CERN. No new collisions yet, but lots of progress<p>I made it back from CERN last night, despite the “problem with radar” over London, as the attendant in the Swiss lounge had it. (It turns out a computer failed rather than the radar itself.) I was lucky - some of my …

NASA's Pink X-15

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.<p>It's the "beginning of the mission's primary objective: the exploration of Pluto …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

December 2014

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Rare Earth

Woolly Mammoths in Pictures

Japan's Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real

Storms in 1200s could have helped thwart attacks by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan's fleets, a study of lake sediments finds.<p>An ancient story tells of the kamikaze, or "divine wind," that twice saved Japan from Kublai Khan's Mongol fleets. So powerful was the legend that centuries later thousands of …