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Long exposure photography quick reference card

<i>By Joel Tjintjelaar</i><p>INTRODUCTION<p>After I’ve published my extensive tutorial on daytime long exposure photography in 2009 for the first time and a …

Russian Hacktographer's Crazy Cheap, Super High Quality Macro Shooting Set-Up

How can something that beautiful (above) be captured with something this ugly (below)? Those unbelievably detailed macro photographs of snowflakes …

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Apple is about to hold the biggest event it's had in years — here's what to expect

It's an announcement we've been expecting for months; Apple has held press events to introduce its newest smartphone to the world every September since 2012.<p>But what makes this event different is that analysts and industry watchers are expecting the company to talk about more than just its new …

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Philae and the Rosetta mission: everything you need to know about the quest to catch a comet

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

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Hawaii for beach haters

What's the first thing you think of when you think of Hawaii? The foaming-white sea lapping at a golden-sand beach surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze? Well, sure - Hawaii's one of the world's ultimate beach destinations, an island paradise made for lying out in the sun sipping daiquiris …

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Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

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Top 8 Caribbean towns

Life’s not always a beach. The Caribbean may win hearts for its white-sand beaches on perfect turquoise coves and high-end villas with moored yachts, but there’s another part of the story: its towns. Some have histories that predate the Pilgrims, cobbled centers that gaze out at the water and …

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Five ways to experience Tahiti's waterfall valleys

Aside from a skinny circle of coastline and fringing reef, Tahiti is made up of enticing basalt peaks and fern-lined valleys streaked with sky-high waterfalls. This side of the island is often overlooked and getting into it takes some sweat – so cool off in a few waterfalls and refuel on wild …

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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

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How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

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Star Trek News

News<p>Category<p>For eight years, Star Trek Online, the online roleplaying game that continues the storyline of the Star Trek Universe, ...

TREKNOSIS: Living Well Beyond the (Dr. Ira) Graves

Stardate 42437.5: the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) is the closest ship in the sector when a distress call rings out from Gravesworld, home of the …

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Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

NASA physicist Harold White and artist Mark Rademaker recently released spectacular images of the “IXS Enterprise,” a design for a hypothetical faster-than-light starship based on work being done in Dr. White’s lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.<p>Dr. White is Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the …