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Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from …

Learn Digital Photography The Smart Way

Do you own a DSLR but still take average, boring photos?<p>“Now You Can Master Any DSLR Camera And<br>Take Gorgeous, Attention-Grabbing Photos By<br>Following …

Landscape Photography

Art Galleries App ArtBinder Raises $3.17M In Round Led By Index Ventures

ArtBinder, an app and platform which allows art galleries to present artworks remotely, has raised $3.17 million in a Series A funding round led by Index Ventures.<p>The investment will be used to expand the ArtBinder Viewer iPad app which lets users browse artists and galleries globally.<p>Created by …

The Beginner's Guide to Venmo

Your days of struggling to split restaurant checks and utility bills, scrounging for change in your car, and desperately searching for an ATM are …

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat …

Clean Energy

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians, it has been reported.<p>According to the New York Times, Jean Richter, who was sent to Iraq to review Blackwater's …

Designers recreate stone age tools with space age technology

For more than a million years, the simple stone hand axe was one of our most important tools, but in the age of smartphones and virtual reality it can be hard to understand how revolutionary it really was. In their design series "Man Made," Dov Ganchrow and Ami Drach use 3D printing to make the …

Lockheed's Vision: Autonomous Drones With Lasers

"A weapon that operates at Mach a million—that’s game-changing," CTO Ray Johnson tells us.<p><i>Popular Science</i> sat down with Lockheed Martin's Chief Technology Officer Ray Johnson to talk about the future of war and the future of technology. The conversation started with lasers, worked its way through …

Aviation

Submersible Thruster - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you are looking to design some underwater propulsion Dane from Transistor Man has completed a well documented Submersible Thruster build to get …

Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Looks like this out of the box HD Vision Quadcopter could make you a photography genius in no time. Why rent a helicopter or a boom when you can get …

Printable Self Assembling Lamp - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

This Printable Self Assembling Lamp is an interesting concept. It starts out as a flat sheet and folds up into a box with an overhead light. The …

Embrace 2 Collection by Maksim Shniak and HOBBYWOOD

Maksim Shniak, a Belarus-based designer, continues his collection of pendant lighting called Embrace 2, for HOBBYWOOD. The updated collection …

Make Foolproof Fried Chicken by Precooking It Before Frying

Here's our goal for fried chicken: A crispy, golden brown outside and a juicy, fully cooked-through inside. And here's our strategy: Precook the …

Cooking

Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents.<p>US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses …

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

Your smart TV can be hacked over the air, but it's not likely

It only makes sense that putting a TV online theoretically exposes it to hackers, but it's now clear that those hacks don't have to go through conventional internet pipelines. A team of Columbia University researchers has published details of a vulnerability in an interactive TV standard (HbbTV) …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

The Week In Drones: Dragon Boats, Graffiti Art, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: highlights from the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>New Drone Joins Old Battlefield</b><p>The war in Afghanistan may be winding down for American forces, but they're getting a …

This Fully Renewable-Powered Island Is Using A Volcanic Crater To Charge Its Batteries

The tiny island of El Hierro is building a Rube Goldberg machine of renewable energy (including a volcano!) to supply energy to its tiny population.<p>The shift to renewable energy is inevitable, but prying a populace off of fossil fuels often means a long, uphill battle. Not so for the tiny Spanish …

Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing

Medical and otherwise<p>Medical marijuana isn't always as advertised—at least not in the Seattle area, as one lab found out.<p>The lab, Analytical 360, recently worked with medical-marijuana patient Jessica Tonani to test samples from 22 area dispensaries and growers, <i>The Seattle Times</i> reports. The …

Cannabis

The Engineer Who Proposed Powering The World With A Solar Satellite

Plus, a look at Popular Science's predictions for the future of solar energy in 1972, just as solar-cell research was picking up.<p>The conceiver of one of mankind's coolest ideas for boundless clean energy died last week. He was 90 and first published his ideas in 1968, a year before NASA put a man …

Solar Power

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Landscape Photography

Summer Fun - Selects #15

We know we’ve technically got a few more weeks until the season has officially arrived, but with all the gorgeous summery shots we received for our …

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

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