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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Smooth Skin

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to our Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a …

This $8 IKEA table hack produces killer product shots

Here is a nice concept for product photography. If you are familiar with table-top, you will love this table-bottom concept.<p>This one is coming from …

All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

How to Build Your Own $18,000 Robotic 360° Camera Rig for $650

In one of the most daring (and cost saving) feats of do it yourself engineering we’ve ever seen, the folks at YouTube channel Indy Mogul managed to …

Videography

A rude car salesman did me a huge favor, says jazz icon Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is one of the world's greatest musicians, and he happens to own one of the world's greatest — and most valuable — cars.<p>He bought the …

Zapplight Bulb & Bug Zapper

Let there be...<i>BZZZZ!</i> Dead mosquitos! Haha, suckers. You biting, blood-sucking, skin-disfiguring, Zika-transmitting SOBs. Fly into my pretty, pretty …

Pop-Up Kitchen & Desktop Outlets

So rarely when I have a problem--say, needing an extra electrical outlet--does the solution just pop up out of nowhere. But oh boy could I make that …

Eat, Drink & Be Standing Plates

Great Plate gives a hand to anyone with a pile of beef brisket and a freshly cracked beer. A burger and a red cup. A bratwurst and a can of sodie. …

These Sneaky Dress Shoes Feel Like Sneakers

Sneakers are comfortable—but for many industries, they're not exactly work-appropriate (plus, they don't look great with a suit). That's why …

Protect Against a Sunburn With This Device

Millions of Americans will hit the roads, rails or travel high in the sky to get to their favorite vacation spots this summer.<p>If partaking in any outdoor activities, especially at beaches or places with minimal shade—clouds or no clouds—it is strongly recommended to apply sunscreen to protect …

You Can Turn Any Liquid Into Luxurious "Caviar" Spheres

We previously wrote about a Kickstarter for a tool that turned any food into a colorful bowl of beads. It turns out, you don't need a contraption …

Snake Fireworks Aren't Disappointing if They're Gigantic

There's some interesting chemistry at work when a blazing black snake firework unfurls into its signature shape. Unfortunately the effect itself is …

15 Jaw-Dropping US Libraries All Bookworms Should Visit This Summer

Whether it’s the intoxicating smell of old books or the millions of stories just waiting to be discovered, take a bookworm to a library and you’ll likely be stuck there for a <i>long</i> time. With thousands and thousands of books to discover — from Pulitzer Prize winners to cheeky little books that …

Books

14 Totally Free Things on the Internet Everyone Should Take Advantage of

<b>By Wil Fulton</b><p>The wunderkinds over on reddit took a break from uncracked safes and banana-based measurements to post a mega-thread addressing the best …

Pets

Here's Why Confetti Is So Terrible for Video Quality

When confetti rains down at the end of the Super Bowl, or when meteorologists report from a blizzard, the quality of the broadcast usually takes a …

Watch a Gutenberg Printing Press in Action

In the 15th century, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, revolutionizing the way the written word was disseminated. Nowadays, there’s …

Hunting Meteorites in Antarctica

File this under “gigs you didn’t know existed”: Every year, NASA drops researchers into the Transantarctic Mountains to look for space rocks. It may …

Your Dog Doesn't Trust You When You're Angry, Study Finds

"Dude, you need to chill out." - Your dog<p>Though dogs have been hanging out with us humans for at least 16,000 years, we know surprisingly little …

Crocodile Bookmark Turns Your Books Into a Literary Swamp

Store-bought bookmarks are far from a necessity—it's easier (and cheaper) to just use an old receipt than to purchase a designated page-keeper. But …

Build An Obstacle-Dodging Bug Bot

A simple but smart robot<p>In 1984, Italian neuroscientist Valentino Braitenberg published a book exploring how complex animal behaviors might arise from simple networks of nerves, sense organs, and muscles. That book, <i>Vehicles</i>, inspired a robotics movement now known as BEAM (Biology, Electronics, …

The Race to Turn Gassy Hydrogen into Solid Metal

Scientists are on a journey to uncover clues about hydrogen’s most elusive phase—solid metallic hydrogen. The prize for discovering it could be room …

Fun Explanation of the Camera Trick Behind a Viral Vine

A few weeks back, you might have seen a video floating around of what appeared to be a Viner Kevin Parry playing catch with his own reflection. It’s …

Viral

Black and White Portraits: A How-To Guide

Photography’s best shooters often turn to black and white for its expressive power. We spoke with three pros to learn the intricacies of creating …

The 9 Most Breathtaking Images from the Smithsonian's Annual Photo Contest

A volcano spewing ash, magical forest fireflies, and a monkey who feels just like we all do about winter weather. These are just a few of the …

Smithsonian

Artist Taps into His Childhood Imagination By Reimagining Small Toys in Fantastical Scenes

Felix Hernandez approaches the world in the same way a painter does–not to document what already exists, but to express what's inside his soul. He does this through playful pictures that reimagine toys and models in grandiose, fantastical settings. A miniature car, for instance, is transported from …

Scientists Say Walking Burns More Calories Than Previously Thought

Step-counters, rejoice: physiologists have found that the equations used for calculating energy expenditure are inaccurate, and say we’re likely …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

It’s not VR, it’s a home theater for your face

We put the Avegant Glyph through its paces, and still kind of love it<p>How silly are you willing to look in order to have your own personal home theater? How much are you willing to pay?<p>Those are the two questions at the heart of the value proposition of the Avegant Glyph. You look very silly while …

Virtual Reality

Here's how to use Apple headphones on your Xbox One controller

Now that Microsoft's updated Xbox One gamepads with built-in headphone jacks are in wide circulation, there are more folks than ever running into a certain frustrating issue: the headphone port doesn't seem to work with the white Apple EarPods that many of us use every day. Tragically, anyone who …

Consumer Tech

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