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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Black Friday 2013 Laptops: The Cheapest Intel Core i7 Roundup (Updated)

<b>Update:</b> The HP Envy 15 with Core i7 got even cheaper during HP’s flash sale! Now for the same $629.99 price on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you get …

Incredible Light Painting Portrait in Seoul

As part of this year's recently wrapped National Geographic Photo Contest, photographer Sungjin Kim entered this fantastic light painting portrait. Like we've seen a few times before, a piece of steel wool was spun to produce a brilliant cascade of sparks. Love how this was taken right in the …

Photography

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Health Care

Instagram In Real Life And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Global Perspectives

Our sun for one year

Composite image of a year of activity on our solar system’s star, the sun.<p>In the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, provided …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

Ninja Hooded Jacket Makes For A Simple Halloween Costume

Not in the mood to go all out for Halloween? Fret not ’cause you can still get in the festive mood without having to bust out an outrageous costume …

Bullet-time rig made from 130 HTC One smartphones

To demonstrate the power of its Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm has set up a bullet-time rig made up of 130 HTC One smartphones.<p>You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of …

Mobile Technology

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>With their last club residency in Hamburg’s boozed-up Reeperbahn district less than a year in the past, the Beatles were still one kickass bar …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y review: new life

Pokemon X and Y is the revival the series has been waiting for<p><i>Pokemon X and Y</i> is the renovation this series has deserved for over a decade.<p>With <i>Pokemon X and Y</i>, Game Freak hasn't just buffed out long-standing blemishes with the core series; they've also added new, welcome features at every turn. The …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Free Flat User Interface Kits of Widgets by Riki Tanone

Free UI Design.<p>Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic and web designer Riki Tanone created this nice flat user interface design kits of widgets. You can …

Graphic Design

Interesting Photo of the Day: Asperatus Clouds Captured Over New Zealand

Stratocumuliform, cirrus, cumulonimbus, altocumulus: what do these strange words all have in common? They’re all used to classify different types of …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Christopher Walkenthrough - Franklin's Sh!tty Vacation With Morgan Freeman (GTA 5)

Relive Freaks and Geeks through this interactive game

An interactive game from The Fine Bros. allows players to re-enter the gone-too-soon world of teen drama <i>Freaks and Geeks</i>.<p><i>Freaks and Geeks</i> aired from 1999-2000, after which it was canceled by NBC. As high school student Lindsay Weir, players explore the show's pilot premise, which took place in …

Artist Opens New Dimensions Through Zipper Art

With a great sense of humor, Jun Kitagawa creates all kinds of playful art in public spaces. The Japanese artist was first discovered when he wanted to get rid of an excess of t-shirts, so, he went around town placing them on human statues. Unknowingly, he had just completed his first …

Art