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Viewpoint: How WW1 changed aviation forever

<b>When the world went to war in 1914 the Wright Brothers had only made the world's first powered flight little over a decade before. But the remarkable advances made in aviation during World War One are still at the core of air power today, says Dr Peter Gray.</b><p>To say the first aeroplanes used in WW1 …

How to Sharpen Photos using Adobe Lightroom

We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is <i>out</i> of the camera, the process of …

Everything You Need to Know About Auto Exposure Bracketing

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is an excellent—yet surprisingly overlooked—feature on most DSLR cameras. Few people know about it and even fewer …

Create Better Black and White Photos Using Local Adjustments in Lightroom 5

I showed you how to convert your photos to black and white in Lightroom in an earlier article. But, considering it dealt purely with global …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

Cat righting reflex

The <b>cat righting reflex</b> is a cat's innate ability to orient itself as it falls in order to land on its feet. The righting reflex begins to appear at …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

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How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Transplantable, Living Kidneys

For the first time ever, scientists are successfully 3D printing actual, living human kidneys. Like the human livers printed in the past, the kidney …

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Professional Marine Photographer Captures Photos of Diver Who Nearly Got Swallowed by Whale Shark

Professional marine photographer Mauricio Handler almost shot what perhaps could have been one of the most gruesome images ever taken underwater. …

8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …

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Family of Henrietta Lacks finally gets rights to her cells, 62 years after they were taken

While 31-year-old Henrietta Lacks laid in a hospital bed, dying of cervical cancer, doctors took two samples of the tumor cells growing inside her. 62 years later, those cells are still growing and have served as the foundation for countless experiments, including vaccine development and drug …

Green turtles swallowing more plastic than ever before, study finds

Green turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, according to a new study.<p>The finding is based on data collected across the globe since the late 1980s and analysed by researchers at the University of Queensland.<p>Study leader and PhD candidate Qamar Schuyler says green …

Noaa report says Arctic sea ice is disappearing at unprecedented pace

The Arctic lost record amounts of sea ice last year and is changing at an unprecedented pace due to climate change, a landmark climate study said on Tuesday.<p>Last year was among the 10 warmest years on record – ranking eighth or ninth depending on the data set, according to a report led by the …

A Brief History of the Jetpack

From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.<p>From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.

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The weekend in pictures

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is …

Goodyear Zeppelin to Replace the Blimp

The most famous spectator of all major sporting events, the Goodyear Blimp, gets a $21 million replacement.<p><b>In an old aircraft hangar in Suffield, Ohio</b> , a crew of eight to 10 mechanics and manufacturers is working to assemble Goodyear's next generation of airships. Its carbon fiber and aluminum …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …