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NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer telescope has helped researchers catch two galaxies merging, and now it's created the clearest panorama of our Milky Way galaxy. The telescope took over 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy over the course of a decade, and with the help of GLIMPSE mapping data, researchers were …

Fracking safety: report warns of 'significant unknowns'

The lack of publicly available data on the UK's onshore oil and gas drilling means there are significant "unknowns" about the safety of future fracking wells, according to a new study. The research also found that public data from the US showed that hundreds of recent shale gas wells in …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

Jumbo Black Hole's Dizzying Spin Twists Space

A rapidly spinning black hole points to smooth formation of early galaxies.<p>A monster black hole rotates at roughly half the speed of light, astronomers reported on Wednesday, twisting space as it turns. (Read "Star Eater" in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.)<p>Most galaxies, including our own spiral Milky …

Why Shoot in Raw Format?

<b>Reader Question:</b><p>Do most National Geographic photographers shoot in raw format? Why?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Yes, National Geographic photographers shoot exclusively in raw image format.<p>Shooting in raw format allows for more flexibility in making the pictures look their best in post-processing, particularly when …

Anti-depressant study 'disturbing'

The Mental Health Foundation says the results of a new study of anti-depressants should spark a rethink of treatment options.<p>A survey by Auckland …

So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography Using Drones?

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.</i><p>If there is a question that gets asked over and over in the many emails I get in response to my <i>Drones</i> …

Video: This Is What Goes On Inside Canon Lenses

It's tough for tech companies to catch the attention of CES attendees, but Canon has some pretty cool technical demos in their booth that I wanted to …

Video: This Is What Goes On Inside Canon Lenses

Quick, interesting demos of what hapens inside a Canon lens in action<p>Comments<p>It's tough for tech companies to catch the attention of CES attendees, but Canon has some pretty cool technical demos in their booth that I wanted to share. They have a few mechanical contraptions showing off the inner …

Here's a peek at the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Yup, that <i>is</i> Neil deGrasse Tyson standing amidst a virtualization of the universe, which can only mean one thing: the astrophysicist has ascended beyond our mortal coil into a higher plane of being! ...Or that we've got our first look at the updated <i>Cosmos</i> series, which was originally helmed by Carl …

Lego Ghostbusters 30th anniversary set with Ectomobile to release in 2014 - Pocket-lint

Lego Cuusoo has announced that The Lego Group is developing a Ghostbusters 30th anniversary set expected to release later this year.<p>Lego Cuusoo is a …

PS4 Tips and Tricks Guide | Trusted Reviews

How to get the most out of your PS4<p>In the over two years since the PS4 was launched, a lot has changed. Whether that’s the host of new features, …

Sabertron: a foam lightsaber game that finally proves who's got the most midi-chlorians

Chances are you've clutched a lightsaber or two in your time, whether that be an inexpensive imitation of the iconic Jedi weapon, or a deluxe model. You may even be a veteran duelist, but unless you're willing to commit murder with a <i>Star Wars</i> toy (or, someone else could just score the bout, we …

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

Landscape Photography

Useful Photography Tip #83: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>We recently received an email asking us about how we get our images to look expertly …

Photography projects that make you feel alive

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

Carbon fibre planes: Lighter and stronger by design

<b>When it comes to airliners, weight is money. The heavier a plane is, the more fuel it takes to drive it through the air. The more fuel it takes, the more it costs.</b><p>The drive to increase fuel efficiency and improve the aerodynamic performance of new aircraft is leading designers to move away from …