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10 Stunning Standouts in National Geographic Photography Contest 2013

The 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest is now well underway! With over 1,000 entries so far, it's going to be tough for the judges to pick out their favorites. If you'll remember, last year, Ashley Vincent won the top spot for her perfectly timed photo of a tigress in a Thailand zoo …

Nature Photography

3D Light Sculptures Created with Two Spinning Monitors

<i>Full Turn</i> is a project by artist Benjamin Muzzin that takes two flat screen monitors placed back-to-back and spins them at high speeds, turning the projected images of light into three-dimensional animations. Created as a diploma project for a bachelor degree at ECAL, the result is a spectacular …

Art

Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Panasonic GX7

Weekend readers' best photographs: write

From typewriters to sparklers: your best pictures on this week's theme, write<p>The next topic is glow (to appear November 16). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to in.pictures@guardian.co.uk by noon on Wednesday November 6; please …

MagMod: A Solid and Simple Flash Modifier System That Uses Magnets, Not Velcro

A professional photographer since 2005, Spencer Boerup quickly learned that modularity and ease of use aren’t very easily found in the world of flash …

What it looks like to get hit in the face with a tank shell

So this is completely terrifying. In a you will probably pee a little bit as you watch this GIF kind of way. In a holy crap wait a minute this isn't …

TWI reveals handheld 5 kW laser torch

To address the challenges encountered in decommissioning a nuclear facility, the UK-based firm TWI has since 2009 been developing laser tube-cutting …

Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer examines the nuances of shooting people

A new video for EA DICE's <i>Battlefield 4</i> gives an overview of the new features and maps in the upcoming military shooter.<p>The trailer shows previously-announced concepts like the Commander mode in action, calling down a missile strike from an eye-in-the-sky position. It also revisits the concept of …

'The Evil Within' Looks Wonderfully Terrifying

<i>Be afraid. Be very afraid.</i><p>I’m ready for a true horror-survival game, and <i>The Evil Within</i> looks like it might just deliver—if recent gameplay from the Tokyo Game Show is any indication.<p>Certainly the talent is there. Shinji Mikami, the creator of the long-running <i>Resident Evil</i> franchise, is at the helm …

This Tiny Mobile 3D Scanner Snaps Right Onto Your iPad

3D scanning has been around for years, but it's traditionally required the use of a clunky device. Today, a Bay Area startup has unveiled a tiny …

These Floating Globes of Ink and Oil Look Completely Unreal

Oil and water don't mix. It's an idiom that feels as old as time. But photographer Alberto Seveso found a way to get oil and <i>ink</i> to play nice, and the …

Flies See the World in Matrix-Style Slow Motion

If you've ever sat puzzling over a fly's ability to outmaneuver your swift slap of death almost every. single. time—puzzle no more. According to …

Hong Kong's Infamous Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt as Amusement Park

When Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was razed in the late 1980s, it was an infamously untouchable haven for drugs, crime, and prostitution—a place …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

A Device That Converts Sunlight Into Hydrogen Fuel

Canned sunshine!<p><i>Editor's Note Although batteries are great for some things, they aren't quite up to storing large-scale solar power for later use. That's why many people are trying to make fuel from light instead.</i><p>"The idea is to take the energy in light and store it as a fuel we can use later. So …

Why the United States needs to work with China in space

Should the two superpowers collaborate on missions? Yes, argues Richard Hollingham, history shows what’s possible when you stop treating rivals as the enemy.<p>On 17 July 1975, the United States and Soviet Union faced each other in space. On board the Apollo capsule was Donald “Deke” Slayton, Nasa’s …

Space Exploration

5 Amazing Things People Buried in the Desert

Heat, sand, and isolation make the desert a great place for treasure to hide.<p>1. A Fleet of Fighter Jets<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, …

10 Kind-of-Violent Board Games from the 1960s

We didn’t have video games like <i>Mortal Kombat</i> or <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> back in the 1960s, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t get our whacks in during play …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

App Store Update: September 9

A family-favorite card game joins a zombie-themed logic puzzle to kick off our new week of App Store Updates.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make …

Playstation Vita TV Is Sony's Most Progressive Product In Years

Sony announced a strange little device today. It’s white, smooth, and about the size of a pack of cards (sound like anything else you know?) It has a broadband connection, but it can still play some video games on your TV. It costs about $100. It’s an entertainment device that could appeal to a …

World Zombination's factions fight with very different strategies

World Zombination's faction-based strategies<p>Proletariat's upcoming faction-based strategy game for iOS and Android tablets, <i>World Zombination</i>, lets players choose to play as the zombie or human factions, both of which utilize very different strategies to win over cities.<p>Set in a …