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VetiGel: A Plant-Based Polymer That Stops Bleeding in Seconds

I once got stabbed in the head with a wooden knife. It was an accident that occurred during a martial arts training exercise. I'd heard that head …

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

<b>Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia</b><br>Photo credit: Svetlana Bogomolova<p>After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea …

Northern Lights

The Science Of Politely Ending A Conversation

Research-based tips on finding a delicate way to part ways.<p>In business, finding a polite way to break off a conversation is as tricky as it is critical. Time is money, so you don’t want to chit-chat with a client or a colleague longer than necessary, but respect buys time, so you don’t want to …

Meet The First Aid Blanket

I love the world of inspiration, imagination and concept design! How else is it possible that we have two strikingly similar concepts, designed by …

Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

<b>Warning</b>: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what …

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique

Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer paint beautiful shadows based on the maths of stereographic projection, a method originally used by cartographers to map the Earth<p>Like a Halloween pumpkin, the hollow sphere casts a dramatic shadow across the room.<p>The curved lines on the spherical shell magically …

These Knives Only Need To Be Sharpened Every 25 Years

Furtif Evercut Knives from TB Groupe (one of France’s established knife makers) last longer than today’s marriages! They’ll outperform any knife set …

Watch BMW’s i3 Electric Car Charge from a Home Depot Gas Powered Generator (video)

BMW’s i3 goes 80-100 miles. Add on their range extender option and it doubles the car’s range. It also increases the price by almost $4,000. We …

Dramatic Black and White Outdoor Landscapes

Hengki Koentjoro is a fine art photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He formally took up photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in …

Landscape Photography

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …

Photography

7 Reasons Why Prime Lenses are Better Than Zoom Lenses to Improve Your Photography

Debates in the photography community are quite common, ranging from topics on photographic gear to brands and much more. One such never-ending debate …

Landscape Photography

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

Landscape Photography

30 of the Best Photography Links of the Week

This week has been terrific for those who love photography with many different artists and bloggers posting pieces that are noteworthy. This week's …

Landscape Photography

5 Quick Camera Checks Before You Release The Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I …

Landscape Photography

Kickstarter Brings Interchangeable Lenses to the Raspberry Pi Camera with Fun DIY Kit

The Raspberry Pi Camera module is a favorite of photography tinkerers. We’ve seen it used to create everything from GIF cameras to a balloon-powered, …

The Petzval Lens Reinvented

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your efforts to “make history” have been, uh, fun but haven’t achieved historical status yet. World’s Largest …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Landscape Photography

5 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Prime Lens for You

en_US<p>article<p>5 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Prime Lens for …

Photography

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

This is how Android phones get updated (infographic)

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: HTC<p>Ever wonder why it seems to take most phones forever to receive a new version of Android(s goog)? It turns out the …

Want to know how Google Maps calculates ETA? Ex-Googler reveals all - Pocket-lint

A former Google engineer has recently addressed an oft-wondered question, revealing - for the first time - just how Google's mapping service …

Google Maps

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major …

Information Security

How to become a World Memory Champion in ten steps

As you throw back another egg nog, mulled wine or other variety of sickly Christmas cheer, save a thought for the brain cells that take a hit with …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

New Leaks Detail How The NSA’s ‘TAO’ And ‘ANT’ Units Spy On Devices, Global Networks

New leaks emerged today in Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> newspaper about the scope of electronic surveillance conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency.<p>In short, it looks like the agency has even more access to personal data than we already thought.<p><i>Der Spiegel</i> says it has obtained documents …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Moody Long Exposure Photos of Traffic Lights

Every time we get in the car, we might take it for granted but the traffic light provides an invaluable role in ensuring road safety. Traffic lights, …

Landscape Photography

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Tutorials

You Won’t Believe These Shots Of Snowflakes Were Taken With An Ordinary Cam

The macro-photography of Alexey Kijatov will make you feel like it’s your first time seeing a snowflake.<p>Snowflakes teach us many lessons when we’re children. It teaches us about the fractal beauty that lies beneath all things; it teaches us about uniqueness, patterns, and infinity. But for some …

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

Landscape Photography