Ed Oliver

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Remembering the Chicago Pile, the World’s First Nuclear Reactor

December 2, 1942, was the coldest day in Chicago in almost fifty years. That frigid afternoon, a crew of men and women—many of them hailing from countries an ocean away, where the Second World War raged—gathered under the viewing stands of the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field to light a secret …

High Magnification at a Low Price: How I Built a Super Macro Rig for $230

Last year, I bought a macro lens for the summer. Just a normal one with 1x magnification. I fell into a beautiful and mesmerizing world of minuscule …

Five ways to look back at this week’s total solar eclipse in a totally different light

This week’s total solar eclipse ranked among history’s most widely documented celestial events, thanks to streaming video and social media. NASA and …

Anyone Can Be Trained to Hallucinate, and That’s Teaching Scientists About Perception — NOVA Next | PBS

Hallucinations are often distressing—a suggestion that something is amiss in our brains. But new research suggests we’re all susceptible to …

Watching This Bird Realize It Loves Drumming Will Brighten Your Day

Humans aren’t the only musically inclined creatures on the planet. Birds in particular have evolved delightful songs, replete with harmonious …

Cinemagraphs: A Moment In Time

When you take a photograph you capture a moment in time. Karl Lagerfeld says the beauty about it is that the moment is "gone forever, impossible to …

Get a crash course in typography fast and easy

<b>Calligraphy For Everyone: Practice Set</b><br>Features 14 pages of practice worksheets featuring warm-up strokes, lower and uppercase alphabet letters in …

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Tutorials

The Deep State Is a Figment of Steve Bannon’s Imagination

Here’s the real truth about America’s national security bureaucrats.<p>Here’s a handy rule for assessing the credibility of what you’re reading about national security in the Trump era: If somebody uses the term “Deep State,” you can be pretty sure they have no idea what they’re talking about.<p>The …

Donald Trump

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations

I love including numerical calculations in my introductory and advanced physics courses. I find that including coding in the introductory physics …

11 Tips to Master Autofocus and Increase Your Hit Rate

I’m a firm believer that photography is a game of inches. So today I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about mastering autofocus shooting in a …

Why You Should Always Set the Profile in Lightroom Before You Start Editing

Now that I have used Lightroom for many years, processing photos from two different camera systems (Canon EOS and Fujifilm X-series), I have realized …

Advanced Sky Selections in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a perfect sky selection even in difficult cases, using Channels, Levels and an Overlay</b> …

MDK9 Modern Dog House by RAH:Design

Dogs are best human companions, don’t you agree? RAH:Design also thinks the same way, that’s why they wanted to design modern and cozy house for …

This is how they shot the amazing super slow motion burger drop

Food can be a difficult subject to photograph. There’s all kinds of things to take into account about the colour and texture of the food. You’ve got …

An Electronic Work Bench with Storage

Tempel is a unique electrician’s work bench that also has plenty of storage. It has a vintage look, inspired by old writing desks, but underneath …

Make This: 5 Upgrades for Your Welcome Mat

Is the first thing your guests see when they walk up to your front door a worn-out welcome mat? Make a good impression with one of these DIY wooden …

Build a Corner Bench with Built-in Table

<i>Curb appeal is such a big deal when you’re selling a home, but it’s also so important to making a home feel, well, home-y for your family and guests.</i> …

5 Ways to Light a Black and White Portrait

How do you set up the perfect black and white portrait? Photographer Nathan Elson demonstrates some of his favorite lighting setups, using a mixture …

Whiteboards

Intro to Adobe Illustrator: Tips, Tricks & Tools for Non-Designers

Washington, D.C. campuses<p>GA D.C., 1776 <br>1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor <br>Washington D.C. 20005<p>Past Locations for this Workshop<p>Stay up to date<p>Follow this …

Your ultimate guide to Helmut Newton

Nobody has made quite the lasting impression on fashion imagery as Helmut Newton. Hired by <i>French Vogue</i> in the 1950s before being propelled to fame in the 1970s, Newton came to be renowned for his controversial scenarios, hypersexualised imagery and striking compositions. With elements of his work …

Get a DJI Phantom 3 4K quad-copter for $599

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals page.</i><p>About a year ago at this time, I was considering my quad-copter options. A higher-end model, …

Gear & Gadgets

Build a Behemoth Cold Brew Coffee Drip Tower

I love cold brew coffee. Its rich and delicious flavor, and low acidity, means it tastes great over ice. Traditional hot-brewed coffee methods simply can’t compare; when chilled and served on ice they tend to taste diluted and acidic. I have a small commercial drip tower that works very well, …

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

Scientists Discover How To “Switch On” Immune Cells

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Macrophages are white blood cells that engulf invading pathogens. Juan Gaertner/ShutterstockThe human immune system …

This Might Be the Weirdest Thing That's Ever Happened to Earth's Atmosphere

Life has been transforming Earth’s atmosphere since the first single-celled organisms evolved. But few instances of atmospheric terraforming compare …

Astronomy

Jimmy Kimmel Shuts Down Sarah Palin's Climate Change Claims With The Help Of Real Scientists

"When we tell you all this, we're not f**king with you."<p>ABC's Jimmy Kimmel took a swing at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on his late-night talk show Monday, criticizing the Republican for denying that climate change is real.<p>"No matter what Sarah Palin and these geniuses she surrounds herself with …

5 things you could afford if you didn't buy that new car

According to Experian's quarterly "State of the Automotive Finance Market," the average car payment for a new vehicle is an astounding $482 per month — stretched out for 67 months, or more than five years.<p>That amount of money is hard to fathom on a national level, but it's even crazier when you …

Photographer Captures What Happens When Dancers' Bodies Turn Off

"I am not interested so much in the movement but in the moments before it starts and after it’s over."<p>A dancer's body, when in motion, is a magnificent machine. Every limb, every arch, every glance conspires to turn a human being into a supple sculpture, a living shapeshifter, whose every …