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Google's satellites will now do much more than just update your maps

Google likes maps. To make better maps, the company bought Skybox Imaging back in 2014, which helped to keep Google’s satellite imagery up-to-date, with nearly 100,000 images since the launch of the company’s first satellite.<p>Now Skybox Imaging wants to venture further than just helping keep your …

Imaging

Apple Drafts More Everyday People for New Shot on iPhone Campaign

Location: Oishi Kougen, Wakayama, Japan Subject: Friend, Megumi Koseko. Photograph shot with iPhone 6s, used Snapseed,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Koichi Miyase<p>1 of …

Photographers
Renewable Energy

Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.<p>Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia has taken part in …

Middle East
Human Rights

Artist Becomes One With Animals By Replacing Her Eye With Theirs

Hungarian photographer Flóra Borsi is an eyeful. Animeyed, her latest project, features animals superimposed over self-portraits so that the two …

Photography

Rocks' Balancing Act Gives New Insight Into Earthquakes

Precariously balanced rocks: a different kind of PBR<p>Conventional wisdom in a large earthquake is that large unstable objects tend to fall down in the midst of all the shaking. But not always. In one area of California, close to the famous San Andreas fault, there are a few delicate geological …

San Andreas Fault

The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

Islam

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

CIA torture is only part of medical science's dark modern history

Recent revelations about post-9/11 practice remind us that doctors’ ethical guidelines are only as good the society that has allowed a variety of shocking human experimentation<p>New documents released by the Guardian have shown the CIA may have broken its own internal ethics policies during their …

Medicine

You could soon use emoji as a passcode

LONDON — Beer, burger, smiling poop, smiling poop.<p>That could be your next passcode thanks to a British firm that has just unveiled a new security …

Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years<p>Russia’s top Aids expert has lambasted the Kremlin’s increasingly conservative agenda, saying the HIV-Aids epidemic is worsening …

Public Health

15 of the fastest growing startups in the world still flying under the radar

But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?<p>That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups are private companies that don't have to …

Startups

40 Fresh Award Winning Websites for Inspiration

Today we’re rounded up <b>40 fresh award winning websites</b> for your inspiration. I looked at over thousands of really inspirational <b>websites design</b> today …

Web Design

Adobe previews 3D printing features coming to Photoshop CC

Create and apply 3D Bump Maps from any photograph to add texture to 3D objects: Convert textures from a photograph into a bump map, with flexibility …

A TEDx Talk by TED’s Photographer on Finding Photos Right Before Your Eyes

Several times a year, Portland-based photographer Duncan Davidson is called upon by TED to shoot portraits of the notable speakers while they’re …

Photography

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

Ditch the Paper and Increase Productivity With These Six Apps!

<i>This is part of the "Increased Productivity" series where experts in productivity, brain training, and business success share the techniques and tools they couldn't live without.</i><p>Going paperless has probably been an agenda item in most offices for several years now, but somehow it never quite seems …

Can Google Un-Break Google Glass?

<i>Nick Scholz is a Global Product Marketing Manager for Novell, currently covering the GroupWise, Vibe, and Open Enterprise Server product lines.</i><p>When Google quietly stopped selling Google Glass back in January, this came as no shock to the world. Word to the wise: if your company ever has to release …

Darren Gatcum on Twitter: "@ScottKelby I am off to shoot some more sports after watching Scott Kelby & Dave Black. http://t.co/bgZsp26GeJ"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Pilot’s DSLR Jammed Airliner Joystick and Caused it to Plummet, Investigation Finds

American and European regulations generally prohibit pilots from taking pictures while flying planes, and for good reason: sometimes the camera does …

Military Aircraft

Why Is Light So Important?

Light is one of the most important elements to consider when taking photos. A really great shot could be ruined if the lighting isn’t good. Taking …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Tutorials

Swifty Teaches Apple’s New Programming Language On Your iPhone

Last summer, Apple surprised almost everyone at WWDC with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac development.<p>The language feels like something Apple would invent. Like several of the languages currently popular in web development, it has a concise, readable syntax …

Programming

New Contacts and Glasses Give You 2.8x Zoom with a Wink of the Eye

Tired of having eyeballs with fixed focal lengths? Scientists have developed new telescopic contact lenses and glasses that can give your eyes 2.8x …

Prototypes

See Differently

Your best art is right in front of you. You needn't travel thousands of miles or have studied formally to find it. It's in the simple movements and …

Natural HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom

HDR photography was made to address the restrictions of photography equipment, mainly in the sensors of digital cameras. This technology was intended …

Tutorials

Flickr Tab in Chrome: Get a Dose of Photo Inspiration with Every New Tab

If you enjoy random bits of inspiration throughout your day, Flickr has a new Chrome extension just for you. Called Flickr Tab, it’s a simple little …

Flickr