Eli Collinson

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IBM’s Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You–Just By Looking At Your Social Media

IBM’s Watson team–and anyone using their API– can infer dozens of traits about your personality just from your social media posts.<p>IBM’s Watson computer has branched out into social media consulting.<p>IBM recently worked with NPR tech reporter Aarti Shahani to analyze Shahani’s personality based on …

KPCB’s Ted Schlein on cybersecurity: We’ve all been breached

Morgan Stanley. Anthem. GitHub. Ashley Madison. WhatsApp. Experian. The Office of Personnel Management. Dow Jones.<p>All of these organizations revealed hacking incidents in 2015. There have been so many that Dow Jones chief executive William Lewis remarked that “no company is immune” to an …

How to Create That Urban High Contrast Desaturated Look in Lightroom

One of the more popular styles on Instagram is urban photography that sports a high contrast look with some desaturated colors. When trying to …

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Grist</i><i>.</i><p>Debates rage over what to do about genetically modified organisms, but we rarely stop to ask a more basic question: Do GMOs really exist? It’s an important question, because no one in this debate can tell you precisely what a GMO is. I’ve come to the conclusion that …

Agriculture

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Diamond Nanothreads Could Support Space Elevator

Diamonds in the sky might recall a popular Beatles song, but researcher from Penn State University think that's exactly where these diamonds …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

Physicists continue to investigate why the universe did not collapse

(Phys.org)—According to the best current physics models, the universe should have collapsed shortly after inflation—the period that lasted for a …

Feuding physicists turn to philosophy for help

String theory is at the heart of a debate over the integrity of the scientific method itself.<p>Is string theory science? Physicists and cosmologists …

Adventures of the Irresponsible

It challenges the mind to recall with accuracy—nearly forty-five years later—the now “legendary,” 1968 Funhogs-go-to-Patagonia trip. So much legend has been woven into the tale, so many blurry edges of memory, so many recountings and embellishments of anecdotes, that the real story has evolved into …

Winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014

The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 were just announced! UK landscape photographer Greg Whitton nabbed the top prize with his stunning image of light hitting the Southern Highlands in Iceland. It was taken during a six-day wild camping trip in Iceland with four other …

These 2 Street Photographers Deal with Angry People in Very Different Ways

Street photographers Chuck Jines and Keenan Hastings both uploaded videos this week showing confrontations they had while shooting on the street — …

New Orleans

These Really Rare Apollo Images Put the Program in a New Light

Updated:<p>John Bisney and J. L. Pickering's latest, “Moonshots & Snapshots of Project Apollo,” is a stunning look at the Apollo program. This follow up book to “Spaceshots & Snapshots of Projects Mercury & Gemini” showcases not only uncommon NASA images from the Apollo program, but images from …

Space Exploration

Scientists create quantum entanglement at room temperature

Quantum entanglement, where two particles are inextricably linked, is a real thing. However, creating that odd behavior has been extremely difficult so far -- you have to cool things down to near absolute zero to pull it off on a significant scale. Or rather, you did. Researchers have successfully …

Quantum Physics

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use …

Mobile Photography

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

Video: Azerbaijan - The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan is not a country that most people consider visiting when escaping on their holidays. Those people are not adventure travelers however, and …

Mountaineer Beck Weathers Reflects on <em>Everest</em>

If you've read the book <i>Into Thin Air</i>, or know about the events that took place on Everest back 1996, the name Beck Weathers is one that you're no …

This NASA crash test montage is surprisingly zen

When NASA wants to test how well a space ship will survive a crash landing it just drops it. However, as this montage from the space agency's Landing and Impact Research Facility shows, this process isn't nearly as violent as you might expect. The footage above, shot at NASA's Langley Research …

Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

It's one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space.<p>The Fukushima accident was broadcast around the world. On March …

Physics

Japan cargo ship embarks on International Space Center supply mission | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - After three botched missions to resupply the International Space Center since October, an unmanned cargo ship blasted off from southern Japan on Wednesday with food, water and gear needed to keep the research station and its crew functioning.<p>A 19-story H-2B rocket …

An Exploration of Physics Logic

Physics is by consensus! In gravitational theories we have three accords, Relativity, Strings & Quantum (RSQ) theories. Like a board of directors, the physics community, based on empirical evidence, agree to disagree on how Nature works. Nature, herself, has only one vote, and it is a veto.<p>The …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

7 Tips for Black and White Portrait Photography

Why would you choose to create black and white photographs in the era of digital cameras that are capable of accurately capturing millions upon …

Photography

How to Add and Remove Fog in Photoshop

Learn How to Add and Remove Fog in Photoshop in today’s episode! This super quick and Easy Tutorial will turn you into a fog wizard. Guaranteed.

Don't miss: Last chance see 5 visible planets for first time in a decade TOMORROW

NASAThe five visible planets in our solar system will be seen together<p>Last seen more than a decade ago in January 2005, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging