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Nokia reportedly investing in Lytro-style array camera startup

Nokia is eyeing an investment in Pelican Imaging, a California startup working on array camera technology for smartphones, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Array cameras offer similar benefits to Lytro's light field technique, allowing photographers to adjust an image's focus after it has been captured, but … At dawn on Saturday 5 March, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers and two world class balloon pilots successfully launched a house measuring 16 feet by 16 feet and 18 feet high, using 300 eight-foot coloured weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles. The launch – inspired by the Disney/Pixar film “Up” – set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The house and balloons measured more than 10 storeys high and reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, flying for approximately one hour. The record will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called “How Hard Can It Be?” which will premiere in 2012.

A Beautiful Video of the Daguerreotype Process

The way film photographers feel about digital photographers may be the way daguerreotype photographers feel about the film guys. Working with …

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20 Must-See & Attention-Grabbing Ads Around The World

We've previously taken a look at the world of advertising from a History Look At The Psychology of Advertising, to 22 Brilliant Examples Of Culture …

The Science of Six Packs

If you've always yearned for a washboard stomach, and you can do a thousand crunches but you still aren't seeing results, you're not alone. But never …


Photo of the day: Elephants grazing in Lake Amboseli, Kenya

45 Incredible Quotes Designed To Stimulate Your Brain

We've looked high and low around the interwebs to bring you these 45 quotes, designed to light that creative spark and give that added smack of …