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How to Photograph Kids… By a Former Poorly Photographed Kid

I am a former kid. I have lived through the trauma of bad photos taken of me by my father. I was not photogenic, and admittedly he had a cheap …

Photographer Captures A Week’s Worth of Groceries of Families Around the World

Grocery shopping is a shared, common and recurring experience that we take for granted in our everyday lives. Being able to visit and shop at the …

How to Create Compelling Compositions with Curves

Do you want to make your images more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing? Try looking for curves when you are photographing! Once you start looking …

A Billboard That Condenses Water From Humidity

Peru's University of Engineering and Technology has designed a billboard that creates clean drinking water from atmospheric humidity.<p><b>At the edge of the Atacama Desert</b>, one of the driest places on earth, Lima, Peru, receives almost no rainfall. About 700,000 people have no access to clean water for …

Thermoelectric "Power Felt" Fabric Lets You Sit on Your Phone to Power It

A team from Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials has created a new thermoelectric fabric they call Power Felt. It's constructed of "tiny carbon nanotubes locked up in flexible plastic fibers," though the final product looks and feels like fabric, and creates …

Infographic: A Beautiful Cheat Sheet For Two Dozen Espresso-Based Drinks

<i>Ugh</i>. Just when you kinda sorta started to get a handle on the wide world of wine, along comes another new liquid metric for how cosmopolitan you really are (or aren’t): coffee. The variety is daunting. The differences are minute. This graphic should at least help with one subsection of the …

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The Unusual Personal Transportation Designs of Shane Chen

Shane Chen is a Washington-based inventor obsessed with moving the human body. His company, Inventist, has been developing strange-looking personal …

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The Highs and Lows of Human-Powered Flight

On March 19th 2012, YouTube user <i>jarnosmeets80</i> uploaded a video to YouTube entitled "Flying like a bird | part 14/14." In it, a man donning a set of homemade wings and a helmet with a GoPro attached achieves what many wishful-thinkers, scientists and millennia of wingless bipeds have long dreamed of …

How To Eat Sushi In The Face Of DANGER

OK so apparently this is not a real shark.<p>Unfortunately the art student who created this ceramic plate has too many orders to fulfill so you can't buy it anymore. But let's all appreciate it — and her "Narwaltini" olive skewer — nonetheless.

Restaurant's Lion Tacos Renew Exotic Meat Debate

A Florida restaurant's taco fillings has stirred a social media storm.<p><b>A Florida restaurant known for its exotic choices in taco fillings—including beaver and otter—has come under fire for adding lion meat to the menu. The uproar has reportedly spurred the restaurant, Taco Fusion, to pull the</b> …

No cellphone, no Wi-Fi: Living in America's quietest place

<b>By Kevin Monahan, Producer, NBC News</b><p>GREEN BANK, W.Va. – Every week, Chuck Niday patrols Green Bank, W.Va., in a vehicle that looks a bit like something out of the movie “Mad Max,” aiming to protect the largest steerable radio telescope in the world.<p>He searches for sources of interference, which can …

Google Maps integrates Google Earth and Street View in completely redesigned interface

Google Maps on the desktop has been rebuilt from the ground up, ushering in its most significant changes since its launch eight years ago. After spending some time with the new Maps, and with its lead designer, we’re struck by Google’s choice to do away with most of the user interface elements and …