Himanshu Raja

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What’s the Fastest Lens Theoretically Possible? And What Would it Look Like?

We’ve told you about some pretty fast lenses in the past — from the legendary Zeiss 50mm f/0.7 lenses made for NASA and used by Stanley Kubrick to …

An Open Letter to the Person Who Stole My Camera…

Dear clever person who stole my camera from the Barcelona train station — yes, you are oh so clever. I must say, I read about your ilk in all the …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

University of Pennsylvania

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Johnson: Just speak English?

HOW should the European Union manage its multilingualism? The 28 partner countries speak an unwieldy 23 languages. To enable more shared modes of …

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

What to Teach Your Kids about Photography

We love photography. We love our kids. So, it would stand to reason that if we can find a way to combine photography and spending time with our kids …

The woman who nearly died making your iPad http://t.gu.com/nFik6 Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window, writes Aditya Chakrabortty for @CommentIsFree

Stop Trying To Make Proximity-Based Social Networking Happen

Turn back the dial to 2009, and proximity social networking was buzzing, thanks to the launch of Google Latitude and the hype and oxygen burning around check-in services like Foursquare and Gowalla. Such services promised that we were all going to be broadcasting our location to friends — and even …

Neat Trick If You Need a Macro Lens in a Pinch

No macro lens? No problem! Now you can get those lovely, detailed close-up shots without investing in another pricey lens. How? By converting one of …

21 Books That Will Teach You Something Important

A mini syllabus for, like, life.

10 Reasons To Visit Turkey Now

Looking for somewhere new to visit? Something with a good mix of history and pop culture, a balance between bazaars and beaches? Try Turkey. Here’s why.<p><b>1. Witness History.</b> As you know, Turkey has been in the middle of historic protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Since May …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …

A Look at Reducing Noise in Photographs Using Median Blending

Between a recent post here on PetaPixel about the Beauty of Space Photography, and my own experiments on blending series of images using averaging …