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Airdog drone serves as your loyal action sports cameraman

The battle in the skies this week is the autonomous action-sports drone apparently. Why? Because, what if you want to be the star in your as yet un-made aerial epic? With a regular drone that's a tricky one. You <i>could</i> film yourself, as you stand flying the drone, but where's the fun in that? Airdog …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

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Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

For all their virtual accomplishments, gamers aren't feted for their real-world usefulness. But that perception might be about to change, thanks to a new wave of games that let players with little or no scientific knowledge tackle some of science's biggest problems. And gamers are already proving …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Creating a Starlight Time Lapse Video

In this tutorial, we are going to take a look at how to shoot and process a time lapse video of the stars. As the earth rotates, the stars appear to …

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Artist Creates Awe-Inspiring 11-Acre Aerial Portrait Using Wood, Soil, Sand and Stones

Art and photography often intersect in interesting and, at times, confusing ways. For instance: if you create a beautiful 11-acre portrait out of …

Screw Innovation, Part 1: Spax Screws

I am that common breed of DIY jerk that uses sheetrock screws for everything; I'm more handyman than craftsman. Were I the latter, I'd probably have …

Ultra Slow Motion of Dogs Shaking Inspired by Viral Photo Series

Some say that the secret to success in photography is finding your niche. A niche is a specialized area in a field in which you focus your work on. …

Pixelstick brings programmable fun to light painting

<b>Want to be more creative with your light painting? Pixelstick is a row of programmable LEDs used to display images and patterns in long exposure</b> …

pixelstick: Print Photos In Midair Using This Magical Light Painting Tool

Light painting is something that takes a lot of time and patience. Even after many trial and error attempts, nailing the exact look you’re going for …

Check out this connected water sensor that makes its own power

Here’s a nifty project running on Dragon Innovation’s crowd funding platform. Driblet, a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that recharges its battery …

Tardu Kuman's Stoa Design: Simple Joints, Awesome Furniture

I just stumbled across—and am totally in love with— the construction of this simple bookcase. Called the Stoa Kitap 03, it's the work of …

Could one of these planets be habitable? http://bbc.in/1cU2l5k Scientists have observed that there are 1,010 exoplanets - worlds circling distant stars - in outer space. Of these, 12 could be habitable - orbiting at a distance where it is neither "too hot" nor "too cold" for water to be liquid on the surface. Follow the link above to learn more about the search for these worlds and what the search can tell us about the evolution of the cosmos.

Awesome, Imaginary Cities Carved Out Of Wood

James McNabb spends months carving elaborate skylines into sculptures, creating imaginary cities out of wood.<p>A city skyline can be a hopeful, inspiring testament to man’s life on Earth. Would these staggered vistas be so evocative of creativity, innovation, and new beginnings if their stalagmites …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

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Articles about 8 ways creatively insulate your home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water each day—which...<p>Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your …

Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your computer, phone or tablet. Yet, it was redesigned from the ground up and the new user experience should …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Offensive e-book controversy highlights issues with self-publishing

Just as e-books mean anyone with an internet connection has the world's biggest library to hand, they also mean anyone with a word processor can be an author. Some of the big e-book outlets have self-publishing programs that circumvent the traditional channels, so you can simply share your story …

Here are a few ways to monetize a hobby: http://onforb.es/15WpPle Hobby: Playing with pets/animals Job: Veterinarian, groomer, pet photographer, make/sell gourmet dog treats, animal trainer, zoologist

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Ebooks gone global: Report suggests less resistance, more legal sales and importance of Apple

The growth of the ebook market outside the U.S. and U.K. has been slow — but 2013 may be a turning point, according to a new report on the global …