Jonathan Witte

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That's me in the picture: President Bush's chief of staff informs him of 9/11

'At the door to the classroom, I performed a test that chiefs of staff do all the time: does the president need to know? The answer, of course, was yes'<p>We had flown to Florida the evening before. The president was to visit Emma E Booker elementary school in Sarasota, to talk about leaving no child …

How to Create ‘Vortex Star Trails’ in Nightsky Astrophotography Time-Lapses

A common technique used in still astrophotography is the creation of startrails, a method by which a photographer overlays multiple long-exposure …

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Tannoy REVEAL 402 Channel Studio Monitor

• Reference monitor ideal for desktop recording or secondary monitoring in personal studios<br>• 70 Watt custom bi-amped design delivers impressive sound …

These 5 Facts About Apple Will Blow Your Mind

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

Fly To Paradise (Remix)

Dreamy Music Video Makes Excellent Use of 360° GoPro Rig for Psychedelic Visuals

The 360 GoPro rig video is nothing new, but most of the time it’s used to create footage that is likely to induce vomiting… or at the very least a …

iPhone ringtones remixed into a club hit

While remixes of famous ringtones are hardly new, YouTube musician MetroGnome's delightfully infectious "iPhone" more than merits a watch. The song is made up of some of Apple's most recognizable sounds, including classic ringtones like "Marimba," "Opening," and "Xylophone." It even features a …

A Day in the Life of a Timelapse Photographer

Joel Schat is a photographer on the move. He travels around the US to shoot timelapse landscapes of some of the most beautiful locations in the …

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

Flicker Free Plugin : Deflicker Time Lapse, LED and Slow motion / High Frame Rate in HD and 4K

De-Flicker Your Video Footage<p>Flicker Free is a powerful, new way to deflicker video. It fixes flicker that’s common in video footage and can be …

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The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

Connecting our minds and bodies–by sleeping, stepping away from the keyboard, and breaking a sweat–might be the best way to get through a creative block.<p>I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen–creativity …

Time-Lapse Video of the Bustling City of Doha, Qatar's Rapidly Growing Capital

Two gentlemen put together this spectacular time-lapse trip of the lively city of Doha. The video contrasts the ancient sand dunes as well as …

Time-lapse Photography

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Beautiful Time-Lapse Featuring the City of Light in All Its Centuries’ Old Splendor

For those who thoroughly enjoyed the time-lapse work of French photographer and filmmaker Mayeul Akpovi called <i>Paris in Motion</i>, this surely will be a …

Time-lapse Photography

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

Epic Timelapse of the Northern Lights During the Solar Maximum

<i>All photos taken by and used with expressed permission from Henry Jun Wah Lee.</i><p>Iceland’s mesmerizing, almost surreal landscapes are easily some of the …

Absolutely Stunning Time-Lapse of Yosemite National Park

Taking over 24 months for filmmakers Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty to produce the epic Yosemite HD II, the reprise to their breathtaking 2012 ode …

Why 4K TVs are stupid

There's all this buzz about 4K resolution. You don't need it, and probably never will.<p>This math, or just looking at your TV, tells you that you can't see individual pixels.<p>So if your eye can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on nearly all modern televisions, what's the need for 4K?

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Watch Timelapse Photographers Capture Northern Lights Over Sweden

The northern lights are well known for their beauty and spectacular colors as they light up the night sky. It’s no wonder that they grab the …

Northern Lights

Who 'Won' The Creation Vs. Evolution Debate?

Days after a wide-ranging debate on creationism and evolution between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, the event is driving an online conversation. Themes of belief and literalism, logic and faith — and, for some, relevance — are being aired and disputed. And some wonder what the debate accomplished.<p>The video …

Theremini helps theremin beginners not sound terrible

Make beautiful music with Moog's pitch-corrected Theremini, a theremin that helps you learn without sounding like an angry cat.<p>I tried to play a theremin once. I sounded awful, like the soundtrack to "The Day the Earth Stood Still" had caught fire and crash-landed into the Bermuda Triangle. It's …

Star Trek

One Step Closer to Hoverboards - Scientists use Ultrasound to Levitate Small Objects (video)

Of all the grandiose technology predicted to exist by 2015 in Back to the Future II, the Hoverboard was/is the one product that I really couldn’t …

Police investigate armed robbery of $6 million Stradivarius violin

Frank Almond<p>MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee and Wauwatosa police are investigating what could be the most valuable heist in Milwaukee's history -- the …

DVR Rewind | Conan Flips Over Trombone Shorty Performance

Conan O’Brien usually praises the acts that play his TBS talk show, but he took his praise up a notch last night after Trombone Shorty & Orleans …

Horns

28 Famous People You Might Not Know Were Band Geeks

Oh, so you're musically talented and in the spotlight? GOOD FOR YOU.

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I Found Jennifer Lawrence’s Cell Phone In A Cab

“This will be my exercise for the day,” I thought as I left the bar, planning to walk home.<p>Like most winter nights in New York City, I was in a cab a …

Elegant, Glossy Wave Piano Design Inspired by Waves

A modern piano design, it’s 5-meter long futuristic concept piano inspired by waves. It’s been awhile since we heard from Apostol Tnokovski, this …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

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