Amie Williams

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Nikon’s new wireless tethering feature will change the way you take pictures

The next evolution of connected cameras<p>Nikon announced the D500, the company’s latest top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR, at CES back in January. The $2,000 camera finally hit store shelves early this summer, and I spent a few weeks using it as my main walkaround camera. It is an exceptional camera, …

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6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …

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Navy Jet Plows Into Apartment Complex

Sonic Boom!!

Free High-Resolution Wallpapers<p>Wallpaper Details: Sonic Boom!!<p>January 26th, 2010<p>An FA/18 Super Hornet displaying a vapor cone during a sonic boom at …

FA-18 CRASH

FA-18 CRASH<p>amazing....no seconds to spare...<p>Incredible photos from last Friday's accident in Canada ( Lethbridge ). Check out the sequence of the canopy leaving the scene, the pilot in his rocket-powered seat coming out, the parachute opening sequence, and the separated seat falling away. Modern technology at its best. All of this happened in about two seconds from canopy off to the fireball<p>Check out all the smoke from the canopy rocket motors.<p>There he goes! So that's what the striped handle …

FA-18 Hornet and Super Hornet at Fleet Week 2012

Boeing introduced the F-18 in 1999 and the plane remains in production with more than 500 built to date. At a cost of $67 million per plane, this is …

Axalp 2012 Live Fire Event - F/A-18 Canopy Down Pass / Roll

<b>Axalp 2012 Live Fire Event - F/A-18 Canopy Down Pass / Roll</b><p>Most of you know my high alpine landscape photography work. Some of you know that I'm very much into everything fast which produces lots of g-force :-).<p>(Nearly) every year in October the Swiss Air Force shows its capabilities in a live fire event, something quite unique in Europe. I love the precision of the pilot's flights and navigation between the mountains.<p>After attending the event in the regular visitor's areas in 2010 (2011 was …

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27 Psychological Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things.

27 Psychological Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things.<p>The white-collar crimes that lead major companies to collapse usually begin with seemingly minor ethical violations that spiral into something much bigger. <br>The question of what motivates smart and talented people to commit fraud is fascinating, and is the subject of a new paper by Tranquocdan of the Occho School Of Management. <br>We've put together some of his most interesting insights on the situations and behavioral biases that lead people …

Privacy Paradigm

<b>Privacy Paradigm</b><p><b>(Part 1)</b> Inherently paradoxical:<p><i>Smartphones, tablets, workstations, notebooks, wearable computers, and any other device that provides a communication gateway will unequivocally destroy any and all actual or perceived sense of privacy or anonymity, eventually.</i><p>That's a pretty hefty statement, especially coming from someone like me. I've been an advocate for technology for over 20 years and even though I know this to be true I still advocate, but why? Ultimately you have to ask …

This Neuroscientist Worries That Facebook Home Will Change Our Brains

Susan GreenfieldWikimedia, CC<i>Baroness Susan Greenfield is Senior Research Fellow, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Oxford.</i><p>Facebook is going to be in your face even more than before. The arrival of the 'Facebook Phone' and the eventual availability of the latest it has to offer on all …

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Can brain scans predict crimes?

<b>Forecasting future crimes?</b><p>"One day, people may have their brains scanned to see if they're likely to commit crimes," writes The Boston Globe's Kevin Lewis. "Sounds like science fiction, right? Hardly. In a recent study, a team of researchers scanned the brains of inmates before their release from …

Stanford's Transparent Brain: Local Scientists Reach Amazing Breakthrough

Stanford researchers have turned a dreary gray brain into an object as transparent as apricot Jell-O -- an approach that will reveal new secrets into the most mysterious of organs.<p>The process, called CLARITY, transforms the brain's tissue -- replacing opaque fat with a clear gel -- and creates a …

Brain Games Versus Nature Documentaries

Brain games may not be as effective at boosting mental capacity as people hope.<p><b>It seems brain-training games—online tests, quizzes, games, or flash cards designed to improve attention, memory, creativity, and concentration—are everywhere. But do they work? Arecent study published in the journal</b> …

Exercise May Prevent Alcohol From Damaging The Brain, Study Says

Heavy, long-term alcohol use has been linked by several studies to brain damage. But there may be a way to prevent and even reverse that damage.<p>Aerobic exercise appears to protect the brain from alcohol-caused damage, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Diego and the University of …

Need a Brain Boost? Head to the Gym!

There are days when I'm pretty sure that my brain is more like a sieve than an actual working organ—I've had the most random things slip my mind without a trace! Does that happen to you?<p>And while there are some good ways to exercise your brain—such as playing memory games—it looks like there's …

Study of the Day: Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain

<i>New research suggests it may be possible to learn complex tasks with little to no conscious effort, just like in</i> The Matrix<i>. Whoa, indeed.</i><p><b>PROBLEM</b>: Unlike Neo in <i>The Matrix</i> or the titular superspy in the comedy series <i>Chuck</i>, we can't master kung fu just by beaming information to our brain. We have to …

Sounds Synced With Brain Waves Could Help Enhance Memory During Sleep, Study Suggests

Playing sounds with certain rhythms could enhance memory during sleep, new research suggests.<p>A small study published in the journal Neuron shows that when sounds are played during sleep that go along with the slow oscillations in brain waves that occur during sleep, that actually helps to enhance …

Berries and Brain Health

What they found: Eating the berries seemed to help to prevent cognitive decline, says researcher Shibu Poulose, PhD, a molecular biologist at the USDA – Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Researchers think it may be because the fruits promote autophagy, a mechanism that …

Revision tips: why sleep and repetition will boost your brain power

With so many different revision guides, it can be hard to know what's good practice and what's not. We talked to a brain expert, as well as students …

How to Have a Smart Baby: Pregnancy Brain Power Boosters

Taking care of yourself now will help prepare your baby to be an active learner.<p>You already know that living a healthy lifestyle while you're expecting helps your baby grow big and strong, but did you know it can make her smarter too? In fact, simple choices that you make every day, from eating a …

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Instagram's Envy Effect

I keep having the same conversation over and over. It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” …

Bad news spread online could be bad news for your health

<b>Bad news spread online could be bad news for your health</b><p>"After 9/11, Manhattan residents reported worsening asthma symptoms even if they weren't directly involved in events. And Jonathan Steinberg, a cardiologist at Columbia University in New York, found that in the month following the tragedy, the number of potentially fatal heart arrhythmias in the area more than doubled. A similar effect occurred in Florida, suggesting that simply watching events on television can affect people's hearts. …

Adding Text to Images and Photos

Adding Text to Images and Photos<p>Photos, images, pictures, snapshots, call them what you like, but they should be one of the tools in your SEO Toolbox to increase visibility of your content and marketing message. Image search can help you earn credibility in Google. #seotools #imagesearch<p>For those of us that still in the pc world, and don’t use Macs, we’re used to migrating to Microsoft products for our computer solutions and computer software compatibility. Coming from the newspaper publishing …