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World's first graphene dress lights up when you breathe - CNN Style

Written by Emiko Jozuka, CNN<p>The little black dress just got revamped.<p>Together with scientists, fashion designers have used graphene -- a Nobel-Prize winning material that's tougher than diamonds -- to give their LBD a high-tech cut.<p>"We are trying to showcase the amazing properties of graphene," …

When travel goes wrong: Awkward family vacation photos

Let's face it, on those road trips with the kids packed in the back seat we're not always driving under rose-colored sunsets. We so badly want everything to go perfectly but then a tire goes flat and we arrive at the motel to find the swimming pool cracked and empty.<p>In the spirit of Clark Griswold, …

Italy city breaks – forget Rome and Venice, it’s time to visit Turin

Turin is often described as one of Italy’s overlooked cities.<p>Tucked away in the mountains, it’s out of sight and out of mind for many tourists.<p>The …

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9 Travel Safety Tips from a Former CIA Agent

A veteran intelligence operative on how to curb risks during a hotel stay. (Stay away from the top floor, you fools!)<p>Drew Dwyer, a Marine Corps veteran and former decade-long CIA operative, has traveled far and wide both domestically and internationally, and has participated in covert operations …

Custom Cam: The Best Professional iPhone Camera App Yet

Videographer and photographer Daan van de Westelaken was on a quest to find the perfect camera app for his iPhone. It's one thing to have all the …

A Great Resource To Use Before Purchasing A Camera Body Or Lens

While researching and deciding on what camera or lens to buy next, there can be a lot of banter, back and forth, and noise on opinions on what camera …

Buzz Aldrin: 'My First Experiment on the Moon Was a Failure'

If you want to do something significant, something noble, something that perhaps has never been done before, you must be willing to fail. And don’t …

Can we trust robots to make moral decisions?

Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Chatbot Tay, designed to speak like a teenage girl, turned into a Nazi-loving racist after less than 24 hours on Twitter. “Repeat after me, Hitler did nothing wrong,” she said, after interacting with various …

The Future

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

This Photo Of People Falling Over On New Year's Eve Is Being Compared To Renaissance Art

"It's very well-weighted, like a Caravaggio."<p>"It's a lovely and flattering comparison, especially in the context of a category of photography that's too often derided," he said.<p>Goodman, a freelance photographer from Manchester, said he believed anything could be considered art.<p>"There are street …

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Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Here's Why You Should Always Take Off Your Kids' Coats While They're in the Car

If you don't, you could be putting them in serious danger.<p>If you're about to hit the road to Grandma's house this holiday season, you might be putting your kids in danger without even knowing it. Experts say that if you put your child in a car seat while wearing a puffy winter coat, your little one …

A View of the Eiffel Tower As Seen Through Various Windows in Paris

Depending on who you ask, the Eiffel Tower is an eyesore or an architectural wonder. Love it or hate it, the worlds most visited monument is an …

What I Learned Shooting 100 Rolls of Black and White Tri-X Film Pushed to 1600

I’m in a plane to LA from Oakland (Southwest), and wanted to use this hour or so to write and share about my experiences shooting 100 rolls of Kodak …

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Nikola Labs' case uses stray radio waves to charge your iPhone

To hear Nikola Labs co-founder Dr. Rob Lee tell the tale, some 97 percent of the energy a smartphone expends to forge data and voice connections using radio frequencies is lost to the ether. Rather than let it all go to waste, this Ohio-based startup claims to have cooked up a way to harness that …

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NASA's 10-Engine Electric Plane Takes Off and Lands Like a Helicopter

NASA researchers took a rather unique prototype aircraft for a spin last week: Greased Lightning, a 10-engine electric plane with rotating wings that allow it to take off and land like a helicopter. Vertical take-off and landing aircraft, or VTOL, are not a new idea, but this particular …

9 Rules for Creating Killer Product Videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

Alibaba Apologizes For Want Ad Seeking Candidates Who Resemble Porn Star

Today, in questionable HR decisions:<p>Alibaba has apologized and pulled a job ad seeking a "programmer encouragement specialist." Requirements for the since-deleted position, as translated by Quartz, include an "adequately stunning" appearance and someone who might be an "open-minded lolita" like …

Audi Just Invented Fuel Made From CO₂ and Water

An Audi research facility in Dresden, Germany, has managed to create the first batches of diesel fuel with a net-zero carbon footprint — made from …

Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shootout

This ‘Just the Lenses’ article will take advantage of a Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

QuoTED 2015: Some of our favorite quotations from this year's conference

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Indian parents are scaling walls to help their kids cheat because economics

Everybody knows cheating is rampant in India, but there’s just something about these images:<p>In the ultimate act of enabling, hundreds of parents and family members in Bihar were caught on camera brazenly climbing walls and standing on window ledges to pass papers to students taking the state’s …

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