Michael James

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Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Archaeology

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Entertainment

Robots are replacing humans in the world's mines. Here's why.

One day the world's mines may be operated almost entirely by machines.<p>Even in our digital age, some jobs remain almost as dirty and dangerous as ever. Mining is a prime example — with miners facing risks ranging from fire to falling rock and entrapment — but this industry is beginning to …

Robotics

Nvidia's AI machine generates fake faces from celebrity images

A new artificial intelligence created by Nvidia recently spat out a wild diversity of fake faces after researchers fed it thousands of real celebrity …

They've Got Personality: Ant 'Superorganisms' Have Unique Temperaments

Individuality isn't just for individuals. Insect colonies, which function as so-called "superorganisms," appear to have personalities, scientists are …

These 3D-printed Wi-Fi-connected gadgets don’t need batteries to work

Researchers have made plastic gears and switches that reflect ambient WiFi<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to 3D …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Consciousness

How to Create Foreground Bokeh with Water Drops on Glass

This foreground bokeh look is actually a setup I played around with a few times many years ago. I thought it would be a good, fun setup to share, as …

Photographs Are Made With Light, Not Sensors and Tech

Great light is what creates great images.<p>What makes a photograph is not the camera sensor, or the autofocus system, or the depth of field. …

Lighting Options for Mobile Photography

Not long ago, mobile phones were judged by their sound quality. Nowadays, phones are judged by their image quality. “Can you hear me now?” has been …

10 Clever Examples of Composition Using a Smartphone Camera

The theme of this week’s showcase is photos that use clever compositional layouts. Composition is something that fascinates me greatly. It is a key …

The Post

10 Beautiful iPhone Photos That Use Negative Space To Great Effect

The theme of this week’s showcase of mobile photography is negative space which highlights 10 beautiful photographs that make excellent use of this …

Mobile Photography

Surreal and Fine Art Self Portraits by Josephine Cardin

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Josephine Cardin</b> (previously featured) is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in …

This Photo Captures Lava, Milky Way, Meteor, and Moon in a Single Shot

Adventure photographer Mike Mezeul II captured something truly extraordinary a couple of weeks ago. While hiking around Volcanoes National Park on …

How Geometry Can Literally Shape the Story in Your Images

Leading lines, negative space, rule of thirds, all of these compositional elements are discussed <i>ad nauseam</i> in the world of photography. This short …

This Iceberg Photo Has Four Quadrants of Color and Texture

Canadian fine art photographer David Burdeny created this remarkable photo of a giant iceberg that’s neatly divided into four quadrants, each with a …

Views from the cockpit: pilot's incredible shots of storms and night skies

Forget bird’s eye view: pilot’s eye view is where the money is.<p>A series of remarkable photos taken of the heavens by senior first officer pilot Christiaan van Heijst and his friend, Daan Krans, has revealed what is like to have the best seat in the house when thunderstorms roll in across the …

Thunderstorms

Tip Of The Week: Photographing The Colors Of Fall

Autumn has arrived. The days grow shorter, a morning chill permeates the air, many large mammals begin their rut, deciduous trees create landscapes …

The HP Elite Slice is a small, chic enterprise desktop with perks for the work-at-home crowd - CNET

<b>The Good</b> It's small, attractive and cleverly designed for expansion, and the voice-optimized meeting-room configuration comes with touch call controls.<p><b>The Bad</b> The wireless conference-call audio isn't terrific and practicality mars its prettiness.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> For work-at-home folks who spend a …

Computer Hardware

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes …

Art

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Colors of the Earth - Photographs and text by Bernhard Edmaier | LensCulture

Across his stunning, decades-long oeuvre, Bernhard Edmaier has been animated by a simple desire: “to arouse interest in the earth’s surface untouched by humans.” In this series, titled “Colors of the Earth,” Edmaier presents some of his favorite discoveries from around the world. Each of these …

Earth

Essential Skills for Landscape Photography

When you first get started in photography, at the bare minimum, you need three pieces of equipment: a camera, a normal zoom lens (24-70mm), and a …

A History of Cell Phones and Cellphone Technology

Cellphone Technology has come a long way since the 80's. A History of Cell Phones and Cellphone Technology infographic from Lyca Mobile covers each …

Long-Exposure Photos of California Wildfires at Night

For the past few wildfire seasons in Southern California, Los Angeles-based photographer Stuart Palley has taken his camera out into the hills to …

When robots kill

A recent robot-related death in Germany highlights broader dilemmas in the design of safe autonomous systems.<p>Last month, a robot grabbed a worker at a Volkswagen plant in Germany, crushing and killing him. This tragic though fairly common incident has drawn attention to the growing dangers of …

Autonomous Cars