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A Perfect Photo of a Kingfisher, 720K Pictures in the Making

The kingfisher has the poise of an Olympic diver. It catches food by plunging head-first into water, wings outstretched and beak pointed keenly at an …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Xbox One will allow independent developers to self-publish titles

Microsoft is making another big change to its Xbox One policies and opening the console's online store up for all independent developers to publish into. The Xbox 360 has long limited the Arcade store to titles published only by Microsoft and other major companies, such as EA. That largely …

Why Goldman Sachs has no business owning a coal mine in Colombia

In 1913, Congress determined that a cabal of Wall Street bankers had captured control over the US economy. Having bought up large shares of railroads, utilities, and manufacturers, these titans of finance had acquired the power to pick whether a business thrived or failed, and could effectively …

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Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

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4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

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Honda Announces Super-Fast 130 MPH Lawn Mower

<i>Honda has announced the world’s fastest lawn mower.</i><p>Honda UK and Team Dynamics have partnered on one of the most peculiar products of the year: a lawn mower capable of speeds well over 100 mph.<p>“What do you get if you take one lazy Sunday afternoon, one British Touring Car champion and the world’s …

Manhattan Fold ’Em

Until this past spring, you couldn’t have picked a more likely prospect to be the next United States ambassador to France than Marc Lasry. The …

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

Chris Hadfield sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in ISS farewell

How do you top months of amazing photos, demos, and tunes done aboard the International Space Station? If you're Chris Hadfield, you cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in a showstopping finale.<p>On the eve of his return to Earth, the Canadian astronaut released a beautifully done video of himself …

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How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …