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World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

Scientists just created a new "super wood" that's stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth — but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of …

Nanotech

An Amazing Airplane Engine Powered Motorcycle Sporting Hubless Wheels and True Sci-Fi Style

Former F1 racer and designer Taso Marques has created the TMC Dumont, an incredibly sleek, low-to-the-ground motorcycle that sports an airplane …

Review: The BenQ SW2700PT Is a Perfect Monitor for Photo Editing

The BenQ SW2700PT monitor is a hard sell on paper to those that only look at pixel count. At just over $600, it teeters on the edge of premium …

Photo Editing

How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

In Search of God’s Mathematical Perfect Proofs

Paul Erdős, the famously eccentric, peripatetic and prolific 20th-century mathematician, was fond of the idea that God has a celestial volume …

I bet you can't do it!...

Fox

Arabesque

Head in the clouds

Camera's eye

Pancakes day

Tree In Waiheke

Owl

Into the Woods: How Photographer Simon Baxter Captures His Moody Images of Nature

We can all appreciate the beauty and mystery of a forest enshrouded by mist in the early dawn. But few of us manage to capture the haunting quality …

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

Landscape Photography

Get Started in Timelapse Photography Without Breaking the Bank

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.More and more photographers are …

This Surprising Discovery Could Lead To Better Batteries In The Future

A collaboration of scientists met up at Brookhaven National Laboratory to track lithium ions with a new imagining technique. This work could lead to improvements in the engineering of batteries allowing them to be more powerful and last longer .<p>The scientists noticed an unexpected phenomenon in …

This Beautiful Gallery Is For Owl Lovers

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing any type of owl in the Only Owls Photo contest with chances to win a Sigma …

DJI’s Ronin-S is its First One-Handed Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless

DJI has announced the new Ronin-S, the company’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The 3-axis gimbal can help you shoot …

How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Photographer Sean Tucker made this 36-minute video that walks through editing dramatic portraits in Photoshop. Watch Tucker’s entire process from …

Build and Photograph Your Own Miniature Set Using Only Household Items

With the holiday season in full swing during December, I decided to put my camera down and focus on coming up with new ideas and concepts rather than …

Monkey Fun

First Snow

Burning Man Portfolio

Waiheke Island

Concrete micro house is a pipe dream

Resembling Mexico's Tubohotel, which we covered back in 2011, the OPod was designed with a view to mitigating Hong Kong's housing shortages, which …

The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Linus Torvalds, the inventor and founder of the Linux operating system, is not known for holding back strong opinions he has about computers, and he is now one of the loudest voices critical of Intel's handling of "Meltdown," the flaw revealed Wednesday that could enable an attacker to steal …

Supercomputers

Israel may issue cryptocurrency to speed up payments

Virtual money could solve institutional problems.<p>Some countries are treating cryptocurrencies as the bane of their existence, but that might not be true of Israel -- it might see the technology as a cure. <i>Reuters</i> sources have claimed that the Bank of Israel is considering issuing virtual currency in …

Cryptocurrency

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…