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10 Photoshop alternatives offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

Head transplant surgery used to be a dream that we only saw in science fiction movies such as <i>The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant</i> (pictured above). …

Scientists are just as obsessed with #thedress as you are: Here's why

If you can't stop thinking about the divisive dress that appears blue and black to some and white and gold to others, you are not alone: Scientists who study visual illusions have been dazzled by it too.<p>"The whole field was discussing it on Facebook this morning," said Arthur Shapiro, director of …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions

There is an unwritten rule among magicians never to reveal how a trick is done. So when a 2004 exhibition explained Harry Houdini's illusions, …

Can you detect the stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are <i>two</i> of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect. Thanks to the …

WATCH: Artificial Atoms Can Produce Any Colour in The World

Atoms make up everything, and they can even produce some amazing colours when excited.<p>For example, sodium atoms can emit a beautiful yellow glow that …

Chemistry

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Quantum Physics

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job

<b>Are those workers who stay for years with the same companies unambitious and mediocre, or does the corporate grind make them so? asks author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>Last week I talked to a graduate who had just started working for one of the most prestigious employers in the …

Tractor beams are suddenly a lot more plausible

Tractor beams now have a better shot at crossing from science fiction trope to reality, thanks to scientists at The Australian National University (ANU). They managed to push and pull a 0.2mm sized particle nearly 20cm using a "hollow" laser beam. That's a hundred-fold improvement over recent …

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

The important thing is that Meghan knew something was wrong.<p>When I met her, she was 23, a smart, wry young woman living with her mother and stepdad in Simi Valley, about an hour north of Los Angeles.<p>Meghan had just started a training program to become a respiratory therapist. Concerned about future …

Google Tries, Fails To Remove Links To Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photos

Google removed two links from its search engine to a site hosting nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, nearly a month after her legal team first asked it to do so, The Guardian reported on Monday.<p>But the website hosting the photos changed its domain name and successfully found its way back onto Google …

The Brilliant Ten: Roxana Geambasu Exposes How Companies Use Your Data

She's also teaching the cloud to forget personal information.<p>As a computer scientist, Roxana Geambasu of Columbia University says she picks new projects based on what “really, really annoys me.” She hates ceding control of her personal data online, which is why she’s building software that allows …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

5 ways OS X Yosemite will change the way you work

The most interesting thing about Apple’s newest OS X update? It goes way beyond the desktop.<p>With OS X Yosemite, which was officially released yesterday, Apple is beginning to unify its desktop and mobile computing platforms. You still won’t be able to run your iPhone apps on your Mac, but there are …

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

How to Take Your Startup Global (on a Shoestring Budget)

<i>Alec Lynch is the founder and CEO of global crowdsourcing startup DesignCrowd.</i><p>If you run a startup or online business (or have an idea for one), there’s a good chance the opportunity for your venture is a global one.<p>However, conventional startup wisdom seems to be: start local, then go global. …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

How Fighter Jets Lock On (and How the Targets Know)

The primary technology that a military aircraft uses to lock and track an enemy aircraft is its onboard radar. Aircraft radars typically have two …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

This mobile chat app builds your conversations into comic strips (video)

There’s no denying that there’s a glut of mobile messaging apps all vying for attention, even though the majority aren’t really that different from each other.<p>But ComiXchat, a mobile chat app launching today, has a unique spin: Instead of using those boring multi-colored chat bubbles, it displays …

Ramadan 2014: Top Apps That Help With Fasting, Diet, Duas, Schedule, Sending Islamic Greetings, Salah and Much More

During the holy month of Ramadan, which is set to begin on 28 June this year, Muslims from around the globe will abstain from food, drink, and other …

The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

How the NSA, GCHQ and crooks can hack mobile apps

On Monday, the latest Edward Snowden leaks revealed GCHQ and the National Security Agency were targeting specific mobile applications in their …

gen · type-driven code generation for Go

Type-driven code generation for Go<p><b>gen</b> is an attempt to bring some generics-like functionality to Go. It uses type annotations to add “of T” …

Google announces winners of its 'Player’s Choice Awards'

The final month of 2013 is nearly half over and that means right now is the time we start seeing tons of articles and blog posts that look back at some of the best phones, accessories, apps and just about anything under the sun. Joining the list-creating craze this year is Google, who today …