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Hi rez images from NASA's 1967/8 Lunar Orbiters were withheld to hide US spying capabilities

In 1967, the Lunar Orbiter missions sent back exciting -- but grainy and low-rez -- photos of the moon's surface.<p>But it turns out that the Orbiters' …

Amazing photos of sports games combined into single chaotic images

Photographer Pelle Cass takes dozens of photographs of the same location and then combines the people into a single image. His photos of sporting …

Apple using secret US facility to develop MicroLED screens for Apple Watch

Apple is using a secret facility in California to design and manufacture prototype MicroLED screens, according to a report from Bloomberg. Engineers are said to have produced fully functional Apple Watch-sized MicroLED screens at the facility, with a view to using the technology commercially for …

Dropbox really screwed up its new design

We all know something is awfully wrong with the new Dropbox design, a design Dropbox says it’s the biggest change to the Dropbox brand in their 10-year history (might not necessarily be the best).<p>In this post, I attempt to simplify where Dropbox went wrong and why all the noise you’ve been hearing …

Apps

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …

My Endless Summer In Minimalist Pictures

My name is Andria Darius Pancrazi, and I'm a French photographer from Corsica, now based in Oxford, UK.<p>I grew up in Corsica, a Mediterranean island, …

Minimalism

The Coincidence Project: 30+ Photos That Will Make You Look Twice

London-based photographer Denis Cherim challenges the way we look at the world and offers a different perspective. Titled The Coincidence Project, …

Annie Leibovitz Photographs the “Invisible Man” Who Camouflages into Anything

Chinese artist Lui Bolin, aka Invisible Man, and renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz have teamed up in two advertising campaigns for the luxury apparel brand Moncler. Fusing Bolin’s penchant for body paint illusions and Leibovitz’s incredible photographic eye, they’ve produced images that are as …

Google Glass updated to XE23, its first firmware update in almost three years

Well this is a surprising headline, to say the least. The long-defunct AR hardware from the Mountain View company, Google Glass, is getting its first firmware update in almost 3 years. Today’s update, hot on the heels of a minor update to the MyGlass app yesterday, bumps the device up to XE23 and …

Exif is a clever tool that stops people from stealing your photos

(No, not that EXIF)<p>Image piracy has always been a major problem on the web. But a smart new tool called Exif — no, not <i>that</i> EXIF, which stands for Exchangeable Image File and refers to the data that gets embedded into an image — aims to solve it by borrowing the sharing behavior popularized by video …

A British tech unicorn is trying to cure Alzheimer's and ALS with artificial intelligence

There is no cure for Alzheimer's, even though it's one of the most common diseases in older people.<p>It takes a lot of time and money to produce even the most everyday medicines, let alone a cure for something like Alzheimer's.<p>According to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, it …

Beautiful Portrait Photography by Katelyn Barthlome

<b>Katelyn Barthlome</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher currently based in Olympia, Washington, USA. She receiced her BA in Visual Art …

Gorgeous Fine Art Portrait Photography by Horacio Cassadey

<b>Horacio Cassadey</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and digital artist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Horacio focuses on portraiture …

Canon EOS

13 Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography

Everyone is a photographer, and that includes celebrities. But some celebrities take their photography more seriously than others, investing both …

Celebrity Gossip

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over …

Minimalist Wooden Birds Sculptures by Moisés Hernández

Originally from Mexico, designer Moisés Hernández offers a series of wooden sculptures called “Immersed Birds”. Result: beautiful birds carved …

In pictures: Sacred geometries

<b>A small group of photographers have turned their lenses on the urban landscape, seeking to capture the beauty of the architecture around us.</b><p>The images explore the idea of sacred geometries, the perfect mix of proportion and mathematical ratios that are pleasing to the eye and a reflection of those …

Spectacular Mountain Landscape Photography by Max Rive

<b>Max Rive</b> is a talented 30-year-old photographer, adventurer and climber from the Netherlands, who runs worldwide photo tours and shoots stunning …

These Microfluidic Lego Are Like Building Blocks For Complex Science

Microfluidics is a big word but a relatively simple idea. It’s really just about dropping liquid into very tiny tubes–tubes the width of several human hairs–to do things including testing a blood sample for HIV, more efficiently cooling the microprocessor inside your computer, and even driving the …

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

IBM's 5 Year Vision Focuses On New Technology For Visualizing The World

Last week IBM focused attention on “five technologies that [they] believe have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years.” They call their vision “5 in 5“. The technologies they chose all have to do with enhancing our ability to visualize the world …

Machine Learning

Ricoh's new 360-degree camera can live stream for 24 hours

Plugged in, of course<p>Ricoh is trying to push its 360-degree cameras into live streaming territory with a new camera called the Ricoh R. It looks similar, if a bit more rugged, to the Theta S and the cheaper SC that have come before it, but it’s company’s first spherical cameras that can apparently …

The UK's National Health Service is testing out a medical chatbot as a non-emergency helpline

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is trialling a medical chatbot as an alternative to its non-emergency helpline. The app, made by UK startup Babylon, asks people questions about their illnesses in a chat window before giving them advice — whether they should go to a doctor, or if the problem …

These tiny soft robots could deliver drugs from under your skin

They were tested in mice with bone cancer<p>Scientists have created a tiny biobot that can be implanted under the skin and deliver doses of drugs. The 3D-printed micromachine has no batteries or wires, but is activated through an external magnet. It’s only been tested in mice for now, but it could one …

Sennheiser’s new earbuds record 3D audio using just an iPhone

Binaural on the go<p>You <i>could</i> use Sennheiser’s newest pair of earbuds to listening to music. But what the wired Ambeo Smart Surround earbuds are really about is recording binaural, or three-dimensional, audio — the kind of thing that typically required big, weird, ear-shaped rigs. Sennheiser hasn’t …

BACtrack Skyn is the first wearable to show how drunk you are in real-time

Ever wish a wearable could tell you when you might have had too much? The ability to see how drunk you are in any given situation could certainly come in handy when it’s time to decide if you’ll be having ‘just one more.’<p>What is it?<p>BACtrack Skyn is a wearable that can act on its own, or with an …

Donald Trump's election to trigger new era of pharma mega-mergers

With Donald Trump in the White House, the pharmaceutical sector could be set for a new era of mega-mergers, analysts have said.<p>The president-elect has pledged to cut corporation tax for American companies and suggested that he could allow businesses to repatriate money earned overseas back into the …

My Minimalist Animal Illustrations

A collection of animal illustrations where I use the background colour to integrate the shape and colour of the animal.

Minimalism

Ikea Lets Kids Design Its New Toys, And They’re Delightful

Children have amazingly active imaginations, and tend to come up with things that even the most creative adults would never think of. Now, Ikea is smartly tapping into this wellspring of ideas for a line of stuffed toys, dubbed Sagoskatt–Swedish for “mythical treasure”–which hits shelves on …

UI Animation: Eye-Pleasing, Problem-Solving.

Animation applied in user interfaces is the topic drawing high attention and provoking hot debates nowadays. Although there is a big army of those …