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29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Kljatov was inspired to try his own snowflake photography after seeing a website called 'Snow Crystals' created by a CalTech physics professor named …

Macro Photography

Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016

Flickr's top photos of 2016<p><i>The lonely tree. Photo by Tom Hall</i><p>Flickr staff sorted through billions of photos uploaded to the site to pick their top …

Photography

Artist Stages Nude Performances in Iceland’s Stunning Landscape

November C.Y. Wong bears it all in the wilderness.<p>Iceland’s melodramatic scenery frames the graceful, naked form of artist November C.Y. Wong in a new photo series titled <i>Hér</i>. To shoot the scenes, Wong and photographer Chih Yu Wong journeyed through the country’s isolated wilderness in the search …

Art

This is what star trails look like when shot from the International Space Station

Star trails have become a very popular photography subject, especially with the high ISO performance offered by some cameras over the last few years, …

Space

See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

Earth - How will the universe end, and could anything survive?

Don't panic, but our planet is doomed. It's just going to take a while. Roughly 6 billion years from now, the Earth will probably be vaporized when the dying Sun expands into a red giant and engulfs our planet.<p>But the Earth is just one planet in the solar system, the Sun is just one of hundreds of …

Dark Matter

Are you curious to know if a diffusion panel will make a difference to your photography? @macjw2 reviews the Lastolite 6×4 Foot Panelite Collapsible Reflector with examples over on dPS. Link in our profile or visit http://digital-photography-school.com/review-lastolite-6x4-foot-panelite-collapsible-reflector-with-translucent-diffuser

Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel

A common microscopic pond and lake alga named <i>Botryococcus braunii</i> makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a source, because it grows very slowly. A group of scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, however, is …

Texas A&M

WhatsApp Just Made It Impossible To Hand Your Messages Over To Police

The world's most popular messaging app just took a major stand against the probing eyes of law enforcement and hackers alike.<p>WhatsApp, the texting app owned by Facebook, enabled end-to-end encryption for all of its users Tuesday, essentially meaning that messages sent via the app cannot be …

Privacy

WhatsApp rolls out full encryption to a billion messenger users

In the wake of Apple’s encryption battle with the FBI, the latest version of Facebook’s popular messenger tool will add strong encryption to texts and calls<p>WhatsApp is updating its messenger app so that every text and voice call on one of the world’s most popular apps will be protected with strong …

Privacy

CITI: The 'Uber moment' for banks is coming — and more than a million people could lose their jobs

Banks are quickly approaching their "automation tipping point," and they could soon reduce headcount by as much as 30%.<p>That's according to a new Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS) report on how financial technology is disrupting banks.<p>"Banks' Uber moment will mean a disintermediation of …

Tech Industry

Tesla Announces Model Y, Building the Car 'Detroit is Afraid to Build'

Tesla's Latest Move Will Shock Many<p><b>Hawthorne, Calif.—</b> In a bold move that’s sure to shock many, Tesla’s billionaire founder Elon Musk announced ambitious plans for the Model Y, an all-electric flying car expected to debut around this time next year. “When I was a boy, I was promised a flying car. …

Tesla

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the …

Anthropology

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

The Brain

Snow on the roads in Sweden — no problem

In Boston, it’s been a relatively mild winter. But people here are still having collective nightmares about last year — around nine feet of snow fell in six weeks.<p>Roads were impassable, the trains stopped running, and cars were buried for weeks under mounds of snow. The city paid tens of millions …

Roads

by Frédéric Georges interview[[MORE]]A short talk with Frédéric Georges, an inspiring photographer based in New York and a selection of his fantastic pictures! Enjoy! Know more about his work at...

A short talk with Frédéric Georges, an inspiring photographer based in New York and a selection of his fantastic pictures! Enjoy!<br>Know more about his …

Graphene Shows Promise For Brain Implants

Graphene, the super thin carbon material that’s been exciting scientists in the decade+ since single-atom thick graphene crystallites were successfully extracted from the bulk material, continues to give hints of a promising future blending electronics and biology.<p>In a new study, conducted by …

Graphene

The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

Chemistry

The top ten games to look out for in 2016

The games to look out for in 2016<p>Okay, we know you're still trying to clear a backlog that happens to include The Witcher 3, Mad Max, Just Cause 3 …

Stone Age

These giant robots will mine the ocean floor for gold, silver, and copper

The robots are being built by Soil Machine Dynamics, a manufacturer of subsea robotic vehicles, for Toronto-based company Nautilus Minerals, IEEE Spectrum first reported. The robots are being tested in 2016 and, if all goes according to plan, they will depart in 2018 for 30 months.<p>The massive, …

Robots

How I Shot Portraits at the Canadian Football League Awards Ceremony

I have found it difficult to specialize in one genre of photography as a full-time photographer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg is considered …

Canadian Football League

The $400,000 Helmet That Sees Through Walls

When you spend $400 on a motorcycle helmet, you have certain expectations about quality and safety. But what should you expect when your helmet costs $400,000? Well, if you expected it to be magically able to see through walls, you'd be right. It won't actually give you Superman's X-Ray vision, but …

Aviation

The best DSLR cameras for beginners

When choosing what camera you want, the first step is deciding what type of camera is going to best suit you. As you are reading this, we'll assume …

Triple drug nanoparticle delivery may lead to better cancer treatments

Scientists from Oregon State University have developed a new delivery system for cancer treatment that attacks the condition simultaneously with …

Cancer

DJI's Thermal Cam for Quadcopters Brings Predator-Vision to the Sky

Great for everyone from firefighters to farmers.<p>A new partnership between drone giant DJI and thermal camera experts FLIR could bring heat-vision to consumer quadcopters everywhere. With just a small attachment, the Zenmuse XT, these drones can see the world just like the alien hunters from <i>Predator</i>.<p>…

New enhanced color image takes you into the badlands of Pluto

Six months after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto, we're still getting amazing images from the tiny probe. Today, NASA released a stunning enhanced color mosaic of Pluto's surface. The photo, which is the highest-resolution image taken by New Horizons, takes us into the "badlands" of …

Solar System

Business Intelligence Has Evolved Into Simplified and Accessible Platforms

Businesses have been accumulating data for ages. Data is used to drive the decision-making process, and helps optimize workflows, marketing, product delivery, and customer relationship management. High-end computing has made data analysis more accessible, although it has not always been an elegant …

Big Data