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Schlieren Photography Lets Us See an Invisible World

Have you ever wondered what a gale-force sneeze would look like if you could see air currents, temperature gradients, and differences in pressure and …

A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Stars With (or Without) Trails

When you're just starting out in photography, it's easy to get yourself stuck in a rut doing things that become comfortable and familiar.This can …

How to Build an Astrolabe Like John B. McLemore From 'S- Town'

It's the universe in the palm of your hand.<p>John B. McLemore restored antique clocks in Woodstock, Alabama — or Shit Town, as he liked to call it. …

Fabrication

City Map Glass | city glass, new york, chicago, san francisco

created by<p>Brian Johnson<p>location<p>Massachusetts<p>“I hope my glasses serve as conversation pieces and fun ways to bring people together.”<p>By day, …

This super precise handwriting robot is so satisfying to watch

AxiDraw V3 could be the unlikely savior of the art of penmanship. Created by Evil Mad Scientist, it's a pen-plotting robot that serves as a “personal …

12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

Amazon’s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books

If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software, …

Archives

MIT's Zipperbots Could be Coming to a Fly Near You

MIT's Personal Robots Group has created a tiny mechanized zipper that zips itself — good news for the absent-minded among us who forget now and then, but also for disabled people and any situation where manual zipping might be troublesome. It could, for example, help paraplegics and multiple …

How to Gather Quantitative Data on User Behaviors

For the closed card sort on Yelp’s homepage, we asked participants how often they used Yelp, and how often they used the search filters, so that we could filter our data based on users with more or less experience. Knowing how many people used search filters would also give us an insight into how …

UX Design

Muscle-sensing Myo gesture armband will be on Amazon this quarter

About a year after getting our first taste of the Myo, Thalmic Labs has announced that it's reaching out to the masses by way of Amazon this quarter. As with its pre-order on the company's website, this muscle-sensing gesture control armband will be available for $199. But even before that, Thalmic …

Wearable Tech

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out …

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

Humor: 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an ‘Official Photographer’

The folks at the not-always-politically-correct Facebook page Being Satan hit the nail on the head with this list of 5 steps that describe how to …

One-Handed Bandaid

Designed for patients who must self-inject, like hemophiliacs and diabetics, Easy Aid makes the process of tending the post-puncture area easier. …

Get the Guide: How to Sell Prints

No matter how you slice it or dice it, selling prints can help you bring in revenue and increase your bottom line. In this guide, <i>How to Sell Prints</i>, …

Beach 3D Art by James Harkins

New Zealand artist James Harkins creates some pretty cool 3d artworks that interacts with people at the beach, from a distance everything makes sense …

Art

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs | Colossal

<p>It’s been over a year since we last checked in with video artist Erdal Inci (previously) who clones multiple recordings of himself moving through …

Unikia Social Grill by Indeed Is A Charcoal Barbecue For Table Use

INDEED Innovation developed “the social barbecue” on behalf of the Scandinavian product developer Unikia. The device is available under the brand …

BBQ

Scottish Charity GalGael Builds Boats and Dignity through Heritage

As the eyes of the world fell on Glasgow, a special countdown was devised by Jack Morton Worldwide to promote community and craft groups through out …

Airspace

Patent Drawings Offer Revealing Details About Everyday Objects

Patent Prints is a Kentucky-based Etsy shop that offers playful black and white illustrations of detailed patent artwork. Each drawing provides unique information about many everyday objects which we have come to know and love, and then some! The illustrations show all aspects of a particular …

Dramatic Tornadoes of Light Photographed by Martin Kimbell | Colossal

<p>Martin Kimbell is a photographer from England who utilizes LEDs and long exposure techniques to create airborne light forms that seem like trails of …

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an …

Flute

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …