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Computational Photography Is Ready for Its Close-Up

This revolutionary technology—encompassing imaging techniques that enhance or extend the capabilities of digital photography—could not only give us a …

Augmented Reality

The Woman Who Knows Everything About the Universe

In 1965, physicist Richard Feynman was busy. He was busy winning the Nobel Prize, and he was busy learning to draw. One day during that productive …

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

How to explain AI to your family over the Christmas turkey

Depending on who you ask, artificial intelligence is either going to save humanity or kill us all. At the same time, AI seems to be in everything …

Artificial Intelligence

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

One of The Biggest Evolution Experiments Ever Has Followed 68,000 Generations of Bacteria

And it's still going.<p>Scientists have spent the past 30 years carefully tracking evolution across more than 68,000 generations of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria - …

Biology

Seeing One Example Of Merging Neutron Stars Raises Five Incredible Questions

On August 17th, both the light and the gravitational wave signals from inspiraling-and-merging neutron stars reached Earth, where both were detected, for the first time, by humans. The inspiral phase was seen for approximately 30 seconds in the LIGO and Virgo detectors, lasting more than 100 times …

Astronomy

New mirror-coating technology promises dramatic improvements in telescopes

An electrical engineer teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry

Telescopes

How To Photograph Stunning Autumn Color

5 Essential Fall Photography Tips<p>Autumn color season is one of the most eagerly anticipated times of the year for restless nature photographers. The …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Luminosity Masks for Landscape and Cityscape Image Editing

Luminosity masks are a fantastic way to make precise selections based on luminance values (hence the name). As with all things Photoshop, there are …

These are the hilarious first ever Comedy Pet Photo Awards finalists

What makes the perfect pet picture?<p>That's the question that's being asked in the inaugural Comedy Pet Photo Awards.<p>Among the finalists of the …

Artificial intelligence proves that craft beer names are total nonsense

If you're a craft beer connoisseur — or even just an occasional drinker — you've likely noticed that names for new brews are getting out of hand. …

How Aliens Might Use 'Network Theory' For Galactic Communications

Advanced technological civilizations looking for efficient communication from one end of a galaxy to another would best be served by tapping into a network of transiting extrasolar earths. That is, extrasolar earths capable of being observed transiting across the face of their parent stars. Or so …

When Will The First Human Leave The Solar System?

Years, centuries or aeons?<p>One thousand years. That is the minimum length of time it would take us to get to the nearest star - Proxima Centauri - …

How to photograph the August eclipse, and why you probably shouldn’t try

Essentially, it's the ultimate photo challenge. On August 21st, photographers across the continental United States – and especially photographers …

Mississippi River

Top 15 Python Libraries For Data Science In 2017 | Articles | Chief Data Officer

As Python has gained a lot of traction in the recent years in the Data Science industry, I wanted to outline some of its most useful libraries for …

Teaching computers how to really talk to humans

Last year, the buzz was that chatbots would achieve the unthinkable: using artificial intelligence, they would handle customer service in a way that …

Why you should be excited about zero UI

Zero UI doesn't mean getting rid of the interface entirely. Rather, it's a process where many of the visual interfaces we spend so much time with …

UI Design

How to Build The Ultimate Smartphone Projector

In this video, DIY Perks will be making a really well-designed smartphone projector that stands head and shoulders above most others out there! It …

How to build a data science pipeline

Start with y. Concentrate on formalizing the predictive problem, building the workflow, and turning it into production rather than optimizing your …

An Explanation of the Differences Between Image File Formats

How JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs, TIFFs etc. work<p>Are you the type of designer who wants to know how your tools work, or are you only concerned with the utility …

5 Homebrew Camera Hacks in 1 Minute

Got a minute? That’s all you’ll need. Take a break from infinite scrolling through Instagram and listen up, because South African photographer …

Finding Success as a Photographer

If you are like me, and many others, you love photography. It is something you think about constantly and wish it could sustain you full time if at …

Hand Tool School #27: When You Had to Build Your Own Furniture

…without electricity<p>I have been researching what type of furniture the Average Joe, early American had in their home. These pieces were built to …

Inspirational Japanese Woodblock Printing

I’ve been very inspired by traditional Japanese woodblock printing — strong graphics, clean lines, with soul:<p>Vincent Van Gogh and Japanese Woodblock …

Lensrentals proposes 'Roger's Law of Wide Zoom Relativity'

Arch lens nerd Roger Cicala has probably handled more lenses this week than an average photographer might use in a lifetime. And recently, he's been …

A New Direction for Artificial Intelligence? - MIT Technology Review

Ilya Sutskever, director of OpenAI, on stage at EmTech Digital on March 27, 2017.<p>Ilya Sutskever, director of OpenAI, an independent research group, …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Get Tack Sharp Images Without A Tripod

Tripods are essential tools for images that require slower shutter speeds like images in low-light or images capturing motion blur. But what do when …

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes ‘Pop’ in 30 Seconds

There’s a simple way to make your subject’s eyes pop in a portrait, and it doesn’t involve touching vibrance, saturation, luminosity, or any other …