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10 Big Questions About Tiny Houses

Houses in the U.S. get bigger all the time. The typical house was 2,690 square feet (250 square meters) in 2014 — the largest ever, according to U.S. …

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How Bonsai Works

For thousands of years people have been taking normal trees and forcing them into miniature. Learn all about the history and art of this strangely …

Parrot’s Disco Drone Flies at 50MPH and Has a 14MP Camera In Its Nose

DJI may be the dominant leader in camera drones right now, but there are plenty of other companies battling for a slice of the market. Parrot, which …

Drones

The International Americana Music Show (#1549) - Best Of 2015

This (TIAMS #1549) is the Best of 2015 edition of the show.<p>I have selected tracks from 14 of my favorite non-American Americana albums of the year – …

Makerarm is a digital fabrication system that lets virtually anyone make virtually anything

Imagine if you could roll every technological tool for creatives into one workspace-sized robotic arm. Sounds pretty excellent, right? Well Makerarm …

Introducing three super cool 3D printable tank thread projects

Nov. 1, 2015 | By Alec<p>With a web filled with interesting 3D printable robotic designs, it’s becoming increasingly easier to build yourself a cool …

The latest advance in 3D printing: replacement teeth

Photograph: /Stratasys<p>This dental replica was made using a 3D printer. Researchers are now working on ways to make 3D-printed teeth resistant to bacteria. Photograph: …

Finish Your 3D Prints With Modifi3d

<i>Got a desktop 3D printer? Then you know the printing errors that can occur. Kickstarter campaign “Modifi3D” want to give you the right tools to fix</i> …

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Photos Could Prove Amelia Earhart Lived as Castaway

An array of detailed aerial photos of the remote island where Amelia Earhart may have survived for a time as a castaway, has resurfaced in a New …

Pope Francis Arrives in New York City: Pictures

New Zealand Now Has A Fifth Option For Its Flag Referendum

It's choice as bro.<p>Simplified geometric elements based on Taniko pattern representing land, sky, inspired by Rangi & Papa mythology, and a reference to heritage from the 1902 New Zealand flag.<p>The silver fern: A New Zealand icon for over 160 years, worn proudly by many generations. The fern is an …

Who’s that with Pope Francis? The seven kinds of people you meet in a papal entourage.

By Dan Zak<p>, Feature writer<p>The pope’s entourage is about 100 people, which makes it less of a flock and more of a herd. No, His Holiness is not trailed by a stylist and personal trainer, although there <i>is</i> a papal physician and a few attendants in charge of wardrobe. When you’re traveling as both a …

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Drone maker DJI announces new product — and it’s not a drone

The next step in the evolution of drones may not be about the actual vehicle; it may be more about the attached camera.<p>At least that’s what the …

Drones

When firefighters speak out on climate change, we ought to listen up

Climate change is worsening the fires that ravage many parts of America each year. Grime-streaked firefighters battling one of the 167 active wildfires currently scorching portions of the US west will tell you as much. What they have encountered on the firelines in the past few years is evidence …

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make All the Time

1. You Buy Equipment Nikon recently released the newest version of their 600mm f/4 lens for a whopping $12,299. That’s almost $3,000 more the last …

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Lightroom, Photoshop and the Creative Cloud Demystified

As controversial as it was, Adobe’s move into subscription based licensing for its software has enabled it to create an ever closer union between …

6 Important Traits Shared by Creative Photographers

There are countless ways of expressing creativity. Some write, some draw, some make photographs, others create sculptures out of bubble gum. Each of …

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …

6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Inspired with Your Photography

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of sage advice,</i> …

Motivation

Are Drones Better Than Telephoto Lenses for Spying? The Answer May Creep You Out

Lately, drones have been the topic of many privacy concerns. Notably, one Kentucky man gunned down a Phantom that he thought was taking photos of his …

Spying

5 Ways to Promote Your Photography Locally

Now that you’ve decided to start selling your photography because friends, family or co-workers have offered to purchase one of your prints, you …

9 Helpful Apps for Photographers

Hopefully I’m not the only photographer in the world that tends to get quite excited when I discover a new app, or software that could definitely be …

7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its …

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The Red List Lets You Study the Work of the Greatest Photographers

Photography is an art; by looking upon past examples, we can not only learn to improve our own technique, but also to study and appreciate times …

The jaw-dropping missions of fire-fighting pilots

Fighting fires from the air requires pilots to fly huge aircraft close to the ground – what’s it like to be in the cockpit?<p>The summer of 2015 has been a cruel one for the Pacific states of the US. California, for instance, has sweltered in record temperatures, as a crippling drought has entered its …

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An Open Letter to Landscape Photographers: Check Your Etiquette

Have you ever noticed that when you go to a Costco gas station, the rows of vehicles can be so orderly with everyone nicely lined up with a general …