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Artist

Dreamy Illustrations for Book Lovers by Jungho Lee | Colossal

<p>Illustrator Jungho Lee was recently named the overall professional winner of the World Illustration Awards 2016. The Korean artist is based in Seoul …

Books

The Online Photographer

In the previous post, I mentioned that Tom Passin pointed me to a book review on a blog called Slate Star Codex. That blog is written by "Scott …

Recent photography

<i>Exhibition Dates: June 16 – 29, 2016</i> <i><br>Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16, 6-8pm</i> <i><br>Location: Onishi Project, 521 W. 26th Street, New York City</i> <i><br>Hours:</i> …

The Magical Realism of Eric Roux-Fontaine’s Dreamlike Paintings | Colossal

<p>Like a double exposed photograph or hazy dream, Eric Roux-Fountaine‘s paintings capture worlds just slightly outside of our known reality, magical …

Art

To test lung function, blow into any phone - Futurity

The new SpiroCall device lets you "call a 1-800 number, blow into the phone, and use the telephone network to test your lung function," says Shwetak …

A Too-Perfect Picture

You know a Steve McCurry picture when you see one. His portrait of an Afghan girl with vivid green eyes, printed on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985, is one of the iconic images of the 20th century. McCurry’s work is stark and direct, with strong colors, a clear emotional appeal and …

Canoeing

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

Wood windows? Swedes develop transparent wood material for buildings and solar cells

Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best—and cheapest—construction materials known: wood. Researchers at Stockholm's …

sequester

Off-switch for overeating and obesity found in the brain | Ars Technica

Deleting the enzyme from mice doubled the food they ate, tripled their body fat.<p>After tediously tracking calories and willfully shunning cravings, …

Neuroscience

How many digits of pi does NASA use?

Mathematicians have calculated pi out to more than 13 trillion decimal places, a calculation that took 208 days. NASA’s Marc Rayman explains that in …

Mathematics

How to Use Victorian Composition Ideas in Your Photography

This is a set of notes on composition, loosely based on ideas of composition from the Victorian era. There’s quite a bit more, and yet quite a bit …

Ansel Adams

The absence of an Atlantic imprint on the multidecadal variability of wintertime European temperature

Altmetric: 55<p>Citations: 6<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Ayako Yamamoto<br>• & Jaime B. Palter<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>volume 7</b>, Article number: 10930 …

Global Warming

Bright idea for lowlight photography

University of Utah Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Rajesh Menon has developed a new camera color filter for digital cameras that lets …

Mobile Photography

Markus Henttonen

Photography portfolio. Markus Henttonen is a Finland born photographer, artist and director currently residing in Barcelona, working between art and …

February continues streak of record low Arctic sea ice extent

Arctic sea ice was at a satellite-record low for the second month in a row. The first three weeks of February saw little ice growth, but extent rose …

Global Warming

The Online Photographer

Our friend Ctein* has been a leading technical writer about photography for more than forty years, having published hundreds of articles in dozens of …

US agency reaches 'holy grail' of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E<p>A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by …

Clean Energy

"Good"

In what follows, I am pretty obviously just trying to rationalize dismissing a bunch of photography that I don't like. Let's see how I do!<p>I'm not …

Kelly’s Heroes: Lockheed’s five finest airplanes | Ars Technica

Featuring Its top hits: the Blackbird, U-2, F-104, P-80, and P-38.<p>Almost exactly 106 years ago, one of the world's greatest aircraft …

Aviation

Why a little loneliness can be a powerful thing - Futurity

The power of loneliness is more profound than we thought, says John Cacioppo. "Much of what goes with loneliness…is so deep that we've got it in our …

Paul Strand photographed people living on the 'edge of society' in the Hebrides

John MacLellan didn't know the name of the photographer who came to take his portrait as he posed alongside his two sisters, all three children …

You can now read the entirety of sci-fi magazine If for free | Ars Technica

All 176 issues of the magazine, which ran from 1952 to 1974, are available to download.<p>The middle of the 20th century was an exciting time for …

Aleppo is our Guernica — and some are cheering on the Luftwaffe

Imagine Guernica. On April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the Basque town was bombed for three hours by Hitler’s Luftwaffe in support of …

Middle East

7 Artists Hit the High Seas for a Shipping Container Artist Residency

The express mission of the Container Artist Residency is "to see what happens when you take a group of artists who are all very accomplished and put them on a shipping vessel.”<p>Today's residency programs facilitate artmaking in some of the world's most unusual places. Container Artist Residency, in …

The Arts
United States

It's not your age that predicts cancer risk. It's your age gap - Futurity

The bigger the difference between your biological (epigenetic) age and your chronological age, the higher your risk of dying of cancer.

Cancer

Galerie Anhava

Santeri Tuori<p>Time Is No Longer Round<p>2 Feb – 28 Feb 2016<p>Santeri Tuori’s (born 1970) exhibition “Time Is No Longer Round” is a continuation of the …