Tom Blanckaert

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Five Tripods for the Traveling Photographer

Vacation season is coming up soon–and if you’re the type of photographer that loves shooting grand scenes, you’ll probably need a tripod to prevent …

The Iris Is A Smarter Smartwatch

Wearable tech is what the entire tech industry is convinced is the next iPod; a massive popular consumer product that everyone wants. The jury’s …

The VRX iMotion Custom Racing Simulator Is The Ultimate Controller

If there’s a more wonderful store in the world than Costco, we’re really not sure what it is. Everything you want, cheaply and in large quantities, …

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You

Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs …

Leaked Product and Sample Images Show Off 50MP OPPO Find 7 Smartphone

The DSLR megapixel war has slowed down dramatically over the past few years as companies focus on low-light capabilities and other components of the …

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing …

30 Awesome Photography Links From Around the Web

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been looking high and low on the internet for the very best links to tutorials, features, …

Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way

Mark Twain once said: "If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes."<p>He was making an unknowing reference to the jet stream, which drives the weather over North America and Europe like a high-altitude conveyor belt. But increasingly, the jet stream is taking a more …

Nanomotors controlled inside living human cells for the first time

Scientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn't afraid to talk up potential future …

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

Diabetes

While Britain Floods, Politicians Debate Climate Change

Britons are normally never more comfortable than when talking about the weather, but recent extreme weather events have began to test that theory. …

Why do we love to play?

Our pick of the week from around the web, including what makes humans unique, virtual reality in movies and everything Google is working on this year.<p>Everything Google is working on this year<br>Ron Amadeo | Ars Technica | 11 February 2014<br>Google tends to signal its areas of interest and its new …

Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star

February evenings are a grand time to see Sirius. It’s hard to miss as the brightest star in Earth’s sky. How to spot it, mythology, science, …

Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Natural gas system in US is leaking methane

Officials in the United States have underestimated how much methane—a potent greenhouse gas—is leaking from the country’s natural gas system, experts …

Oil & Gas Industry

This carbon nano-cable beats copper for conductivity

Pound for pound, wet-spun carbon nanotube-based fibers have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, …

Engineering

Lenticular clouds look like UFOs

Glorious photos of rare lenticular clouds, sometimes called UFO clouds, plus a word about how they form.<p>Enjoy these photos of beautiful lenticular …

Astronomy

Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid

(Reuters) - An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people.<p>Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it raced past the planet at about 27,000 mph (43,000 kmph), …

2015 Subaru WRX STI First Drive

Is the 2015 Subaru WRX STI worth the $8k premium over the WRX? And does it remain one of the most capable performance cars on the market, short of …

1968 Camaro - Blu Balz 2.0 - /BIG MUSCLE

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Germany

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Creative Commons Attribution

Photographers: Why You Should Give Away What You Know

A few months ago, I was out at dinner with a couple of friends of mine. We had each just finished up our respective shoots and had settled into a …

Using Light Painting to Assist With Sports Car Photography

Photographer Alex Glass recently completed the shoot of his career when he partnered up with The DuPont Registry to create a photo of epic …

How to Create Great Photos without Leaving Home

Quick Off-Camera Flash Tutorial - Digital Photography School

Nikon D5300 Review

Nikon's 'advanced beginner' DSLR, the D5300 takes the D5200's place between the entry-level D3200 and the enthusiast-targeted D7100 in the company's …