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The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Astronomy

This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Images of Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory

British photographer Christopher Swann captures stunning shots of cetaceans like whales and dolphins both above and beneath the surface of the ocean. With over 25 years of experience diving and running whale- and dolphin-watching holidays around the world, the photographer has become finely attuned …

Tips for 3D Printing Press-Fit Parts

There’s common adage that you shouldn’t attempt to fit a square peg into a round hole, which seems to imply that you should use a round peg instead. While that may be true in a number of metaphorical <i>and</i> literal applications, I’m about to argue that when it comes to designing press-fits for your 3D …

Building a Robot Arm Part 1: Designing the Arm with CAD Software

<b>This project is part 1 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the second part I show how to design the base and in the third part I show how to design the mount section. Part four will show how to add control with an Arduino.</b><p>The best part about robots is that they can take any form you want them …

Building a Robot Arm Part 3: Designing the Mount Section

<b>This project is part 3 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the arm and the second part shows how to design the base. Part four will show how to add control with an Arduino.</b><p>So far in designing our robot arm we have designed and printed the base and the …

Cura Print Profiles for #3DPrinting Materials #3DThursday

Type A Machines shares: New materials open new possibilities, from premium metallic items to functional, durable parts. Type A Machines is working …

Now on Kickstarter

I have a confession to make, a confession that may cause me to lose some respect among 3D printing enthusiasts… I only 3D print objects on my 3D …

Seth Globepainter’s Murals of Children Immersed in Colorful Galaxies

Julien Seth Malland's murals revive crumbling walls with vibrant images of children immersed in galaxies of color. The Paris-based artist, who also goes by the pseudonym Seth Globepainter, adds depth to flat, brick-and-plaster walls with a palette of vibrant hues that seem inspired by a crayon box. …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Portuguese Street Artist Decorates Electrical Box with Ornate Tile Patterns

By adding decorative tile designs to this electrical box, Portuguese artist Diogo Machado helps passersby look beyond urban infrastructure to appreciate the culture that underlies industrial drudgery. The artist, who also uses the pseudonym Add Fuel, used symmetrical stencils inspired by azulejos – …

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Will This New Technology Make 3D Printers 25 Times Faster?

The technologies that we often talk about for 3D printing (FDM, SLA, SLS), have been around for a while and it’s rare that we see ground breaking processes that really shake things up. This week, a new company in the market Carbon 3D, has released a new process they refer to as Continuous Liquid …

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

Pictures of the Week 3.12.15

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Street Artist OakOak Pays Tribute to the Passing of Simpsons’ Co-Creator

French street artist OakOak is definitely a favorite here on the Met, and over the years we've enjoyed his clever additions to the urban environment. He turns small landscape imperfections – stuff that most of us might miss – into playful works of art. Suddenly, we know why a railing is bent or …

These Hyper-Detailed Scratch-Built RC Cars Make You Question Reality

Attention to detail is something all model builders strive to accomplish when working on their new builds, which is obviously apparent in each of Headquake’s RC cars. The hobbyist recreates every minute detail found on real vehicles and transfers them over to his hand-built RC models.<p>Headquake’s …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

Two Adorable Squirrels Take Photos, Play Catch, and Build a Snowman

Russian photographer Vadim Trunov recently captured a couple of adorable squirrels having some wintertime fun. Set in a snow-covered forest outside of Voronezh, Russia, the cute and action-packed photos feature the creatures interacting with some human-made things as well as playing catch with a …

Touching Photos of Rescue Dogs with Their Tattooed Owners

To combat the prejudices felt against both tattooed people and rescue dogs, photographer Brian Batista started a heartwarming project. He would photograph them together. <i>Tattoos and Rescues</i> began back in September 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama and it shows photos of rescue dogs with their loving …

Beautiful Black and White Portraits of African Wildlife by David Gulden

Over the past 20 years, photographer David Gulden has studied the movements of African wildlife. Gulden uses unconventional methods to capture his beautiful photos including using innovative tactics like mounting cameras into eagle nests and setting up cameras with infra-red beam. He shoots mainly …

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Poetic Photos of Women Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature

Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. The vivid pictures feature young women who are often surrounded by the vast beauty of nature. They're shown contemplating the world around them as well as being at rest. Babbling …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

[avocado-gallery ids=”308771,308762,308763,308764,308765,308766,308767,308768,308769,308770″]<p>A brilliant white lightning bolt strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In Venice, Italy, a whale splashes joyfully through a street system made up of canals. In New York, an elephant is lifted high into the …

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Meet Gluta, the Happy Rescue Dog Whose Bright Face Will Make You Smile

Meet Gluta, a dog whose adorable smiles are so infectious you might find yourself inadvertently grinning, too. Looking at her happy face, it might be hard to believe that Gluta was once a stray dog abandoned on the streets of Thailand. Luckily, she was taken in by Sorasart Wisetsin, who lovingly …

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

20 Award-Winning Wedding Photographs of 2014

Four times a year, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographer (or ISPWP) holds a members-only contest to pick out the best wedding photographs of the year. The ISPWP is an organization, created by professional photographers, that brings together the top wedding photographers in …

Owls Perfectly Camouflaged Within Trees by Graham McGeorge

If it weren't for their eyes, it would be nearly impossible to see these owls! Photographer Graham McGeorge has taken these incredible photos of eastern screech owls in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp sitting in holes of trees. Masters of disguise, these owls roost mainly in natural cavities or in ones …

Photographer Beautifully Captures Surreal Clouds Rolling Over Taiwan

Photographer Bai Heng-yao captures stunning images of fog as it rolls across the city of Taipei, Taiwan. His multiple-exposure photos reveal nebulous clouds and starry expanses illuminated by a surreal color spectrum. As the sun rises, Heng-yao turns his lens to Taipei's horizon, to document the …

Getting Help With Your New 3D Printer

Hopefully many of you received brand new 3D printers for the holidays. If so, I’m sure there are more than a couple of you wondering, “What do I do now?”. Thankfully, there are fantastic communities that have sprung up around 3D printing and they are here to help you.<p><b>Dedicated Communities:</b><p>Numerous …