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Review: The Canon EOS 70D Sets Its Phase Detection to Stun

In the Iron Man movies, billionaire Tony Stark developed exoskeleton suits to gain superhero prowess, and refined every generation of his armor with …

Fuji X100S Review

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm X100S mirrorless camera, which was released by Fuji on January 7, 2013 together with the X20 compact …

The 10 best compact cameras in 2018

Compact cameras and the compact camera market have changed a lot over the last few years. Smartphones have decimated the entry-level range of …

Street Photography Composition Lesson #10: Urban Landscapes

For today’s lesson I want to talk about “urban landscapes.” Urban landscapes aren’t really compositions in the specific sense (compared to lines, …

Photoshop Layer Masks: Refine Mask

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

4 Ways That Framing Can Improve Your Images

When people hang works of art on the walls of their home, it’s not something they go about in haphazard fashion; they don’t just place a beloved …

Framing

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

Google Maps launches airports and railway stations feature

Street View update includes the inside of Gatwick Airport, Waterloo Station, and even inside an Airbus A380 on the runway at Dubai Airport<p>Google Street View has already made it possible to tour the canals of Venice from the comfort of your sitting room, without having to contemplate the travails of …

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How 3D Printing Is About To Radically Extend The Limits of Human Performance

Simon Anderson needed an edge. This was 1977. Anderson, a lantern-jawed Australian surfer ranked number three in the world, was an excellent power carver, more than able to hold his own in the larger waves.<p>Thus the issue.<p>Surfing was becoming increasingly popular. To accommodate the growing crowds, …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

Small planet, big appetites: How to feed a growing world

How do we feed ourselves without laying waste to the earth, and ruining everything for the next generation? If you think about it, that’s <i>the</i> …

Western black rhinos: Extinct, but not forgotten

Remember this creature with a moment of silence and recognize that other conservation efforts are not in vain.<p>Another beautiful species that we won't …

Australia worst carbon emitter per capita among major western nations

Australia is failing to reduce carbon emissions at a rate comparable to the US or the European Union, scientists have warned, with global emissions set to hit a record 36bn tonnes in 2013.<p>The Global Carbon Project, which draws data from climate researchers in 10 countries, found there had been …

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown<p>When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him. When the first orbiting astronauts looked down on their home planet, the Great Barrier Reef’s size awed them too. Australia’s …

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Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies. More than 70 percent of the estimated loss came in the Gulf of Mexico; nationwide, most of the loss was blamed on development that incurred on freshwater …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

How rich countries dodged the climate change blame game in Warsaw

After sitting through the final week of the United Nations climate change negotiations in Warsaw, one thing has become abundantly clear.<p>Rich countries are desperate to avoid taking the blame for the impacts of climate change on nations with a lot less money but an awful lot more to lose (like their …

Warsaw climate talks set 2015 target for plans to curb emissions

Governments around the world have just over a year in which to set out their targets on curbing greenhouse gas emissions from 2020, after marathon overnight climate change talks in Warsaw produced a partial deal.<p>Under the agreement, settled in the early hours of Sunday morning after more than 36 …

7 Charts That Could Convince You To Become A Vegetarian

Even if some of us never want to give up meat, strong reasons exist for sticking with vegetables only.<p>Global meat production almost doubled between 1980 and 2004, and the upward trend will only continue, according to a 2005 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

How a Canadian town is teaching polar bears to fear humans in order to save them – video

Bakken shale shipments across 810-mile railway that shifts over unstable permafrost raise concerns over safety and wildlife<p>Published: 28 Nov 2013<p>Melting sea ice is forcing polar bears on to dry land – and, increasingly, into contact with humans<p>Published: 27 Nov 2013<p>Climate change is warming the …

Forest giraffe on the brink of extinction, red list warns

The blue-tongued forest giraffe, the national symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is on the brink of extinction, according to the latest update to the red list of threatened species. The stripy-legged creature, which appears on Congolese banknotes and is actually a species of okapi, has …

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Is China’s Shanghai Tower the world’s greenest super skyscraper?

China likes everything tall: tall buildings, tall people – there are even special summer camps aimed at growing taller children. These days the …

The Galapagos of the Indian Ocean

Far off the coast of Yemen lies isolated Socotra island, where hundreds of plants and animals have developed into species unique to the island. The best-known of these might be the Dragon Blood trees, with their densely-packed crowns and blood-red sap. Socotra, sometimes referred to as "the …

Wind Turbine Bird Deaths Cost Duke Energy $1 Million

It’s a slow turn, but the Obama administration seems to be steering the wind power industry toward killing fewer birds. The latest sign: For the first time, a wind power company is paying for neglecting to do what it could to protect birds, including golden eagles. (See related blog post: “Federal …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #54

Wildlife<p>Bald eagles, pond herons, fairy-wrens, flamebacks, rollers, junglefowl, tits and sunbirds… The new Wild Bird Trust website has been updated and your wild bird photographs can now be submitted at: www.wildbirdtrust.com/top25. We are very proud to bring the wonder and vibrance of birds in the …