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How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Landscape Photography

The Chemistry of Kibble

The billion-dollar, cutting-edge science of convincing dogs and cats to eat what’s in front of them.<p>Despite the cryptic name and anonymous office-park architecture, the nature of the enterprise located at AFB International is clear the moment you sit down for a meeting. The conference room smells …

Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee

Many online journals are ready to publish bad research in exchange for a credit card number.<p>That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by <i>Science</i>, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science …

Magician David Copperfield's $800 Million Fortune Could Make Him A Future Billionaire

David Copperfield might be most famous for extravagant illusions that include making the Statue of liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. But perhaps his biggest feat yet is the enormous nine-figure fortune that the raven-haired 57-year old has quietly amassed over his …

The rise of the surprisingly beautiful Snapchat art movement

Snapchat is designed to be ephemeral — that's why it purposefully destroys your messages seconds after they're received. Recently, however, some users have been saving their snaps and circulating them on the web. Why? Because they're masterpieces.<p>There's James McKenna, whose sardonic depictions of …

Open-source project Pixy aims to give vision to hobbyists' robots

An open-source project aims to give a rudimentary eye to robots with the help of a camera that can detect, identify and track the movement of specific objects.<p>The Pixy camera sensor board, being developed by Charmed Labs and Carnegie Mellon University, can detect objects based on seven colors, and …

Why Robots Won't Replace Minimum Wage Workers Any Time Soon

You may have seen recently that fast food workers across the country are striking to be paid a living wage. One of the more common responses to this, in fact one that was rolled out by the Employment Policies Institute in a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal, is that robots could easily …

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs

Author: Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.24.12.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Imagine that 7 out of 10 working Americans …

You Should Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence

I, for one, do not welcome our new robot overlords.<p>Let me elaborate.<p>Writing about Artificial Intelligence is a challenge. By and large, there are two …

Will Future Robots Have Superhuman Strength?

Artificial intelligence is slated to grant future robots the brains for world domination, now it turns out they’ll also have the brawn.<p>A research …

Liquid Robotics launches autonomous sea-faring data center

The new Wave Glider SV3 is essentially a fully autonomous floating server rack, a system its maker fashions as the Amazon Web Services of the open ocean.<p>After setting a world record for the longest distance traveled on Earth's surface by a robot, Liquid Robotics today unveiled the latest version of …

Robotics

Wired microbes turn sewage into electricity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants to produce electricity as they digest …

30 minutes of exercise better for weight loss than longer workouts

A short daily workout of just 30 minutes a day can help dieters lose more weight than exercising for an hour, scientists have found.<p>For anyone wanting to lose weight, you may need to exercise less than you thought.<p>A new study has found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost a …