June 7th, 2015
Just think of all the immunities the kid is building up, one handful of dirt at a time.
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May 25th, 2015
Emily Lakdawalla's dive into the latest batch of images from the Cassini probe inspired her to generate a magnificent panorama across Saturn's rings (scroll down to the foot of the article.)
(For the record, this preview of one tiny segment doesn't begin to capture the scale or impact of the full image. Click on the preview if you doubt me…)
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May 18th, 2015
A group of researchers from the University of Washington and Google have found a way to construct time-lapse video sequences from within the millions of photos to be found online:
First, we cluster 86 million photos into landmarks and popular viewpoints. Then, we sort the photos by date and warp each photo onto a common viewpoint. Finally, we stabilize the appearance of the sequence to compensate for lighting effects and minimize flicker.
The results are downright spectacular in some cases, and just plain odd in others.
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April 19th, 2015
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February 12th, 2015
Alex Cornell, on shooting pictures of an inverted iceberg:
Of all the things I've made in my life, I would *not* have expected a photo of ice in water to end up being covered so widely.
I have to admit that I was half-hoping that the iceberg being inverted would mean that the whole nine-tenths-of-an-iceberg-is-underwater principle would also be inverted, so that the picture would reveal an immense inverted pyramid of ice sticking out of the water and towering over the photographer, with just a relatively tiny chunk of ice being below the waterline. Physics doesn't seem to work that way, sadly. Even so, the pictures Cornell shot are still pretty damn spectacular and definitely well worth a look.
[Via Daring Fireball]
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February 1st, 2015
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January 7th, 2015
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November 22nd, 2014
Evolution Meets Photoshop:
Seoul-based artist Sarah DeRemer has utilised her Photoshop skills to create some bizarre new species of animals, some of which are undeniably cute, others are absolutely terrifying.
The Sleepy Pirdy is outrageously cute. The Tapir Shark looks like something invented by Douglas Adams. I hope never to meet a Rankey in the flesh.
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November 12th, 2014
When Panorama Photography Goes Wrong:
The truncated pony is weird and all, but my favourite is the man I call the Human Silverback
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August 21st, 2014
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