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Transcranial magnetic stimulation, where magnetic pulses are delivered non-invasively through the skull to excite particular regions of the brain, is a promising technique with applications that could range from boosted memories to reduced food cravings. Now, scientists exploring its potential to tackle drug addiction have found that it can dampen brain activity in response to common trigg
Our plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse, but scientists may soon have a valuable new tool to chip away at the problem. With a little luck, researchers have happened upon an engineered enzyme with an appetite for some of the most commonly disposed of types of plastic, meaning this waste could conceivably be broken down relatively quickly rather than contaminating the environment
in order to more intelligently reconsider existing materials, matter design and quarra stone posit that architects could learn a great deal from cyclopean construction methods. The post can future cities digest themselves? a case for ‘cyclopean cannibalism’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While it's true that many professionals use very high-end, expensive cameras and lenses, that doesn't mean that you need to break the bank to produce professional-looking images. Photographer Manny Ortiz has made a new video about how you can take your camera, even if it's an entry-level model, and improve your own image quality without needing to upgrade your gear. One of the secrets
Compositing images in post-production can be quite a time-consuming endeavor, and if your subject is shot against a textured background it can often be next to impossible to pull off. Panasonic has created a way around this, at least for anyone who only needs 4K resolution, with a new feature called Sequence Composition, making its debut in the just-announced Panasonic GX9. Using the shooting mod
Light is light, right? Expensive lighting companies want you to believe that their strobes and lighting equipment are superior and produce better-looking images, but is that true? Fstoppers wanted to find out so they compared a $10,000 lighting setup with a $425 lighting setup. The lighting setup was designed to be identical and is a standard beauty lighting arrangement. So what happened, all els
When scanning the skies for potentially habitable exoplanets, astronomers usually look for similar conditions to Earth. That means warm Sun-like stars are great, but tiny, turbulent pulsars aren't usually given a second thought in the search for life. But a new study has calculated that these neutron stars could indeed host habitable planets – under very specific circumstances...Continue Read
Having a photography website is not only a great way to showcase your work, it can also be a means for improving your photography. Landscape photographer Andrew Marr says that you need to get out and shoot more if you want to improve your photography. This makes sense, but it's not always easy to get motivated to get out there. He argues that having a website is a good motivator for being a p
Episode 231 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!Featured: DP, photographer, timelapse cinematographer and editor, Drew GeraciIn This EpisodeIf you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find
"Nintendo cannot expand its business in China alone, and an important issue is whether we can proceed with a partner entity in China to bring our IP to consumers in China," said Nintendo's president. ... is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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