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Numbers might not sound like they need discovering, but a crowd-sourced project has now identified the largest prime number known. The number was discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), an online project of citizen scientists who spot and verify prime numbers using specialty software. It's been dubbed M77232917 – and if you're wondering why it needs a codename, well, w
For a condition that affects nearly 15 percent of the world's population, there are remarkably few effective treatments for migraine sufferers. A new antibody treatment designed specifically for migraine prevention has just completed Phase III human clinical trials with remarkably positive results, raising hopes of a possible revolution on the horizon for sufferers of this debilitating condit
architect, stefano boeri, best known for championing green metropolises in industrial areas, promoted the idea in a speech made today at a conference covering the state's green areas.The post european capital of forestry could be milan if it doubles the number of trees by 2030 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
When NASA's Mars 2020 mission sets down on the Red Planet in three years, it will have a record number of cameras aboard. The unmanned, nuclear-powered rover will carry 23 cameras that will have higher resolution more 3D capability, and larger bandwidth than any previous Mars explorer – including one camera inside the rover's laboratory to monitor sample collection and storage...Continue Read
The UK's Design Council has weighed in to the debate about the declining number of students taking creative subjects, describing the situation as "not sustainable for design businesses or the UK economy". Read more
If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik's latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade aperture design. What's old is new again. This is Oprema's second lens project following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Biotar 75
We take it for granted nowadays, but the concept of "zero" was something that had to be invented. As ancient cultures around the world developed different counting systems, they all came up with their own ways to represent nothing, but the origin of the modern numeral "0" wasn't clear. The first written records of "0" were believed to be roughly a tie between a temple and a manuscript found i
Shooting this image in 14-bit helped capture the full dynamic range of the scene. Most of the time, with most cameras, 12-bit is enough.Raw bit depth is often discussed as if it improves image quality and that more is better, but that's not really the case. In fact, if your camera doesn't need greater bit depth then you'll just end up using hard drive space to record noise.In fairness, it does so
One camera, one lens, one film/preset, one year. The “Number One Challenge” is as simple as that, and at the same time incredibly difficult as well. This challenge, at the end of it, promises to change your approach and style as a photographer.I originally got the idea from photographer David Brommer and tweaked it a little. Originally the idea was to find your style but I turned it i
Episode 168 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!Featured: Wedding and portrait photographer Jason GroverIn 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 us.Wedding and portr


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