Red Lights, photos of the cafes of Paris by Blaise Arnold

Monday, 2 May, 2016

Photo by Blaise Arnold

Red Lights, a collection of photos taken by Blaise Arnold, of cafes in and around Paris. Is it just me, or do some of these coffee houses look familiar? I’m sure I’ve seen a few of these places in films set in Paris.

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Aerial photography most striking by Bernhard Edmaier

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

A stunning collection of aerial photos of the Earth’s surface, taken by German geologist turned photographer, Bernhard Edmaier.

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Why not take a gamble on the d120, a die with 120 sides?

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

d120 dice

A die with one hundred and twenty sides, called d120, by Robert Fathauer and Henry Segerman, handy I guess when you need the odds to be as long as possible when playing with dice.

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Now there is coffee foam artwork in full colour

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016

Photo by Mason Salisbury

Las Vegas-based barista Mason Salisbury takes coffee foam artwork to another level, through the addition of food colouring… I haven’t yet spotted full-colour coffee foam designs at the cafes I go to, but I wonder how long this might take to catch on more widely?

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David Bowie as photographed by Steve Schapiro in 1974

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

In 1974, photographer Steve Schapiro and David Bowie pulled an all-nighter, and this collection of images was the result.

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Smart contact lenses, a camera for the eye’s eye?

Thursday, 14 April, 2016

Contact lenses may be about to become a whole lot smarter, if a patent filed by Samsung is anything to go by, with lenses they propose producing being capable of taking photos, and streaming videos that are stored on your smartphone.

To take pictures or interact with data displayed on their contact lenses, the user must blink. The motions are picked up by the sensors, and the commands are relayed to the user’s phone for processing, with the results being sent back immediately. The user can stream video or send images to their contact lenses from their smartphone, and send pictures they took with the integrated camera back to their mobile device for storage.

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Better sunset photos for Instagram? There’s an algorithm for that

Thursday, 14 April, 2016

There’s no going passed some sunset photos, no matter how plentiful they may be, but how to take sunset photos are in the “no going passed” category, and most importantly, will garner more likes on Instagram, and the like? Here are a few ideas for you.

The most important factor, according to the team, is high clouds. Those provide the moisture that refracts the sunlight, and they act as a kind of movie screen onto which that light is projected.

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Large crowd formation photos, taken in China

Wednesday, 6 April, 2016

Photo by China Daily / Reuters

A collection of large crowd formation photos from China, that see people participating in parades, or attending sports events, dressed in certain ways, assuming certain groupings, and forming shapes and patterns in the process. Fantastic.

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If you like things organised neatly, this is for you

Friday, 1 April, 2016

If you like things, anything at all, arranged in some organised way, or to a pattern of some sort, then you’re going to love Things Organized Neatly.

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The world below our feet, in photos

Monday, 14 March, 2016

Tunnels, caves, caverns, and subways… there’s just as much happening underground as there is above ground.

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