Finding the Cosmic Smiley Face

This image isn’t photoshopped – its the effect of gravitational lenses (think the blackhole of Interstellar). This wonder sat in the Hubble Telescope archives for three years until some amateur spotted it. There’s a saying that goes “Smile, and the world will smile back”. In this case it was the universe that smiled back, as Read MoreRead More

George Eastman House Presents the History of Photography

The George Eastman House presents a 12 part series that covers the science of photography from the first experiments up to digital photography. Chapter 1 - Before Photography Chapter 2 - The Daguerreotype Chapter 3 - Talbot’s Processes Chapter 4 - The Cyanotype Chapter 5 - The Collodion Chapter 6 - The Albumen Print Chapter 7 - The Platinum Print Chapter 8 Read MoreRead More

Yahoo Labs’ Algorithm Identifies Creativity in 6-Second Vine Videos

Search engines are trying to use algorithms to analyze the creative content of Vine Videos. In January 2013, a video sharing service called Vine suddenly hit cyberspace. The service, owned by Twitter, was unique because users were allowed to record and share videos that were no more than six seconds long. But within months, it Read MoreRead More

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