Wired presents 18 photos of the balloons from the early days of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – about 75 years ago.
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As most Americans are anticipating an incredible feast of Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, I must bring you back down to earth with Fed Up, the school lunch blog. It features pictures of some of the worst stuff served in school cafeterias – yummmmm!
Eat it up HERE
Published November 26, 2013
Tags: 1839, history, Philadelphia, photography, pic, picture, portait, Robert Cornelius, self portrait, selfie
According to PublicDomainReview.org –
The image in question was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photography enthusiast from Philadelphia named Robert Cornelius. Cornelius had set his camera up at the back of the family store in Philadelphia. He took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back he wrote “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”
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Here’s a lightly-Photoshopped black & white version
Finally, X-ray Specs are a reality!
According to ComputerWorld –
Epson and Evena Medical today unveiled smart glasses that allow nurses at the bedside to see “through” a patient’s skin to the vasculature beneath. The companies claim the new Eyes-On Glasses System technology makes even hard-to-locate veins easy to find for intravenous placement. The Eyes-On Glasses System allows nurses to “see” veins beneath the surface of the skin. The Eyes-On Glasses System is based on Epson’s Moverio Smart Glasses Technology, an Android-based, see-through wearable display launched earlier this year that allows users to interact with apps and games.
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Published November 21, 2013
Tags: Artist, Fabian Oefner, Flowers, high speed photography, painter, photography, pic, picture, still life, Switzerland
Wired reports –
Fabian Oefner is a night owl, but that’s mostly by necessity. The Switzerland-based artist does most of his work after dark, long after the sunshine stops streaming into the big windows of his studio. This is when he’s finally able to capture some truly magical moments. Oefner is best known for his brightly colored paint experiments that make invisible natural forces like gravity, air pressure and centrifugal force visible.
See all the pics and a video of the artist HERE.