Archive for November, 2018

Largest Photo Ever Taken of Prague

According to TechCrunch –

Jeffrey Martin takes massive panoramic photographs of the world and his photos let you go from the panoramic to the intimate in a single mouse swipe. Now he’s truly outdone himself with a 900,000 pixel-wide photo of Prague’s Old Town that took six months to build.

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Traditional Japanese Papermaking [video]

35 Cooking Fails

From Cheezburger.com’s FailBlog –

Did some of these people just try to cook lava or what?! To try your hand at anything in the kitchen is to set yourself up for a monumental, potentially smoky failure.

See all the failures HERE.

Mars InSight Mission Explained [video]

Photos of The Week – Nov. 24, 2018

From The Guardian –

The migrant caravan in Mexico, wildfires in California, the Copa Libertadores final and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Go to the photos.

Xerox Once Supplied A Fire Extinguisher With Their 914 Copier

According to wikipedia –

The Xerox 914 was the first successful commercial plain paper copier

The machine was mechanically complex. It required a large technical support force,[2] and had a tendency to catch fire when overheated . Because of the problem, the Xerox company provided a “scorch eliminator”, which was actually a small fire extinguisher, along with the copier.

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Macao’s Famous Chicken Cakes [video]

Facial Recognition Software Identifies People in Antique Photographs

According to Slate –

Identifying figures in historic photographs poses a number of challenges. Given that the photography of the time was in black and white or sepia, potentially helpful information about skin tone and eye color is lost. Technological tools developed with modern photos in mind can also run into problems when faced with antiquarian material. Profile views, which were fashionable in the 19th century, are tricky for many facial recognition systems. Similarly, the iconic facial hair sported by many at the time (the word sideburns is an homage to Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside of the Union Army) helps human photo sleuths but hinders software because beards and mustaches can block the features the program is trying to map. While digital tools are extremely useful for drastically narrowing the field, human users still do better when it comes to weighing up several potential matches.

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All Diamond Ring Designed By Apple’s Jony Ive

According to BoingBoing –

Creating a ring-shaped diamond is no small feat; the diamond block will be faceted with several thousand facets, some of which are as small as several hundred micrometers. The interior ring will be cylindrically cut out for the desired smoothness using a micrometer thick water jet inside which a laser beam is cast. The finished ring will have between 2000-3000 facets which has never been seen before on a single piece.

Continue reading HERE.

Photos of The Week – Nov. 16, 2018

From TheAtlantic –

A fireworks festival in Burma, a rocket launch in India, political turmoil in Sri Lanka, early Christmas decorations, Central American immigrants trek north through Mexico, observations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, starlings over Rome, an Allosaurus in Paris, wintry scenes in northern China, and much more

Go to the photos.

Does Anyone Else Remember Justin Wilson? [video]

Do Plants Poop?

According to Popular Science –

So as long as you think of pooping in general terms, plants do it! They also do things like breathing, sweating, peeing, and even farting. Who knew?

Read the entire article HERE.


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