Posts Tagged 'history'

John Turner’s Old Found Photos [video]

CNN posted a video about old found photos –

After sitting in a suitcase in an attic for almost 30 years, the newly-discovered photographs of amateur photographer John Turner offer a glimpse into life in pre and post-war Britain.

View the video HERE.

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New Technique Restores Images of Old Damaged Daguerreotypes

According to TechCrunch –

Daguerreotypes – photos made with a process that used mercury vapors on an iodine-sensitized silvered plate – break down quite easily. The result is a fogged plate that, more often that not, is completely ruined by time and mistreatment. However, researchers at Western University have created a system that uses synchrotrons and “rapid-scanning micro-X-ray fluorescence imaging” to scan the plates for eight hours. The system shot an X-ray 10×10 microns thick at “an energy most sensitive to mercury absorption.” This, in turn, showed the researchers where the mercury is most prevalent, thereby bringing up the image that was lost to damage or decay.

Read more and watch a short video HERE.

Film From Shortly After The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake [video]

Baking Archeologist [video]

The iMac Turns 20

According to GeeksAreSexy.net –

It’s 20 years since Steve Jobs publicly unveiled the iMac. While today it looks every bit as dated as Ally McBeal and the Teletubbies, it was arguably the first step in Apple surviving and thriving as a mainstream consumer tech firm.

Continue reading HERE.

Explore ‘Battleship Island’ – Japan’s Decaying Ghost Town [video]

What Happened To ‘B’ Batteries? [video]


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