This is an epic, multi-room Rube Goldberg machine that takes four minutes doing all sorts of cray stuff, eventually taking a guys portrait. Geez, you coulda just pushed a button, guys.
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? When you're a programmable NAO robot, learning new tricks is part of the job. A team of scientists in Hydrabad, India have programmed one of the cute little 'bots to take photos that anybody would be proud to have framed.
Finding an iPhone 4 accessory that's not a total piece of junk is kind of a rare thing, especially when anybody who has a crazy idea can open up a Kickstarter and start collecting funds, but Beep's Red Pop shutter button add-on is definitely one of the better and more useful one's we've seen floating around.
Chris Kotsiopoulos photographed Athens, Greece over a 24-hour period — and 12 hours of computer processing later, combined 500 star trails, 35 Sun images and 25 landscapes into a single image. Here's how Chris created this gorgeous panorama: I began...
Storing pictures on your camera may be light years different than it was ten or twenty years ago, but the process of creating the actual storage medium is just about as complicated as it used to be. We've got two videos for you: one showing how memory chips are made in 2011, and another showing how Kodak film was made in 1958.
We recently saw what a scanning electron microscope can do to something as simple as a snowflake, but what about if you use it to look at tiny ordinary objects that we normally see everyday?
That tiny speck in front of the moon is the International Space Station, which is traveling nearly five miles a second relative to us Earthlings. That means French photographer Thierry Legault only had 0.55 seconds to make the shot. He got it — and got one with the sun, too (during an eclipse, no less).
This surreal shot was taken in transit on the Toronto rail system. To capture this image, the photographer stood in the first subway car, pressing his camera against the glass. As the train barreled forward, it created a really cool vortex effect.
So you just spent a a fortune buying a top-of-the-line camera like the Canon 5D Mark II and then you realized something: you need a studio to shoot your subjects. Don't have one? Inflate one on the sidewalk!
The above photo is no Photoshop. No, it's the result of a lot of planning and even more patience.