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19 Apr 08:47

Wandering Along The Moroccan Mountains With Nina Keinrath

by Clara Renner

Born in Vienna, Austria the 23-year-old film-maker and photographer Nina Keinrath chooses to capture the calmness of her surroundings. 

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14 Apr 11:28

‘Home Less’ By Photographer Nelson Garrido

by Paula Lou Riebschläger

In his picture series ‘Home Less’ photographer Nelson Garrido shows the impact of financial crisis on Portuguese properties. He shot just one picture a day while capturing various abandoned houses.

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12 Jan 18:49

Your Guide to Boiling Pots

by Doug
Nuno Cruz

Just like quantum mechanics

12 Dec 21:38

The Right Place

As a result of the economic crisis, an increasing number of families have started living on the streets using caravans, campers and sometimes even cars as a shelter. In some way this phenomenon is reshaping the idea of 'home'. Torre Angela. A suburb in the extreme periphery of Rome. In a park lot reserved for taxi there is a little caravan which is not used for cheerful holidays but it's a proper 'home' for an Italian couple hit by the great economic crisis. This is the place where Tommaso and Donatella live and fight their struggle to survive. He was a carpenter and she was a hairdresser but they had to retire from their job because of the crisis. Tommaso is a disabled person so they were assigned for social housing but their place has been illegally occupied and they have never retrieved their house. They lived in their car with two dogs for ten months. In spite of all the adversities they held their dignity and a strong will to go on so that they decided to transform the caravan in their new house. They live with a minimum retirement pension and Donatella does little tailoring works. Sometimes they also benefit from the help and solidarity of other residents that love this family and consider them as a symbol of this quarter. Also the authorities who tried to remove them at the beginning are now tolerating this 'strange' presence. Tommaso opened up his first carpenter's shop in this quarter and his memories flow very fast from the beginnings to the happy moments of his life...the wedding, the family, his sons and daughters, until their actual situation. Talking about their story help them to ease their pain and to find out the strenght to look ahead and to care about themselves and try not to be a burden for their sons and daughters. The door of their caravan is always open and they are ready to make a good coffee to share with friend and to enjoy the company. The famous Le Corbusier's quote 'A house is a machine for living in' seems to be written to describe Tommaso and Donatella's story. Home is the place where we come back, it's a shelter and protection from the external agents, and that is what Tommaso and Donatella found in a camper: their right place.
24 Mar 10:18

Real Life Tokyo vs. Anime Tokyo [Pics]

by Geeks are Sexy

I have never seen The Garden of the Words, but as far as anime movies go, it’s apparently one of the most beautiful movies of the genre you can see. In the picture gallery below, you can compare some of the visuals of the film with their real life equivalent in Tokyo. Please note that in all of the pictures, the top section is from the anime, and the bottom one from a real photo of the location.

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[Source: Nijipoi (Japanese) | Via GT]

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21 Mar 14:14

World’s Tiniest Rube Goldberg Machine is Made from Mechanical Watch Parts [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

I’m sure you’ve all seen plenty of Rube Goldberg machines on the web in the past, some of them as big as a whole warehouse. However, in this video, Seiko presents us what is probably the world’s tiniest Rube Goldberg machine, made entirely from mechanical watch parts.

[Seiko Website AD Gallery]

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02 Mar 11:45

When Scientists Attack

by JLister

Illustrator Diego Sanches has put together a series of pixel art for a forthcoming game featuring famous scientists, each of whom has special attacks based on their work. They include Charles Darwin using evolution:

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Stephen Hawking using a wormhole:

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And Isaac Newton using gravity:

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Check out Diego’s site for the full set of animation.

[Via: Nerd Approved]

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24 Feb 11:46

This Microscopic View of a Spider Embryo is Strangely Adorable

by Christopher Jobson
Nuno Cruz

head crab!!!

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Spider embryo. Molecular characterization and embryonic origin of the eyes in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Göttingen University.

Taken from recent research into the development of eyes in spiders, this microscopic image shows what a common house spider looks like as it develops inside an egg. For some reason, it’s disturbingly… cute? This little cthulhu-like spider embryo is nearing the final stage before hatching and appears to be stuck in a tiny self hug. You can learn more about the embryonic origin of eyes in common house spider over on BioMed Central. (via Reddit, Göttingen University)

08 Feb 10:44

Mind-blowing Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s Captured By A Teenager

by Admin

These amazing street photos of Hong Kong catured by Self taught Chinese photographer Fan Ho. He arrived from Shanghai in 1949 and he fascinated by streets of Hong Kong. These Photos are part of his book “A Hong Kong Memoir“.

More Info : Modernbook (h/t: Wherecoolthingshappen)

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Black And White Street Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

05 Feb 10:41

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Divine Intervention

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: I eagerly await your email about how, actually, the rock must contain radioactive elements.


New comic!
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10 Jan 14:59

Judgment Day

It took a lot of booster rockets, but luckily Amazon had recently built thousands of them to bring Amazon Prime same-day delivery to the Moon colony.
04 Jan 11:17

Twenty Russians wanted for questioning in MH17 downing

by Janene Pieters

One of about 20 Russian soldiers fired the BUK missile that brought down flight MH17 in July 2014, according to international research collective Bellingcat. All of the 20 soldiers know who gave the orders and who actually pressed the button, Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, said

The post Twenty Russians wanted for questioning in MH17 downing appeared first on NL Times.

11 Dec 10:21

The Filmomat Home Film Processing System

by Brian Benchoff
Nuno Cruz

WANT!!!

The death of film has been widely reported, but technologies are only perfected after they’ve been made obsolete. It may not be instant photography, but there is at least one machine that will take 35mm film and 5×7″ prints and develop them automatically. It’s called the Filmomat, and while it won’t end up in the studios of many photographers, it is an incredible example of automation.

The Filmomat is an incredible confabulation of valves, tubes, and pumps that will automatically process any reasonably sized film, from 35mm to 5×7 color slides. The main body of the machine is an acrylic cube subdivided into different sections containing photo processing chemicals, rinse water, and baths. With a microcontroller, an OLED display, and a rotary encoder, different developing processes can be programmed in, the chemicals heated, developer agitated, and film processed. The Filomat is capable of storing fifty different processes that use three chemicals and a maximum of ten steps.

The video for this device is what sells it, although not quite yet; if enough people are interested, the Filmomat might be sold one day. This is likely the easiest film developing will ever get, but then again a technology is only perfected after it has been made obsolete.

Thanks [WhiteRaven] for sending this one in.


Filed under: chemistry hacks
05 Oct 07:52

DxOMark Mobile report: Google Nexus 6P

With its 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display the Nexus 6P is a little smaller than last year's Nexus 6 in terms of both display size and overall dimensions. It comes with an aluminum shell and overall high-end specs, along with a new 12.3MP Sony sensor and an F2.0 aperture. DxOMark's mobile evaluation puts it at third place in its rankings - find out why. Read more

22 Aug 12:53

The Hardest Substance Known to Nerdkind [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
01 Jul 08:07

Forging the Soul Reaver Sword (Legacy of Kain) in Real Life [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

From Man at Arms – Reforged:

Every other Monday, our team of blacksmiths and craftsman will be building some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you’ve never seen before. This week, we’re forging a big fan request – the wicked Soul Reaver Sword from Legacy of Kain!

[AWE ME]

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26 Feb 13:17

JSONx is an IBM standard format to represent JSON as XML

by sharhalakis

by keiran_s

14 Jan 20:17

‘How to be Bird Poop For Dummies’ by This Moth Fly Mimic

by Carly Brooke
Nuno Cruz

The queen of disguise!

09 Jan 14:36

Spun Glass Caterpillar: A Real Life Crystal Creature

by Carly Brooke
Nuno Cruz

I love my planet

Photo: Rick Thompson

Photo: John Howard

spun glass caterpillar, Isochaetes beutenmuelleri (1)

Photo: Igor Siwanowicz

 Habitat: found from New York to Florida and west to Colorado and Texas
Status: No Conservation Concerns

No, this isn’t a Swarovski crystal creation, but it very well could be! Instead, it’s a Spun Glass Caterpillar (Isochaetes beutenmuelleri) that has dozens of glittering, almost frosty-looking, spines radiating from its body. Don’t be tempted by its beautiful crystalline gaze, though. Those puppies do sting. You’ll want to look, but definitely don’t touch!

Reminds me of when your parents took you to an antique shop when you were little and you were told DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING. Then, you proceeded to secretly touch everything, especially the glass stuff. One time, I ended up breaking something – that was a more of a sting for my parents than for me, though.

Photo: Rick Thompson

If you look closely at the photo above, you’ll notice that you can see right through this creature! That dark green stripe running down the length of its body is actually its stomach.

Ultimately, it’s strange how these truly incredible spun glass caterpillars can transform into such plain Jane adults. Gotta grow up sometime and lose all your mystical qualities… I guess…

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Photo: Eric Gofreed
*my spirit is spun of glass*

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09 Jan 13:28

LEMON INCEST

by awong
05 Dec 15:32

The best trailers of 2014

by noreply@blogger.com (biotv)
A very cleverly edited mash-up of 77 of the best movie trailers that came out this year, created by Fandango.


MOVIECLIPS trailers | via
17 Sep 09:21

First real world images of the new Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens!

by 43rumors
Nuno Cruz

*_*


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

ePhotozine is the first website who shared real world images of the new Voigtlander Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens. They write:

We were able to take a number of sample photos with the lens, and were impressed by the straight edges, as well as the sharpness of the lens.

Can’t wait to buy this lens! Preorders should be up soon at BHphoto.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

10 Sep 09:20

Film News: CineStill releases another film!

by Bellamy
Nuno Cruz

Fantastic looking shots!


Film News: CineStill releases another film!
Thats right! Another JCH exclusive scoop! Some really great film news, just in time for Photokina. Cinestill, the guys behind the wonderful 800T film are back with a great black and white film. Yes, a new film on the market! Check it out.

These days it seems like we have less and less choices for film, with the major players cutting their film lines, instead of restructuring their business model. So when I hear that CineStill are going to add a new film to their lineup my heart goes all of a flutter.
As you all probably might have guessed, I am a staunch supporter of film and of small manufacturers. So CineStill is right up my alley. I have already been really impressed with their 800T film and I have seen people get really stunning results from it.
So when the guys at CineStill contacted me asking if I would be interested in debuting their latest film it didn’t really take all that much for me to grab that opportunity with both hands!

Now before all of you purists shout at me and tell me it is not a new film, you are correct. It is an old film that has been resurrected. This film was available in the past and there are people who are still re-rolling it. But it is a film that is being commercially released onto the market, when the current trend seems to be to remove films from the market. So in a way it is a new film.

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So here it is, CineStill bwXX (double-x) 36exp. 135 black and white motion picture negative film

CineStill bwXX is a high speed, classic black & white film emulsion, with an EI of 250 under daylight and 200 under tungsten lighting. Recommended development in Kodak D-96 developer, but is compatible will all black and white film developers.
36 exposures professionally spooled into high quality 135 Non Dx-Coded Cartridges.

Double-x is a classic black and white film stock left relatively unchanged since it’s release in 1959 for still and motion picture use. Some of the movies using the classic Eastman double-x film stock (5222) include: Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), Casino Royale (2006), I’m Not There (2007), and many many more.

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Kodak no longer offers this wonderful still stock to the still photography community so CineStill Film has decided to release and distribute it under their label. This is a limited run will sell out fast no doubt, but if all goes well it will become a regularly stocked CineStill Film’s emulsion.

CineStill bwXX is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic film stock to fill the void left by the discontinuation of it’s wonderful sister films, Kodak Plus-x (discontinued in 2010) and TXP320.

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An extensive list of developing times for this film may be found at http://www.project-double-x.org/devdata.html

This is really great news for the film community. It is only a limited run, but if it is popular then this could go into greater production. And if this is anything like as successful as the 800T then that should definitely happen. It looks to be lovely and grainy with plenty of contrast. I have just got some rolls so I shall be running a few as quickly as I can.

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But wait! There is more! Haha, yes in celebration of this new release we have a giveaway for you. CineStill have been cool enough to give me a whole bunch of film to giveaway. So, here is the deal, if you buy a 135 film case from my store, you enter the chance to win a roll of bwXX film with your film case. The more cases you buy, the more chance of winning some film. And a couple of lucky people will win a film case full of bwXX and 800T film!

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You can buy the film cases here.
You can buy bwXX film here.

Check out the Cinestill website for more information on their films and where you can get some locally to you.
www.cinestillfilm.com

And just when you thought it was over….CineStill will be attending Photokina later this month and will have some more big news for you all, news that I am sure will make a great deal of people very very happy. That is all I can say, but make sure you keep on checking JCH as there will be another awesome exclusive!

Thanks
JCH

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09 Sep 08:38

‘Os Gemeos’ Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants

by Christopher Jobson

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photos by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful. You can see more over on Arrested Motion.

23 Aug 14:31

Photographer Accused of Posting ‘Pornographic’ Photos of His 2-Year-Old, Here’s How He Responded

by Gannon Burgett

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Wyatt Neumann is a photographer and father who last year took his two-year-old daughter Stella on a road trip across the country, documenting their travels as they went. Along the way he captured beautiful landscapes, pictures of the open road, as well as a handful of adorable images of Stella wearing what two-year-olds very often wear: a fairy dress or nothing at all.

Normally, when put in a family photo album or a personal collection to show off to friends, this sort of subject matter isn’t an issue. But, as Neumann found out the hard way, these nude but non-explicit images engendered an entirely different reaction when he posted them online.

As the trip progressed, Neumann shared the images from his travels with his daughter through Facebook and Instagram. Until, that is, about halfway through the road trip when the images began drawing criticism from people the world over.

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The public backlash of the images brought a hailstorm of critics who called them “perverse,” “sick” and “pornographic.” Specifically, a group from the website Get Off My Internets began verbally attacking Neumann for publishing these images after a forum thread drew more attention to the photos than he had ever anticipated.

Before long, members of the site sent out a plethora of complaints to both Facebook and Instagram and managed to get Neumann’s profiles suspended. Eventually reinstated, it was the broad criticism of both him and his daughter and the suspension of his accounts that lead Neumann to realize this was a matter of freedom of expression and the freedom of speech.

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It was then that he came up with the idea to turn these images into a gallery and accompanying book. Aptly titled I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN: The Sexualization of Innocence in America, The Safari Gallery exhibition and book take what Neumann hopes is an honest look at what childhood is and what it’s been turned into. As he explains in his artist statement:

What’s troubling is the abject reviling of the human body, the intense and overt sexualization of the natural form, especially the naked bodies of carefree young children, who have yet to feel the burden of institutionalized body image awareness and the embarrassment that comes with adolescence. My children are free, they live without shame.

As part of the series, the gallery and book featured images from their entire road trip, not just of Stella. And along with each image comes a comment, one of the comments left on the nude or semi-nude photos of Stella by the people who were so offended by those images.

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Neumann says he is committed to “showcas[ing] the lives [his children] get to live, express myself, and catalog the reality of my children’s experience.” As for the online critics who had more than a handful of words to share with Neumann in regards to the images of his naked child, his closing statement seems to sum it up fairly well:

So the choice seems clear: do we live in fear and condemnation? Or do we celebrate one another, and ourselves, in this life? I choose to believe in our ability to fight fear with love, ignorance with understanding, and to unite rather than divide. But you be the judge… is this pornography, art, expression, or exploitation. It’s up to us to either cower in fear, or liberate ourselves and live.

Below are a number of images Neumann was kind enough to share with us, presented as they were in the exhibition: alongside the critical, hateful and often vulgar words of anonymous strangers who commented on the images of Stella:

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“This man is a sick f**k. Why in the world would you do this to your child? Great job, Wyatt Neumann. That poor little girl…” -Ships Go Overboard aka It Burns, April 26, 2014 6:23pm

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“He’s an attention seeking f**k. Wake up, Wyatt, you f**king piece of s**t.” -SelenaKyle, April 26, 2014 8:59am

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“He seems like a d**k. I want to puke. The nude photos are gross and disturbing.” -tunawhiskers, April 25, 2014 4:09pm

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“Every good thing you are and every good thing you do is cancelled out by the fact that you exploit your children. You truly have no right to do this to them.” -skeptical girl is skeptical, April 26, 2014 1:55pm

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“Way to serve your daughter up on a plate, sicko. I will be sure to email you directly when I find this image being traded on the deep web, Wyatt, you sick f**k.” -your mirror lied to you, April 26, 2014 10:27am

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“I doubt she’ll ever be in a real school, have any real friends, or develop any real attachments to anything because that would be counterproductive to the isolation her parents probably want to keep her and her brother in. I’ll bet the only people they’re around are their parents ‘like-minded’ adult friends, a healthy portion of which are probably pedophiles that they’re too blind to see are right there waiting to get their children alone for 5 minutes.” -NamelyThis, April 26, 2014 12:47pm

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“I am a licensed clinical social worker and I work with abused children and adults every day. I have listened to children tell me about their parents selling them for sex to buy drugs, about parents who locked them away in closets for hours at a time without food or water because they wouldn’t stop crying, about parents who beat their children to within an inch of their life, just for being a child. Wyatt, you clearly hold yourself to a higher esteem than those people, but I don’t. You are no better than they are.”

Here’s a feature of Neumann by Vocativ (warning: contains strong language):


To learn more about this project or see any of Neumann’s other work, be sure to visit his website by clicking here.

(via Huffington Post)


Image credits: Photographs by Wyatt Neumann and used with permission

07 Aug 20:41

"The Matrix" with 8-bit sound effects

by noreply@blogger.com (biotv)
Film editor and visual effects artist Phillip Raupach edits the chateau fight scene from The Matrix: Reloaded and replaces all the original sounds with sound effects from classic video games.


Phillip Raupach | via
22 Jul 13:53

The New Hoya EVO Antistatic Filters Repel Dust

by Chris Gampat
Nuno Cruz

Amen!

The New Hoya EVO Antistatic Filters Repel Dust

Hoya's New EVO Antistatic filters may be great in the desert.
16 Jul 15:03

Frozach Submitted

10 Jul 09:30

Your Smartphone Could Be An Emergency Crew’s Eyes

by JLister

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A British fire service is developing an app that will let callers send live video of an incident to give emergency staff more information before they arrive on the scene.

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) wants other services from around the country such as police and ambulance to get involved in the tech behind the app. It’s named 999eye after the emergency phone number in the UK (the equivalent of 911.) WMFS wants to develop the system and share it with other services free of charge. It says the majority of emergency service calls now come from people using a cellphone.

The idea behind the system will be for smartphone users who’ve made an emergency call to use their camera to shoot the scene (in a safe manner of course.) That would give emergency staff a clearer picture of what is going on, allowing them to prepare better while on their way to the incident. In particular it could reduce the need to rely on eyewitnesses having to describe the scope or nature of a problem such as a fire, something that’s often hard to do for people who don’t see fires regularly and thus have few points of comparison.

WMFS says it wants the app to use point-to-point streaming for the video, rather than route it through servers. It says the app should be set up so that anyone with the basic ability to operate their smartphone can operate the app. It won’t require any recording on the phone itself, though the emergency service will record the footage for use in any investigation.

The app will also be configured to transmit location information using a combination of Wi-Fi points, GPS info and cellular tower location. That could reduce problems where a caller is away from home and can’t accurately describe their location.

WMFS is also considering the possibility for using the app to help medical staff talk callers through giving first aid before ambulance staff arrive and be able to check they are following the instructions correctly.

(Hat tip: Us vs Them)

09 Jul 22:31

Personifying the Waste Problem: Photos of People Lying in 7 Days of Their Own Trash

by DL Cade

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Photographer Gregg Segal wanted to put a human face on the trash problem in the US. Cold numbers and statistics can only have so much of an impact, pictures of real families and individuals lying in 7 days-worth of their own trash… now that would get some attention.

Thus was born the 7 Days of Garbage series, a set of photographs featuring people from varied socioeconomic backgrounds literally wallowing in a week’s worth of their waste.

In the Artist’s Statement on the series, Segal explains what it is we’re looking at:

7 Days of Garbage is a series of portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. We’ve made our bed and in it we lie.

James.

Of course, not every photograph you see is 100% honest. In a recent interview with Slate about the series, Segal reveals that some people “edited” their trash to take out “the really foul stuff.” Many, however, showed up with the full contents of their week’s waste.

It’s those images, maintains Segal, that turned out the strongest. Here’s a selection of photographs from 7 Days of Garbage that Segal was kind enough to share with us:

Alfie, Kirsten, Miles and Elly.

Sam and Jane.

Michael, Jason, Annie and Olivia

John.

Marsha and Steven.

Milt.

Elias, Jessica, Azai and Ri-karlo.

Dana.

Lya, Whitney and Kathrin.

Susan.

Till and Nicholas.

The point of the series was to draw attention to the sheer amount of garbage we produce, and perhaps encourage people to do their part to help the situation.

“We’re just cogs in a machine and you’re not culpable really but at the same time you are because you’re not doing anything, you’re not making any effort,” he told Slate. “There are some little steps you can take to lessen the amount of waste you produce.”

To find out more about the series or if you’d like to keep up with Segal as he continues to add to it — he hopes to expand the series to include more environments, so that people will realize no environment is left untouched by trash — head over to Segal’s website or give him a follow on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

(via Slate)


Image credits: Photographs by Gregg Segal and used with permission