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2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

By Anya Ow / July 16, 2015 / Comments Off on 2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Wow. Check out some of the incredible photographs shortlisted for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition. The awards ceremony is in September, where the winner will be announced. Love, love this image of the moon over the alps in Turin, Italy, by Stefano De Rosa. Good luck Stefano! About the Insight Astronomy […]

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Russia Issues Official Guide For Safe Selfies

By Anya Ow / July 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Russia Issues Official Guide For Safe Selfies

Meanwhile in Russia, its Ministry of Internal Affairs has created an official guide to taking safe selfies after a string of unfortunate selfie-related accidents. During the news conference, Elena Alekseeva, the Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs and Lieutenant Colonel of Police, also proceeded to demonstrate correct selfie technique. Unfortunately, the guide is not in English, […]

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Printable Latte Art

By Anya Ow / July 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Printable Latte Art

Because why not. You might as well have the absolutely fully branded coffeeshop experience, with printable latte art. Print on the branding, for maximum hipster! Ripples is an ingenious mix of an inkjet and a 3D printer, using tiny little coffee drops to make up an image. How it works: With the Ripple Maker you’ll […]

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San Diego Comic Con: Brand Engagement At Its Finest

By Anya Ow / July 13, 2015 / Comments Off on San Diego Comic Con: Brand Engagement At Its Finest

Picture credit: Germain Lussier San Diego Comic Con rolled into full swing last weekend. Unlike many of the other Comic Cons elsewhere in the world, it was, as usual, a massive event that attracted thousands upon thousands of fans of comics, films, pop culture and more. Shows like Game of Thrones often trot out the […]

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Machines Dream of Insectoid Sheep

By Anya Ow / July 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Machines Dream of Insectoid Sheep

Google’s artificial neural network is having some seriously weird dreams. These images are all created through Google’s image recognition neural network, taught to identify things such as buildings and animals in photographs. Then the program is asked to modify the image to emphasize the feature. At a low level, the end result looks like a […]

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Underwater Greenhouses

By Anya Ow / July 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Underwater Greenhouses

These immersed biospheres – effectively underwater greenhouses – are 20 feet underwater, anchored offshore in Italy, taking advantage of the sea’s constant underwater climate to grow crops. ‘Nemo’s Garden’ is an ingenious idea, if not yet commercially viable on such a small scale, housing plants like strawberries, basil and lettuce. Crop growth rates, apparently, are […]

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Design Should Be Everywhere

By Anya Ow / July 9, 2015 / Comments Off on Design Should Be Everywhere

In Japan, manhole cover lids are quite often feats of urban design: intricate and beautiful. For more photographs, check out photographer S. Morita’s flickr page. Why are the lids so intricate and beautiful? Amusing Planet explains: The trend started in the 1980s when Japan wanted to standardize their sewer system. Until then, Japan used regular […]

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Drones Are Changing the Face of Photography

By Anya Ow / July 8, 2015 / Comments Off on Drones Are Changing the Face of Photography

Not convinced about drones? Check out these winning photographs from the 2015 Drone Aerial Photography Contest. Sponsored by heavy-hitters like National Geographic, Adobe and GoPro, the contest received over 5,000 entries from drone photography enthusiasts. Some of our favourites: A well deserved 1st Prize Winner – Above the Mist (Category: Places) by Ricardo Matiello: See […]

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Life Imitates Fiction… in Giant Robot Fights

By Anya Ow / July 7, 2015 / Comments Off on Life Imitates Fiction… in Giant Robot Fights

Last week, US inventors Megabots Inc challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a giant robot duel, in a dramatically patriotic video with helpful Japanese subtitles. Because: “[Y]ou have a giant robot, we have a giant robot. Let’s fight.” Yesterday, Suidobashi Heavy Industries accepted their challenge, raising the ante by suggesting that the fight be melee combat, […]

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2015 Cannes Lions Winners

By Anya Ow / July 6, 2015 / Comments Off on 2015 Cannes Lions Winners

The 2015 Cannes Lions is over, and here are the Film and Film Craft winners: effectively the best ads of 2014 and 2015. Which are your favourites? Our favourites of the set are Geico’s brilliant ‘unskippable’ ads. Congratulations on a Grand Prix in Film! About the Cannes Lions The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity […]

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