Posts Tagged ‘science’

Study Finds that Professionally Captured Photos Are More Memorable Than Amateur Ones

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The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) recently conducted a study that compares public perception of professional photographs versus amateur ones. The main conclusion was that, yes, people can tell the difference between the two, and that professional photographs are generally more memorable than their counterparts.
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Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

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Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a list of most desirable qualities in a partner according to a new research paper that was published recently.
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Photographer Accidentally Captures Rare Picture of Shark Birth, Almost Trashes It

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Photographer Attila Bicskos was diving off the coast of the Philippines last year when he spotted a thresher shark swimming by and snapped a photo. He almost tossed the photo away afterward, but it’s a good thing he didn’t: the photo is now the first recorded image showing a thresher shark giving birth.
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The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Camera Gets Funding for 3.2-Gigapixel Sky Photos

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The world’s largest camera is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The 3.2-gigapixel camera being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in Chile has secured the funding it needs to ensure it will go into operation according to schedule.
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This is a True Color Photo of Saturn and its Moon

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The image above may seem like some kind of artist rendering, but it’s an actual true color photograph showing Saturn, its rings, and one of its moons. Click here for a full-resolution version of the photo.
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Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

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Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study on the link between selfie-taking and certain personality traits.
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks Space Photography and Recreates Some Images with Macro

Astronaut and photographer Chris Hadfield recently paid a visit to the At-Bristol science center in the UK. In the 8-minute video above, Hadfield shares a little about what it’s like to photograph the world from the International Space Station. He also attempts some recreations of his space photos using various objects and a macro camera kit.

Camera Shake Could Be Used to Identify the Person Behind the Camera, Researchers Say

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Camera shake could one day be used to help track down people who record footage anonymously. Researchers say that footage captured by wearable cameras contain a “motion signature” that’s unique to the wearer — a hidden “fingerprint” of sorts.
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This is What Photos of the Night Sky Would Look Like if the Andromeda Galaxy Were Brighter

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What would the night sky look like if the closest spiral galaxy to us were as bright as the moon and visible in its entirety to the naked eye? The photo above offers a pretty accurate look (Click the image for a larger version).

Created by Tom Buckley-Houston, the composite image shows the Andromeda galaxy’s actual size in the night sky with a huge boost in brightness.
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Engineering Photography Beautifully Reveals the Intersection of Science and Art

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From images of graphene flowers and foam to a portrait of a self-taught engineer fixing one of his elephant pumps that is providing clean water for a village in Malawi, the winning images and other impressive entrants in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering’s photography competition beautifully illustrate how art, science, and humanity mesh. Read more…