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Watch: Robot Spy Turtle Lays ‘Camera Eggs’ for Vultures to Steal

The latest "spy cam" clip from the PBS docu-series Spy in the Wild 2 takes the robot camera bit farther than before. Not only did they use a robot "spy turtle" to capture the nesting process up close, the spy actually laid its own "camera eggs" that captured what it's like to be attacked by vultures looking for a quick meal.

Robot ‘Spy Pig’ Camera Destroyed by Territorial Komodo Dragons

The BBC/PBS show "Spy in the Wild" continues to be a never-ending source of robot camera hijinks. This time, a 'spy pig' robot ended up on the wrong side of a some territorial male Komodo dragons who didn't take kindly to its presence. The interaction didn't end well for the pig...

How Polaroid Pioneered the Instant Photography Revolution

Photography has never been faster to made and share than in our modern "insta" era, but over half a century ago, it was American scientist Edwin Land and his company Polaroid that helped the industry take a giant step forward in speed and ease. PBS NewsHour just aired this 5-minute segment that looks at Polaroid's history and influence.

Trevor Paglen on Photographing Secret Military Sites with a Telescope

PBS series Art in the 21st Century recently released this 6-minute look at the work of photographer Trevor Paglen, a guy who points his camera through astronomy telescopes at secret military sites to photography things that are off limits to the public. As we shared back in 2012, Paglen calls his imagery "Limit Telephotography."

Recreating the Incredibly Accurate CGI Black Hole in Interstellar with In-Camera Elements

The black hole in the highly-anticipated Christopher Nolan blockbuster Interstellar has already made headlines. Put together with some serious mathematical help from astrophysicist Kip Thorne, it was so accurate he's actually going to get a few academic papers out of it.

It is, however, 100% CGI and as such outside of our purview as photographers... until now. Just a few days away from the movie's debut, Shanks FX and PBS decided to recreate the effect using all in-camera elements they've shown you how to create before.

Film Takes on Digital in Head-to-Head PBS Showdown, Can You Tell the Difference?

When it comes to the Film Vs. Digital debate, many people are fairly entrenched on one side or the other. But can you really tell the difference between RAW digital footage and film footage? What about when the digital footage is made to look like film using filters in post? PBS Digital Studios wants to put you to the test.

A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation has seen a resurgence of late. In addition to filmmakers continuing to make use of the technique despite the rise of CGI, stop motion apps for smartphones and outlets like Vine and Instagram video have brought many amateurs to the table as well.

Now it's possible for everyone to discover the time-consuming joy of shooting little stop motion creations.

Exploring the Art of Portrait Photography and the Role of the Portrait Today

Capturing our likeness has been a pursuit of the human race for thousands of years. From paintings of gods in Egypt and Greece, to portrait paintings of royalty, to the unabashedly narcissistic selfie of today.

In this week's episode of PBS Arts' webseries Off Book the topic of the day is portraiture, a subject each of the four interviewees takes on from their own unique angle.

Photojournalist Julian Cardona on Documenting the Evolution of Juarez

Mexican photojournalist Julian Cardona has lived in Ciudad Juarez since 1960 and began documenting the city in the early 1990s as a photojournalist for the local newspaper, El Diario. He says he's seen Juarez shift from an idyllic postcard-worthy border town to the city known as the homicide capital of the world.