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These Vintage Cameras are Wonderful Pieces of Photographic Technology

These Vintage Cameras are Wonderful Pieces of Photographic Technology

DJ Pangburn — Jun 29 2016

The Nimslo 3D, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s National Camera Day today, so celebrations of the still image abound. 646 more words

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This Wooden Clock Writes The Time

Over the last few months, Suzuki Kango has been hard at work on a project that would take most of us a lifetime. For his senior thesis at Tohoku University of Art and Design, the 22 year old created "Plock," a fully mechanical wooden clock with a unique twist.  291 more words

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Maglev Elevator Also Goes Sideways, Straight Up Willy Wonka Style

If you have even the least bit trouble walking, city subway systems are bad news. Getting to the station is trouble enough. Then there’s the descent. 634 more words

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This Goo Accurately Paints Patterns on Your 3D-Printed Creations


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If you try to describe 3D printing to someone, you can’t help but channel a little science fiction. “You put designs in this machine, which then just like…makes it.” I’m convinced that its the great-great-great-grandfather to the oft-referenced Star Trek replicator. 182 more words

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The Enigma Machine Explained (2013) [video]

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As technology increases, so do the methods of encryption and decryption we have at our disposal. World War II saw wide use of various codes from substitution ciphers to employing Navajo code talkers in the Pacific theater. 56 more words

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Watch a neural network describe what it sees on a stroll through Amsterdam

In the last few years computers have made massive advances in image recognition. Neural networks especially — systems which can be trained over time — have become eerily good at describing even quite complex scenes. 291 more words

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