Throwback Thursday: the ups and downs of running DCResource  [LINK]
My friends would (hopefully) say that I'm not one to toot my own horn, but since this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of my foray into the world of digital photography websites, I'm taking the liberty. Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1997 I founded the Digital Camera Resource Page, aka DCResource. The site is no longer updated (that probably wouldn't go over well with my current employer), so it r... [Read More]
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Featured Pro Portfolio: Sheridan Doose  [LINK]
Sheridan Doose is a freelance Canadian Digital and Traditional Sculptor. His ArtStation Pro website using the vertical theme was a great choice to present his range of character sculpting. Check out Sheridan’s ArtStation-powered website.  In this interview, he shares thoughts on his dearest project, most helpful training techniques and his approach of “recycling with a signa.... [Read More]
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Top 10 sample galleries of the year #2: the Sony Alpha a9  [LINK]
As 2017 winds down, we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of the year. In the #2 position we have another staff favorite in the Sony Alpha a9. Images in this gallery have been viewed nearly 2 million times, so it seems our readers are as fascinated by this camera as we are. In fact, we've probably written more about the Sony a9 then any other product this year, simply becaus... [Read More]
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Kit8 Illustrations  [LINK]
https://www.designernews.co/stories/89605-kit8-illustrations [Read More]
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Another Escape #9  [LINK]
After a years break, Bristol-based outdoors/sustainability mag Another Escape returns with a new look. The issue was ready some time ago; but alongside its preparation, founders Rachel Maria Taylor and Jody Daunton were also working on a redesign of their magazine. ‘We’d got issue nine ready but had already started the redesign, and were excited by that, so postponed the issue til Augu... [Read More]
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We've curated a list of the best Black Friday deals for designers  [LINK]
https://www.designernews.co/stories/89602-weve-curated-a-list-of-the-best-black-friday-deals-for-designers [Read More]
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Apple's homepage finally ditched the carousel  [LINK]
https://www.designernews.co/stories/89598-apples-homepage-finally-ditched-the-carousel [Read More]
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e-Ink Sketch pad – just when I thought I didn't need another gadget!  [LINK]
https://www.designernews.co/stories/89597-eink-sketch-pad--just-when-i-thought-i-didnt-need-another-gadget [Read More]
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Rotolight Anova Pro 2 features improved output and 'unrivaled battery'  [LINK]
Lighting manufacturer Rotolight has introduced a mark 2 version of its Anova Pro circular LED stills and video light. The Anova Pro 2 is the same size as the previous model, but according to the company, the new model features a 70% uplift in brightness, "unrivaled battery performance", and up to 10,700 lux at 3 feet instead of 6,280 in continuous mode. Like the previous model, the Anova Pro 2 als... [Read More]
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Designer imagines the perfect keyboard for Adobe software  [LINK]
Designer Vinicius Araújo has created a series of concept images that imagine what a keyboard may look like if it were made by Adobe specifically for Photoshop and its other specialized software. Araújo shared the images on Behance under the handle VA Designer, where he shows a concept that containing half a dozen touch shortcuts, a scroll wheel, colored LED lighting, and a high level... [Read More]
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Peak Design unveils limited edition Leica Backpack Capsule  [LINK]
Peak Design has teamed with Leica to launch the Peak Design Leica Backpack Capsule, a combination Peak Design Backpack, Cuff (wrist strap) and Leash (neck strap) designed specifically for lovers of that expensive Red Dot. This limited edition version of the company's backpack includes subtle Leica trim including the camera maker's iconic red dot, as well as red stitching. Peak Design's Backpack i... [Read More]
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How the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks  [LINK]
For the first time, a science experiment has measured Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos -- the smaller-than-an-atom particles that zoom throughout space and through us by the trillions every second at nearly the speed of light. The experiment was achieved with the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized sensors frozen deep within a cubic kilometer of very clear ice near the South Po... [Read More]
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Surprising roles for muscle in tissue regeneration, study finds  [LINK]
Researchers have illuminated an important role for different subtypes of muscle cells in orchestrating the process of tissue regeneration. Notably, in the absence of these muscles, regeneration fails to proceed. [Read More]
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Lightning, with a chance of antimatter  [LINK]
Researchers find that lightning strikes causes photonuclear reactions in the atmosphere, creating antimatter. [Read More]
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New mechanisms found of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders  [LINK]
New mechanisms of cell death have now been discovered, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, report scientists. [Read More]
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Weekly Job Roundup – 22/11/2017  [LINK]
Looking for a job in the industry? Check out the new jobs some of these companies are hiring for and apply now: Developing games since 1996, Treyarch is home to some of the industry’s best and brightest talent. Prior to entering development for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 3, the studio’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 set world-wide launch day records, with its previous game Call of D... [Read More]
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Portrait of a robot takes 3rd place in prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize  [LINK]
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Winners Announced A portrait of an android woman has beaten over 5,700 pictures of humans to take third place in this year’s prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. The portrait of Erica secured Finnish photographer Maija Tammi the £2,000 third place in the competition, as well as the £5,000 John Kobal award for a photographer u... [Read More]
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Zanele Muholi Awarded France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres  [LINK]
She considers her photographs of members of the LGBTQI community a form of visual activism. Read More The post Zanele Muholi Awarded France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres appeared first on ARTnews.... [Read More]
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Railroads, mining, mail lead Dec. 1-3 mega-sale  [LINK]
A Second Phase Navajo chief's blanket, 19th century portrait of Pawnee Bill, and unique London & North Western Railroad pass are among the 2,200+ lots in a Dec. 1-3 auction. The post Railroads, mining, mail lead Dec. 1-3 mega-sale appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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How to cut your lawn for grasshoppers  [LINK]
Picture a grasshopper landing randomly on a lawn of fixed area. If it then jumps a certain distance in a random direction, what shape should the lawn be to maximize the chance that the grasshopper stays on the lawn after jumping? [Read More]
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New method to measure neutron star size uses modeling based on thermonuclear explosions  [LINK]
Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius of neutron stars which helps them to understand what happens to the matter inside the star under extreme pressure. [Read More]
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New composite material made of carbon nanotubes  [LINK]
Due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, but to date they cannot be combined adequately with other materials, or they lose their beneficial properties. Scientists have developed an alternative method of combining, so they retain their characteristic properties. As such, they 'felt' the thread-like tubes into a stable 3-D network. [Read More]
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Genetic factors linked to acquired narrowing of the airway  [LINK]
Endotracheal intubation and tracheotomy are widely used in the hospital setting for elective surgery and in cases of serious illness or critical injury. In rare instances the procedures result in the development of scarring and narrowing of the larynx and trachea, or acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (ALTS). Who is susceptible to ALTS -- and why -- is unclear, but according to new research, geneti... [Read More]
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Growing teeth and a backbone: Studies trace early origins of skeletal tissues  [LINK]
Two new studies on the evolutionary origin of teeth and of vertebra further illuminate the human connection to marine organisms that goes back millions of years. Both studies were conducted in the little skate (Leucoraja erinacea). [Read More]
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