The J Curve
A Cool Gift from Ed Lu - his favorite shot from the ISS [Flickr]
I just opened it after our B612 talk. It is his favorite photo that he took while up in the ISS for over 200 days.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Everything You Need To Know About Popcorn But Were Afraid To Find Out
Popcorn might be the world's most versatile snack. It can be dressed up with cheese, caramel, butter, salt or more exotic flavors.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
NYC Takes Subway Riders Underground with Amazing Flickr Account
MTA's Flickr page started attracting fans last year with rare photos of an empty city during Hurricane Sandy.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The J Curve
"The Apollo Guidance Computer on board the lunar module executed instructions at a speed of about 40 KHz , about 100,000 times slower than a high-end laptop today.
The J Curve
Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu are the co-founders of B612, a non-profit named after the asteroid home of Le Petit Prince, which is setting out to privately launch a satellite to orbit the sun near Venus, looking outward to map all asteroid trajectories that might impact Earth at some point in the next century.
The J Curve
How many 1kT meteorites have hit the Earth since 2000? How many hit Earth that exceed 15kT ? Hmmm.... We know of the Chelyabinsk air burst that blasted 100,000 windows .
Carnegie Mellon researchers create brand associations by mining millions of images from social media
The images people share on social media - photos of favorite products and places, or of themselves at bars, sporting events and weddings - could be valuable to marketers assessing their customers' "top-of-mind" attitudes toward a brand.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Columbia Journalism Review
Creative Commons: Ur doing it wrong
Creative Commons - an incredibly powerful legal tool that many media outlets take for granted, and without which the internet would be a less visual and more expensive creation - released a new version of its license last week.
Inman Real Estate News
Pinterest, Flickr, e-books among top ways to repurpose your existing content, boost SEO
One of my very favorite ways to create new content is to take something I've already produced and repurpose it.
Global Voices Online
PHOTOS: Places of Remembrance in Santiago, Chile
Former torture and detention centre Londres 38 on September 11, 2013. Photo by user Hi Sashi on Flickr, under a Creative Commons license In the blog Memory in Latin America , Lillie Langtry has published a series of posts about "places of memory" in Chile's capital, Santiago: buildings or sites related to the military coup d'A©tat that ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Photographer gets incredible close-up shots of snowflakes
Macro shot of natural snowflake courtesy of Alexey Kljatov. See more of his incredible work on his Flickr page ) There's nothing like a blanket of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes around the Pacific Northwest, but among the snowmen and sleigh rides are hidden secrets of the breath-taking beauty of Mother Nature.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Word of the Year: Selfie
Whether you think they're obnoxious or your Instagram feed is full of them, "selfie" is undoubtedly the buzzword of 2013, but it was backed up by the folks behind the Oxford dictionaries.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Live.pics.io lets photographers narrate online slideshows
The Live.pics.io service lets a group of people across the Internet see and discuss a group of photos.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The J Curve
Holding a Dove, an early bird from @PlanetLabs This is not a scale...
I have held back on posting this photo until the company launched... and they have had three successful launches so far .
The Hartford Courant
Reader Submitted: Video Of Governor Cross Reading 1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation Released
The Connecticut State Library has posted a historic film of Governor Wilbur Cross reading his 1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation on the Library's YouTube channel .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Ex-Congressman Wants To Open Medical Pot Dispensaries
Former Rep. Bill Delahunt has applied for three licenses to open medical marijuana dispensaries, according to data released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Friday.
Seapods, by Robert Steven Connett
Robert Steven Connett shares this painting , "SEAPODS," in the Boing Boing Flickr pool , and says, "It will be exhibited and available for sale, at the "Espionage Miami 2013" group art exhibition in Miami Beach Florida, during the Art Basil USA exhibitions, , Harold Golen Gallery, 2294 N.W 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127, Wynwood Arts District."
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
Long-time Industry Leader Photobucket Enjoys Impressive Audience Growth
Consumers have more choice than ever when it comes to photo sharing and apps, but they are still relying on long-time industry leader Photobucket when it comes to storing and sharing their photos and videos online, recent research revealed.
McDonald's Uses Classical Music To Break Up Drunken Fights
McDonald's branches in a U.K. town are banking on Bach and Brahms to break up late-night drunken brawls, according to a company spokesperson.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Outside the Beltway
White House Photographers Bristle At Lack Of Access
A mutiny has erupted among photographers who cover President Obama over what they say is the White House's increasing practice of excluding them from events involving the president and then releasing its own photos or video.