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How Blockchain Technology Can Significantly Lower Corruption and Fraud in a Variety of Industries

Technology entrepreneur Brian Behlendorf, one of the primary creators of the Apache Web server and co-founder of Organic, is currently the executive director of HyperLedger, an open source blockchain project that’s thinking beyond cryptocurrency. In a video for Big Think, Behlendorf explains how the decentralized nature of blockchain technology will …

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How and Why Insects and Animals Form Swarms

In a cozy TED-Ed lesson by Maria R. D’Orsogna and animated by Matt Reynolds, narrator Julianna Zarzycki explains how a swarm forms, how the individuals within the swarm need to maintain the proper balance, how a swarm is self-governing boy and the many ways in which humans have learned from …

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Owen Wilson and Ed Helms Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions About Themselves

Father Figures stars Owen Wilson and Ed Helms sat down with Wired to answer the web’s most searched questions about the themselves during an Autocomplete Interview. Father Figures will release in theaters on December 22nd, 2017. Why does Ed Helms always sing? Is Owen Wilson related to Ellen DeGeneres? Did …

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Star Wars Inspired Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to Control Prosthetic Fingers and Play the Piano

Georgia Tech College of Design professor and founding director of the Center for Music Technology, Gil Weinberg, worked with fellow researchers to create a incredible bionic hand that was heavily inspired by Luke Skywalker‘s mechanical hand from Star Wars. The bio hand allows amputees to move individual fingers with the …

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High Key And Low Key Light For Wildlife

For the Glory of Flight. Great egrets against a white sky create a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime capture. When you have been a photographer for as many years as I have, it is time to challenge yourself; it is time to create a “look.” In the art world, each artisan eventually generates …

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Photo Of The Day By Eunice Eunjin Oh

Photo By Eunice Eunjin Oh Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Dreaming of White Sands” by Eunice Eunjin Oh. Location: Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico. Canon 5D Mark II. Exposure: ISO 200, F/22, 1/80sec, 20mm. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly …

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Frosty Foto Fun

It’s winter, and baby, it’s cold outside. Appropriate for the season, I’ll provide some cold weather tips to make your frosty weather outings more comfortable and productive. Break Out The Macro Lens: Break out that macro lens that mostly gets used in the summer. Go local and look for ice …

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Showcase: November 2017

“Renewal” By James Papp “This is a view of Grouse Meadow during an eight-day backpacking trip in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. Here, along the John Muir Trail, LeConte Canyon widens and the tumbling middle fork of the Kings River becomes a placid pool in a welcome meadow. On this …

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A Very Playful Simon’s Cat Accidentally Leaves His Unraveled Human Out in the Cold

In a very rare scene, Simon and Simon’s Cat were enjoying each other’s company by playing with a fishing rod toy that had a long string the cat enjoyed chasing. This went on for a while until Simon became distracted by his smartphone. No matter what the disappointed feline did …

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Expert Ping Pong Player Lobbies Back Balls With Different Items That Each Make a Unique Noise

Japanese ping pong player takkyuu geinin demonstrated his expertise in the sport by lobbing back incoming balls with a variety of household and musical items that each made a unique noise when struck. Amongst these items were a pot cover, a tambourine, a spoon, a pair of castanets and even …