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AI-Powered Software Makes It Incredibly Easy to Colorise Black and White Photos

AI-powered software that can automatically colorise old black and white photos exists, but it’s often far from perfect. In comparison, manually colorising an image in Photoshop yields stunning results, if you’ve got lots of time and impressive skills. But a new app, developed at the University of California at Berkeley, cleverly merges both approaches so it’s easy to accurately colorise a black and white pic. Read More >>

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The Best Action Cameras for Filming Your Extreme Adventures

There are many reasons why you'd want an action camera. You could be a biker/cyclist wanting to record your travels on the off chance a maniac decides to mow you down on the way to work. You could be an outdoorsman wanting to document all the cool stuff you do. Or maybe you're going on holiday and want to film things without having to think about what you're doing. Read More >>

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Diving Into 1,000 Mouse Traps on a Trampoline Looks Even More Painful in Slo-Mo

High-speed cameras help make cars safer, factories run smoother, and athletes improve their performances. But The Slow Mo Guys have found an even better use for the technology: capturing the explosive chain reaction after diving onto a trampoline covered in 1,000 armed mouse traps. Read More >>

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It Took Three Years to Film This Spectacular Timelapse of Hundreds of Blooming Flowers

As a follow-up to his short film entitled Fall that we shared almost five years ago, filmmaker Jamie Scott spent the past three years filming a sequel called Spring, which features incredible timelapse footage of hundreds of flowers blossoming as they usher in warmer weather. Read More >>

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Skier Captures Awesome Aerial Footage of His Stunts By Just Throwing His GoPro 

Despite what drone makers want you to think, you don’t need to buy an expensive camera-equipped quadcopter to capture awesome aerial footage of your adventures. GoPro sells an $800 drone just for this, but skier Nicolas Vuignier discovered he could get similarly impressive results by just chucking his GoPro camera in the air. Read More >>

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No Visit to Rome Will Ever Be as Spectacular as This Hyperlapse Race Through the City

Before you decide to travel to an exotic locale, you now have to stop and ask yourself if it’s worth dealing with a terrible airline to get there. The answer, obviously, is no. But you have no reason to be upset about not seeing Rome, at least, thanks to this amazing hyperlapse video. Read More >>

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Incredible Slo-Mo Footage of the Tiny Lightning Produced When You Crush a Candy

You may have heard the myth that biting into a Wint-O-Green Lifesavers – that's essentially the American answer to a Polo – produces visible sparks in a dark room. It’s hard to believe that a small candy can produce its own lightning, but this incredible high-speed video by Smarter Every Day reveals it’s just simple science at work. Read More >>

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You’ll Swear This Macro Photography Universe Is CGI

It’s an odd paradox of our times, but when we see something extraordinary these days, it’s easy to assume that it was computer generated. CGI is the current all-consuming method of creating movie effects, but this video of ink in water shot with macro photography shows just how beautiful practical effects can be. Read More >>

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The World’s Fastest Camera Shoots Five Trillion Photos Every Second

Everything’s cooler in slow motion, but high frame-rate photography is an essential tool for scientists studying phenomena that occur in the blink of an eye. Researchers at Lund University have just revealed the fastest high-speed camera ever developed that can capture the equivalent of an astonishing 5 trillion frames every second, fast enough to visualise the movement of light. Read More >>

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Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of pounds on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, you’d be spending days ensuring every last component was flawless. Read More >>

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These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of colour photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling tanks, these images cast the war in a vibrant new light. Read More >>

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Sony Rivals Canon’s Best Camera with the Badass A9

For a few years now, Sony’s been the most innovative name in the camera game, besting incumbents like Nikon and Canon in several categories with awesome point-and-shoots, like the RX100 line, and the truly game-changing A7 full-frame mirrorless line. Far from just an innovator, there are now signs the company’s efforts are finding an audience. Read More >>

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Someone Cut a Model Rocket Engine in Half So You Can See What Happens Inside

Despite only giving you about a second of excitement at launch, model rockets are still a fun way for us (non-billionaires) to live out our dreams of space travel. But have you ever wondered what’s happening inside a model rocket engine while you’re standing a safe distance away from ignition? Read More >>

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Nikon Tries to Right the Sinking Ship With a Stupid Swarovski Replica

Nikon is, ostensibly, a remarkable company. Sure, it had to lay off quite a few people last year, and back in February, it cancelled a hotly anticipated line of cameras. But Nikon’s a tech-based company that’s managed to innovate and survive a hundred years. Nikon started as an optics company and has endured as one, even as photography has evolved considerably. Few companies can claim the same! What better way to celebrate 100 years of (mostly) success than with the release of...a Swarovski crystal version of one of its most iconic products? Read More >>

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One Day Photoshop Might Let You Instantly Copy Another Photo’s Style

Ever wonder why your photos never turn out as amazing those posted by your favorite Instagrammer? There’s probably a lot of post-processing happening in Photoshop you don’t see. But instead of poking at sliders for an hour, computer scientists want to make it incredibly easy for even amateur photographers to achieve results comparable to a professional’s. Read More >>