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A simple diffuser for Canon's MT-24EX macro flash

My standard macro kit costs several thousand dollars (camera, $1800; lens, $1000; flash, $600; various accessories, $300). Yet, most of what I consider the more unique aspects of my style are down to a mere few cents of tape, paper clips, and plastic diffusion.Consider: The effects of bare flash (top) and diffused flash (bottom) to photograph a harvester ant.

March 4, 2013 — Alex Wild

Meet the New Secretary of Energy Nominee: Ernie Moniz

© Justin Knight. Courtesy of M.I.T. Ernest J. Moniz, a nuclear physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who serves on Scientific American ’s board of advisors, will be President Barack Obama's pick to replace Nobel laureate Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy.

March 4, 2013 — David Biello

ScienceSeeker Awards - blog contest announcement

It's one month into the nominations period for the inaugural ScienceSeeker Awards, and there is just one month left to nominate your favorite posts for the contest!In case you don't remember how to nominate a post, it's really simple: just find that post’s entry on Science Seeker (hint: use the filters and search box on the right sidebar), and click the little trophy icon.

STAFFMarch 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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