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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:A homemade diffuser inserted below the flash heads makes a sizable difference...

March 4, 2013 — Alex Wild

Meet the New Secretary of Energy Nominee: Ernie Moniz

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

Introducing: Cristy Gelling

This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFMarch 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

May I Present: The Science Online 2013 Music Video

So, how shall I explain this? Each year, science communicators gather in Raleigh, NC (USA) for the Science Online Unconference. The first time I attended was in 2011, and my life will never be the same...

March 4, 2013 — Carin Bondar

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