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The digital workflow

What happens to my photographs in the time between the click of the shutter and their arrival here on the internet? I've made a diagram:Notice how important Adobe Lightroom is to the process, handling most of the metadata and levels edits...

July 11, 2012 — Alex Wild

Green Screen Climate Fix Flicks and the Green Ninja

I seem to be surrounded by green lately (check my website for more about my Girls camp on Environmental Engineering and the great new MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Sustainability at UIUC to be offered beginning in August)...

July 11, 2012 — Joanne Manaster

What is that beat when your headache throbs?

We've all had that throbbing kind of pain (or probably, most of us have). But what IS the throb? What is that feeling? Most of us (including scientists) think it's the throb of your heartbeat, felt through sensitized nerves in response to the pain...

July 11, 2012 — Scicurious

Bee Brain Plasticity: Turning Back the Clock on Aging

The honeybee brain is dynamic and full of surprises. For instance, much like the human brain, its neurons not only modulate their activity in response to sensory stimuli but also alter their gene and protein expression patterns—changes that in bees are so dramatic as to essentially rewire the brain...

July 11, 2012 — Kara Rogers

Heather Gray: chaotic starts and Higgs excitement #lnlm12

Heather Gray, a researcher working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, was at this year's Lindau meeting. I spoke to her over email before it started to find out about her expectations, and afterwards she told me about her impressions of the meeting and what it was like to watch the announcement from CERN with other young researchers...

July 11, 2012 — Kelly Oakes

GE Develops Recyclable, Rechargeable Batteries for Cell Tower Backup

A person's arsenal of wireless communications devices—smartphones, tablets, laptops, et cetera—places a heavy burden on surrounding cell towers. But when storms or power surges interrupt electrical service, these towers are forced to rely on a costly and environmentally unfriendly combination of lead-acid batteries and diesel generators to keep wireless users connected.GE on Tuesday unveiled a new battery that, it claims, can provide more backup capacity for telecommunications providers and utilities at a fraction of the cost...

July 10, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier

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