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Averaging thousands of images into one - Boing Boing. UC Berkeley researchers demonstrated software that averages thousands of similar photo to create a single representative image, like this wedding shot.

Averaging thousands of images into one - Boing Boing

Users can also refine and weight specific features within the source pool of photos to refine the average image. “We have this enormous collection of images on the Web, but much of it remains unseen by humans because it is so vast," says computer science professor Alexei Efros. The Art of Photomicrography. Ascorbic Acid, Idaho - Constructed with crystals of vitamin C, xanthan gum, protein, and stretched polyethylene.

The Art of Photomicrography

Baghdad, after the storm - Constructed with petrographic thin sections of Moon rocks, and hardened epoxy, the microscope field diaphragm, and acetate gel filters. Black Hole in Space - Constructed with crystals of vitamin C, protein, and the microscope field diaphragm. Blue Mountain, Montana - Constructed with crystals of penicillin, vitamin C, the microscope field diaphragm, and stretched polyethylene. Buddhist Prayer Flags - Constructed with crystals of penicillin, protein, and polyethylene. Ceti Alpha 5 - Constructed with liquid crystalline DNA, protein crystals, a flue filter and the microscope field diaphragm. Crystal Forest - Constructed with liquid crystalline gramicidin and blue/purple filters. Blog. Neon Lost and Found: Where New York City Still Burns Bright.

This time of year, when the sun goes down early, neon comes into focus.

Neon Lost and Found: Where New York City Still Burns Bright

While neon lighting may be losing out to LED and lighted plastic in the commercial world, the classic neon signs of New York City seem to be glowing particularly bright at this point in time. Two neon connoisseurs have taken it upon themselves to make sure these signs get the admiration they deserve. “Finding all these vibrant, living neon signs helped me fall in love with the city again.” This week, Thomas E. Rinadli published his book, “New York Neon,” which offers a photo tour of 200 signs with historical details on the each sign’s origin. We talked to Hively, an architect by trade who started snapping photos of classic New York neon signs two years ago this December. Photosynthesis: A world where you can grow your own photographic supplies « Photosynthesis. Writer and photography / Rosemary Horn Rosie Horn lets her images develop slowly on the actual plant.

Photosynthesis: A world where you can grow your own photographic supplies « Photosynthesis

Binh Danh's chlorophyll prints. Vietnamese-born artist Binh Danh prints photographs onto living leaves.

Binh Danh's chlorophyll prints

Seen here, The Leaf Effect: Study for Metamorphosis #2, 2006, 11.5 x 9.5 x 2 inches, chlorophyll print, butterfly specimen and resin. Artwork of Binh Danh. Infinity Imagined. Rare photographs of atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll. The majority of the photos depict the Baker shot of Operation Crossroads.

Rare photographs of atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll

Living Photography. Phototropism, photo by Tangopaso Wie orientieren sich Cyanobakterien im Licht Plants don’t always seem particularly charismatic, but hidden from us in their slow-motion and chemical activities are incredible mechanisms that sense and respond to the world around them.

Living Photography

Plants move in response to light, bending and stretching to get maximum sunlight. This phototropism extends all the way down to much smaller photosynthetic organisms. Like other bacteria, many species of photosynthetic cyanobacteria can swim and swarm to move towards areas where more food–sunlight–is available. Melissa Maples » Extremely large and incredibly close. A Harrowing Photo Of The 1978 Jonestown Massacre. Untitled Document. Light-induced chloroplast movements in leaves: seeing is believing Light-induced changes in the cellular distribution or orientation of chloroplast's have been observed in nearly all green plants including algae, mosses, ferns, and angiosperms.

Untitled Document

Under low light conditions, chloroplasts accumulate along the cell walls that are perpendicular to the incident light. Under high light conditions, they accumulate along the walls that are parallel to the incident light. Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the room. Now, I don't mean to belittle this.

Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the room

The single act of getting it to coalesce and hover in the middle of the room like a blob is ridiculously cool in it of itself. And the lighting and staging are beautiful. But, this really isn't a "cloud", right? Legendary Soviet Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov's Funeral. The Most Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s. Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s: Korean War March, 1950 This LIFE magazine picture is one of the earliest images of the Korean War.

The Most Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s

In it, American Marines march down a canyon road they dubbed “Nightmare Alley” during a retreat from the Chosin Reservoir. Segregated Water Fountains, 1950 This image of segregated water fountains in North Carolina was taken by Elliott Erwitt. An incredibly surreal photo of the real-life goths from American Gothic. Retronaut. Vintage vixen obsessed: Archive. The Carnabetian Army: Archive. The Most Iconic Images Of The 1970s. Iconic Images Of The 1970s: Napalm Girl, 1972. The First Ever Cosplay Photos, From the 1890s. Photos imagine atomic bomb tests as a modern tourist attraction.

SExpand Here's a cute tidbit about Las Vegas in the 50's (from Iconic Photos): "The next phase came with the U.S. Army and its nuclear testing on a dried lakebed just outside the city; people came to Las Vegas to stand on the edge of the desert, and feel the ground shake, smoke billow and glass shatter around them. Incredible close-up photos of animals' eyes. That would have been so much cooler if you fired up your favorite photo editing program (I didnt say photoshop because screw Adobe and they don't deserve Xerox level brand awareness). p.s. Yes, I am that old that I remember Xerox freaking out about people using the term Xeroxing to meaning copying (yeah, they won!) And for 95% of the Internet population, they don't need Adobe to be awesome because open source rocks. p.p.s. Flickr: Intercambio de fotos. Dazzling Droplets: Photos Reveal Mini Worlds. Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011. Auroras spark awe across the north.

AuroraMAX / Canadian Space Agency. Chris Forman: un álbum de Flickr. SamanthAshli Pants - Google+ - <span class="proflinkWrapper"><span class="proflinkPref... Panorámica de 60 Gigas de Barcelona. Aumentando la colección de impresionantes imágenes compuestas por miles de fotografías, os dejamos hoy con la panorámica de Barcelona de 60 Gigas, desde la que podemos hacer zoom para ver pequeños detalles de esta gran ciudad.

Disponible en nos permite cambiar de punto de vista, disfrutando de los detalles tanto de día como de noche. Recordad que hay muchas otras imágenes que merecen la pena la visita, estando, entre ellas: 9 miles from Nome: Icebreaker closes in on cut-off Alaska town. Tabique Malévolo - Google+ - An Armenian physics teacher Suren Manvelyan used his… FFFFOUND! Danny Lyon. Espera... Photo Album. Dr Julius Neubronner’s Miniature Pigeon Camera. PROCESO 35 AÑOS DE FOTOPERIODISMO. Cosmonaut Couture: Russian Photo Shoot Makes Space Sexy. InShare0 Photos like this could pass for a Cold War-era Russian propaganda program, or perhaps shots straight from the set of the movie Moonraker — if not for a stray pair of late-20th century sneakers. Arthur Elgort. (Image: Toby Shaw)Renowned fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, now 72, actually created these images for the December 1999 issue of Russian Vogue. Solar-Storm-Fueled Auroras Make for Awesome Backyard Photography.

Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday: Rare and Unpublished Photos of the Country Music Icon. Johnny Cash didn’t live lightly.