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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.” 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

Overview Make a positive. 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. From Danh's artist page at the Haines Gallery: Danh has invented a technique for printing found photographs (digitally rendered into negatives) onto the surface of leaves by exploiting the natural process of photosynthesis. 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

Baker, the second test, was an underwater detonation and significantly more destructive (and radioactive) than the airburst Able shot, which is shown in the 5th photo (the print without a border). The Able shot utilized the so-called 'Demon Core,' which killed Harry Daghlian and Louis Slotkin in two separate criticality accidents. The Baker shot produced no visible flash and was therefore safe to view; the Able shot was marred by being more than 700 yards off-target. 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. 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? I mean, unless I'm mistaken and there are other types of fog machines, which he used. Because the fog machines I've seen all use that solution which while water-based, is also loaded with glycerine and and other stuff to stabilize it and create the mist when it's aerosolized by the heating element. 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. With just one click, the photograph captured the deep-seated racism prevalent in American society in the 50s and became one of the most iconic photographs of the 1950s. 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 Taken by Huynh Cong Ut, this photograph of the devastating impact of a napalm attack is the most iconic image of the Vietnam War.

The Most Iconic Images Of The 1970s

The girl in the center of the photograph is 9-year old Kim Phúc, who is running away from the attack with severe burns. Kent State protest, 1970. 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.

Photos imagine atomic bomb tests as a modern tourist attraction

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. 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 The northern lights take on a weird, rippling shape in a super-wide-angle view captured Sunday night by the Canadian Space Agency's AuroraMAX webcam in Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories.

There's more from AuroraMAX at the project's website and on Twitpic. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News. Chris Forman: un álbum de Flickr. SamanthAshli Pants - Google+ - <span class="proflinkWrapper"><span class="proflinkPref... Panorámica de 60 Gigas de Barcelona. 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. (The magazine is owned by Conde Nast, which also owns Wired.)In the images, supermodel Natalia Semanova mingles with real-life cosmonauts at Star City, a town northeast of Moscow and home of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, where for more than 50 years the Russian Federal Space Agency has trained willing citizens to fly in space. Solar-Storm-Fueled Auroras Make for Awesome Backyard Photography. The sun is waking up. After several quiet years, it bombarded the Earth with two consecutive solar storms this week, which generated many nights of spectacular auroras seen from backyards around the Northern Hemisphere.A relatively powerful flare burst from the sun’s surface on Jan. 19, throwing off charged particles that reached our planet on Jan. 22.

But this was nothing compared to the enormous flare that erupted the next day. The biggest solar flare in six years, this impressive event propelled a gigantic, fast-moving storm that reached Earth on Jan. 24.The Earth’s magnetic field directs the torrent of charged particles from these storms toward the poles. Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday: Rare and Unpublished Photos of the Country Music Icon. Johnny Cash didn’t live lightly. From picking cotton to help his impoverished, Depression-wracked family; to his exhausting tour schedule; to struggling with a serious drug addiction; to his songs about guns, murder, revenge, punishment and repentance—Johnny Cash was a troubled man who sought redemption through his music. To commemorate what would be the county-music master’s 80th birthday on Feb. 26, several celebrations, projects and events are scheduled throughout the year. Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Ark. is being restored.