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Amazing photos 2012

Amazing photos 2012
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The Korean art galleries that add eye-popping optical tricks to tourists' holiday snaps By Chris Parsons Published: 13:20 GMT, 2 July 2012 | Updated: 15:23 GMT, 2 July 2012 Propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa or hanging from a cliff face are not what most most would expect when visiting the average art gallery or museum. But not content with simply looking at works of art, visitors to this bizarre museum in Busan, South Korea are able to 'interact' with the pieces thanks to mind-bending optical illusions. Anyone wondering what they would look like walking on a tightrope or held in the grip of a giant snake can find out in the 'Trick Eye' Museum, which uses cleverly manipulated paintings to really put visitors in the picture. Trick of the eye: This cleverly-adapted artwork gives the impression the tourist is pouring a bucket of water towards the painting Interactive: A visitor appears to be painting the toenails of the century-old subject in this mind-bending artwork Walking the line: A seemingly daring tourist takes to a high rope in this clever optical illusion painting

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula.

Kiss Your Keyboard and Mouse Goodbye With The Leap Since Steven Spielberg expertly crafted it a decade ago, the world has been clamoring for a user interface similar to what was found in sci-fi thriller Minority Report. Even the inkling of flipping through applications and swiping screens in mid-air made geeks tingle all over, but aside from expertly developed hacks on the Xbox Kinect, nothing definitive seemed to break through and truly give the public that enticing functionality of the future. That is, until now. After more than five years of development, a proprietary technology has emerged that synthesizes the shape and movement of the human hand to produce movement onto a computer. It's called The Leap — and for an astonishingly low price of $70, you can begin to control a computer with nothing more than your hands, as early as next February. Mashable spoke with Buckwald about the journey his company took to develop The Leap and bring it to market, as well as an inside look on how it works and what we can expect come February.

Animated 3D Stereo Photography Stereo photography creates a single three-dimensional image using two ordinary 2D images. Although there's several ways to achieve this effect, most require 3D glasses and/or a special display device. This article focuses on a technique which requires nothing more than an ordinary digital camera and photo editing software. It works by combining two separate photos into a single animated image (often using the standard GIF format), as shown below. Move your mouse over each image above to see the 3D effect.Images courtesy of StereoPhoto Maker (left) and Jim Gasperini (right). Our eyes perceive depth (in part) because they see objects from slightly different perspectives. A standard stereo photograph simply mimics our eyes: it's comprised of two photographs which were taken at different positions. 3D Stereo Camera on the Mars Rover - courtesy of NASA However, a camera lens's angle of view is often different from our own eyes, so the separation distance may have to change accordingly.

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The New York pizza guide, from old-school slices to nouveau pies Denino's Pizzeria & Tavern Photograph: Michael Skigen With the ranks of New York pizza spots growing exponentially each year, Gotham is a veritable pie mecca. Patsy’s, Totonno’s and other New York pizza greats still carry on the tradition for classic versions. But new-wave upstarts, like PeteZaaz and Forcella, are bringing fresh ideas, such as quirky toppings and deep-fried pies, to the dough-rolling ranks every year. This is the state of the slice in New York right now. burned down nightclub in germany deadendthrills: Not enough pretty pictures?

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