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How to 3-D Print the Skeleton of a Living Animal The skeleton above was created by taking a CT scan of an anesthetized rat and sending the data to a 3-D printer. Similar life-size models of body parts from other animals or human patients could be used to train veterinary and medical students and to help surgeons prepare for difficult surgeries, the researchers say. The idea to print skeletons from CT scans came from Evan Doney, an engineering student working in the lab of Matthew Leevy, who runs the biological imaging facility at the University of Notre Dame. ”At first I didn’t really know what the killer app would be, I just knew it would be really cool,” Leevy said. But he began to see new possibilities after striking up a conversation with an ear, nose, and throat specialist during an office visit for a sinus problem. “I actually got out my computer and showed him some slides, and by the end of it we were collaborating.” X-ray CT (top) and stereolithographic (bottom) renderings used to produce the rat skeleton above.

Celebrities on Instagram – who to follow and why Madonna (madonna) It's only in its early stages, but Madonna's account shows real promise. While most stars like to demonstrate what nice normal people they are, these pictures offer a truly frightening glimpse of life as the Margaret Thatcher of pop. So far we know she likes children (presumably her own), the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and scaring photographers. It's most ungallant of Instagram to threaten her with dismissal for "mature content". It would be a great loss to humanity if this were shut down.Typical shot: Sections of Madonna's face glaring at you.Beware: "Addicted to sweat".Post frequency: Two or three a week.Pet content: One horse, rear view.

Tokyo Tower Gigapixel Panorama About this photo This is a 150-gigapixel image shot from the top of the Tokyo Tower. It was shot in September 2012 with the kind assistance from the management of the Tokyo Tower. The Ultimate Custom Firmware For Any Camera Roundup With Magic Lantern recent 24P raw video hack I thought it may be a good idea to go over each of the big manufacturers and review are the options for anyone who is trying to use a custom Firmware on their camera Magic Lantern Magic Lantern (ML) is a Canon firmware toolbox specifically aiming for the video segment. It has recently got a huge buzz for enabling a Canon’s 5DmkII to shoot 24P RAW video.

nflict and costume: the Herero tribe of Namibia - in pictures Men and women of the Herero tribe feature in a new book by photographer Jim Naughten, published by Merrell. Featuring traditional costumes fashioned on the influence of German missionaries and traders of the late 19th century, Naughten's dramatic portraits reveal Namibia's colonial history. An exhibition of the photographs will open at the Margaret Street Gallery, London on 5 March 2013 World's Largest indoor Photo: Strahov Philosophical Library, Prague - 40 Gigapixel 360º Panorama About this photo This image was created from 3,000 individual photos stitched together into a single image that is 280,000 x 140,000 pixels. That's around 40 gigapixels, or 40,000 megapixels. If you printed this photo it would be 23 meters (or 78 feet) long! To control this image, use the controls on the screen or click and hold your mouse button on the photo, and move your mouse around.

H.D. Lee Mercantile Company Some years before denim was included in Lee’s product portfolio, the company suffered from a devastating fire that destroyed goods and equipment worth a total of nearly half a million dollars – in 1903-currency. Yet Lee did not roll over, but instead the company used the accident to expand and strengthen it’s business. The building stones for one of the world’s most recognized and innovative denim brands were first laid in 1911 when HD Lee, reportedly more than dissatisfied with the quality of work wear of the east-American manufacturers, decided to start his own production. Already two years later, in 1913, the company wrote denim history, when Lee’s personal chauffeur in frustration over constantly getting dirty when fixing the car invented the so-called Union-All, which could quickly be pulled over regular work wear and clothes.

Instagram users begin fightback against stolen photos When blogger Amanda Rettke found her Instagram image re-shared by an account with 174,000 followers without credit, Instagram was powerless to stop the sharing. Photograph: Amanda Rettke/ After a backlash from users, Instagram clarified its terms of service to ensure they would have absolute ownership of their own images. But photographers on the site are finding that terms of service and community guidelines don't stop businesses, publishers and other users from helping themselves. Swedish photographer Tuana Aziz was surprised to find a photo he'd posted to Instagram in 2011 screen-printed to a T-shirt and sold in a Mango clothing store.

Simon Roberts' best photograph: the London 2012 Olympics from above Throughout the recession, I had been photographing the English landscape, exploring how it fitted with ideas of national character. Then I was asked to be the official photographer of the 2010 general election. My pitch to the International Olympic Committee was to do something a bit different for the London Games: to stand back, to always have an elevated view, and to gain more of a perspective. I was the only "art photographer" to be granted access. The 10 Big Rules of Photography. Or so I think … The monk and the camera. Bangkok (Thailand) . Photograph © KIKE CALVO

Exclusive: Magnum Emergency Fund Announces 2013 Grantees The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund today announces, exclusively through LightBox, the winners of its 2013 grants. The fund, which began in 2009, awards annual grants to photographers from around the world to support anticipatory work that sheds light on under-reported issues and communities. This year’s winners are:Adam Nadel for Getting the Water RightAlex Welsh for Home of the BraveGiulio Piscitelli for From There to HereJehad Nga for Unmasking the UnthinkableMari Bastashevski for State BusinessOlga Kravets for RadicalizationRafal Milach for The WinnersTanya Habjouqa for Occupied PleasuresPhilippe Dudouit for The Dynamics of DustTomoko Kikuchi for The River These 10 grantees were selected from a field of nearly 100 photographers nominated by fifteen international photography professionals, including photo editors, publishers, curators and educators. The Foundation not only funds photographers’ work, but offers other forms of support, as well.

Artists Fight Back: D-Day for iStockphoto and Google? » Images For Designers and Photography Blog On February 2nd 2013, a large group of artists and photographers will be deactivating their photos and images at iStockphoto. The movement began on the Microstockgroup forums, in a message board thread which as of today has been read 12,000 times. There is also a call for many artists exclusive to iStockphoto to give up their exclusivity and become “free agents” on this day.

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