December 10, 2012 |
Less than a week after being ditched by Instagram, Twitter has updated its mobile apps and added photo filters. The San Francisco-based social network announced that users will be able to edit and add pictures to the photos they post through their iPhone or Android Twitter apps starting Monday via app updates. "As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences," Twitter said in a Monday blog post announcing the news.
January 13, 2014 |
If you have trouble remembering where you parked the car, you might consider making a double shot espresso part of your daily routine. A new study in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that the same amount of caffeine you'd find in a grande latte can enhance long-term memory in humans. "We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours," Michael Yassa, a professor of brain science who recently moved his lab from Johns Hopkins University to UC Irvine, said in a statement. To test how caffeine effects memory in the human brain, researchers at Yassa's lab at Johns Hopkins recruited 60 people who have a relatively low daily caffeine intake.
January 1, 2005 |
Additional observations have ruled out the chance that a recently discovered asteroid, believed to be about 1,300 feet long, could hit Earth in 2029, NASA scientists said this week. Last week, asteroid 2004 MN4 had been given a small chance of hitting Earth, based on observations this month and in June. Spacewatch Observatory near Tucson found faint pictures of the asteroid in images dating to March 15.
March 17, 1985
Redondo Beach Mayor Barbara Doerr wants professional and amateur shutterbugs to go out and take pictures of the city and its people on March 20. The 10 best pictures taken that day will be entered in a contest sponsored by the U. S. Conference of Mayors and could be used in a book called "A Day in the Life of America's Cities." Doerr said that the project especially wants photos that show "an imaginative exploration of the full range of Redondo's life."
May 17, 2013 |
The strangeness and mystery of the Voynich Manuscript has inspired musicians and novelists. Not surprisingly, the work has also proved a springboard for visual artists, but the remarkable thing about the photographs by Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft now at Thomas Solomon is how they don't just feed off the manuscript's secrets and complications but build upon them to generate something odd, fantastic and mysterious in its own right. The Voynich Manuscript, in the collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale, dates from the 15th or 16th century.