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Star Wars Inspired Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to Control Prosthetic Fingers and Play the Piano

Georgia Tech College of Design professor and founding director of the Center for Music Technology, Gil Weinberg, worked with fellow researchers to create a incredible bionic hand that was heavily inspired by Luke Skywalker‘s mechanical hand from Star Wars. The bio hand allows amputees to move individual fingers with the …

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Fall Color Assignment Winner Michael Warwick

Photo By Michael Warwick Congratulations to Michael Warwick for winning the recent Fall Color Assignment with the image, “Fall Splendor.” “This photo was taken at the Portland, Oregon, Japanese Garden at the end of October 2017,” says Warwick. “The garden encompasses 5.5 acres of tranquil beauty and is touted as the …

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Photo Of The Day By Kris Walkowski

Photo By Kris Walkowski Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mather Nature” by Kris Walkowski. Location: Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get …

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10 Breathtaking Photography Locations Around The World

1. Jökulsárlón Glacial Lake, Iceland Located at the foot of Vatnajökull National Park, it’s here that huge icebergs calve from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier into the lake. These icebergs are then carried by the tide out to the Atlantic Ocean where most are just dragged right back to shore by the …

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A Very Playful Simon’s Cat Accidentally Leaves His Unraveled Human Out in the Cold

In a very rare scene, Simon and Simon’s Cat were enjoying each other’s company by playing with a fishing rod toy that had a long string the cat enjoyed chasing. This went on for a while until Simon became distracted by his smartphone. No matter what the disappointed feline did …

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Expert Ping Pong Player Lobbies Back Balls With Different Items That Each Make a Unique Noise

Japanese ping pong player takkyuu geinin demonstrated his expertise in the sport by lobbing back incoming balls with a variety of household and musical items that each made a unique noise when struck. Amongst these items were a pot cover, a tambourine, a spoon, a pair of castanets and even …

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An Abandoned Milwaukee Shopping Mall Is Turned Into a Magical Winter Wonderland for Local Kids

Filmmaker Casey Neistat and 18 other YouTube creators partnered with Samsung to transform the long abandoned Northridge Mall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin into a magical winter wonderland for the local Boys and Girls Club. The creators spent nearly a month getting the place ready and were happily rewarded by the excitement …

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The Puppeteers of Sesame Street Describe in Wonderful Detail How They Operate Their Muppets

The cheery puppeteers of Sesame Street sat down with Wired to discuss and describe in wonderful detail how they operate their Muppets, how they inject personality into the character and how they film certain scenes. Included in this interview are Matt Vogel as Big Bird, Ryan Dillon as Elmo, Martin …

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A Couple of Frolicking Polar Bears Halt an Amorous Tryst to Put Right the BBC Camera Spying on Them

In a rather saucy video from BBC Earth‘s “Polar Bear Spy On The Ice“, actor David Tennant gleefully narrated a scene in which couple of frolicking polar bears suddenly halted their amorous tryst in order to put right the skiing BBC “blizzardcam” that was spying on them. Once all was …

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High Key And Low Key Light For Wildlife

For the Glory of Flight. Great egrets against a white sky create a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime capture. When you have been a photographer for as many years as I have, it is time to challenge yourself; it is time to create a “look.” In the art world, each artisan eventually generates …