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A 9/11 Tribute from Voyager & Carl Sagan

      This image was tak­en, at Sagan’s sug­ges­tion, by Voy­ager 1 on Feb­ru­ary 14, 1990. As the space­craft left our plan­e­tary neigh­bor­hood to the edges of our solar sys­tem, engi­neers turned it around for one last look at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Intelligent Image Resizing

Few weeks back, I had writ­ten about Pho­to­swap­ping images instead of Pho­to­shop­ping them. Here’s anoth­er ground­break­ing algo­rithm for “con­tent aware image resiz­ing”, thanks to Michael from Techcrunch: The research paper, as well as a down­load­able video, by Dr. Ariel Shamir … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Photoswap, not Photoshop

Pho­to edit­ing will nev­er be the same again. In what has been described as a Google approach to under­stand­ing dig­i­tal pho­tos, researchers at Carnegie Mel­lon Uni­ver­si­ty have come up with a rad­i­cal­ly inno­v­a­tive idea to add or remove con­tent from … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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In a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away…

Here’s Indi­an Pres­i­dent Kalam in a nice cap­ture (pho­to cred­it BBC-AFP). I invite read­ers to name the cap­tion for this pho­to­graph in the con­text of the cur­rent pres­i­den­tial polls. <Note: nei­ther has this invi­ta­tion expired, nor does this have any nation­al lim­i­ta­tions. Imag­ine your country’s pres­i­dent with this look on his face when he’s about to retire?>

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Solar Eclipse on Earth!

Here is what the Earth looks like dur­ing a solar eclipse. Amaz­ing pho­to, thanks to Ink Ram­bles for the link! You know what, I think all the ter­ror­ists, reli­gious fun­da­men­tal­ists, extrem­ists, and so on, should be made to sit inside a room and watch the Astron­o­my Pic­tures of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Himalaya: Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge, and Hope

To see the great­ness of a moun­tain, one must keep one’s dis­tance. To under­stand its form, one must move around it. To expe­ri­ence the moods, one must see it at sun­rise and sun­set, at noon and at mid­night, in sun … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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