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kqedscience shares:

Haunting photos show human impact of digital waste
“Photographer Michael Ciaglo has shared haunting photos from.Agbogbloshie, a “digital dump” on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, where electronic waste is “processed”. What you’re seeing above is an example of how wires from computers, televisions, cell phones and other electronic devices are processed, which is far too clean a term for the horrifically dirty process of melting away rubber coating of electrical wires and parts to get at the metals within so they can be sold.”
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kqedscience shares:

Haunting photos show human impact of digital waste

Photographer Michael Ciaglo has shared haunting photos from.Agbogbloshie, a “digital dump” on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, where electronic waste is “processed”. What you’re seeing above is an example of how wires from computers, televisions, cell phones and other electronic devices are processed, which is far too clean a term for the horrifically dirty process of melting away rubber coating of electrical wires and parts to get at the metals within so they can be sold.”

life remembers:

On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we present photos — most of which never ran in LIFE magazine — from Hawaii and the American mainland in the aftermath of the infamous 1941 attack.
Pictured: Not originally published in LIFE. Training with gas masks in Hawaii, early 1942.
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life remembers:

On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we present photos — most of which never ran in LIFE magazine — from Hawaii and the American mainland in the aftermath of the infamous 1941 attack.

Pictured: Not originally published in LIFE. Training with gas masks in Hawaii, early 1942.

iPhone 4S Becomes Second Most Popular Cameraphone on Flickr

It took just 5 weeks. The only one ahead of it? The iPhone 4.

By the way, numbers three and four? The iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS.

One Android phone did manage to beat the original iPhone though — the HTC EVO 4G, places a distant fifth. Let’s remember that the original iPhone is over 4 years old.

Wait, actually, looking at the data, Flickr isn’t even counting the original iPhone anymore. Maybe that’s because there are not a lot of pictures, but maybe not. 

Regardless, the EVO did beat the iPod touch. I think. It’s not clear if they count that in the “smartphone” category. 

It also boasts a 0.7 megapixel camera. Tough competition.

The most popular camera overall across all of Flickr? Still the iPhone 4. Soon to be dethroned by the iPhone 4S, no doubt. 

Let’s also remember that the Flickr numbers don’t include Instagram photos because those are stripped of the metadata by iOS. In other words, the iPhone isn’t just beating every other smartphone out there when it comes to picture taking, it’s likely destroying them. And probably most point & shoots as well. 

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Ever wonder where Halloween traditions came from?

The name “Halloween” comes from “All Hallow’s Evening,” marking the  night before All Saint’s Day (or Hallowmas or All Hallow) , the  Christian holiday celebrated in Western traditions on Nov. 1. The term  first came to be used in the 16th century.
Now, what about Jack-O-Lanterns? Or, trick or treating?  Don’t worry, we’ve covered it all: click on.

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Ever wonder where Halloween traditions came from?

The name “Halloween” comes from “All Hallow’s Evening,” marking the night before All Saint’s Day (or Hallowmas or All Hallow) , the Christian holiday celebrated in Western traditions on Nov. 1. The term first came to be used in the 16th century.

Now, what about Jack-O-Lanterns? Or, trick or treating?  Don’t worry, we’ve covered it all: click on.

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When we think about exploration and travel, we think about maps. And in addition to loving Ken Jennings’ new book, Mapheads (see this slide show he made for Slate), we’re fans of the way Bay Area artist Jenny Odell plays with modern technology and the perspective it gives us on the world. Her 125 Swimming Pools, made of images culled from Google Maps, is above. In her own words:
“The view from a satellite is not a human one, nor is it one we were ever really meant to see.… From this view, the lines that make up basketball courts and the scattered blue rectangles of swimming pools become like hieroglyphs that read: people were here.”

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When we think about exploration and travel, we think about maps. And in addition to loving Ken Jennings’ new book, Mapheads (see this slide show he made for Slate), we’re fans of the way Bay Area artist Jenny Odell plays with modern technology and the perspective it gives us on the world. Her 125 Swimming Pools, made of images culled from Google Maps, is above. In her own words:

“The view from a satellite is not a human one, nor is it one we were ever really meant to see.… From this view, the lines that make up basketball courts and the scattered blue rectangles of swimming pools become like hieroglyphs that read: people were here.”

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