If you’re a history buff, or a cinema buff, or a science buff—any kind of buff, really—you will love this comprehensive tour of the evolution of colour film and photography. FilmmakerIQ hosts this informative account of how we got from black-and-white to the rich naturalistic colours of today. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t one sudden breakthrough. [...]
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.
Some things become obsolete, some things rise to live again. Two of our stories over the fold demonstrate new tricks from old dogs. The third? Just, y'know, suggests that we're all actually from Mars. No biggie. This is alt-week.
Google’s Project Loon is sort of insane. Then again, that’s kind of the point. And to make it actually work, the squadrons of balloons are taking a cue from nature. Filling the sky with internet-balloons is one thing, but making the sky-blanket stable enough to keep the coverage going is another. Individual balloons can be [...]