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How a Single Image Taken in 1995 Revolutionized Astronomy

How a Single Image Taken in 1995 Revolutionized Astronomy

The Hubble Space Telescope has been one of the most important scientific instruments to have ever been deployed, and it has provided countless advancements to the fields of astronomy and cosmology. This fascinating video takes a look at one of the earliest and most important images the telescope took and how it continues to impact science even 25 years later.

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How Long Do Your Images Speak For?

How Long Do Your Images Speak For?

When you look at an image, how do you interpret it? Is it able to inform you about what has preceded the events that are depicted and what is about to happen? The ability of an image to “speak” is something John Berger believed lifted it from being ordinarily graphic to providing a visual narrative.

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The Fascinating Drama Behind the Development and Adoption of Color Television

The Fascinating Drama Behind the Development and Adoption of Color Television

The history surrounding the development and widespread deployment of color television is anything but simple, as it’s filled with long fights over technology and standards — fights that took decades to sort out. This great video takes a look at the fascinating history and drama behind color television.

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Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89

Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89

Ken Heyman, a photographer that’s worked with cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, shot commissions for Life magazine, and collaborated with President Lyndon B. Johnson, died on December 10th in Manhattan at 89 years old. He died at his home of a heart ailment, as reported by his daughter, Jennifer McCarthy.

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How Kodak Spoiled Christmas for Thousands of Photographers

How Kodak Spoiled Christmas for Thousands of Photographers

Those growing up in the States during the 70s and 80s will no doubt remember adverts for Kodak’s various products, especially around Christmas. One year in particular proved disastrous for Kodak, and Azriel Knight and his magnificent beard take us back in time to explain how it happened.

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The Fascinating Process of Preserving a 200-Year-Old Photograph

The Fascinating Process of Preserving a 200-Year-Old Photograph

It is easy to take for granted how easy it is to preserve our images these days; after all, we can create multiple copies of our photos in multiple locations with just a few clicks of the mouse. It was not always so easy, and as this great video shows, the process of preserving historical photographs can be incredibly delicate and require a highly skilled hand. Check out this great video to see the process in action.

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