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The art and craft of American pottery

n the last three decades of the 19th century, the field of American ceramics blossomed. From small potteries, which had previously created utilitarian wares unable to...

This who’s who of the Victorian elite is a genuine market rarity

William Powell Frith (1819–1909) was a master at playing to the gallery – and also painting it. His Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 (1881–83) is the last...

Esports Pushing VR Adoption

Professional gaming has always been a serious pursuit that attracted dedicated players and a large audience, and with immersive technologies becoming more pervasive, the...

What You Need to Know About Augmented Analytics

As enterprises travel on a digital transformation path, they need to stay current with analytics, but it’s not a linear journey. Static reporting and dashboards...

This Is the Purest Beam of Light in the World

A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made the purest laser in the world. The device, built to be portable enough for use in space,...

Why Physicists Are Interested in the Mysterious Quirks of the Heftiest Quark

So there are these things called quarks. (I know, I wish they had a better name, but I’m not in charge of naming things in physics.) Quarks are little teensy tiny...

What Is Genetic Modification?

Genetic modification is the process of altering the genetic makeup of an organism. This has been done indirectly for thousands of years by controlled, or selective,...

Art Markets

Enlivened by ever-higher record prices attained at auction and in private sales, interest in art markets has dramatically increased during recent decades. Since...

How to Photograph Flowers

IT’S NOT AS EASY AT IT LOOKS “How can it not be as easy as it looks?” you’re asking.  They just stand there perfectly still.  Get them near the light, push the...

Consider the scene without the camera

When arriving at a location you may find yourself rushing to your camera bag in haste to set up your gear. With long exposure photography your mind can often be busy...

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