Nikon Awards Prize to Badly ‘Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues

Nikon Awards Prize to Badly 'Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues

Nikon Singapore posted an announcement on its Facebook page yesterday, congratulating a photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown. Photographers quickly pointed out that the photo is clearly the result of editing, and sarcastic comments soon flooded the post.

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About a bot: Interview with Katie Rose Pipkin

About a bot: Interview with Katie Rose Pipkin

Taina Bucher interviews artist and bot maker Katie Rose Pipkin about her most popular Twitter bots, how they work and what they mean. Indeed, what are bots, who else is engaged in artistic bot making, and how will social media bots evolve?

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Carbon dioxide captured from air can be directly converted into methanol fuel

Carbon dioxide captured from air can be directly converted into methanol fuel

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that CO2 captured from the air can be directly converted into methanol (CH3OH) using a homogeneous catalyst. The benefits are two-fold: The process removes harmful CO2 from the atmosphere, and the methanol can be used as an alternative fuel to gasoline.

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Pirate Party Risks Future to Protect Hyperlinks

Pirate Party Risks Future to Protect Hyperlinks

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Czech Pirate Party is being prosecuted for running a pirate TV show site. The party faces 200,000 euros in damages and could even be dissolved as a legal entity, but according to the chief of the party's International Department, defending Internet hyperlinking is worth the risk.

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