” While small “drones” have raised controversy in the US, they’ve made a lasting contribution to the world of photography. A light camera and a quadcopter can capture beautiful aerial shots that might once have been difficult or impossible for most photographers. Last year, Dronestagram launched as a place for both amateurs and professionals to upload their work.”
” This year, it opened a contest to find the very best ones. The winners, picked with the help of users and National Geographic, represent the spectrum of drone photography, from high-flying nature shots to athletic spectacles to people who are just wondering what’s up there looking at them. “Went back to my home town in the Philippines. I was flying in the park one Sunday morning when suddenly people had become really interested,” writes Jericsaniel, who captured the second-place photograph above. “Looking at this picture, I realized how happy my drone makes these people.” And the winning photographer, who deserves every bit of that accolade, has actually managed to make a drone fly with the eagles.”
See all the winners at The Verge
” Dear NAGR Supporter,
NAGR is giving away a fully equipped Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber rifle with lots of accessories, including a Leupold Mark 4 scope, Crosstac ammo bag, and a Crosstac shooting mat [prize pack valued at $12,000]!
But you cannot win unless you sign up below.
All entries must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Monday, June 30th, 2014.
Executive Vice President
National Association for Gun Rights “
Here’s a short video of the folks at Demolition Ranch having a little fun with an M82 A1 for those unfamiliar with this beautiful piece of engineering .
Enter by 5pm June 30th for your chance to own one of these awesome firearms.
” Dear NAGR Supporter,
NAGR is giving ONE lucky winner a $1,000 gift certificate to AmmoToGo.com!
But you cannot win the gift certificate unless you sign up below.
We will contact you through email if you are selected as the winner!
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Click here for entry page
” There were more mad scientists than normal at COSI Columbus Saturday morning.
Eight high schools – including six from Ohio – sent their Rube Goldberg teams to complete a simple task: Zip a zipper. But in Rube Goldberg fashion, their goal was to include as many extra steps as possible to make the zipper move.
“A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of different machines doing a very simple job but in a very complex way,” said Reno Sith, one of the West High School competitors. Goldberg was an early 20th century cartoonist known for drawing elaborate, complicated machines that resulted in everyday tasks being finished in a comical way.
The regional competition was won by Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, Michigan. Columbus’ Centennial High School placed second. Other area high schools included Metro, Beechcroft, Reynoldsburg’s eStem Academy, and West. “
Continued … LOL … The Rube Goldberg way of taking a simple task and making as difficult as possible reminds us present day government … think about it . The difference being that Rube Goldberg inspired creations are funny were disfunctional government is not .
Having a laugh: Two old friends share a few jokes while smoking their pipes in Vietnam captured by Huu Hung Truong
” These stunning pictures represent just a handful of the thousands of entries submitted to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards – with this year’s competition looking set to become one of the most impressive to date.
From brilliant nature shots to moving real life portraits, photographers both amateur and professional have submitted the very best of their work in the hope of scooping some of the $30,000 (£19,000) of prize money on offer.
And it’s not too late to enter. Anyone can submit a picture but with just a week left until the deadline, the judges are keen that nobody should miss out on the chance to win. “
Wallflower: A member of Ethiopia’s Hamer tribe shows off her brilliantly colourful costume as she poses for Belgium photographer Pascal Mannaerts in Harar, a Muslim enclave in the very Christian Ethiopia
We’re giving away two tickets, including airfare & hotel (up to two nights), to the World Premiere of Atlas Shrugged The Movie in Los Angeles Thursday, October 4th!
Click here to enter