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Google's started experimenting with saving pictures from your image searches in Chrome or Safari on mobile devices. The new feature lets you keep a cache of bookmarked images available on your smartphone or tablet, and while it hasn't yet been officially announced, you can try it out now.

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We all like to think we can spot a real from a fake. But a new study by researchers from the the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul suggests that, actually, we're pretty awful at telling a real digital photo from a fake.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or more commonly, it's shaped and defined by cultural standards that are different around the world. To try and understand how the perfect body is viewed across the world, designers from 18 countries were asked to Photoshop the same model.

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Life was basically impossible without Photoshop. The process and tools it took to get images and type set just the way you wanted took an eternity. There were no shortcuts! You needed a rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, exacto knifes and so much more just to do things Photoshop now does in one or two clicks.

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Where do planes go when they die? If they're part of military history, they head to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tuscon, Arizona. It's a storage and repair site for military aircraft, but it's also a final resting place where you can find dilapidated Polish fighter jets and broken missile rails about to be destroyed.

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I have owned four Wi-Fi routers in my life. Without exception, they have all been blocky, joyless objects that brought nothing but pain and frustration into my life (and, y'know, wireless internet). If the access points had been hidden inside the USS Enterprise, however, things would have been oh so different.

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Briefly: If you're on the lookout for a good old-fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980. The collection is full of great ads, illustrations, and photos depicting retro-gadgetry and science in all its halftone printed glory. That's a wrap on the next few hours for me. See ya!

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Video: Most of the gorgeous images of distant galaxies we all keep in our minds were captured by the lens of The Hubble Space Telescope. But those lens can only take black and white images. The colour is added afterwards according to "the wavelengths of light that different elements emit in space". This is how they do it.

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Never before in human history has it been so easy to share, like, pin, reblog, images. That's, like, totally awesome for teenage girls showing off their prom dresses, but it's also a pretty huge boon for scientists studying what makes images shareable. And it could be something as simple as colour.

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We take digital images for granted these days — hell, you're looking at dozens right now. But when you stop and think about how the 3D world can be represented so neatly by 1D data stored on a hard drive, it's really utterly amazing.