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Stories by Alex Wild

The Astonishing Stroboscope of Doc Edgerton

Consider the strobe light.Anyone who has partied in the past few decades should be familiar with the device. It flashes incessantly, transforming a living room into a night club.And the party animal who developed the strobe?Harold "Doc" Edgerton was an engineer at MIT for the better part of the 20th century...

July 25, 2011 — Alex Wild

Two bloggy things

1. You may have noticed I've only posted a couple items- both Thrifty Thursdays- since the blog launch earlier in the month. The slowness has reason.

July 22, 2011 — Alex Wild

Thrifty Thursday: James Waters's iPhone Ants

Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. This week's Thrifty Thursday is the first to share images taken by a photographer other than myself.

July 21, 2011 — Alex Wild
Compound Eye: the many facets of science photography

Compound Eye: the many facets of science photography

Welcome to Compound Eye, a Scientific American photography blog! The blog is new, but the blogger is not. My name is Alex Wild. I am an entomologist and nature photographer based in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and I have been writing about insects, science, and photography at Myrmecos Blog since 2007...

July 5, 2011 — Alex Wild
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World