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There’s a New 3D Photo Craze in South Korea and It’s Way Better Than Selfies

Get a perfectly identical 3D mini-me you can carry around in your pocket!

Dondi Tiples

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South Korea is not only famous for K-pop, multi-step beauty products and plastic surgery, it has gotten in on the selfie game, as well.

And it looks like the land of porcelain skin has upped the art of the selfie in a technology that is taking the world by storm.

It even tops K-pop and selfies put together.

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They’ve introduced a 360-degree innovation to create 3D versions of themselves.

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This latest photo trend goes beyond professional photos or the hundreds of selfies everybody else is taking. South Koreans have refined the selfie trend and put it several steps forward to birth a phenomenon known as the 3D photo.

To accomplish this, a person stands right in the center of circle surrounded by a hundred cameras. These cameras take pictures from every angle, which are then combined to create a perfect three-dimensional figurine replica.

360 degrees worth of flashes.

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Each image acts as a digital blueprint. A high-tech editing program then builds the figure in layers using gypsum powder.

Once the figurine is completed, talented artists begin the painstaking work of hand-painting the replica in the exact colors shown on the images.

South Koreans love these 3D figurines because they show a person in a way no digital image ever can. Talk about having your own action figure that looks exactly like you.

Parents, in particular, are bringing their children in for 3D photos to capture their kids’ likeness for posterity.

The kid loves it too.

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Source: Yahoo News

People aren’t the only ones getting these 3D portraits, either. Pet owners are taking their furry friends in for a 360-degree capture to remember what they look like while they’re still alive.

The process isn’t cheap, though. A 3D replica can cost around $100 to $300, depending on the scale and intricacy of the images.

Still, this technology goes beyond selfie enthusiasts trying to find optimum light and the best position, and taking hundreds, if not thousands of neck-cricking, body-bending photos for careful curation later.

Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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3D selfies, anyone?

H/T: Hindustan Times Facebook

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Art and Advocacy: Singaporean Company Created Ink From Air Pollution!

The ink is aptly named “Air Ink”, meaning ink made from air (pollution).

Mika Castro

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Air pollution is a big problem in Asia. Over the years, Asian countries have experienced thick smog blanketing its cities. We even wrote about bottled air getting sold out in China before. That's how bad the air pollution can get - it renders the skies zero-visibility and even becomes a respiratory health hazard for the people. There are many factors to outdoor air pollution, especially in urbanized and developing industries where car exhausts, household and industrial fumes and even agricultural land burning, all contribute to the problem. Given this widespread source of air pollution, what can be done to reduce it?

Well, turning the dreaded black soot from polluted air into something useful is one. But what can black soot be useful for, right? Apparently, black soot is good for writing, which is why Singapore-based Graviky Labs, headed by Anirudh Sharma, turned black carbon waste and soot into black ink. The principle is quite simple - they developed a filtration system that collects and filters out the harmful carbon particles and soot from car exhausts. These extracted air pollutants are then turned into black ink that can be used for pens or painting. The ink is aptly named "Air Ink", meaning ink made from air (pollution).

Watch the video below about "Air Ink", the ink made from pollution:

https://youtu.be/cwy549sOYb8

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Stricter Parents Can Turn Their Children into Effective Liars, Study Suggests

Research shows that children raised in strict households are more likely to be effective liars. Find out why!

Mich Escultura

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What kind of parenting style did your parents employ when you were growing up? Were they permissive and lenient with you, allowing you to do almost anything you wanted? Or were they so strict that almost any wrongdoing would result in swift punishment?

If it's the latter you grew up with, would you say that this could potentially make you an effective liar?

In a study conducted by Victoria Talwar, an expert on children's social-cognitive development at McGill university, strict parenting tends to result in children that become good at deceiving others. Since parents create the feeling that any wrongdoing by their child would result in punishment, the children learn how to lie to escape being punished.

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25 MORE Health And Body Facts That Are Actually WRONG!

Ready for more health myths to debunk? Read on to learn about the real facts about your body!

Mich Escultura

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Ready for more health facts to debunk? Here are 25 more misconceptions about what goes on with the human body!

NOT TRUE: A juice cleanse will detoxify your body.

A juice cleanse will detoxify your body
Your body already detoxifies itself from harmful chemicals through your kidneys, liver, and GI tract. You're better off eating the whole fruit instead, as many juices contain a lot of unhealthy sugar.

NOT TRUE: After the first time you pee while drinking, you'll feel like peeing a lot more.

After the first time you pee while drinking, you'll feel like peeing a lot more
Alcohol is a diuretic, so you most likely only feel like you're peeing more because you're putting more alcohol into your system. The amount you drink is responsible for how often you pee, not the fact that you "broke the seal."

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