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Got hordes of old photos you don’t know what to do with? Well, if you’ve got access to a 3D printer, what about blessing them with a third dimension? That’s what Instructables stalwart Amanda Ghassaei (of 3D printed records fame) has done using an Objet Connex500, some algorithmic wizardry and a bit of left field thinking. The images, rather than full 3D renderings, are still meant to be viewed in 2D, but use different thicknesses of print to create a silhouette effect. Ghassaei converts images to black and white, and assigns different printing densities to each grayscale pixel value. The results are surprisingly intricate, and do still impart a sense of texture. Fortunately for those interested in doing their own, this is Instructables, so, all you need to do is follow along at the source.
Via: CNET (Crave)
NASA this week released new high-resolution panoramic images of Mars’ Mount Sharp, captured by its Mars Rover Curiosity. Named after late geologist Robert Sharp, the massive Martian mountain is a gently sloping formation that sits at the center of the Gale Crater, where Curiosity recently uncovered evidence that the Red Planet may have supported microbial life forms. According to NASA, Mount Sharp rises three miles above the surface of the crater, making it higher than any point within the 48 contiguous United States.
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Looks like we can easily kiss goodbye to any sticking around politeness in the rivalry between these 2 UK chip residences, since the smaller one has actually simply started a cheeky expansion. Having been understood primarily for its PowerVR graphics processors, not least in many Apple products, Creative imagination Tech can potentially push into the CPU sector too, through its $ 60 million acquisition of MIPS Technologies. Much like ARM, MIPS creates low-power RISC processors for consumer electronics, however it has generally concentrated on smaller chips for gadgets like routers and TVs instead of smartphones and tablets. In addition to a portfolio of 82 exclusive patents, a squad of 160 MIPS engineers will certainly now be transferred to Creative imagination, where they’ll no doubt be debriefed and reassigned to conquering the world.
Having just recently wrapped up the Motorola Mobility acquisition, Google’s now relocating onto different pastures and investing its cash in other places– more especially on an attire known as VirusTotal. And, as the web security company confidently aims out, the deal is “great news for you, and concern for malware generators due to the fact that Google’s infrastructure will certainly ensure that our devices are always prepared, right when you require them.” As for the Android creator, well, let’s merely say they, too, are pleased to have the VirusTotal group aboard– who, at the same time, joins the likes of Sparrow and QuickOffice as part of Mountain View’s newest acquisitions. Google’s official reaction on the matter can easily be discovered below, courtesy of The Next Web.
Protection is extremely important to our individuals and we’ve invested numerous millions of dollars to help keep them safe online. VirusTotal additionally has a strong track record in web safety, and we’re overjoyed to be able to provide them with the infrastructure they have to make sure that their service continues to improve.
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It was Bret Easton Ellis that coined the expression, “The better you look, the even more you see,” and it appears the folks down at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab agree. In just what’s thought of a “first,” the agency’s most recent space-scouring probe, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Variety, has actually switched on its X-ray vision to grab concentrated pictures of a black hole, called Cygnus X-1, feeding on a neighboring huge star. By tuning into these high-energy regularities, scientists are getting a peak into a previously unseen side of the paradises at 100 times the sensitivity and 10 times the resolution of any preceding tech. The area agency plans to utilize the observatory’s powerful sight to suss out additional understood locations of mass X-ray activity like 3C273, an active quasar located two billion light years away and also explore G21.5-0.9, the fallout from a supernova within the Milky Means galaxy. NuSTAR’s very first tour of galactic responsibility will certainly cover two year’s time, during which it’ll attempt to tape imagery from “the most energetic objects in the cosmos,” along with keep track of the existence of black holes throughout the cosmos. Enthused? Yeah, us too.
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(ORIGINAL) crazy live footage of bungee cord snapping girl survived omg!!!! An Australian women has survived a dramatic bungee jump near Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, which went wrong after the cord snapped. The 22-year-old suffered a fractured collar bone and massive bruising after plunging into a crocodile-infested river more than 100m below.
This is a 3-D printable chess set from designer Joseph Larson. The pieces of each side can be snapped together to form a giant mecha. I’m not sure what the rules are for his movement, but my guess is he goes wherever the f*** he wants and leaves a trail of broken peons in his wake. “You mean pawns?” Oh look, Mr. Fancy chess master over here trying to make me look stupid. “You are stupid.” They ruled me unfit to sign my own legal documents!
Thanks to Thornus, who once stacked a bunch of checkers to form a tower. OMG — I’ve done the same thing with Oreos before!
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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has just released the first batch of shots taken by its VLT Survey Telescope (VST), and, given the results, we’d say the thing’s got a bright future in photography. Not to be mistaken for its cousin, the VLT (very large telescope), the VST sports a 268-megapixel camera, known as the OmegaCAM, and a field of view “twice as broad as the full moon.” The images released by the ESO feature the Omega Nebula (located in the Sagittarius constellation) and Omega Centauri in stellar detail. Annie Lebovitz, eat your heart out — the rest of you hop on past the break for another shot by this up and coming shutterbug.
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It was just a few months ago that we heard Samsung was leaving the e-paper e-reader business to focus on LCD-based systems. Those reports may have been mistaken, as the tech giant has just purchased Liquavista, a company originally spun off from Philips, and which is working on improved electrowetting techniques.
What Samsung’s planning is a mystery, but I’d guess they’re looking into more advanced e-paper and transparent or flexible displays. I doubt we’ll hear about them for at least a year, though.
Here’s the full press release:
Investment aims expand leadership in next generation displays for mobile devices
SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global technology innovation and digital convergence leader, today announced it has acquired display technology firm Liquavista BV. Samsung completed the acquisition of Liquavista, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in December 2010.
Liquavista, founded in 2006 as a spin-out from the Philips Research Labs, offers a new type of electronic display technology known as electrowetting for applications in e-readers, mobile phones, media players and other mobile devices.
The electrowetting technology, which operates in transmissive, reflective, transparent and transflective modes, enables the creation of displays with bright, colorful images with dramatically reduced power consumption. Offering more than twice the transmittance of LCD technology and able to operate at low frequencies, displays utilizing electrowetting consume just 10 percent of the battery power of existing display technologies.
With the acquisition of Liquavista, Samsung aims to expand its leadership in next generation display technologies by pioneering the application of electrowetting in e-Paper and transparent displays. As electrowetting can be manufactured by modifying existing LCD production lines, Samsung will be able to realize significant synergies through the utilization of existing manufacturing equipment and capabilities.
In e-paper applications, the response time of the electrowetting displays will be more than 70 times faster than that of existing reflective displays, allowing for color videos, which was previously thought impossible. In future, the application of the technology is expected to expand to transparent, transmissive and transflective displays.
You ever wonder how CSI sleuths can keep enhancing their images all the way until they see what brand sneakers the perp is wearing? Well, they probably had a pre-release version of one of these Aptus-II 12s from Leaf. This new digital back can fill a staggering 80 million pixels with imaging data, thanks to its 53.7mm x 40.3mm-sized CCD sensor. It comes strapped with a 3.5-inch touchscreen on the back, 80 to 800 ISO range, 1.5fps capture rate, and a mind-boggling 480MB max file size per image. Should you have the imaging gear to match up to such might, you’ll want to know that the Aptus-II 12 is shipping now from Leaf Partners worldwide with a price tag just under €24,000 ($ 31,387), or you could grab the 12R version — which features a rotating sensor allowing you to shoot portrait shots without having to turn your camera sideways — for €31,995 ($ 41,850). That’s actually pretty decent value for your money, considering you’d have had to spend the same amount on the Aptus-II 10 only six months ago — and that only had a measly 56 megapixel sensor!