There is a 22-foot-long, 200-ton steel monster under Manhattan. Dead, resting deep somewhere under Grand Central Station and Park Avenue, this machine and her twin brother excavated the massive tunnels that you can see here, one of the largest public transportation works of our time.
Here's an impressive new look at the amazing tunnels and caverns of the East Side Access, an extension of the Long Island Rail Road.
Together, the two massive earthworms and an army of machines and workers were able to eat 346,607 cubic yards (265,000 cubic meters) of New York's bedrock heart, producing 5.6 miles of tunnels and the massive caverns that will house the new station under Grand Central. A project so big that it prompted—unfounded—fears of a major collapse of some old city buildings, like St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The work—which started in 2006—has been so complicated that the entire project has been delayed. Instead of 2014, it will now be operational in 2019. The tunnels extend from Sunnyside, Queens, to Grand Central, routing 24 trains per hour at peak capacity. That's an amazing 162,000 passenger trips to and from Grand Central per day. These new images by New Yorks' Metropolitan Transportation Authority show the progress as of Feb 12 2013
It's the world's first point-and-shoot 3D camera. It's not a conventional camera, but it's like a camera - particularly when it comes to learning curve and ease of use. If you can use a point-and-shoot Nikon, you'll find the Lynx even easier to use. Instead of outputting 2D images, it produces 3D models of whatever you point it at.
From the startup screen, you can select from three features: scene modeling, object modeling, and motion capture. Each starts instantly and has a simple start/stop interface
Although some of these images might look like a modern day photography and some of them like painted pictures, actually it is real colored photographies, taken at the beginning of the 20th century Paris (France).
It is extremely astonishing to look at the world now long gone, the world which you are used to see in black & white images and often with poor quality.
All the images shown were taken using Autochrome Lumière technology. It's an early color photography process, patented in 1903 and invented by the famous French Auguste and Louis Lumière, populary known as Lumière Brothers.
A Russian company called Displair has brought its bizarre, wholly innovative vaporizing projector machine to this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and the gizmo is unlike anything else at the enormous tech convention: Basically, you can connect a touchscreen device to a projector, which puts out a touchable image of your device's screen onto a constantly misting wall of vaporized water. You can then interact with the device by running your finger on that wall of mist. It's a strange and totally innovative way to interact with a typical tablet or computer.
One billion cameras were shipped in 2012, ABI Research projects — that is, in smartphones and tablets.
Almost every smartphone shipped today has an embedded rear camera and one in three smartphones have a front-facing camera, the research firm says. The number of media tablets with two cameras is even greater. “Purchasers expect to be able to take photos with their devices, and the popularity of video calling is driving the integration of front-facing cameras.”
Apple applies for US2012/041398 patent titled "Image Sensor Having HDR Capture Capability" by Michael Frank.
"...there exist disadvantages to the process of generating a HDR image from multiple independently captured images. For example, changes may occur when images are captured successively such that a composite HDR image generated therefrom may not be completely aligned. This may generate motion artifacts in the composite HDR image. Further, the images may be affected by local motion in the image scene, e.g., trees swaying in the wind, people and faces shifting slightly, etc. Additionally, the time required for a HDR image to be processed may be delayed based on the images to be captured."
Eight centuries and a half after the beginning of Notre-Dame’s erection, a scientific symposium will be held from December 12th 2012 to December 15th 2012 at the Collège des Bernardins. The lectures will be given by around 30 researchers with different specializations: religious, social, liturgical, artistic, literary and institutional. The cardinal archbishop of Paris, André Vingt-Trois will open this conference at 2:00PM on Wednesday December 12th 2012 before presiding the opening of the 850th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:
Picture shot from the Pantheon 22 years ago - Canon EOS10
Gear reviewer Sohail Mamdani over at BorrowLenses was testing the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 last week by shooting nighttime photos of San Francisco Bay, when he discovered something strange: the DSLRs exposed the scene differently even when all the...
Jean Bornens participe régulièrement au salon des Artistes de l’Ile de France à Versailles, à l’exposition des Peintres des Portes en Ré (l’été) et organise des expositions individuelles ou collectives.
"Color is just about the most subjective aspect of any visual creation. Everyone sees color a little differently, so it’s no surprise that we talk endlessly about color science and about which cameras we prefer. Certain looks are too much for some people, and others are not enough. Blackmagic spent a great deal of time developing their color science with Australian Director of Photography John Brawley, and I think working with an actual shooter in developing their camera has made a significant difference in the visuals of the final product. Adam Roberts got a hold of the BMCC and performed a thorough test to compare the camera’s skin tones to that of the FS100 and the Mark II. Click through to check it out."
It's a famous view, but few have ever seen Everest as up close and personal before. Filmmaker and climate-change campaigner David Breashears spent this spring taking around 400 images of Everest and its near neighbours from a vantage point above base camp through a 300mm lens. Now he's released them digitally stitched together to form one 2 GigaPixel image.
The result is a stunning panoramic photograph of the Everest region – with a twist. You can zoom in on specific areas and see the roof of the world in extraordinary detail. From a distance small colourful dots mark the location of base camp. Zooming in, you can pick out each tent clearly – and a man bending down as he washes his face.
The high definition also allows viewers to examine the mountain's icefall – and even pick out climbers descending between terrifying ice cliffs and crevasses. Think of it as an extreme, alpine version of Where's Wally.
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, talk of Ultra HD was on everyone’s lips. A handful of Ultra HD sets were even on display. No question, Ultra HD provides stunning images—at least when displaying content created in the new “4K” video format. Unfortunately, 4K content is virtually non-existent.
So far, only a handful of feature films have been shot with cameras capable of 4K, including “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “Prometheus” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. That is hardly surprising given the amount of work involved. Insiders reckon making a full-length digital feature in 4K is equivalent to producing six ordinary 2K films.
Even so, some 17,000 cinemas around the world now have digital projectors capable of showing 4K films. So, if and when Hollywood upgrades wholesale to the new video standard, cinema-goers will be able to decide whether 4K is worth the premium they are bound to be charged.
The recent flood of 3D films largely failed that test. The lacklustre sales of 3D television sets suggest they are now doing the same. Will 4K suffer the same fate? It is far too early to say. But, for sure, 4K television—far more than 4K cinema—faces some formidable challenges.
Here is a summary of the changes we are making to Revel:
We are eliminating the 30-day trial and replacing it with a free version of Revel that you can use for as long as you like.You can still upgrade to Revel Premium as an in-app purchase in the Revel App.
With the free version of Revel you get:
The ability to import as many photos as you want in the first 30 daysAfter that you can import up to 50 photos every month
With Revel Premium you get:
Unlimited photo import for US$5.99 per month – import as many photos as you want, anytime you wantThe ability to automatically import new photos added to the Camera Roll on your iPhone and iPad
Revel still lets you:
Access your photos almost anywhere you goBack-up your photos to the cloudOrganize, edit, and share all the photos you haveShare beautiful web galleries that update automatically
Ce projet correspond aux anomalies ou aux demandes d'évolutions logicielles pour le Freebox Server.
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:
Le WDS (Wireless Distribution System) est un protocole de la norme WiFi qui permet à des bornes de travailler ensemble et d'étendre un réseau sans fil unique. Par exemple d'ajouter des Airport Express et autres Time Capsules à un réseau Freebox existant plutôt que d'en créer un deuxième ou de bidouiller avec du CPL
Or pour une raison incompréhensible, et très peu commentée, Free n'a toujours pas activé cette fonctionnalité dans le firmware de sa Freebox alors qu'apparemment sa carte WiFi Marvell le supporte parfaitement ?
Where the other Canon cameras tend to come apart in modules (you can take off the back, or take off the front, etc.) the 6D was a bit more interconnected. To get the back off required removing the sides and a bit of the bottom for example. A bit of a pain for the exploring types, but I would imagine it also gives more structural support.
The body is basically plastic, but like most modern plastics it’s thick and solid. Never a thought that a screw was going to strip out during disassembly. Anyway, after a bit the back was off, and looks, from the inside, pretty similar to all the other Canon backs.
Murmurings of an upcoming Canon 7D Mark II, which we first wrote about back in October, are starting to heat up. It was suggested that the camera, which may mark the merger of the 60D’s and 7D’s lines, was to offer a high continuous shooting rate.
Containing more than 84 million stars, this nine-gigapixel shot of the Milky Way’s central bulge will help astronomers unravel the complex history of star formation in our home galaxy.
The image was taken by the European Southern Observatory’s VISTA infrared survey telescope, and combined thousands of separate pictures to create this monumental work. The photo contains 10 times more stars than previous studies and will allow scientists to perform important statistical analyses of the color, temperature, mass, and ages of the different stars in the Milky Way.