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"Why to pay more?" or layfkhak on creation of a hemisphere for GoPro

1 year, 11 months ago
All hi. Today in a heading "kolkhozy" we learn houses how to take such wonderful picture by means of Gopro. I think for the first time when each of us saw such photos on the Internet, at once wanted to themselves GoPro!

However we collected money, purchased the camera, went to bathe, but did not achieve such photos. "Again the marketing mix probably, and in general is not GoPro" — we thought. However if to understand in this case, then everything is quite simple.


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Camera for methane

1 year, 11 months ago

The saturation of red corresponds to excess of concentration of methane over environment level. In the right photo — the ventilated cowshed

Methane (CH4) — one of the most important energy carriers, a valuable resource and exclusively noxious greenhouse gas: its greenhouse effect in 25 times more, than at a carbon dioxide gas. At the same time large-scale emissions of methane are difficult predictable, it is heavy to find them. Gas has no color and a smell so even methane leak indoors can take place unnoticed. What is characteristic, still there were no remote detectors of methane with high sensitivity. Now is.

The group of scientists of the Stockholm and Linchepingsky universities (Sweden) developed the special remote detector HyperCam Methane which works by the principle of a photo and video camera. On the screen methane is colored in red color and is very well noticeable.

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Pulse — remote control all opportunities of your "reflex camera"

1 year, 12 months ago


In skillful hands and the normal soap tray is capable to give rather qualitative pictures. Nevertheless, much of us nevertheless want to purchase the professional or semi-professional camera. It can be used, for example, on travel, or just on walk down the street. Now there was an opportunity to make your camera even more perfect — having just connected to it a gadget which is called Pulse. Connection goes to miniUSB to port. After that the user has an opportunity to manage the camera from the smartphone — and it is possible to use a wide number of functions, it concerns both a photo, and video.

Sil Pulse — in the Bluetooth module and the functional software. According to developers, they wanted to create what will allow the person to release hands and to photograph, for example, themselves on the way. Or to shoot time-lapse video. The size and design of Pulse allow to apply this device in any place, any situation.

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The RF-Capture technology pozolyat "to see" through walls

2 years ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover. Today in our news heading development of staff of CSAIL laboratory (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology of information science and artificial intelligence (MIT) — the progressive RF-Capture technology allowing is provided, using radio signals, to define provision of a body and to recognize the elementary movements made by the person within 3D - space behind a wall.

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Formats of facsimiles, photographic paper and photo printing

2 years ago

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New website of NASA: every day — the fresh photo of Earth from space

2 years, 1 month ago


The NASA agency not only looks at stars, figuratively speaking but also does not stop paying close attention to Earth. The other day the agency opened the new website on which photos of Earth of high resolution are posted every day. In pictures the sunny side of Earth is always displayed. Photos are sent by Deep Space Climate Observatory station (DSCOVR) which is at distance of couple of millions kilometers from Earth.

Once a day agency spreads dozen of new color images of our planet, photos received by Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC). The sequence of images shows change of provision of Earth so in each new picture it is possible to see the new region. On the website there is also a search where as criterion date or the continent is set.

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Olympus Pen E-PL7: quality of shooting | Part 1 — the program automatic machine and the "green" mode

2 years, 1 month ago
Hi, GT! Once long ago we told about the Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera and promised "the second part" literally in couple of days. Well, couple of days dragged on a little, still photos were made then, then there were new impressions, and article was slowly postponed, grew, naponyalas at parts … Generally, hardly anyone will master this multipage Talmud entirely for once therefore it turns into a small cycle of articles about different aspects of operation of the camera.

Subject for today — the "green" mode, the program automatic machine, chamber JPEG, shooting in difficult conditions without use of manual adjustments and some other features of operation of the camera. Went!

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The best astronomical photos of 2015

2 years, 1 month ago
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If you manage to photograph our Solar system, any of dynamic objects, against farther space bodies, your picture will definitely not remain unaddressed.

Every year the Royal museum Greenwich holds a competition of the best photos of space subject "Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year". After that the most interesting works of contestants are shown in the Greenwich royal observatory.

Photos of winners of this year really impress.

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Tourists on a photo disturb? Adobe Monument Mode will clean all superfluous

2 years, 1 month ago


Yesterday the Adobe MAX conference at which the company showed technologies, software and its opportunity over which work at the moment is conducted took place. Participants held several presentations, and the presentation with "Monument Mode" was one of the most memorable. It is the new possibility for cameras of mobile devices allowing to receive photos without tourists of cars and other objects which spoil all pleasure and prevent to see themselves or any sight on a holiday photo.

Now Monument Mode still is improved, but the result all the same impresses. So, it was offered to two guests of the presentation to operate on a scene as to tourists who photograph sights. When the camera of the smartphone was pointed at "sight", the application slowly moved away all "tourists" and other objects from a picture, having left only sight. Monument Mode uses as well other pictures of the district if those are.

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Textural printing allows to touch the known pictures

2 years, 2 months ago
At the Canon Expo exhibition which takes place time in five years the company provided technology of textural printing. The picture is applied on a surface a layer behind a layer as it is done on the 3D-printer, giving to the image tangible amount.

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"Girl with a pearl ear ring", Jan Vermeer, about 1665.

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