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Legendary Street Photographer Bill Cunningham Passed Away

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Bill Cunningham -The New York Times' street-style fashion photographer died on Saturday 6/25/2016 in Manhattan at 87 soon after being hospitalized for a stroke. His two notable columns in the Times, On the Street and Evening Hours ran in the paper from February 26, 1989 until shortly before his death in 2016. For On the Street, Cunningham photographed people and the passing scene in the streets of Manhattan, often at the corner Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Known for his candid and street photography, in 2009 Mr. Cunningham was designated a living landmark. He rode his bicycle through Midtown, where he did most of his field work: his bony-thin...

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World’s Tiniest Lens - 3D Printed & Twice The Width of A Human Hair

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The world’s tiniest lens created by 3D printing is only twice the width of a human hair. Its makers claim the lens could lead to cameras the size of a grain of salt. It can be revolutionizing for a variety of applications including endoscopes for medical imaging, clandestine surveillance, robotics, and drone technology. A research team at the University of Stuttgart 3D printed a minuscule triple lens devices by combining three of the lenses into a 'pinhead' device. The paper was published on Nature Photonics on June 27, 2016. The ‘pinhead’ device is capable of razor sharp pictures and can...

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World’s first medium format mirrorless camera – Groundbreaking Hasselblad X1D-50c

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On 6/22/2016 Hasselblad announced World’s first medium format mirrorless camera - the groundbreaking X1D-50c. The Hasselblad X1D is “handmade in Sweden” as the company states. An electronic viewfinder is provided for viewing when sunlight is washing out the rear 3.0″ 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD screen. There are also two SD card slots. With its huge 44x33mm sensor (0.8x crop factor, 4:3 aspect ratio, ISO 100-25600 range), 16-bit color, 14-stop dynamic range, 2.36 MP electronic viewfinder (EVF), 2.3 fps continuous shooting speed, dual SD card slots, 3″ 920k-dot touchscreen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, an incredible leaf shutter capable of flash sync...

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A Once In 17 Years Opportunity….

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 As described in Exodus 10:5, “And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field.” This was the 8th biblical plague - a plague of locusts that tortured Egypt. Replacing locusts with cicadas, it actually describes what is happening in the northeast of the United States. Next month when the soil temperature goes up to 64 degrees, billions of cicadas...

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Facebook Unveils Open-Source 360-degree VR Camera

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April 12, 2016 - Facebook introduced a new 360°, 3D virtual reality camera designed by the social network at its developer conference in San Francisco. Shaped like a UFO, The 17-camera rig is actually just a prototype, and “we’re not going to sell the camera,” said Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer. The camera is quite large and fits on a set of wheels. 14 wide-angle cameras are bolted onto the flying saucer, 1 fish-eye camera on top and 2 more on the bottom. This allows capturing the surroundings without showing the pole holding up the camera, a common problem here in...

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