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A Chinese company said it created a photo with such a high resolution that you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

December 24th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. The image, the brainchild of a company called Jingkun Technology, or BigPixel, was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China. The company said the photo’s resolution is a mind-blowing 195 gigapixels. The resolution of digital cameras and smartphones is often measured in megapixels, […]



MIT team develops 3D printer that’s 10x faster than comparable 3D printers

December 15th, 2018 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

Professors Jamison Go and John Hart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanosynthesis Group have developed new hardware that enables what they call FastFFF (fast fused filament fabrication). And it’s fast, see for yourself. Desktop 3D printers are fantastic at creating high-quality and complex parts on demand, but their greatest weakness has always been […]



‘Human brain’ supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time

November 9th, 2018 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer designed and built to work in the same way a human brain does has been fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core and is being switched on for the first time. The newly formed million-processor-core Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker) machine is capable of completing more than 200 million million […]



Scientists create a rare fifth form of matter in space for the first time ever

November 8th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

For a few minutes on Jan. 23, 2017, the coldest spot in the known universe was a tiny microchip hovering 150 miles over Kiruna, Sweden. The chip was small — about the size of a postage stamp — and loaded with thousands of tightly-packed rubidium-87 atoms. Scientists launched that chip into space aboard an unpiloted, […]



At 10 trillion frames per second, this camera captures light in slow motion

October 21st, 2018 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

Light is the fastest thing in the universe, so trying to catch it on the move is necessarily something of a challenge. We’ve had some success, but a new rig built by Caltech scientists pulls down a mind-boggling 10 trillion frames per second, meaning it can capture light as it travels along — and they […]



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