Thanks to smartphones, millions of people around the globe are turning into prolific photographers. According to estimates from InfoTrends, people will take a hundred billion more photos in 2017 than they did in 2016. As highlighted by this chart from Statista — which is based on the InfoTrends’ data — the vast majority of those photos will be taken on smartphones.
Researchers at MIT have developed a new camera that can photograph a trillion frames per second. Compare that with a traditional movie camera which takes a mere 24. This new advancement in photographic technology has given scientists the ability to photograph the movement of the fastest thing in the Universe, light.
What he lacks in muscle and leg strength, he makes up for in wires …or whatever that is!
Quote of the Day: “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.” — H. L. Mencken
As always, if your airline seat is not comfortable, just get up and walk around!
Quote of the Day: “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol
Futurist Thomas Frey: When people like Google CEO, Larry Page, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and X-Prize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, talk about us entering into a period of abundance, there has been a natural tendency to assume we’ll be entering into a life of leisure. People won’t have to work as hard and we will all have more time for travel, vacations, and play.
Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!
Quote of the Day: ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell
When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis!
Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell
“Don’t make me dig out my claws!”
Quote of the Day: “A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” – Baltasar Gracian
Some kids are raised by wolves! This guy, not so lucky!
Quote of the Day: “Beware of complexity disguised as a solution.” – Futurist Thomas Frey
Camera’s grating that sits atop a sensor shown next to a coin for comparison.
Senior research scientist Patrick Gill, from the technology licensing company Rambus, took a photograph of a famous artwork with a lens-free camera that is smaller than a pencil point. Unlike traditional cameras that require lenses, the tiny camera could find a use in security systems, toys, and any other object that is too small for current camera technology.