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Astronauts Grow a Water Bubble in Space »

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size of […]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes after ‘anomaly’ during test »

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft intended to carry tourists crashed in the Mojave desert due to an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight Friday, the company said. One person was reportedly killed in the incident, which was the second this week involving a craft intended for spaceflight. “During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the […]

5K EPIC camera from RED »

This 5K camera has a full frame S35mm Mysterium X sensor matching 35mm film resolution. The RED 5K EPIC tops out at 100 FPS, features HD-SDI, 2-XLR inputs, HDMI, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. Like the Scarlet you can also control it using WiFi. Owners of the RED ONE will be happy to know that […]

Red announces Scarlet mini 3K camcorder »

Red announced its smallest camera yet 3K Scarlet. This teeny camera has a 3K resolution and is based on a 2/3″  Mysterium X sensor, capable of 1 to 120 frames per second and records to dual CompactFlash cards supporting up to 100MB per second of REDCODE RAW HD video. It features a 4.8″ LCD, 8x […]

Panasonic releases pricing on the AG-HMC150 »

This camera is the newest in the family of AVCCAM line cameras and is capable of 1280 x 720 and 1440 x 1080 recording using the MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codecs. You will also find native 16:9 1/3″ 3CCD imagers, and has a digital signal processor with a 14-bit A /D conversion and 19-bit processing. […]

Sony brings OLED viewfinder to Pro HD Cameras »

Sony is unveiling its first color professional camera viewfinder using Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Technology. The HDVF-EL100 is an 11 inch display and is Sony’s first non-consumer application of an OLED panel. Consumer OLED displays were introduced in January, and continue to generate strong demand. “High-definition acquisition requires extremely precise focusing, allowing the operator […]

JVC GY-HD200 gets 1080/50i and 60i output »

JVC announced a new feature for the GY-HD200 by adding 1080/50i and 1080/60i output though the FireWire connection. The 1080i footage is not recorded to tape, but when combined with a hard disk recorder such as the DR-HD100 you will be able to capture in 720P or 1080i in native QuickTime or M2T files. The […]

New Panasonic AG-HPX170 P2 Pro Camcorder »

Panasonic announced another new camera today at NAB 2008, the AG-HPX170 P2. The new camera records exclusively to solid state P2 cards, now available with capacities up to 64GB. The AG-HPX170 can record in up to twenty different formats, 1080i and 720P HD and SD in DVCPRO HD, 480i, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and 480i in […]

Build your own CNC Machine »

Building your own CNC Router can be a fun and exciting project. CNC stands for Computer Numeral Control and is used to cut designs that were created in a computer CAD program. This article will walk you though all the steps in planning, choosing the parts, building and using your DIY CNC. Computer aided design, […]

Sensitive military gear for sale online »

According to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Many pieces of military gear which were stolen have been sold on Craigslist and eBay. Investigators posing as buyers where able to buy over a dozen items listed on the online sites, the sellers of stolen items were arrested. The items include two F-14 […]