To take full advantage of the increasing capability of high-resolution image sensors in cameras such as the K100D, PENTAX engineers developed Shake Reduction. The mechanism moves the 6.1 megapixel charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed using magnetic force. Two Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) gyroscopes detect camera shake and a dedicated processing unit determines the adjustment required to stabilize the image sensor. With Shake Reduction, photographers can take sharp pictures at a shutter speed that is 2 to 3.5 stops slower, for example 1/15 sec instead of 1/60 sec with a standard lens.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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