Digital camera capabilities continue to soar. Kodak's EasyShare Z1275 has 12 megapixel resolution and can record up to 80 min of High Definition video. Photographers can print images up to 30 x 40 inch or crop fairly small portions for 8 x 10 photos. They can use the 2.5-inch LCD to zoom in and check image quality. It's powered by Texas Instruments' TMS320DM35x DaVinci digital media processor, which includes a video processor, an MPEG-4-JPEG co-processor and an ARM9 core. The 6-oz camera, which uses common AA batteries, has a 5x zoom and light ratings down to ISO 3200 for low-light photos.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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