The look and feel of 35-mm film gives cinematographers more latitude, like directing attention to an area of the image by using the film's depth of field. ARRI GmbH has brought this capability to digital HD cameras by using a 6-megapixel sensor that is the same size as a Super 35-mm film aperture. That lets operators of the D-21 camera use the same prime, zoom and specialty lenses previously used on 35-mm film cameras. The D-21 uses Cypress Semiconductor's OSCAR CMOS image sensor, which has an active pixel count of 2,880 x 2,160 pixels.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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