Videographer Guy Jones managed to get original Lumière Company footage of Paris, France during 1896-1900, and wanted to do some restoration work. So, instead of just cleaning up the artifacts, he added color, thanks to DeOldifty software, corrected the speed, and added a few authentic sound effects to really give people today a glimpse into the life of Parisians during those years. Read more for the clip and additional information.
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The DJI Osmo Action has been leaked ahead of its official reveal later this week on May 15th. It’s speculated to feature a 1/2.3-inch Sony IMX377 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor and can record video at up to 4K @ 60fps and 120fps @ 1080p. The Ambarella H2 image processing chip include an image stabilization system and also comes equipped with a dual LCD display as well as a 145-degree capturing angle (f2.8) lens. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Photo credit: Davi Jr.
It’s not unusual to see a flock of birds while driving or as a passenger in a moving vehicle, but have you ever wondered what they would look like if filmed with a camera / smartphone in slow-motion? If so, then wonder no more, as Davi Junior from Brazil decided to find out using his iPhone from inside a moving car. As you can see from the screenshots above, they birds seem to be frozen in time. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Astronomers have stitched together the most detailed image yet of our evolving universe. The mosaic you see above consists of thousands of individual photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, or more than a quarter of a million galaxies, which is 30 times more than previous “deep field” photos. “The galaxies are scattered across time, from 550 million years ago to 13 billion years ago. Their light is just arriving at Earth now, after crossing space for billions of years,” said Garth Illingworth, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the leader of the team that created the image, to NBC News MACH. Read more for another image and additional information.
Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) researchers in Florida recently conducted a test with the 165-pound humanoid robot, known as “Atlas”, where it was tasked to walk across narrow terrain by using human-like control, perception and planning algorithms. It managed to walk across a balance beam using body control created using LIDAR, which pulsed a laser beam to measure the distance between objects. All of this data was then processed by the machine so it can step correctly on the narrow terrain. Read more for a selection of fascinating images from around the web.
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Samsung Electronics has just introduced two new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors – the 64-megapixel (MP) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2. Thanks to pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm, the GW1 can produce bright 16Mp images in low-light environments and detailed 64MP shots in brighter settings. To take pictures resembling the way the human eye perceives its surroundings in a mixed light environment, GW1 supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) that provides richer hues. The dynamic range of a conventional image sensor is at around 60dB, while that of the human eye is typically considered to be around 120dB. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Photo credit: Euan Rannachan via Peta Pixel
Photographer Euan Rannachan managed to capture a stunning shot of a great white shark while shooting underwater off the coast of Mexico last year. After posting the image on social media, many were quick to point out the uncanny resemblance to the iconic “Jaws” movie poster. Fortunately, he was safely in a cage when the 17-foot female great white shark swam by with its mouth full of razor sharp teeth. Read more for the full image and additional information.
Photo credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho et al.
NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning new image of NGC 2903, a spiral galaxy located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion). It was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies, and aims to help astronomers better understand the relationship between the black holes that lurk at the cores of galaxies like these, and the rugby-ball-shaped bulge of stars, gas and dust at the galaxy’s center, like those seen in this image. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Researchers at DataGrid, a startup based at Japan’s Kyoto University, used an AI-generated algorithm, called GAN (Generative Adversarial Networks), to generate nonexistent human models, complete with poses, clothes, and even hairstyles. GAN takes one artificial neural network and uses it to fool another until the latter can no longer distinguish between real human images versus ones generated by a computer. Read more for a selection of interesting images from the web.
Photo credit: Ulric Collette via Instagram
Quebec-based photographer Ulric Collette has started a popular series called “Genetic Portraits,” and it’s exactly as it sounds. Simply put, each photograph seamlessly fuses two family members together into a single shot. “Ulric Collette, designer, graphic designer, and photographer …has created a unique project where he explores his ideas by illustrating the genetic similarities between different members of the same family, even to cousins who share up to 25% of the same genetic background,” according to the photographer’s website. Read more to see some of the most popular shots.