By David Brady as told to Flora Lichtman
Posted 08.16.2012 at 5:30 pm 3 Comments
"Our Aware-2 camera combines 98 small cameras with a spherical lens to take black-and-white gigapixel photographs. It set the record for the largest digital snapshot by a terrestrial camera. One image from the camera, printed at 300 dots per inch, is 8 feet high by 16 feet long.
A lot has been written about the perceived benefits and non-benefits of higher-than-the-human-eye-can-perceive resolutions, things like displays that go beyond HD and retina or cameras and scanners that capture imagery in pixel counts that go so far beyond the threshold of what we can see as to be meaningless, at least visually speaking.
By Jennie Walters
Posted 04.21.2011 at 5:35 pm 7 Comments
In 2009, we marveled at GigaPan, technology that sews together hundreds of photos to make a ultra-high-res image that you can zoom in and out of. Now GigaPan has introduced Time Machine -- which adds the miracle of time-lapse photography to create gigapixel-scale videos that you can play forwards and backwards in a range of speeds.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.