It's that time of year again--the time of year to take incredibly detailed macro shots of pointsettias. And what better camera to do it with than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the winner of Popular Photography's hotly contested "Camera of the Year" contest? The follow-up to one of the most important cameras in the history of photography, the Mark III bests its predecessor in every way, topping strong competitors on its way to the prize. Read more here.
Artificial photosynthesis--the idea that we might be able to create energy and other useful thing from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, as plants do--is something of a holy grail for energy and green chemistry researchers. And while some efforts have shown modest potential--MIT's Nocera Lab, for instance, claims to have created an artificial leaf from stable materials--efficiency is still a problem. That hasn't stopped consumer electronics giant Panasonic; the company yesterday revealed that it is investing in artificial photosynthesis technology that turns carbon dioxide and sunlight into industrial chemicals.
Our sister site Popular Photography just released their annual Pop Awards list, in which the best, most influential, and flat-out coolest photography gear gets rounded up for your perusal. This year looks like a great crop, ranging from cameras of all sizes to bags, studio strobes to software, and lenses to tripods. If you're thinking about buying anything image-related, check out this list before you make a decision. Read more at PopPhoto.
It's an entirely different kind of gadget lust felt when you know that the thing you're drooling over is dogged by the horrid words "Europe Only," or "U.S. release details pending." Here at PopSci, we get that a lot, but never is it more palpable than the one time a year we cross the pond for the annual IFA electronics smorgasbord in Berlin.
This year's IFA is just wrapping up, which means it's time to look back on the whirlwind of the last few days: what looked great, what didn't, what got us excited, and which technologies we're most excited about. The big themes this year were convergence, new ideas about 3-D, and thin everything--two of those three are represented in the Samsung Galaxy Note pictured above. Stay 'til the end for a couple show-floor sights that turned more than a couple heads.
Japan may still be recovering from earthquake-related woes, but that's not stopping Panasonic and eight partner companies from pushing ahead with their own rebuilding effort that could reshape the way future cities and towns are built.
In this socially networked age it can be tough to manage your personal brand, what with all those hastily snapped pics from last night ending up on Facebook (and Twitter, and Last Night's Party, any number of Tumblr feeds). What if your hair wasn't right?
Using no refrigeration, a snowman made in Japan traveled 5,314 miles to the desert of Bahrain, surviving the journey in one piece. The feat was a nice test of Panasonic’s new vacuum insulation panels, called U-Vacua, and a clever stunt that produced squeals of joy from a bunch of Bahraini kids.
By Dan BracagliaPosted 12.09.2010 at 3:29 pm 5 Comments
I first got my hands on Panasonic's 3D HDC-SDT750, the world’s first 3D consumer video camera, during a large-scale, open-to-the-public model shoot. I figured, what better place to test out Panasonic’s spanking new 3D camcorder than an event with twenty sexy models posing under bright soft lights?
The five best 3DTVs, decided by the staff of 3DTV Buying Guide
By 3DTV Buying Guide StaffPosted 08.01.2010 at 12:29 pm 1 Comment
Below are the best 3D TVs as recommended by our editors at CEAG. We have reviewed the picture quality, features offerings, and value to price comparison and come up with this list. This list does not take into account best sellers in the marketplace but instead is made up of our top-reviewed models, taking as many variable qualities into account as possible. We even consider how well the accompanying 3D glasses work, how much they cost, and whether they come with the TV. This list changes frequently, so check back regularly!