The Independence Day is just around the corner in the US, and it means we’ll get to see (and shoot) lots of epic fireworks. But they can hardly be as epic as the one NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured. It started exploding 170 years ago and it’s still continuing, and NASA calls it “the galaxy’s biggest ongoing stellar fireworks.”
Scientists have recently confirmed that there’s a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy, named Sagittarius A*. European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a stunning video that zooms in all the way to the black hole. And while it’s kinda scary to watch it – it’s also hard to stop.
Timelapse videos can be amazing, as well as photos and footage of space. In this video, Adrien Mauduit brings timelapse and space together and takes you to the core of the Milky Way galaxy. It’s an awe-inspiring footage that will make you realize how vast our galaxy is. So sit back, watch closely and enjoy.
The competition between Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy has lasted for years. Now it’s shown in Samsung’s new ad titled Growing Up. In this ad, Samsung mocks the competition with iPhone, and naturally, displays Galaxy as superior in several aspects – from screen size to water resistance.
Whenever a new phone is released, a whole battery of non-scientific tests are performed for the benefit if YouTube viewers. One such test is the drop test. But drop tests get pretty boring, especially once the phone is in the hands of the masses. We see our friends drop them, or we drop them ourselves, and see what happens first hand. So then came the extreme drop tests.
I haven’t seen any that are quite as extreme as this one, though. Tennessee resident, Blake Henderson was flying in a plane shooting video of another plane with his phone. Suddenly it was pulled from his grip, and sucked out of the window. After surviving its plummet to the ground, it carried on filming, where it was discovered by a rather perplexed gentleman on the ground.
Shooting directly onto positive paper has so far typically existed almost exclusively in the world of large format photography. Galaxy are no stranger to this type of product, having successfully ran a Kickstarter project last year to produce large format direct positive paper.
Galaxy have now announced they’re entering into the world of medium format photography with the their latest project for Galaxy Hyper Speed 120, 120 format rolls of direct positive paper.
Yesterday, Sony’s upcoming QX1 was leaked onto the internet, giving us our first look at the lens mount and exactly what it’s expected to bring to smartphone users. The device wasn’t just officially announced today; it’s coming with a partner, as well, called the QX30.
I’ll start off with a TL;DR. Basically, we got the QX1 down yesterday: a mount compatible with any E-mount lens Sony offers. The newly announced QX30, however, is a fixed lens mount with an appropriate-to-title 30X optical zoom.