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Water scarcity is a major problem for much of the world’s population, but with the right equipment drinking water can be wrung out of thin air. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have now demonstrated a low-cost gel film that can pull many liters of water per day out of even very dry air.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: new material, Water, Drinking, Drink, Environm
Left: A crop of the first scan Hofstätter made with his large format scanner. Right: Aforementioned scanner taking up the entire back of his hatchback.Last week, we shared the first part of a two part series wherein large format photographer Markus Hofstätter shared how he revived a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner over the course of three months so he could scan his large-format p
Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part Film Friday series.Markus Hofstätter is known for creating elaborate large format cameras and contraptions, but one of his most recent projects goes above and beyond anything we’ve seen before. For this project, Hofstätter brought back to life a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner so he can better scan all but the largest of photogra
Last year, we heard how anole lizards are able to breathe underwater from an air bubble on their nose. One of the scientists involved in that study has now documented a spider doing something similar – although the bubble covers its whole body.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Binghamton University, Spiders, Underwater
Photograph of the Olympus iS-300 by Matthew BigwoodWhen we think of bridge cameras nowadays, we typically think of DSLR-style compact cameras with massive zoom ranges and heavily cropped image sensors. But bridge cameras were around before the days of digital and Matthew Bigwood, writing for 35mmc, has shared his thoughts on using the Olympus iS-300 with a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 spooled up insid
German film brand ORWO has announced Wolfen NP100, its latest ISO 100 black and white film stock. As reported by KosmoFoto, this is the company’s first new film since its parent company, Filmotech, merged with fellow German film producer InovisCoat back in 2020.ORWO describes Wolfen as ‘an exceptionally fine grain 100 ASA, 36 exposure, black and white photographic film’ whose name is a nod back t
Just over a year ago, Polaroid announced the Polaroid Go, the world's smallest analog instant camera. Measuring 3.3 x 2.4 x 4.1 inches (W x H x D), the Polaroid Go is a much smaller alternative to the Polaroid Now instant camera, which has a more classic Polaroid shape and size. Today, Polaroid has announced a pair of new bold colorways for the Go, black and red. Polaroid has also announced n
Do you have $650 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire to have one of the more unique 335mm point-and-shoot cameras we’ve ever seen? If so, this Ricoh Mycrystal being sold by Japan Camera Hunter is just the camera you’ve been looking for.As its name suggests, this unique camera features a clear body that showcases the various gears and mechanisms inside this 35mm film camera, all without exp
Aleksi Koski has designed and built the Conflict AF45 camera, which is currently in a functional prototype stage, and he believes it's the world's first autofocus-enabled 4x5 film camera. It uses a laser-based focusing system that's accurate to around 1-2mm. The camera's focus pull is 62mm, enabling close focus to about 50cm with a 150mm lens and 10-20cm on a wide-angle lens. The lens range is 65
A group of more than 100 people involved in worldwide television and movie production has sent an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook concerning Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software. The letter asks Apple to 'publicly stand by the use of Final Cut Pro' in professional television and film production. The letter is aimed at the executives 'who set the priorities of the Final Cut Pro developme


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