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Blue Origin came a step closer to crewed flights today as ground personnel stood in for astronauts during the 15th New Shepard suborbital space mission. Before the NS-15 mission lifted off, the "astronauts" carried out preflight capsule procedures and then re-entered after the flight to rehearse post-flight procedures.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Blue Origin, New Shepard, Test Fl
BAE Systems has been engaged by the US Army to deliver two evaluation prototype arctic field vehicles by June 14, 2021. Called Beowulf, it's BAE's candidate for the Army's Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) program to replace the aging Small Unit Support Vehicle (SUSV).Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: ATV, BAE Systems, US Army, New Atlas Audio
Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine are one step closer to an objective clinical blood test for mood disorders. A robust new study is describing the development of a panel of blood-based biomarkers that can distinguish between depression and bipolar disorder, as well as measuring a person’s future risk of developing these conditions.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Scienc
Click here to read our Sony A6600 Field Test The Sony A6600 launched in late 2019, and we never gave it the Field Test treatment. When I tested the Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens last month, I had the chance to shoot it with a Sony A6600. It was the perfect opportunity to go hands-on with Sony's flagship APS-C mirrorless camera, which remains Sony's most recent APS-C intercha
Like a high-tech Russian nesting doll, a prototype US Air Force Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) dropped a smaller drone from its weapons bay during flight.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Air Force, drones, Test Flights
Click here to read our Fujifilm GFX 100S Field Test The Fujifilm GFX 100S builds upon the solid foundation laid by the Fujifilm GFX 100 in 2019. The new GFX 100S includes the same medium-format 102-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor and image processing as the GFX 100, which results in the GFX 100S producing the same fantastic image quality. A handful of things set
Click here to read our in-depth Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Field Test The Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR is Fujifilm's 12th GF lens. It is the company's fastest lens yet, with its bright maximum aperture of f/1.7. The GF 80mm is not only the fastest lens in the GF lineup, but it is also the brightest autofocus lens for a mirrorless medium format camera. During my hands-on
ESA plans to use its upcoming Lunar Pathfinder mission to experiment with expanding sat-nav coverage to the Moon. By tuning in to the radio signals leaking from the Galileo and GPS satellite constellations, the goal is to provide more precise and accurate position fixes for spacecraft in lunar orbit.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: ESA, Moon, Galileo Satellite Navigation System, Sate
NASA finally got the core stage of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket up and running for the first time today, completing an eight-minute hot-fire test of its four RS025 engines at the space agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Space Launch System, Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Rocket, Test
Click here to read our in-depth Tamron 17-70m f/2.8 VC RXD Field Test Tamron recently released the 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is the first f/2.8 APS-C zoom lens to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It's also Tamron's first high-speed zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. I recently went hands-on with the new f/2.8 zoom lens is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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