As if the Audi R8 didn’t sell/is not selling well enough, they’re about to end it’s production in one or two years, and succeed the model with a more powerful version called R10. This is currently churning in the rumourmill, which could be partially true as well.
Some analysts claim that the R10 would have a peak power of 600 hp, not to kill the sales of the Murcielago as we can guess.
In the meantime as the rumours build up some hype, Marouane Bembli, a 23-year old indsutrial design student from Sweden, took some time to design his own version of the supposed R10, which turned out quite nice; I can say.
See the images below and judge yourself.
Source: CAR Mag
If you have a Symbian phone (Nokia models in particular), and would like to capture/make your own 3D images, wait no more!
It’s truly amazing to have the perception of depth in an image, as many of you would know. There’s just one piece missing in the puzzle, as is with 3D one needs special specs to view it in its true glory!
Well, here’s the real deal. This App, called m3Dcam is made for Symbian, and does this job for you. Basically the app allows us to create our own mobile 3D anaglyph photos using the mobile phone camera by taking two slightly offset pictures with the result separated into red and cyan colour planes.
Another nice part about the application is that it is supported in a number of formats because of it being in java. To add to it, the author has made available specially optimsed versions for the landscape mode or phones with lower resolution cameras.
Sample from someone who’s used it:
Basically, m3Dcam should work on phones supporting Java (J2ME MIDP 2.0 and CDLC 1.1) which allows camera access through J2ME (MMAPI camera support). E.g. S60 v3 Devices like the N95, N73. S60 v2 devices. You may be able to use J2ME Polish’s device database to determine if your handset is compatible.
Download it HERE!
Source: The Symbian Blog
Cern’s Large Hadron Collider went online last week, after a long series of idleness for months. The beginning was very progressive and it made all the researches happy, but that was not all.
Last monday, the engineers operating the LHC have successfully smashed together proton beams in the machine for the very first time. The step was described as a “great achievement” for those working on the huge physics experiment. The low-energy collisions came after researchers circulated two beams simultaneously in the LHC’s 27km-long tunnel.
The LHC is smashing together beams of protons to shed light on the cosmos. Operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern), the LHC is the world’s largest machine and will create similar conditions to those present moments after the Big Bang.
Restarting the Large Hadron Collider — the $10 billion research — has been “a herculean effort,” CERN’s director for accelerators, Steve Myers, said in a statement announcing the success. And hope this successful start kicks up all the excitement and encouragement to everyone involved.
Who would have thought that the Internet was just a series of tubes? Well, yea almost every lay man on the street. Truth is, it’s not.
The Internet weighs probably a few billion times more than you and I put together. Shocked that the non-visible Internet has a physical mass?
CNet UK went through an exhaustive exercise and has successfully calculated the weight of the Internet – and that would be 498,438,559,990 kg!
Apparently if you mix up all the computers, servers, viruses and other things attached to Internet, the total weight can be calculated. And so they reported that 570,937,778 computers are connected to the Internet and are being estimated to weigh in at 22.83 billion kg, while 175,480,931 servers are said to weigh in at 1.75 billion kg. The reported weight also includes 6.075 million kg in iPhones, 6.8 million kg in BlackBerrys, and 87 million kg in cables. Virus got in to list with 287, 524kg.
I do seriously believe this, but then, where did all the other smartphones go? They are tonnes of other branded-phones which have been accessing the net a whole half-decade even before the iPhone did. In that sense, I think this calculation is flawed; still lacking a few million kgs of other internet-connected smartphones, tablets, MIDs, etc.
This video is a masterpiece in terms of art, I tell you. I mean it’s not high-end graphics from Natgeo or something, but it’s a serious heap of creativity unleashed.
This animation is from Youtube on how our planet would look like with rings like Saturn’s, as well as how the rings would appear to us Earthlings; and I hope to see more from the person!
Thanks for the tip, Ugen!
Toy Story 3 is among the few movies I’d be looking forward to next year, and this trailer really kicks things up for me, and for many others as well.
I like this trailer because it contains more elements to the story than just some plain toys talking about old and past stories. This one shows what to expect and what is on the way.
QT HD available on Apple.
The upcoming new BMW 5 Series (F10) was launched last Sunday to a bunch of journalists and subsequently to the whole world online a day later. After seeing high resolution images of the car, I do agree, to some extent, that it could possibly be the most beautiful BMW of our time, at least for this decade maybe.
In contrast to the current E60 generation which was characterized as being overly dramatic and baroque, the new F10 returns to a more graceful and conservative design reminiscent of the fourth generation E39, yet still aggressive and sporty. We are sure the F10 will win back a lot of alienated BMW fans from the previous Chris Bangle design era.
The new 5 Series sedan will launch with one eight-cylinder and three six-cylinder petrol engines as well as two six-cylinder diesels. Approximately three months later, the range will be rounded off by a direct injection four-cylinder turbodiesel.
Here’s an animated intro video of the car:
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The Lovely Bones is slated for release in about 3 weeks (January in Malaysia), and the movie has shockingly gone back to the editing room last week for some tweaks.
Apparently, Peter Jackson has decided to add more violence to his upcoming film The Lovely Bones after test audiences said that a death scene was not ‘brutal enough’.
“[The audience] wanted far more violence,” said Jackson of the additional scenes, which show “more violence and suffering”. He continued: “We got a lot of people telling us that they were disappointed with this death scene, as they wanted to see [the character] in agony and suffer a lot more. We had to create a whole suffering death scene just to give people the satisfaction they needed.”
In detail, Jackson told the news service that when one character (you can guess who it is) falls to his death in the film, he initially chose to have him disappear over the edge of a cliff. It turns out test audiences just weren’t satisfied and they really wanted the character to suffer. With shooting long finished, Jackson and his WETA team had to use digital effects to increase the gruesome factor. And happily, for distributor Paramount Pictures, the film still managed to find a PG-13 rating.
In the meantime, Wellington is proudly preparing for the movie’s premiere in the city, slated for Nov 14. This is the first movie to premiere there in the last 4 years, the last being King Kong in 2005 and The Lord of the Rings trilogy before that.
I’ve been looking forward for commercial release of these so called ultracapacitors, but it still looks like it will take another ten years or so for them to be available on store shelves. Compared to batteries, ultracapacitors can’t store a lot of energy, so they wouldn’t typically be used alone to run plug-in electric vehicles. [...]
The infamous webcomics xkcd‘s another brilliant work is this narrative chart on some of the greatest and yet most confusing movies of our time. And true to form, the chart itself turned out quite confusing, but in overall, it’s a superb piece of mind engineering any fan could come out with.
The entire Lord of the Rings and Star Wars trilogies are herein mapped over the horizontal axis of time, not forgetting the “12 Angry Men“, “Jurassic Park” and “Primer“. I think it’ll probably take hours to interpret it; imagine the guys who sat down and did this. Do have a look in High-Res: