Rode’s new Wireless Go II system now offers dual channel recording, onboard storage and more

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Australian audio experts Rode has announced the Wireless Go II, its second-generation dual channel wireless microphone system. The new system consists of the same basic form factor as its Wireless Go predecessor, but adds the ability to record two sound … Read More

A closer look at Sony’s FX3 ‘compact cinematography’ camera

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The much-leaked Sony FX3 has finally been publicly announced. As expected, it’s an E-mount full-frame video camera that sits at the bottom of Sony’s ‘Cinema Line’ and bridges the gap between the portability of the a7S III and the capability … Read More

A memory without a brain: How a single cell slime mold makes smart decisions without a central nervous system

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Having a memory of past events enables us to take smarter decisions about the future. Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now identified how the slime mold Physarum … Read More

The way a fish swims reveals a lot about its personality, say scientists

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Personality has been described in all sorts of animal species, from ants to apes. Some individuals are shy and sedentary, while others are bold and active. Now a new study published in Ecology and Evolution has revealed that the way … Read More

Whale sharks show remarkable capacity to recover from injuries, including partial fin re-growing

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A new study has for the first time explored the rate at which the world’s largest fish, the endangered whale shark, can recover from its injuries. The findings reveal that lacerations and abrasions, increasingly caused through collisions with boats, can … Read More

‘Walking’ molecule superstructures could help create neurons for regenerative medicine: 3D-printed novel biomaterial mimics properties of living tissues

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Imagine if surgeons could transplant healthy neurons into patients living with neurodegenerative diseases or brain and spinal cord injuries. And imagine if they could “grow” these neurons in the laboratory from a patient’s own cells using a synthetic, highly bioactive … Read More

Sony adds compact full-frame FX3 to Cinema Line

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Sony has formally announced the much-leaked FX3 full-frame video camera. The FX3 marks the entry point to the Cinema Line of video cameras, and wears Alpha branding, setting it between the FX6 and the a7S III. It’s built around the … Read More

Interview: Sony’s Masaaki Oshima – “The Alpha 1 is the first step towards the next decade”

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Masaaki Oshima, Deputy Senior General Manager, Camera System Business Division, at Sony Imaging Products & Solutions. Pictured holding the new Sony Alpha 1. Following the launch of Sony’s new Alpha 1 (a1) full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, we sat down … Read More

The Milky Way may be swarming with planets with oceans and continents like here on Earth

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Astronomers have long been looking into the vast universe in hopes of discovering alien civilisations. But for a planet to have life, liquid water must be present. The chances of that finding scenario have seemed impossible to calculate because it … Read More

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover provides front-row seat to landing, first audio recording of Red Planet

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New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of … Read More

Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory, study finds

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When you slip into sleep, it’s easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but University of Michigan research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain. U-M researchers have been studying … Read More

Sony Nordic reveals the a7S III is getting S-Cinetone color profile with its 2.00 firmware update

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Sony Nordic, in an email that appears to have been sent out too soon, has confirmed Sony is bringing S-Cinetone to the Sony a7S III in a version 2.00 firmware update. According to the email, which Sony Alpha Rumors is … Read More

Huawei announces foldable Mate X2 smartphone with Leica-branded cameras

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Foldable phones are becoming more commonplace. Competing against the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei’s new Mate X2 builds upon Huawei’s two previous foldable phones while incorporating a refreshed design. The Mate X2 opens from the inside rather than the outside, and … Read More

Air pollution puts children at higher risk of disease in adulthood

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Children exposed to air pollution, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, for as little as one day may be doomed to higher rates of heart disease and other ailments in adulthood, according to a new Stanford-led study. The analysis, … Read More

Potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic toys

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It has long been known that several chemicals used in plastic toys in different parts of the world can be harmful to human health. However, it is difficult for parents to figure out how to avoid plastic toys containing chemicals … Read More

‘Jumping genes’ repeatedly form new genes over evolution

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In the same way that Lego pieces can be arranged in new ways to build a variety of structures, genetic elements can be mixed and matched to create new genes, according to new research. A long-proposed mechanism for creating genes, … Read More

Venus Optics launches Laowa 11mm F4.5 lens for Canon RF mount, 65mm F2.8 2X Macro lens for Nikon Z mount

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Venus Optics has announced it’s adding new mount support for two of its Laowa lenses. The Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL (full-frame rectilinear) lens is now available for Canon RF mount camera systems and the Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra-Macro … Read More

Interview: Scott Bourne on new Olympus 150-400mm PRO lens – ‘when I first heard about it, it blew my mind’

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This is sponsored content, created in partnership with Olympus Rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO (@284mm equiv.) Professional wildlife photographer and Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne is one of the best-known names in bird photography. … Read More

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