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Leica wraps special-edition M10-P rangefinder in Kevlar armor

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To mark the 40th anniversary of its Oskar Barnack Award photo contest, Leica has launched given its M10-P rangefinder a Kevlar overcoat and released it as the limited-edition Reporter model.

Leica has replaced the leatherette jacket of 2018’s M10-P camera with Kevlar diamond weave. Kevlar is of course used in the manufacture of ballistic clothing, and adds a sense of durability to the rangefinder with Leica saying that it’s “especially grippy and comfortable to hold.”

Over time, with natural exposure to UV rays, the black trim will gradually change to the same color as the scratch-resistant green color of the top and base plate.

Like the black or chrome Typ 3656 original, the Reporter camera doesn’t sport the iconic Leica red dot, but the company’s name and other markings are engraved on the body and inlaid in light green. As far as performance and specs go though, the special-edition camera is exactly the same as the standard model.

The M10-P Reporter edition is limited to 450 units worldwide
The M10-P Reporter edition is limited to 450 units worldwide

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That means a 24-MP CMOS image sensor, ISO100-50,000 light sensitivity, a 2-GB buffer that can accommodate up to 16 snaps in series in bursts of five frames per second, a line-frame viewfinder for lining up shots, or Live View via the 3-inch display, and 802.11n Wi-Fi for wireless data transfer and remote operation.

The camera features a Leica M bayonet with an additional sensor for 6-bit encoding, though R lenses can also be used via an adapter.

The M10-P Reporter edition is limited to just 450 units worldwide, and is available now for US$8,795 – that’s a thousand bucks more than the still-available standard version.

Source: Leica

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Hidden Egyptian handbook reveals secrets of mummification

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A recently discovered text written around 1450 BCE contains previously unknown details about Egyptian mummification process

A 3,500-year-old Egyptian medical text is shedding new light on the ancient practice of mummification. Recently discovered inside a much larger work, the papyrus document being studied by University of Copenhagen Egyptologist Sofie Schiødt is the oldest known mummification manual.

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Category: Science

Tags: University of Copenhagen, Mummies, Archaeology

Source: https://newatlas.com/science/egypt-mummification-manual-louvre-carlsberg-copenhagen/

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Lasers and plasma shockwaves used to measure ripeness of fruit

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Researchers in Japan have developed a contactless way to measure the ripeness of soft fruit like mangoes

Judging how ripe a piece of fruit is can be a frustrating process for everyone from farmers to shoppers. Now, researchers at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) in Japan have developed a new high-tech way to check, without touching or damaging soft fruit like mangoes. All it takes is a laser and some plasma shockwaves.

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Tags: Food, Fruit, Laser, Food technology

Source: https://newatlas.com/science/fruit-ripe-lasers-plasma-shockwaves/

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Broadcasting tech swaps stadium ads for regional advertising

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Examples of the system showing two different ads (A,B) along with the magenta screen (C) which neither stadium audiences nor TV viewers see

When viewing sports coverage from other countries, it’s common to see sideline advertising boards that are promoting products you’ve never even heard of. This new TV system is capable of digitally replacing the content of those boards, so they’re advertising region-specific products.

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Tags: Fraunhofer, Sports, Advertising, Broadcast, Television

Source: https://newatlas.com/good-thinking/fraunhofer-vibotec-sports-advertising/

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Scientists calculate life expectancy of Earth’s atmospheric oxygen

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An artist's interpretation of the atmosphere of Archean Earth, prior to 2.4 billion years ago. A new study suggests it may return to this oxygen-poor, methane-rich atmosphere in about 1 billion years' time

The Earth has an expiry date – in about five billion years, the Sun will expand and swallow up our home world. But it turns out life on Earth could have a much earlier end point. A new study has found that in about a billion years’ time, the atmosphere will lose most of its oxygen rapidly, which may have important implications in the search for life on other planets.

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Category: Environment, Science

Tags: Oxygen, Atmosphere, Earth, Geology, Exoplanet, Extraterrestrial

Source: https://newatlas.com/environment/earth-atmosphere-oxygen-life-expectancy/

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