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By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have created a prototype camera that could capture up to 50 gigapixels of data (50,000 megapixels) and images with unprecedented detail. Photo shows a traffic circle captured using AWARE-2 (credit: Duke University Imaging and Spectroscopy Program)

By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have created a prototype camera that could capture up to 50 gigapixels of data megapixels) and images with unprecedented detail.

18 rotors and up: E-volo shows personal helicopter prototype

18 rotors and up: E-volo shows personal helicopter prototype - The German startup hopes to build an personal multicopter by 2015 and is showing a prototype at the CeBIT trade show.

Colored Pixel Visualization of π to 1 million digits - I actually might order a print of this to go with my Chart of the Nuclides.

Pi calculated to the 4 millionth decimal place. Each number is coded with a color and plotted as a pixel. You see,it's a cosmic joke: π is irrational and therefore infinite and we fight endlessly over "getting our piece".

Grand Canyon, AZ during a light storm. 5-13

Travis Roe catches lightining striking the grand canyon. Damn nature you scary

Gigapixel shot shows a whole lotta inauguration via @CNET

Gigapixel shot shows a whole lotta inauguration

Want to get up close and personal with the Obama inauguration? Check out a massive gigapixel image of the event, courtesy of the Washington Post.

50-Gigapixel Camera Created Using 98 Microcameras

50-Gigapixel Camera Created Using 98 Microcameras

The metric system, by contrast, was intentionally created with ease and simplicity in mind. And as a result, it's incredibly efficient to use. All you need to do is multiply or divide by some factor of ten.

It's time for the US to use the metric system

The metric system, by contrast, was intentionally created with ease and simplicity in mind. And as a result, it's incredibly efficient to use. All you need to do is multiply or divide by some factor of ten.

How to Photograph Fireworks (suggested settings: ISO 50 - f/5.6 to 11 ISO 100 - f/8 to 16 ISO 200 - f/11 to 22 and of course use a tripod)

How to Photograph Fireworks (suggested settings: ISO 50 - to 11 ISO 100 - to 16 ISO 200 - to 22 and of course use a tripod)

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