Microsoft launched its first commercial device that Microsoft has directly designed and sold named as Microsoft Surface. This is mean, Microsoft officially entered the tablet competition with Apple. Microsoft Surface tablet have standard features like other tablet specs, a 10.6 inch high definition touchscreen and front and back camera. It’s 9.3mm thin, has full size USB 2.0 ports, a massive kickstand and weighs only 1.5 lbs. The casing made out of magnesium and screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 2.
With tagline ‘Designed for Humans, Inspired by nature’, Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy S III yesterday with new features. Samsung Galaxy S III comes with two colors, marble white and pebble blue. It use 4.8 HD Super AMOLED, use plastic casing and still use home button. The design of S III is completely avoid iPhone design and some said it is ugly. However, the new features in Galaxy S III quite pretty cool.
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! is the brand new animated film from the national treasure that is Bristol’s Aardman studios – the folks responsible for Chicken Run and, most famously, Wallace & Gromit.
However, the production of this film tooks 5 years to complete. With every foot-high puppet repositioned up to 24 times per second of film to create the illusion of seamless movement, making the 88-minute movie was a hugely labour-intensive process.
It took 525 people – including 33 animators – five years to put together, a patience-stretching process that yielded a mere four seconds of screen action per week.
‘That works out at between 800 and 1,000 man years,’ says Matt Perry, art director.
‘So if he started somewhere between 1066 and the 12th century, one man alone might have made this film.’ [Read more...]
The Sukhoi PAK FA (Russian: Перспективный авиационный комплекс фронтовой авиации, Perspektivny aviatsionny kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally “Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation”) is a twin-engine jet fighter being developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype for PAK FA. The PAK FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs globally.
Length: 19.8 m (65.9 ft)
Wingspan: 14 m (46.6 ft)
Height: 6.05 m (19.8 ft)
Wing area: 78.8 m2 (848.1 ft2)
Empty weight: 18,500 kg (40,785 lb)
Loaded weight: 26,000 kg (57,320 lb)
Useful load: 7,500 kg (combat load) (16,534 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 37,000 kg (81,570 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × AL-41F1 for prototypes turbofan, 147 kN (33,047 lb for prototype; >157 kN (34,620 lb) for definitive version) each
Fuel capability: 10,300 kg (22,711 lb)
Maximum speed: 2,100 – 2,600 km/h (Mach 2+) (1,300 – 1,560 mph) ; at 17,000 m (45,000 ft) altitude
Cruise speed: 1,850 – 2,100 km/h (1,150 – 1,300 mph)
Ferry range: 5,500 km (3,417 miles)
Service ceiling: 20,000 m (65,600 ft)
Rate of climb: 350 m/s (68,900 ft/min)
Wing loading: 330-470 kg/m2 (67-96 lb/ft2)
Maximum g-load: 9+ g
Guns: None on prototype. Apparent provision for a cannon (most likely GSh-301). Possible two 30 mm cannons.
Hardpoints: Two internal bays. Other sources suggest two auxiliary internal bays for short range AAMS and six external hardpoints.
N050(?)BRLS AFAR/AESA built by Tikhomirov NIIP and based on Tikhomirov NIIP N035 Irbis-E. It will be the second aircraft based AESA Radar to be built by Russia, the first being the Phazotron NIIR ZHUK-A Radar in the MiG-35.
The early sketches here were created in 2009.
The International Geneva Motor Show (French: Salon International de l’Auto) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at the Geneva Palexpo, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Salon is organised by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, and is considered an important major international auto show. The 82nd Geneva motor show opens to the public on 8 March and here a lot of superb cars show off.
Lotus also took part in the events. [Read more...]