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NASA, ESA Release First 8K Video From Space

Slashdot - Sat, 2018-11-03 10:00
NASA and the European Space Agency have released the first 8K ultra high definition video filmed in space. It was shot with a RED Helium 8K camera and provides a glimpse of what the astronauts are working on aboard the International Space Station. Engadget reports: The camera was delivered to the ISS in April by a SpaceX cargo resupply mission, and the new video shows astronauts living aboard the ISS as they work and conduct experiments. Some of the experiments included in the video are the BEST investigation, which uses DNA sequencing to identify microbes in the space station; an experiment that compares plants grown in space to those grown on Earth; and the BCAT-CS study, which investigates the dynamic forces that exist between sediment particles. "We're excited to embrace new technology that improves our ability to engage our audiences in space station research," David Brady, assistant program scientist for the ISS Program Science Office at Johnson, said in a statement. "Each improvement in imagery fidelity brings that person on Earth closer to the in-space experience, allowing them to see what human spaceflight is doing to improve their life, as well as enable humanity to explore the universe."

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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? <i>El Reg</i> weighs in – and you should vote, too

TheRegister - Sat, 2018-11-03 08:09
Here's our Top Ten pick of the best of Brits

Poll This week the Bank of England said was going to put a famous boffin on a new polymer £50 note, and has decided to ask the public who is should be.…

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