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"This is a time-lapse photo showing the paths of the multiple re-entry vehicles deployed by the missle. One Peacekeeper can hold up to 10 nuclear warheads, each independently targeted. Were the warheads armed with a nuclear payload, each would carry with it the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized weapons."
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Ricci Revs Up Speed Racer

Christina Ricci is joining Larry and Andy Wachowski's live-action adaptation of the 1960s cartoon Speed Racer. Emile Hirsch, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman already have boarded the high-octane project, which is based on the anime series created by Tatsuo Yoshida for Japanese audiences and later imported to the United States.

Speed centers on a young race car driver, Speed (Hirsch), and his quest for glory in his thundering, gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. Ricci will star as Speed's girlfriend, Trixie, his formidable ally on and off the track.

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QTVR panoramas

Enormously high-res QTVR panorama of Union Square (from here.)

Enormously high-res QTVR panorama of Oxford University Museum (from here.)

The Oxford panorama was made by stitching 9 images together, which explains the resolution. It seems that the Union Square panorama was done with a 10.5mm lens, which I think is around 180° diagonally, so that must be multiple stitched shots as well.

These really put my attempts at QTVR panoramas to shame. I guess it's just not possible to get high resolution panoramas out of a single shot: you need multiple images' worth of pixels to get the resolution up.

But resolution aside, I still can't figure out how to get shots with this Kaidan lens that have enough depth of field to actually be in focus. It's very frustrating, especially since I can't even really tell whether it's in focus by looking in the camera: I don't know whether it worked until I get home and run the processing software.

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, or if it's just junk.

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