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Most popular posts this week

Here’s what’s been popular on 8 Bit Future this week, based on likes, shares, and reblogs. Happy weekend reading!

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Pac-Man Graffiti. See full photo.

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The R-Kaid-R - an arcade machine in a box. See full post.

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Google and Novartis announced more plans for Google’s smart contact lens. See full post.

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Major console prices at today’s prices (inflation adjusted). See full picture.

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Caribbean Sea Viewed From the International Space Station. See full picture.

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The NES30 bluetooth controller. See full picture.

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The Moon, Venus, and Pleiades. See full picture.

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Sonic the Hedgehog birthday Cake. See full picture.

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300 famous characters, in 8-bit. See full picture.

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Earth, from the ISS. See full picture.

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Sonic the indecisive hedgehog. See full picture.

As always you should check out www.8bitfuture.com for more photos, stories and videos related to anything tech, science, space or gaming!

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Photo: The Moon, Venus, and Pleiades.
Taken over Arizona by B.G. Boyd, June 24 2014.
Pleiades star cluster is also known as the “seven sisters”:

Comprising 800 stars, the cluster formed about 100 million years ago and is located 410 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. One light-year is the distance light travels in a single year, which is about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers).

Photo: The Moon, Venus, and Pleiades.

Taken over Arizona by B.G. Boyd, June 24 2014.

Pleiades star cluster is also known as the “seven sisters”:

Comprising 800 stars, the cluster formed about 100 million years ago and is located 410 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. One light-year is the distance light travels in a single year, which is about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers).

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.
Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.

Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.

The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Image: 100 Planetary Nebulae.
Flickr user Judy Schmidt created this composite image from 100 Hubble space telescope images.
While the colors have been adjusted, the apparent relative sizes of each one are the same.

Image: 100 Planetary Nebulae.

Flickr user Judy Schmidt created this composite image from 100 Hubble space telescope images.

While the colors have been adjusted, the apparent relative sizes of each one are the same.

New camera sensor allows refocusing after the shot.A new sensor module from Toshiba uses an array of 50,000 tiny lenses inside a 1cm thick unit, which allows photos to be refocused after the shot is taken. Although Lytro offers similar technology in their ‘light field’ cameras already, the Toshiba module is small enough to fit in a smartphone or tablet, and can perform the same function on videos, features which Lytro can not yet manage.
The company says the technology is still in development, although they hope to have it commercialized before the end of 2013, after which it will hopefully be picked up by multiple smartphone and tablet makers.

New camera sensor allows refocusing after the shot.
A new sensor module from Toshiba uses an array of 50,000 tiny lenses inside a 1cm thick unit, which allows photos to be refocused after the shot is taken. Although Lytro offers similar technology in their ‘light field’ cameras already, the Toshiba module is small enough to fit in a smartphone or tablet, and can perform the same function on videos, features which Lytro can not yet manage.

The company says the technology is still in development, although they hope to have it commercialized before the end of 2013, after which it will hopefully be picked up by multiple smartphone and tablet makers.

Macro photography captures snowflakes just before melting.
Russian photographer Andrew Oskin uses a 60mm or 90mm macro lens on a Nikon DSLR to capture the images of snowflakes in the moments after they hit the ground.
Check out the full gallery here.

Macro photography captures snowflakes just before melting.

Russian photographer Andrew Oskin uses a 60mm or 90mm macro lens on a Nikon DSLR to capture the images of snowflakes in the moments after they hit the ground.

Check out the full gallery here.

Photo: Orange battery.
The orange has a tiny light bulb inside, which is powered by a chemical reaction between citric acid and the zinc nails inserted into each wedge. The current was so weak that it required a 14 hour exposure to get this photo.
Check out more of the series by Caleb Charland here.

Photo: Orange battery.

The orange has a tiny light bulb inside, which is powered by a chemical reaction between citric acid and the zinc nails inserted into each wedge. The current was so weak that it required a 14 hour exposure to get this photo.

Check out more of the series by Caleb Charland here.

Photoset: Roomba Art.

Got some time on your hands? Got a Roomba?

Stick some LED lights on it and take a long exposure of it, and share your photos with the rest of the Yahoo Roomba Art Group on Flickr.