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+Jaychandra Rathnakar​ this can be so you, considering all the #fml moments.
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I love getting lost in the little alleys of The Old Town at Downtown Dubai but it wasn't until I flew over this development which really made me appreciate its incredibly inspired architecture and in particular, its lighting design. What an impression it made on me! Those glowing warm lights are incredibly inviting and the whole project feels like Arabian Nights magic, straight out of the Disney cartoon. It was incredibly rewarding to take my camera over there!

Tech notes: I knew I wouldn't have another chance to take this shot so I had to be absolutely sure to get it right the first time. It was night and chopper was heading back to the airport, pretty much in a straight line. We were going fast and I knew motion blur was going to be a a real challenge. I guessed that shutter speed of 1/60s would be just about fast enough to freeze the action. Barely just. Once I set the shutter speed, I opened the aperture of my Canon TS-E 24mm lens all the way to f3.5 and then I kept raising ISO until the exposure was right. It read 4,000! I didn't know how good the picture would be at such high sensitivity. I was worried about excessive grain and highlight/shadow clipping which occurs with cranked-up ISO. There was nothing to be worried about though. Canon 5dmk3 pulled it off without any issues. Picture is sharp and exhibits very little noise even at 100% magnification. Very happy with the result!
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Here is something quite spectacular. The photo below is a sunset taken on Mars. And it's amazing because of two things:

1. It's on Mars! Just think about that for a moment. This is a picture taken from the surface of another planet. Yes, that kind of thing almost feels normal these days ...but, it's from another planet!!

2. It's blue-ish, not red like on Earth. Isn't that weird? So, on Earth, more commonly known in the galaxy as the blue planet, we have red sunsets. But on Mars, more commonly known as the red planet, the sunset is blue.

"The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently. When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun."

"Just as colors are made more dramatic in sunsets on Earth, Martian sunsets make the blue near the sun's part of the sky much more prominent, while normal daylight makes the rusty color of the dust more prominent."
~http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/nasas-curiosity-rover-views-serene-sundown-on-mars

Damn, I love the universe.
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We're taking on the #NewSpaceRace with +Google Lunar XPRIZE's 16 teams, competing to land a robot on the moon. https://youtu.be/pTMscbOErPA
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Have you ever set a breakpoint a few statements too late, or accidentally stepped over the function call that you wanted to step into, and wished that you could just reverse-execute the program in the debugger?

http://spr.ly/6260CyiI - This Microsoft Research (@MSFTResearch) video describes an experimental time-traveling debugger inside the next-generation Microsoft Edge web browser.
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Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a Martian sunset video, with its Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said.
Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a Martian sunset video, with its Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said.
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For 25 years, the Hubble space telescope has provided extraordinary images of deep space http://econ.st/1FqUI6C
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