Sunday, August 26, 2012

MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF Czech Republic August 26, 2012.



MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF Czech Republic August 26, 2012.

1. Dani Pedrosa     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     166.4     42:51.570
2. Jorge Lorenzo     SPA     Yamaha Factory Racing     Yamaha     166.4     +0.178
3. Cal CRUTCHLOW     GBR     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     165.6     +12.343
4. Andrea Dovizioso     ITA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     165.2     +18.591
5. Stefan BRADL     GER     LCR Honda MotoGP     Honda     164.8     +25.582
6. Alvaro Bautista     SPA     San Carlo Honda Gresini     Honda     164.5     +29.451
7. Valentino Rossi     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     164.2     +34.514
8. Randy de Puniet     FRA     Power Electronics Aspar     ART     162.3     +1\'04.285
9. Karel ABRAHAM     CZE     Cardion AB Motoracing     Ducati     162.1     +1\'08.278
10. Aleix Espargaro     SPA     Power Electronics Aspar     ART     162.0     +1\'09.972
11. Toni ELIAS     SPA     PRAMAC RACING TEAM     Ducati     162.0     +1\'10.003
12. Yonny HERNANDEZ     COL     Avintia Blusens     BQR     161.1     +1\'24.040
13. Colin Edwards     USA     NGM Mobile Forward Racing     Suter     160.9     +1\'27.898
14. Michele PIRRO     ITA     San Carlo Honda Gresini     FTR     160.4     +1\'36.165
15. James ELLISON     GBR     Paul Bird Motorsport     ART     160.1     +1\'40.565
16. Mattia PASINI     ITA     Speed Master     ART     160.1     +1\'41.226
17. Danilo PETRUCCI     ITA     Came IodaRacing Project     Ioda     158.4     1 LAP

Not Classified

22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 159.2 13 Laps
11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 163.1 14 Laps

Pole Lap: Jorge LORENZO 1:55.799 168.0 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 8 Jorge LORENZO 1:56.274 167.3 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2012 Jorge LORENZO 1:56.274 167.3 Km/h
Best Lap: 2012 Jorge LORENZO 1:55.799 168.0 Km/h

Thursday, August 23, 2012

1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6



1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Primary Features
  •  A Nikon CX-format compatible 2.5x standard zoom lens that covers the range of focal lengths from 11–27.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30–74-mm lens in 35-mm [135] format)
  • Optics utilizing one aspherical lens element and one ED lens element optimized for the CX format
  • Camera can be turned on and off using the retractable lens barrel button on the lens (J1 and V1 cannot be turned off using this button)
  • Approximately 32 g lighter and approximately 11 mm shorter at maximum length than the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Retractable lens mechanism for increased portability
  • Designed with an appearance that expresses high performance and elegance with a form that emphasizes its slim profile
  • Available in the same six colors as the Nikon 1 J2


Nikon 1 J2



The J2 is an excellent camera for those looking for a high-performance camera that offers a variety of functions, yet for whom simple operation is a requirement. It is an excellent choice for users accustomed to the portability and simple, familiar operation of a compact digital camera looking to take the next step to an advanced camera with interchangeable lense system.

Nikon 1 J2 Primary Featuress
  • High-definition, high-speed AF for movies and still images
  • EXPEED 3 for faster image processing with better performance
  • An attractive appearance that will make users proud to keep the camera with them wherever they go
  • The world's most compact* and lightweight camera system
  • Motion Snapshot combines a full-HD movie vignette with a still image for more dramatic imaging expression
  • Smart Photo Selector for simple capture of the best shot
  • Superior image quality with both still images and movies
  • LCD monitor with higher resolution


Nikon COOLPIX P7700



The P7700 is the newest flagship model for the COOLPIX series. It supports full-scale manual photography as well as system expansion, allowing users to brush up on their camera techniques that digital-SLR cameras require. The P7700 is the successor to the P7100, released in September 2011, and offers a number of advances over its predecessor, including faster continuous shooting and even better image quality with shooting at high sensitivities. It is equipped with a large 1/1.7-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor, and a fast NIKKOR lens that supports 7.1x optical zoom. Its built-in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function increases imaging opportunities by enabling capture of not only beautiful still images, but also crisp and clear full-HD movies in dark or dimly lit surroundings.

The bright and fast NIKKOR lens supports 7.1x optical zoom covering a range of focal lengths from 28 mm to 200 mm (equivalents in 35-mm [135] format) and offering maximum apertures of f/2–4. It also supports macro photography from distances as close as approximately 2 cm, as well as fast telephoto shooting. What's more, it offers excellent rendering for beautiful expression of blur. The combination of this high-performance lens and the 1/1.7-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 12.2-million pixels enables even better image quality with shooting at high sensitivities, and high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8 fps*1. The P7700 is also equipped with a movie custom setting mode with which settings such as shutter speed and ISO sensitivity can be specified, making the most of the advantages and capabilities of the fast lens and backside illumination CMOS sensor, for even more ways to express yourself through full-HD movies with superior picture quality. The camera also supports a number of accessories that extend possibilities and increase flexibility with shooting in a variety of situations, including Nikon Speedlights*2, which can be used for multiple flash-unit photography with Advanced Wireless Lighting, the GPS Unit GP-1, which records position information with images as they are captured, and the Remote Cord MC-DC2, which makes releasing the shutter easier when the camera is mounted on a tripod (accessories sold separately).

COOLPIX P7700 Primary Features
  • Bright and fast NIKKOR zoom lens supporting 7.1x optical zoom for coverage of 28-mm to 200-mm focal lengths (equivalent in 35-mm [135] format) and maximum apertures of f/2–4
  • 1/1.7-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 12.2-million pixels
  • Recording of full-HD movies with stereo sound and a new movie custom setting mode
  • Support for a variety of accessories for superior system expansion
  • 3-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
  • Special effects that can be applied with shooting
  • Designed for comfortable and natural operation


S800c First Nikon With Android System




The S800c establishes a new line in the COOLPIX S series powered by Android with built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility for operation similar to that of a smartphone and wireless Internet connection. With its backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.0-million pixels and 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, however, the S800c enables capture of sharp, blur-free and beautiful images that can be extremely difficult to capture with smartphones. What's more, users can take full advantage of the camera's other features, including support for recording of full-HD movies, to upload their stunning photos and movies to social networking sites. The S800c fulfills Nikon's latest proposal for new ways to use digital cameras–Capture, View, Connect, Enjoy–all in a single, compact body.


 

S800c Primary Features
  1. The Android 2.3 and Wi-Fi® support for operation that feels like a smartphone and wireless Internet connection
  2. Superior basic performance for shooting of images with superior image quality and definition
  3. my Picturetown app for using Nikon's image storage and sharing service, my Picturetown 
  4. GPS function (A-GPS* compatible) for recording position information with images 
  5. Equipped with a 3.5-inch, approximately 819k-dot widescreen OLED monitor for vivid reproduction of even the finest details


MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF US Indianapolis) August 19, 2012.



MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF US Indianapolis) August 19, 2012.

1. Dani Pedrosa     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     151.8     46:39.631
2. Jorge Lorenzo     SPA     Yamaha Factory Racing     Yamaha     151.2     +10.823
3. Andrea Dovizioso     ITA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     150.9     +17.310
4. Casey Stoner     AUS     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     150.7     +19.803
5. Alvaro Bautista     SPA     San Carlo Honda Gresini     Honda     150.6     +22.556
6. Stefan BRADL     GER     LCR Honda MotoGP     Honda     150.2     +30.072
7. Valentino Rossi     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     148.7     +57.614
8. Karel ABRAHAM     CZE     Cardion AB Motoracing     Ducati     148.2     +1:08.442
9. Yonny HERNANDEZ     COL     Avintia Blusens     BQR     148.0     +1:11.106
10. Aleix Espargaro     SPA     Power Electronics Aspar     ART     147.9     +1:14.079
11. Toni ELIAS     SPA     PRAMAC RACING TEAM     Ducati     147.3     +1:26.305
12. Ivan SILVA     SPA     Avintia Blusens     BQR     146.5     +1:40.274
13. Colin Edwards     USA     NGM Mobile Forward Racing     Suter     146.0     1 LAP
14. Steve RAPP     USA     Attack Performance     APR     145.3     1 LAP
15. James ELLISON     GBR     Paul Bird Motorsport     ART     145.5     1 LAP
16. Aaron YATES     USA     GPTech     BCL     142.5     1 LAP

Not Classified

35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 149.7 19 Laps
14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 147.0 20 Laps
11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 150.7 22 Laps
51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 135.6 27 Laps
54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 0 Lap
9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 0 Lap

Records:
Pole Lap: Dani PEDROSA 1:'38.813 153.6 Kmh
Fastest Lap: Lap: 15 Dani PEDROSA 1:'39.088 153.2 Kmh
Circuit Record Lap: 2012 Dani PEDROSA 1:39.088 153.2 Kmh
Best Lap: 2012 Dani PEDROSA 1:'38.813 153.6 Kmh

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WaveRider Hypersonic jet targets Mach 6



Hypersonic jet WaveRider is to undergo another test flight above the Pacific Ocean aiming to reach Mach 6.

At this speed - more than 4,300mph (6,900km/h) - it could travel from London to New York in about an hour.

The project is funded by the Pentagon and Nasa, and is part of plans to develop faster missiles.

During a test in June 2011, WaveRider travelled at Mach 5, but failed to reach the target speed.

It is one of several projects currently under way to create a hypersonic aircraft.

The research could also be used to build a commercial plane, able to reach much higher speeds than today's jets, after Concorde was decommissioned in 2003.

Five-minute flight

A B-52 bomber will lift the wingless unmanned jet from US Edwards Air Force Base in California to 50,000 feet (15,250m).

The craft will then be dropped, and after a free fall of about four seconds, its engine is supposed to ignite.

X-51A WaveRider should then climb to 70,000ft (21,300m) and eventually reach Mach 6.

The Mach number is the ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound. Mach 1 is the speed of sound - approximately 768mph, depending on various factors including temperature and altitude.

So Mach 6 is six times the speed of sound. Concorde's cruising speed was Mach 2 - it flew from London to New York in just over three hours.

The WaveRider test flight is expected to last for about five minutes. At the end of it, the aircraft will break into pieces and fall into the Pacific.

The test is essentially a repeat of last summer's attempt, when the hypersonic aircraft reached Mach 5, but the engine failed to attain full power.


Concorde's legacy?

European aerospace and defence giant EADS believes that hypersonic passenger flights are likely to appear in the near future. In 2011, EADS presented its own concept of a commercial high-speed aircraft designed to fly at Mach 4.

"The business community who wanted to be in New York in three hours made Concorde highly viable, and now there's interest on both sides of the Atlantic to jump a generation and go from supersonic flight to hypersonic flight," EADS' vice-president of business development, Peter Robbie, told the BBC.

"Such an aircraft will be very expensive, of course, because of the enormous amounts of energy that is required to get to such speeds.

"But the idea of going from Tokyo to Paris in two-and-a-half hours is very attractive for the business and political community - and I think that by about 2050, there may be a viable commercial aircraft."

In August 2011, US military scientists attempted to get another unmanned hypersonic experimental aircraft to reach Mach 20 - 20 times the speed of sound.

However, they lost contact with the Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) after it had separated from its rocket.

Source : new.bbc.co.uk