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What the future may bring for digital cameras and what features are here now

Camera Tech

By David Willis From the camera obscura to the smartphone, a camera design requires only a few key ingredients: an imaging plane (digital sensor or piece of film); a way to preview the composition (screen or viewfinder); and a way to project the image to the imaging plane. Digital cameras incorporate miniature computers, hardware and software to capture, interpret and store this information while film cameras provide a housing for the roll of film and a way to move the film forward. Digital camera designs were formed largely around these legacy analog systems so photographers who had invested

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What really happens when you lose 20st

Writer Samantha Noyes, 30, lost two thirds of her body weight and expected her life to transform.

It’s still weird for me J to type that. If you need a frame of reference, I lost two Zoe Saldanas plus an average eight-year-old girl.

The first thing everyone asks when they discover how much weight I’ve lost is how the hell I got that big in the first place. The truth is that, during my first year at university, I was raped. I never told anyone, mainly because I didn’t think anyone would believe me. He was attractive; I was never

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What makes the kitchen so special?

ITS ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES

One of the top priorities for this brand new kitchen was to make it look like it wasn’t brand new at all. Although it’s the hub of a freshly built 5,355-square-foot, four-bedroom home in Richmond Hill, Ont., «the homeowners didn’t want it to look like it was just a big, new kitchen in a big, new house,» explains designer Halina Catherine of Catherine + Davis. To that end, plenty of architectural interest was added with a beamed tongue-and-groove ceiling, reclaimed elm floors laid in a herringbone pattern, honed Calacatta marble countertops, a servery (not shown) and a

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What makes a publishing house great? The easy answer is the consistency with which it produces books of value over a lengthy period of time. That would include in our day, beyond the obvious candidates, houses as unalike as Oxford University Press and New Directions. But thereʼs also the energy and flair with which it brings its books to the attention of the general reading public, so doing justice to its authors. And theres its loyalty to those authors. And its over-all conviction that books matter. And, of course, turning a profit.

A new book «Hothouse» (Simon & Schuster), by Boris Kachka takes as a given that its subject, Farrar, Straus&Giroux, has been and remains a great publisher, and without any question that’s the case. FSG, as it’s generally called, has brought us more than half a century of distinguished books, rarely slipping below the level of distinction it hoped to achieve. How it did so is certainly worth both parsing and paying tribute to, but a degree of disillusionment with this project sets in when we get past the cute title to the even cuter and more hyperbolic subtitle: «The Art

Continue reading What makes a publishing house great? The easy answer is the consistency with which it produces books of value over a lengthy period of time. That would include in our day, beyond the obvious candidates, houses as unalike as Oxford University Press and New Directions. But thereʼs also the energy and flair with which it brings its books to the attention of the general reading public, so doing justice to its authors. And theres its loyalty to those authors. And its over-all conviction that books matter. And, of course, turning a profit.

What is your level of stick-to-itiveness?

little complicated. You need to find the weight of the solids from a material safety data sheet or contact the manufacturer of the coating for this information. It’s usually between 20 and 40 percent, with the rest being solvent that evaporates.

Transfer efficiency became an important measurement when HVLP spray guns were introduced in the early 1980s because it defines the purpose of HVLP — to produce a soft spray that bounces back much less than the spray from high-pressure conventional guns.

It’s bounce-back, not overspray, that is important. Bounce-back is the amount of solids and solvent that bounces off

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