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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hi-res pictures of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA], PAK-FA [T-50]

Some amazingly [super] hi-res pictures of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft, the Sukhoi PAK-FA.
Click the images to view higher-resolution version
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50)
Many more pictures, possibly from the same event, albeit at a much lower resolution can be found here.
Redux
Posting all hi-res pictures of the aircraft I got. Click the pictures to view larger-sized images.
Photos from the maiden flight of the PAK-FA
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The prototype aircraft being assembled
Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] PAK-FA (T-50) being assembled
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A CG-rendering of the PAK-FA

Sunday, December 19, 2010

India's Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya (Admiral Gorshkov) [Weekend viewing]

Was going to post something else today, when I chanced upon this video of India's future Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikramaditya, formerly an Aircraft carrying Cruiser known as Admiral Gorshkov, currently undergoing refit at Russia's Sevmash Shipyard, this afternoon. It is expected to join the Indian Navy's fleet around the beginning of the next decade.

The narration is in Russian - a pure visual treat if Russian is an alien language to you.

India's Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikramaditya [formerly Admiral Gorshkov] at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia

Some other videos of the Aircraft Carrier

«Хозяин Морей» Авианесущий Адмирал (Баку) Горшков

India's Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya [formerly Admiral Gorshkov] 01 of 02

India's Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya [formerly Admiral Gorshkov] 02 of 02

Admiral Gorshhkov / INS Vikramaditya archival history video by Sevmash [English narration]

Godspeed

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Suggested weekend reading - Science, Spirituality, Engineering, Self-Help ityadi [2010.12.19]

Some articles of interest I came across this week.

Also: Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (Intend to make it my reading assignment in February)

Godspeed

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Great Indian Scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai: A Documentary [Weekend viewing]

An interesting documentary made on the life and works of one of the pioneers of Indian Science, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Thanks to his untiring efforts, India's Space research programme has been able to attain a level of competency & proficiency that makes countries around the world seek out our partnership in their own programs.

Not only is his contribution in building up India's Scientific and Technological base immense, but also his endeavor to nurture & develop India's human capital & his interest in art & humanities has seen some fine institutes in India being set up to work towards these goals.

Little slow a pace the documentary has, but a nice & engaging one nevertheless.

 

Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai

 

Wish more such reports and documentaries are made about the many other other Scientists and Technologists who have strived & continue to strive to help realize the dream of recognition as a technologically advanced, knowledge powerhouse nation called India.

You may view the remaining parts here: Part 02 and Part 03

Godspeed

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Suggested weekend reading - Science, Engineering & Technology [2010.12.11]

A collection of Science and Technology-related articles and reports that I found interesting. Do read them.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Take Hi-resolution detailed pictures with your cheap cellphone camera

Had to send someone scans of an article today. With no more college, did not have access to a free scanner :D & doing it from a commercial place would have cost me 5 bucks a scan - a loot I'd say.

Anyway, I have a Nokia C3-00 which comes with a fairly decent 2 MP camera. It took reasonable pictures of the pages - served the purpose.

Hi Res pics Low cost camera

However, if you have a much lesser costing cellphone that comes with a lower resolution camera, like a VGA camera, you can still produce hi-resolution, detailed pictures using it.

The trick to do so is to use a feature called Panorama that is available in many photo editing softwares, including free one.

Instead of clicking the whole picture in 1 single frame with your low-cost camera, you should instead break up the target into multiple smaller sections & shoot that portion of the scene with your camera. While taking picture of the adjacent section, you must see to it that there is an overlap of scenery with the previous section. Higher the overlap, better would be your final, bigger panorama image.

Overlapping image to create panorama picture

I made use of the panorama feature available in the Windows Live Photo Gallery. Will need to do some trial and error in the beginning before you develop the needed skills and judgment.

Click the picture to view a larger sized image

Take hi-res pictures with low-cost camera phones

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