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Sheep Can Recognize Celebrity Faces in Photos


Sheep can recognize human faces in photos at a level that’s comparable to humans. That’s what scientists discovered through testing sheep by showing them celebrity portraits. Researchers at Cambridge University led by neurobiology professor Jenny Morton conducted the study by leading 8 different sheep one at a time into a ...

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Panasonic Unveils the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S.


In addition to its new G9 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, Panasonic today announced the new Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S. lens. The new lens is the first large aperture ultra-telephoto prime lens with the LEICA DG marque. “It boasts sharpest-ever image quality from corner to corner in ...

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Photo of Baby Elephant on Fire Wins Wildlife Photo Contest


A striking photo of a baby elephant on fire as it flees a mob of humans with its mother has won an international wildlife photo contest. The photo, titled “Hell is Here” and captured by photographer Biplab Hazra, was awarded the top prize in the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017. ...

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Panasonic Lumix G9: 80MP High-Res Mode and 6.5-Stop Stabilization


Despite numerous reports in the past several months, Panasonic’s camera business isn’t dead after all. The company just announced the Lumix G9, a serious Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with high-end features. “The LUMIX G9 achieves the highest-ever image quality in photo shooting by elevating resolution, gradation and color reproduction,” ...

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This AI Creates Photo-Realistic Faces of People Who Don’t Exist


Instead of searching for the ideal model for a photo shoot, photographers of the future may be able to generate one using artificial intelligence. Neural networks these days can generate portraits of imaginary people. NVIDIA recently published a paper titled “Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation.” ...

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Nikon to Shutter Its Sales in Brazil


A week after announcing the closure of its camera factory in China due to the rise of smartphone cameras, Nikon has just announced that it’s shuttering its sales operations in Brazil. In an announcement on its Brazilian website, Nikon says it will end the sale of cameras, lenses, and accessories ...

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