The slightly more sophisticated way of doing this is with a camera, which takes a quantitative measurement of the brightness of light hitting different pixels, and therefore gives us a way to plot the brightness of the different frequencies in the solar spectrum. If one particular frequency were consistently brighter than any of the others, we could conclude the sun is a shade of that color, but that's not the case. "When we do this, we find quantitatively that all of the visible colors are present in sunlight in approximately equal amounts," Baird said. … [Read more...] about What color is the sun?
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★Get ready to rumble: Worms Rumble ★ Get crazy: Just Cause 4 ★ Frantic fun: Rocket Arena Grab some gear: Rocket League PlayStation Plus Pack It's a celebration: Warzone Combat Pack (Season Five Reloaded) A ton of gear: Fortnite PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack ★Get ready to rumble: Worms Rumble A bigger take on the iconic Worms franchise, Worms Rumble presents played with real-time, arena-based 32 player combat. Players can use some of their favorite weapons to take each other on and customize your worm with new gear and looks as you continue to level up. Better yet, the game supports cross-platform play, allowing friends from anywhere to come together and play. … [Read more...] about These are the free PlayStation Plus Games for December 2020
Netflix is bumping up the video quality of one of its original shows in an effort to get ahead of the high dynamic range (HDR) streaming game. According to a report by FlatPanelsHD, Netflix released the first season of Marco Polo in HDR as well as 4K, and more HDR-capable shows will come soon. Season two of the show has been confirmed for release in June 2016. … [Read more...] about Netflix quietly rolls out HDR content, starts with first season of
I spent about a week hemming and hawing over what designs I'd make with the two vouchers given to Ars Technica; my mix of experiments and final choices can be seen in the above Web-interface gallery. One design was pretty much a gimme: an Ars Technica theme, made up mostly of white, black, and orange with a smidge of green. Ars uses green sparingly, so I decided to try the "military green" option for the joysticks. Since the default Xbox controller is black, I made this controller match the site's "black-on-white" theme, which I'm sure will anger more than a few readers who prefer the other color scheme's readability. … [Read more...] about Seeing the Xbox Design Lab work from Web interface to couch reality
For two hours that summer night, there were no sounds but soft piano and the gentle beep beep beep of the monitors. Klein thought about how he would feel if the person in the bed were his own father, and he squeezed his hand tighter. Around midnight, Klein watched as the man took one last, ragged breath and died. … [Read more...] about Preparation for a big COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway