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3 weeks ago
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Right out of the box, I can tell there’s something… different about these binoculars. Even through the plastic bag in which they’re wrapped for shipping, I can feel the soft armoring and the raised finger ridges that speak to how comfortable they will be to hold. When I pick them up for the first time, there’s a disquieting dissonance in my brain as it tells me that a binocular with large 56mm...
7 months ago
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The 3D Astronomy 8x42 Space Walker 3D Binoculars are changing the way star gazers and astronomers around the world are enjoying the night sky. These binoculars give users an immersive view of the stars and planets above in way that standard astronomical (or all-purpose) binoculars...
1 year ago
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I hate to be the one to say it, but winter is just about here and now’s the time to get ready for it. It feels like I just wrote my beach gear article, but here it is… the end of November and I’m wearing boots and sweaters to work. But winter shouldn’t be a depressing time—sure, the days are shorter and colder, but we have holidays and snow days and skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, and...
1 year ago
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Riding your bike to work is good for the environment, reduces congestion on the roads, decreases crowding on public transportation (yes, that is an issue in New York City), and is a great way to exercise. But because of the time that cyclists spend breathing heavily in close proximity to motor-vehicle exhaust, is commuting by bike in New York City as healthy as we would like it to be? A team of...
3 years ago
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For astronomers, the cold, clear nights of winter present the ideal conditions for stargazing. The dry atmosphere doesn't cause the distortion that humid summer air does. Winter constellations, like Orion and Cassiopeia, are easily identifiable for beginners. Seasonal meteor showers offer awe-inspiring sights. And pre-dawn and dusk skies illuminate dozens of satellites streaking across the horizon.

 
4 years ago
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Sony's DEV-50 recording binocular is a binocular-camera hybrid that fuses imaging prowess that rivals today’s prosumer camcorders with functionality that stands alone in the digital binocular market—it records 2D and 3D video in Full HD 1080p and has a 0.8-12x optical zoom range.

 

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