Scientists make virtual portrait of Fahrenheit

Nov 27, 2012

Scientists in Poland have created a computer portrait of 18th century physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit using images of his relatives.

Jerzy Proficz from the Gdansk University of Technology said Tuesday a team of three scientists built a computer application to create the most probable likeness of historical figures.

Using historical data, descriptions of the features and images of , they created the portrait of Fahrenheit, of whom no reliable likenesses exist.

Fahrenheit was born in Gdansk in 1686 and died in The Hague in 1736. He invented the mercury thermometer and a temperature scale now named after him that is still in use in the United States, Britain and Canada.

Explore further: Color and texture matter most when it comes to tomatoes

5 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Century-long trend of global ocean warming identified

Oct 29, 2012

One of the largest sources of uncertainty in reconstructing the warming of the past century stems from problems with historical ocean temperature records. Inconsistencies in method or technology or gaps in observation caused ...

Voyager instrument cooling after heater turned off

Jan 18, 2012

(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to reduce power consumption, mission managers have turned off a heater on part of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, dropping the temperature of its ultraviolet spectrometer instrument ...

Fans can check out Euro 2012 stadiums online

May 16, 2012

Football fans heading to Ukraine and Poland for Euro 2012 can now take a digital stroll through the tournament stadiums and host cities on Google Street View, organisers said Wednesday.

Separating signal and noise in climate warming

Nov 17, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to separate human-caused global warming from the "noise" of purely natural climate fluctuations, temperature records must be at least 17 years long, according to climate scientists.

Recommended for you

Color and texture matter most when it comes to tomatoes

13 hours ago

A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), evaluated consumers' choice in fresh tomato selection and revealed which characteristics make the red fruit most appealing.

How the lotus got its own administration

17 hours ago

Actually the lotus is a very ordinary plant. Nevertheless, during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) a complex bureaucratic structure was built up around this plant. The lotus was part of the Imperial Household, ...

What labels on textiles can tell us about society

17 hours ago

Throughout Chinese history, dynastic states used labels on textiles to spread information on the maker, the commissioner, the owner or the date and site of production. Silks produced in state-owned manufacture ...

US company sells out of Ebola toys

Oct 17, 2014

They might look tasteless, but satisfied customers dub them cute and adorable. Ebola-themed toys have proved such a hit that one US-based company has sold out.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

VendicarD
not rated yet Nov 27, 2012