Preparing for comet ISON
(Phys.org) —ESA's space missions are getting ready to observe an icy visitor to the inner Solar System: Comet ISON, which might also be visible in the night sky later this year as a naked eye object.
Lens combines human and insect vision to focus wide-angle views
A lens invented at The Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth.
Grocery stores add tech features to stay competitive
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines. But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
FTC settles complaint over hacked security cameras
The government is settling with the marketer of Internet-connected home security cameras after feeds from consumers' homes—video from baby monitors and home security systems—were posted online for public view.
Panasonic to demonstrate 64:9 Ultra-Wide Camera System at Integrate 2013
At the upcoming Integrate exhibition in Sydney this month, Panasonic will preview a unique ultra-wide angle camera system (UWCS) that stitches together the images of four High Definition Cameras in real time to create a dramatic ...
Intel readying to take on Kinect with 3D depth cameras
Bright nova in the constellation of Delphinus
A bright nova has recently been discovered in the constellation of Delphinus (The Dolphin). The discoverer was Koichi Itagaki, in Japan who used an 18 cm reflecting telescope with a CCD camera. The nova was ...
NASA's Spitzer observes gas emission from comet ISON
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions from Comet ISON ahead of its anticipated pass through the inner solar system later this ...
100-megapixel camera developed
A Chinese institute has successfully developed a camera featuring a 100-megapixel charge-coupled device (CCD) chip, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced on Wednesday.
Review: Nokia's new Lumia 920 little changed from predecessor
Nokia has a new flagship smartphone. You'll be forgiven if you can't distinguish it from the company's last top-of-the-line model.
Humanoid robot that sees and maps
(Phys.org) —Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the ...
Ultra high-speed camera ball-tracker at Japan lab uses mirrors (w/ video)
New accurate portable instrument to measure the light pollution levels of a city
University of Granada researchers have patented a new portable means of measuring and quantifying the levels of light pollution in a city which is much more accurate and reliable than those currently used. ...
Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics
(Phys.org) —New ultrathin, planar, lightweight, and broadband polarimetric photonic devices and optics could result from recent research by a team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists. The advances ...