Hadley Crater provides deep insight into martian geology
(Phys.org)—Recently engaged in providing support to the successful landing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover, ESA's Mars Express has now returned to its primary mission of studying the ...
'Mighty Eagle' lander aces major exam
(Phys.org)—Completing this round of flight test objectives, the "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, flew to an altitude of 100 feet and descended gently to a controlled landing during a successful ...
Samsung unveils voice-controlled camera
(AP)—Samsung has unveiled a voice-controlled camera as part of a fall lineup of consumer gadgets aimed at setting itself apart from rival Apple.
New York police launch high-tech surveillance
New York police on Wednesday launched what officials say is a revolutionary camera surveillance system that will simultaneously scan the streets and call up data on suspects.
Explore Gale Crater in your browser
(Phys.org) -- A large mosaic of THEMIS images showing Gale Crater, the landing site for Curiosity, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, is now available for would-be Martians to explore using their web browsers.
Researchers demonstrate markerless motion capture
Conventional motion capture for film and game production involves multiple cameras and actors festooned with markers. A new technique developed by Disney Research, Pittsburgh, has demonstrated how three-dimensional motion ...
1ms pan-tilt camera system tracks the flying balls (w/ Video)
UKIRT discovers 'impossible' binary stars
(Phys.org) -- A team of astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Hawaii to discover four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours. Until now it was thought that ...
Thermal scout finds trouble at solar plants
(Phys.org) -- At a 20-megawatt concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, some 10,000 mirrors reflect sunlight onto 10,000 receiver tubes, each of which must operate efficiently to get the maximum impact from ...
Researchers develop prototype automated pavement crack detection and sealing system
Sealing cracks in roadways ensures a road's structural integrity and extends the time between major repaving projects, but conventional manual crack sealing operations expose workers to dangerous traffic and ...
Researchers developing new type of internet search engine
(Phys.org) -- Computer scientists at the University of Glasgow are participating in a new project to develop a search engine which will draw its results from sensors located in the physical world.
System improves automated monitoring of security cameras
Police and security teams guarding airports, docks and border crossings from terrorist attack or illegal entry need to know immediately when someone enters a prohibited area, and who they are. A network of ...
Facebook launches iPhone camera app (Update)
Facebook released a "camera" application Thursday that lets people take Instagram-style pictures that can be shared with iPhones.
Students to demonstrate smart camera trap at new engineering competition
(Phys.org) -- Forget about building a better mouse trap. University of California, San Diego sophomore Riley Yeakle and his teammates have come up with a better camera trap, and they will be facing off with ...