New camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish
We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera developed by an engineer at Washington University in ...
How to print your own cell phone microscope for pennies
At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of ...
Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco
Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.
White House backs use of body cameras by police
Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of ...
Hubble paints a spattering of blue in irregular galaxy IC 559
(Phys.org) —Far beyond the stars in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) is irregular galaxy IC 559.
Mars rover Opportunity's vista includes long tracks
From a ridgeline viewpoint, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently recorded a scene looking back over its own tracks made from nearly half a mile (more than 700 meters) of southbound driving.
Making videogames more fun for passive audiences
You might think watching other people play videogames is boring, but researchers at the Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces (SocialNUI) at the University of Melbourne say it does not have ...
On Space Station, Earth's beauty is in the eye of the high definition beholder
A series of new Earth science instruments launching to the International Space Station over the next year is prompting a new era of Earth observation from the orbiting outpost. These new tools that monitor ...
Dyson vacuum's vision system knows where it's yet to clean
Season's new phones are all about selfie image
Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there.
Spatial movie production – more creative and better value
The days when the camera viewed a scene from a single position are long gone. Nowadays, special effects are in demand, and even more so if they're in 3D. Researchers in the Spatial-AV project looked at how ...
Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings (Update)
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.