Speed-of-light 'nano-camera' produces 3D translucent objects
A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab.
Hubble traces subtle signals of water on hazy worlds
(Phys.org) —Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
Symantec discovers worm that targets systems running Linux—threat to other devices
Image: Hubble shoots Bright Quasar 3C 273
(Phys.org) —This image from Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is likely the best of ancient and brilliant quasar 3C 273, which resides in a giant elliptical galaxy in the constellation ...
Inventor creates replica of Vermeer painting using modified camera obscura
Ex-Nokia engineers launch new smartphone (Update)
Engineers who used to work for Nokia are hoping to grab a share of the lucrative and highly competitive smartphone market with a new handset, which is based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old ...
Study shows side-channel phone risk via microphone and camera
Better police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar says
The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal investigations, but it also creates the opportunity for abuse ...
NASA Hubble sees sparring antennae galaxies
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped the best ever image of the Antennae Galaxies. Hubble has released images of these stunning galaxies twice before, once using observations from its Wide Field ...
The amount of iron in our blood can be measured using a mobile phone
Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a smart material which changes colour based on the amount of iron in a fluid, whether it be water, wine or blood serum. Afterwards, if the ...
Developing natural-looking, 3D-printed skin
Researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing synthetic skin that can be produced on a 3D printer and matched to a person based on their age, gender and ethnic group.
STFC Built Cameras to offer the first ever near-live images of Earth
For the first time ever users across the globe will be able to view recent scenes and events on Earth from Space thanks to the launch this week of two new cameras built by STFC RAL (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) ...
Octocopter to monitor crops
Rothamsted Research has obtained a high performance radio remote-controlled octocopter equipped with four distinct cameras, thanks to funding from The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ...
Rare earths and our insatiable appetite for digital memory
This week a dozen protesters travelled from Malaysia to Australia to protest outside the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Lynas Corporation, an Australian rare earth mining company, for the third year running.