'Draw me a picture,' say scientists: Computer may respond
Like the rest of us, scientists wish they could just ask a computer a question and have it respond with an answer presented in an easy-to-understand picture. Today's visualization tools can translate huge ...
Don't call it vaporware: Scientists use cloud of atoms as optical memory device (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have taken this ...
OpenGlass apps show support for visually impaired (w/ Video)
Harvard group takes complexity out of video face replacement (w/ video)
Packing the ions: Discovery boosts supercapacitor energy storage
Flat is in the eye of the beholder. When you're talking about nanomaterials, however, that eye is pretty much useless unless it's looking through an electron microscope or at a computer visualization. Yet ...
NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor to power Audi's next-gen infotainment and digital instrument clusters
NVIDIA announced that Audi AG has selected the NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor to power in-vehicle infotainment systems -- as well as new digital instrument clusters that replace traditional dashboard gauges ...
Kinecthesia: Students hack Kinect to help visually impaired (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite amazing advances in computers and cameras, people with serious visual impairments are often aided with the most basic technology imaginable: a cane.
MIT group shows unseen motion captured in video
Your smartphone as a 3D scanner: Scientists present new software
3D scanning aims to capture the geometry of the 3D world. However, most existing solutions require a complicated setup, are often hard to use and might not always work outdoors. Marc Pollefeys, professor ...
Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them
In the age of big data, visualization tools are vital. With a single glance at a graphic display, a human being can recognize patterns that a computer might fail to find even after hours of analysis.
More than a good eye: Robot uses arms, location and more to discover objects
A robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it—an object's location, size, shape ...
New tool makes a single picture worth far more than a thousand words
A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if it could also represent a hundred thousand other images?
Georgia Tech develops braille-like texting app (w/ video)
Imagine if smartphone and tablet users could text a note under the table during a meeting without anyone being the wiser. Mobile gadget users might also be enabled to text while walking, watching TV or socializing ...
New study reveals that stellar winds scatter star-forming material (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A University of Alberta astrophysicist's 3-D computer animation is helping an international research team get an unprecedented look at star-forming gases escaping from a nearby galaxy.