NASA images reveal how Hurricane Sandy changed coastline in New Jersey
(Phys.org)—On October 29, 2012, lives were changed forever along the shores of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and in the two dozen United States affected by what meteorologists are calling Superstorm ...
LuminAR bulb lights path to augmented reality (w/ video)
Cameras offer advantages even to smartphone owners
If you have a smartphone, you likely take lots of pictures with it. So why would you ever need a stand-alone digital camera? That's a question many consumers are asking. Digital camera sales are falling, while smartphone ...
Toshiba smartphone camera sensor has eye on future
Single-pixel power: Scientists make 3-D images without a camera
Their system uses simple, cheap detectors which have just a single pixel to sense light instead of the millions of pixels used in the imaging sensors of digital cameras.
Quantum dots could boost performance of mobile phone cameras
Engineering team invents a camera that powers itself
A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produce an ...
Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors
Mind reading machines on their way: IBM
Century-old technology colossus IBM depicted a near future in which machines read minds and recognize who they are dealing with.
Toshiba launches highly sensitive 20MP BSI CMOS image sensor
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will launch a new 20-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor, the TCM5115CL, as the latest addition to its sensor line-up for digital still cameras. TCM5115CL offers the ...
3-D, after-the-fact focus image sensors invented
(PhysOrg.com) -- At the heart of digital photography is a chip called an image sensor that captures a map of the intensity of the light as it comes through the lens and converts it to an electronic signal.
Canon develops world's largest CMOS image sensor, with ultra-high sensitivity
Canon Inc. announced today that it has developed the world's largest CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm. Because its expanded size enables greater light-gathering capability, the sensor ...
Panasonic tech fixes color setbacks in low light photos (w/ video)
Sony Debuts Digital Still Camera with Back-Illuminated 'Exmor R' CMOS Sensor
Sony today announced two new Cyber-shot cameras (DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1 models) that provide unprecedented advances in low-light performance with approximately twice the sensitivity of cameras with traditional ...