Invention allows clear photos in dim light
Cameras fitted with a new revolutionary sensor will soon be able to take clear and sharp photos in dim conditions, thanks to a new image sensor invented at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
After touch screens, researchers demonstrate electronic recording and replay of human touch (w/ Video)
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a breakthrough in technology that could pave the way for digital systems to record, store, edit and replay information in a dimension that goes ...
Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for digital cameras
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 ...
Tiny cameras have big market
Having earned a reputation helping other companies make smaller and faster semiconductors, San Jose-based Tessera now hopes to use its miniature camera technology to revolutionize how a wide array of gadgets interact with ...
Sony develops next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
Sony today announced that it has developed a new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which embodies the continuous evolution of the camera. This image sensor layers the pixel section containing ...
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
Butterfly wings inspire design of water-repellent surface
Researchers mimic the many-layered nanostructure of blue mountain swallowtail wings to make a silicon wafer that traps both air and light.
Sony Develops High Frame Rate Single Lens 3D Camera Technology
Sony today announced the development of a single lens 3D camera technology capable of recording natural and smooth 3D images of even fast-moving subject matter such as sports, at 240fps (frames per second). ...
Device for capturing signatures uses tiny LEDs created with piezo-phototronic effect
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device ...
Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors
New 3-D sensors coming soon to computers, cameras, other gadgets
In the science fiction movie "Minority Report," set 50 years in the future, Tom Cruise's character interacts with a computer display by moving his hands in front of it.