IDair has a fingerprint scanner from standoff distance
Researchers demonstrate information processing using a light-based chip inspired by our brain
In a recent paper in Nature Communications, researchers from Ghent University report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works.
US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer
Facial-recognition technology proves its mettle
(Phys.org) —In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing ...
Electric charge disorder: A key to biological order?
Theoretical physicist Ali Naji from the IPM in Tehran and the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues have shown how small random patches of disordered, frozen electric charges can make a difference when they are ...
Scientists use AI cobweb analysis to determine spider species
Combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations
Keeping track of individuals in an endangered population of animals is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. Conservationists physically tag animals in the wild to better follow them over time. But tagging ...
Earth scientists use fractal analysis to uncover ancient Egyptian pyramid practice site
Eye-tracking could outshine passwords if made user-friendly
(Phys.org) —It's a wonder we still put up with passwords. We forget our highly secretive combinations, so we frequently have them reset and sent to our cellphones and alternative email addresses. We come ...
Team creates techniques for high quality, high resolution stereo panoramas
Stereoscopic panoramas promise an inviting, immersive experience for viewers but, at high resolutions, distortions can develop that make viewing unpleasant or even intolerable. A team at Disney Research Zurich ...
Taiwan university sues Apple over iPhone patents
Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has filed a suit against US tech giant Apple, claiming the company's Siri intelligent assistant has infringed on two of its patents.
Researcher identifies just 8 patterns as the cause of all humor
Evolutionary theorist Alastair Clarke has today published details of eight patterns he claims to be the basis of all the humour that has ever been imagined or expressed, regardless of civilization, culture or personal taste.
Google buys computer vision startup 'PittPatt'
Google on Monday said it has bought a computer vision startup spun out of the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Biometrics on a mass scale
The largest biometric program in history – collecting iris and fingerprint patterns of 1.2 billion people in three years – aims to improve the quality of life for some of India's most disadvantaged and ...