Accurate information on people's behaviour helps to improve retail design
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been developing an advanced tracking system based on depth cameras that provides accurate information on how people move about and behave in various spaces. The system can be applied, ...
Curious public tracks great white shark off US coast
An enormous great white shark swimming along the eastern US coastline is arousing more curiosity than fear as scientists and the public follow her every observable move.
Walking with dinosaurs in Turkmenistan's 'Jurassic Park'
Some eight hours dusty drive from the nearest major settlement, tucked into the eastern corner of Turkmenistan and unknown to the outside world until the second half of the last century, lies one of the most ...
Changing dinosaur tracks spurs novel approach
Paleontologists are using a range of old and new techniques to map the Broome Sandstone dinosaur trackways.
Dinosaur chase reconstructed 70 years after excavation
Scientists digitally reconstructed a model of a dinosaur chase using photos of theropod and sauropod footprints excavated 70 years ago, according to results published April 2, 2014, in the open access journal ...
Automatic tracking of biological particles in cell microscopy images
In order to track the movements of biological particles in a cell, scientists at Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center have developed a powerful analysis method for live cell microscopy ...
Utah man indicted in theft of dinosaur footprints
A Utah man has been indicted on federal charges of stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint from the Jurassic period.
Research highlights the importance of logos
(Phys.org) —Brand logos that create a sense of motion can enhance a customer's evaluation of the brand, says a University of Michigan researcher.
First 3-D movies of living sperm
To improve their chances of success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics need to assess the viability of the sperm they use. Now doctors may soon have a new technique to help them sort the good sperm cells ...
Expert says peacocks' legs, lower feathers and dance attract most attention during courtship
(Phys.org) —Although peacocks are famous for tall tail feathers with colorful eyespots, an expert says peahens look lower when sizing up a male and that dance moves may give a suitor an edge.
BoomRoom's sound by design uses array of loudspeakers
Is your signature safe? How to avoid forgery
Have you ever had your credit card stolen and used? Did the thief try to forge your scrawled signature, miniaturised on that impossibly tiny and slippery white line on the back of your card?
Nine and 60 ways of particle tracking
A contest for the best technique of intracellular particle tracking (simultaneous tracking of the motions of hundreds and thousands of intracellular organelles, virions and even individual molecules), that is an important ...
Tech review: GPS gadgets let you track your kid, elderly loved one or car
We've all seen news alerts for missing senior citizens. Sometimes those have a happy outcome, and other times they don't.