Pioneering flight of 'Robo Raven' is major breakthrough for micro air vehicles
(Phys.org) —In this age of advanced technology, how hard could it be to develop a robotic bird that flies by flapping its wings? Despite the apparent simplicity of the idea, it's very hard—if you want ...
Ecuador launches first homemade satellite
Ecuador launched its first satellite into space from China Friday morning, in a moment broadcast live on radio and television back home.
Video analysis software becomes more usable for police
As police increasingly sort through video surveillance tapes in their hunt for criminals, as happened in the search for the Boston Marathon bombers, some are turning to face-recognition and data-analysis software to help ...
Bombing probe highlights expansion of surveillance
As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings illustrates, getting lost in the crowd is no longer an easy feat. There are eyes—and cameras—everywhere.
Wireless, cable companies can't rest on their networks
Think of your car as a smartphone on four wheels. Or your smartphone as a wallet. Or your home as a connected network center where thermostats, video cameras, lights and televisions all "talk" to each other. That "talking" ...
Ecuador to launch first homemade satellite
Ecuador will launch its first satellite into space from China in two weeks, President Rafael Correa announced Saturday.
Review: TLC200 simplifies time-lapse videos
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Or so says Ferris Bueller. If you'd like to keep track of life and play it back at your leisure, you're probably ...
Biologist gets a squid's eye view (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Pursuing the misunderstood Humboldt squid, Hopkins Marine Station's William Gilly has strapped video cameras and electronic sensors to the animals, exhaustively analyzed their habitats, tracked ...
Teachable moments: Robots learn our humanistic ways
(Phys.org) —Robots can observe human behavior and—like a human baby—deduce a reasonable approach to handling specific objects.
Development of handy fuel cell system
Researchers at AIST, Japan, have developed a handy, portable fuel cell system. While the developed system employs microtubular solid oxide fuel cells (microtubular SOFCs), a nanostructure-controlled electrode ...
Canon develops 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor for video capture
Canon announced today that the company has successfully developed a high-sensitivity 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor exclusively for video recording. Delivering high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, ...
Pixels guide the way for the visually impaired
(Phys.org)—Images have been transformed into pixels and projected onto a headset to help the visually impaired in everyday tasks such as navigation, route-planning and object finding.
Underwater robot: New remotely operated vehicle to aid UD marine research efforts
An underwater robot made a splash at a University of Delaware swimming pool recently in a test of the new equipment, which will soon be used in field research by College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) scientists.
Targeted video surveillance in the soccer stadium
At the end of 2012 the German Soccer League's paper on safety was adopted. It envisages, among other things, improving video surveillance in stadiums. The second-generation Vigilant Eye System can help achieve ...