Follow the eyes: Head-mounted cameras could help robots understand social interactions
(Phys.org)—What is everyone looking at? It's a common question in social settings because the answer identifies something of interest, or helps delineate social groupings. Those insights someday will be ...
Rare couple of Amur leopards photographed in China
State media say a pair of mating Amur leopards was spotted in northeastern China, in another indication of a comeback for an extremely rare cat once thought to be next to extinction.
In the shadow of the Moon: Experience a solar eclipse from 37 kilometers up
On November 14, 2012, tens of thousands of viewers across northeastern Australia got a great view of one of the most awe-inspiring sights in astronomy—a total solar eclipse. Of course many fantastic ph ...
Among the eagles: Deadbeat dads, nest intrusions and cheating wives
The nest sits nearly a hundred feet up in a lone loblolly pine in Richmond, where a pair of eagles makes their home along the fall line of Virginia's longest river. The James shallows out there, sliding over ...
Scientists study how the endangered Baird's tapir and farmers in Nicaragua can co-exist
A team of Michigan State University researchers will soon be heading into the rainforests of Nicaragua to help an endangered species known as a Baird's tapir co-exist with local farmers whose crops are being threatened by ...
Dolphins filmed fishing in trawler nets: Modifications needed to reduce bycatch
(Phys.org)—Murdoch University researchers have caught bottlenose dolphins on camera repeatedly raiding trawler fishing nets for food in northern Western Australia.
Smart as a bird: Flying robot avoids obstacles
(Phys.org)—Cornell researchers have created an autonomous flying robot that is as smart as a bird when it comes to maneuvering around obstacles.
Beam me to my meeting!
Forget about crackly lines or blurry webcams. Video conferencing has just got a whole lot better. By combining robotics, video and a host of other sensor and display technologies, European scientists can now virtually 'beam' ...
The sound in Saturn's rings: Physicists explain nonlinear dust acoustic waves in dusty plasmas
Dusty plasmas can be found in many places both in space and in the laboratory. Due to their special properties, dust acoustic waves can propagate inside these plasmas like sound waves in air, and can be studied with the naked ...
Wireless data at top speed
Digital cameras and camcorders deliver high resolution film sequences that are several gigabytes in size. These can take several minutes to transfer wirelessly to your home computer via Bluetooth. Now there ...
Study exposes the negative effects of increasing computerized surveillance
Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT finish the first longitudinal study on the effects of ubiquitous surveillance in the home.
Kodak plans to end consumer inkjet printer sales
Kodak said Friday that it plans to stop selling consumer inkjet printers and will eliminate 200 more jobs than previously projected as it requested more time to submit its framework for emerging from bankruptcy protection.
Observations of real-life driving behavior enables researchers to recommend life-saving strategies
People do about as much while driving their cars as they do while sitting in their living rooms – eating, reading, talking on the phone. Some of these activities qualify as risky behavior. Dial your phone ...
After a surprise panda birth in DC, anxiety awaits
(AP)—The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washington's zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement there's also some nail-biting.