Filming photons, one million times a second
(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have created a CMOS (semiconductor) camera capable of filming individual photons one million times a second. The breakthrough will impact on all the most advanced areas ...
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.
'Lifelogging' camera shrugs off privacy to seize the moment
When Martin Kaellstroem was a young adult, he lost both his parents to cancer. It became a spur for him to seize the day, as a person and an entrepreneur.
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 ...
Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission (w/ Video)
If the mission sounds impossible, that's because it is—at least with today's technology: Build a three-pound flying machine that can, under its own control, take off, fly through a window into a model building, ...
Researcher at UPNA develops 3-D reconstruction algorithms less complex and more accurate
In his PhD thesis, Leonardo de Maeztu-Reinares is proposing 3D reconstruction algorithms; they are on a par with the results of the best available techniques and can be executed more rapidly on a computer. His work is based ...
iPhone 3G S has slew of new features
If you've been thinking of buying an iPhone, the release of the iPhone 3G S makes it a lot easier to join Apple's telecom family. But if you already own an iPhone, deciding whether to buy this new model is ...
iPoint 3D - Using fingers as a remote control
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 'iPoint 3D' allows people to communicate with a 3-D display through simple gestures - without touching it and without 3-D glasses or a data glove. What until now has only been seen in ...
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.
Secrets of insect flight revealed
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are one step closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the manoeuvrability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight.
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.
Latest 3D TV Technology Offers Interactive Control
Canon offers new camera for Hollywood filmmakers
(AP) -- Four decades after winning Academy Awards for its cinema lenses, Canon Inc. was back in Hollywood on Thursday, unveiling a new high-end digital video camera before an audience of some of the world's ...