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.
Nano changes make it a fun little gadget
There really wasn't much Apple needed to do to its iPod nano, which the company claims is the world's best-selling MP3 player.
Findings about veracity of peripheral vision could lead to better robotic eyes (w/ Video)
Two Kansas State University psychology researchers have found that although central vision allows our eyes to discern the details of a scene, our peripheral vision is most important for telling us what type of scene we're ...
Surf's up: New research provides precise way to monitor ocean wave behavior, shore impacts
Engineers have created a new type of "stereo vision" to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.
Review: Newest iPods get it right, as expected
(AP) -- By now, Apple's introduction of new iPods each fall is about as surprising as kids going back to school.
Teaching robots to identify human activities
(PhysOrg.com) -- If we someday live in "smart houses" or have personal robots to help around the home and office, they will need to be aware of what humans are doing. You don't remind grandpa to take his arthritis ...
Sony commercializes TransferJet compatible LSI
Sony today announced the commercialization of "CXD3271GW" LSI, for use in the close proximity wireless transfer technology TransferJet. This LSI realizes a 350Mbps transmission speed and the industry's highest ...
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' ...
Raspberry Pi user shows home-automation feats using iPhone
Asking a machine to spot threats human eyes miss
The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting."
New surveillance camera system provides text feed
Video study finds risky food-safety behavior more common than thought
How safe is the food we get from restaurants, cafeterias and other food-service providers? A new study from North Carolina State University -- the first study to place video cameras in commercial kitchens to see how precisely ...
Two Russian cosmonauts complete spacewalk
(AP) -- Two Russian cosmonauts on Tuesday completed a nearly 7-hour-long spacewalk to replace a video camera and improve cable connections to the orbiting laboratory's newest module.
New CCTV technology helps prevent terror attacks
Numerous CCTV systems are in use in public places which have the capacity to gather large amounts of image material. For the time being, however, there are no effective ways to analyze the mass of video data automatically ...