Billions of kg of CO2 could be saved by scrapping DVDs, research suggests
A trip down to the local DVD store has slowly become a thing of the past thanks to the rise of video streaming services, which allow viewers to indulge in back-to-back episodes of hit TV series like House ...
With light echoes, the invisible becomes visible: Camera that can see around the corner
Scientists at the University of Bonn and the University of British Columbia have developed a novel camera system which can see around the corner without using a mirror. Using diffusely reflected light, it ...
Glasses-free 3-D projector (w/ Video)
Over the past three years, researchers in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab have steadily refined a design for a glasses-free, multiperspective, 3-D video screen, which they hope could provide ...
Health care organizations under siege from cyberattacks, study says
Add this to the list of reasons for consumers to fret over privacy: Health care organizations of all kinds are being routinely attacked and compromised by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet
For those old enough to remember console games like "Asteroids" or "Red Baron," from the 1970s and 1980s: the games are back.
Engineering students invent virtual fitting room for online shoppers (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —One blessing of the Internet: shopping conveniently online for clothes. One curse of the Internet: shopping conveniently online for clothes.
Microsoft Research turns 2D camera into depth sensor
Watch the Falcon 9 rocket booster descend into the ocean for its "soft" landing (w/ Video)
SpaceX today released video from the Falcon 9 first stage flyback and landing video from the July 14 launch of six ORBCOMM advanced telecommunications satellites. This was a test of the reusability of the ...
When 'exciting' trumps 'honest', traditional academic journals encourage bad science
Imagine you're a scientist. You're interested in testing the hypothesis that playing violent video games makes people more likely to be violent in real life. This is a straightforward theory, but there are ...
Norwegian army testing Oculus Rift virtual goggles system for tank drivers
Algorithm automatically cuts boring parts from long videos
Smartphones, GoPro cameras and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere. But, they do not make it any easier to watch the tedious videos that can result. Carnegie Mellon University ...
Algorithm can determine, with 80 percent accuracy, whether video is running forward or backward
Einstein's theory of relativity envisions time as a spatial dimension, like height, width, and depth. But unlike those other dimensions, time seems to permit motion in only one direction: forward. This directional ...
Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality (Update 3)
Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friends' lives.
World's first video footage of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey captured
The first ever video footage of the newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in Kachin state, Myanmar.