Engineering team invents a camera that powers itself
A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produce an ...
The future of holographic video
Holographic video displays, featuring three-dimensional images, are about to "go large" and become a lot more affordable at the same time, thanks to the work of a team of Brigham Young University (BYU) researchers ...
Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
Microsoft Research turns 2D camera into depth sensor
Team develops faster, higher quality 3-D camera
When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3-D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by ...
Study explains why soil and sand get stronger when they are struck harder
When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder to see.
Review: New MacBook brings iPad's minimalism to laptop
From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad.
How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all
Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering ...
Reality substitution on track to replace traditional virtual reality
Until recently, virtual reality's widespread use, both commercially and in scientific research, has been hampered by the need to develop custom virtual worlds using labor-intensive 3D animation. Researchers ...
Playing a video game using thoughts
The start-up MindMaze has opened up a new dimension in the world of video games: moving with thoughts through a virtual environment or even directly interacting through certain emotions. Introduced earlier ...
Light that adapts to your needs through the eye of a camera
EPFL researchers have developed a camera that sees like the human eye, providing clues about the sensation of visual comfort. The instrument could optimize natural and artificial lighting to constantly adapt ...
Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016
Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
'Slow motion at the speed of light'
New technology developed by a collaboration between the UA and the University of California, Los Angeles, provides real-time monitoring of streaming video to optimize network traffic.
HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'
(AP)—Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders."