New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs
People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access ...
Closer look at ancient giant sea scorpion suggests poor vision limited its hunting abilities
Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
Sony TVs show high-end color via quantum dot tech
AR glasses are proposed to restore depth perception
OpenGlass apps show support for visually impaired (w/ Video)
Update to Phantom 2 Vision and Vision+ UAVs allows for autonomous flights
Rare galaxy found furiously burning fuel for stars
Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. The findings come from the IRAM Plateau de ...
Nanowires have the power to revolutionize solar energy (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Capture up to 12 times more light to produce more energy? Nanowires do just that and surpass expectations on solar energy production.
Smart glasses for people with poor vision being tested in Oxford
Oxford University researchers are measuring how their smart glasses can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles.
Crow or raven? New birdsnap app can help
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning techniques, they have developed ...
Mantis shrimp have the world's best eyes—but why?
As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown.
Birds evolved ultraviolet vision several times, research finds
Ultraviolet vision evolved at least eight times in birds from a common violet sensitive ancestor finds a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. All of these are due to single nucleo ...