Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
AR glasses are proposed to restore depth perception
Sony TVs show high-end color via quantum dot tech
Tammar wallaby has a form colour vision similar to that of dogs
New research has confirmed the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) has a form of colour vision that is more similar to that of dogs rather than to other animals of similar species.
Research shows wallabies lose on the pokies
(Phys.org) —Biologists have discovered that a wallaby's perception of colour is more similar to a dog than a quokka, sparking questions as to why marsupial colour vision has evolved so selectively.
Hacking feat spots ghosts in Snapchat's new verification tool
Robot dragonfly DelFly Explorer avoids obstacles by itself (w/ Video)
TU Delft researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world's first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself. The uniqueness of this achievement lies in the DelFly Explorer's ...
Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense
A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand them on its own and, as it builds a growing ...
Monkeys can point to objects they do not report seeing
Are monkeys, like humans, able to ascertain where objects are located without much more than a sideways glance? Quite likely, says Lau Andersen of the Aarhus University in Denmark, lead author of a study ...
How engineers revamped Spitzer to probe exoplanets
(Phys.org) —Now approaching its 10th anniversary, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has evolved into a premier observatory for an endeavor not envisioned in its original design: the study of worlds around ...
Tiny camera records details of scene without losing sight of the big picture
To capture all the details of a crime scene, you might take many photos at close range. To get the whole scene at once, you could use a wide-angle or fisheye lens; but without an especially large lens you ...
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.
Review: Google Glass needs lots of polishing
Google Glass is an innovative - if unpolished - technology. But it has what I think is a fundamental flaw: Designed to be worn on the face throughout the day, Glass is a barrier between users and the real ...
Crowdsourcing creates a database of surfaces
(Phys.org) —Computer graphics are moving off the movie screen and into everyday life. Home remodeling specialists, for example, may soon be able to to show you how your kitchen would look with marble countertops ...