Digital messages on vehicle windshields make driving less safe
Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving safer. But ...
Learning about the birds and the bees helps aid flight
Research into how birds and bees use vision in flight is guiding the design of future autopilots and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Molecular features of the circadian clock system in fruit flies
Studies of mutant fruit flies reveal how both photoreceptors and the visual system influence circadian clock neurons in response to changing light-dark cycles. The results are reported in the Journal of Ne ...
Academic calls for laws to address intrusive potential of face recognition technologies
A telecommunications law academic in Australia has recommended for laws to be enacted criminalising the application of face recognition technology to visual images online that enable the identity of a person or people to ...
Making retail accessible for the blind
Shopping is, by and large, a visual activity, from getting to the store to finding an item to paying for a purchase. But how is the retail experience affected by a visual impairment? In the first Canadian ...
Railroad official asks digital map makers to mark crossings
The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers.
Turning numbers into pictures
Predictably, the cave is dark. Red lights glow overhead, scattering a faint, rosy lustre across the floor.