A new type of ultra-thin lens uses a large number of microstructures to focus light onto a sensor.
Articles tagged "science"
Jul 30, 2019 at 19:15
Scientists at the University of California San Diego have designed and built a prototype of a contact lens that is controlled by eye motion.
Jul 12, 2019 at 18:02
Researchers at Harvard have create a miniaturized polarization camera that can replicate how shrimp view the world.
Jun 14, 2019 at 15:07
The new method applies correction edits locally to faces while leaving the background and other image elements untouched.
Dec 18, 2018 at 20:53
NVIDIA researchers have created an AI that can create realistic portraits on demand using various elements from source images.
Apr 22, 2018 at 14:00
YouTube channel Filmmaker IQ has put together a very interesting, technically detailed, and scientifically accurate description of exactly how various image sensors (and photographic film) work. One of the best overview videos we've seen.
Feb 13, 2018 at 20:30
Photographer David Nadlinger won the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) science photography contest with an incredible image that actually lets you see a single atom of strontium with the naked eye!
Jan 25, 2018 at 22:23
WIRED's latest Dot Physics video explains the physics behind drone flight—showing how a drone is able to hover, move in three dimensions, and rotate all by just changing the speed at which the propellers spin.
Jan 4, 2018 at 16:30
Researchers at Harvard have made a huge breakthrough in metalenses—flat 'lenses' that use nano structures to focus light—making it possible these flat lenses will some day replace the bulky, multiple-element lenses we use today.
Dec 26, 2017 at 18:38
Google's NIMA (Neural Image Assessment) model ranks photos on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of technical and aesthetic quality. In testing, its rankings closely match scores assigned by human judges.
Nov 1, 2017 at 16:50
An AI-based system developed at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is capable of creating high-definition versions of low-resolution images, using a texture-based approach.
Aug 18, 2017 at 14:37
A team of Google researchers have found that slightly warping watermarks when embedding them into images can help prevent automatic removal.
Feb 22, 2017 at 19:18
Using 3D printing to create ultra-precise micro-lenses directly on a CMOS sensor might one day help drones see the way eagles and other predators do. Read more
mobileFeb 10, 2017 at 20:02
A research study finds that a majority of smartphone users enjoys taking selfies, but very few people like looking at others' selfies. Read more
Feb 1, 2017 at 18:26
Four key scientists in the development of digital imaging technology are sharing one of the most prestigious prizes in engineering. Read more
mobileJan 19, 2017 at 18:48
A phone-based DNA-sequencer can help medical staff in developing countries analyze tissue samples and detect genetic mutations. Read more
Jun 24, 2016 at 19:49
An exhibition at MIT Museum celebrates photography's role in scientific exploration. Read more
mobileJul 9, 2015 at 18:57
Researchers at Columbia University have developed an iPhone app that connects a number of iPhones to shoot a so-called bullet time sequence.
Graham Rowan of Hertfordshire, UK has created a small camera dubbed the "fps1000", and as its name suggests, it is designed solely to record high-frame-rate videos. The goal is to open up high-speed shooting to a wider market by offering a relatively inexpensive product that is highly portable. Learn more
Aug 21, 2014 at 04:00
Got a few minutes to spare? You've got enough time on your hands to help a group of researchers tackle a massive problem. Cities at Night is a project aiming to recruit help from ordinary citizens in classifying images of Earth at night taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. An effort of Universidad Complutense de Madrid staff and students, their main goal is to better understand and reduce light pollution. See how you can help
mobileAug 20, 2014 at 00:01
Virtual Lens technology could help make optics smaller, lighter and cheaper.
ETTR, Exposure to the Right, results in an exposure that maximizes captured signal-to-noise and provides the best information from which to base a final image. This can be achieved in several ways. ETTR images of scenes with low-DR and high-DR require very different processing steps.
Color Management can be confusing. Here I hope to explain how the colors you photograph can be made to survive reasonably intact as they move through the five major color spaces usually encountered from shot to print or post: camera, camera jpeg processor, image processor, monitor, and print or web.
Exposure is determined by the luminance from the scene, the f-ratio, and the shutter speed — only. All other procedures, either in-camera or with the computer, to affect the brightness of an image, including ISO, comprise brightening -- a concept essentially different from exposure.
mobileMar 14, 2013 at 16:43
Scientists use iPhone camera to diagnose intestinal worm infections in children.
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