Ordinary Earthbound cameras can use a nice low-tech method for setting white balance: hold up a white sheet of paper and shoot it. Now a team of British scientists are white-balancing satellite cameras that photograph the Earth for the first time, using an entire Turkish lake.
New sets adjust the color themselves whenever the light changes
By Sean Captain
Posted 06.18.2008 at 11:57 am 1 Comment
Tuner TV: LG
To give you a perfect picture no matter how your room is lit, new TVs automatically tweak their on-screen colors to complement say, the orange glow of incandescent lights in the evening or the bluish tint of midday sunshine. We sat with two new self-adjusting screens by day and night to see if we could notice the changes.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.