New York is the most photographed city in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most photographed landmark. And in what may be a sign of the times, the Apple retail store in midtown Manhattan is the 28th-most-photographed place in the world.
When the newest commercial imaging satellite opened its eye in the sky, this is the first thing it saw: a university campus located midway between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. GeoEye, the Virginia-based company that owns the satellite, released the image on October 8.
Named GeoEye-1, the satellite was launched on September 6 but spent its first month undergoing initial testing. The quality of its pictures may get even better as its owners continue calibrating the onboard camera.
By Noah Shachtman, with reporting in Iraq by David Axe
Posted 05.18.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
War spurs innovation, and U.S. soldiers are seeing a lot of it. How well is the new equipment performing in Iraq?
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With crime-fighting software inspired by evolution, a picture is worth a thousand . . . other pictures
By David Kohn
Posted 06.02.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
As often happens during a crime, a victim gets only a brief glance at the assailant. Later, when police ask him for a description of the perpetrator, he
has trouble recalling details. But now, with new identification software developed by
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.