By Colin LecherPosted 08.03.2012 at 4:35 pm 0 Comments
It wouldn't be right to go this week without a photographic look at the Olympics, so we've got this awesome fencing image, a shot of the competitor-tracking cameras, and the unlit Olympic flame. But there's also a lot more, including a 3-D supernova and a deadly typhoon in China. Check out the gallery to see them all.
Police who track pedophiles have to do some pretty thankless work once they have their perps — they must sift through large volumes of videos and images to find the illegal ones, and catalog what they’ve found. Now a new detection algorithm could make their work a little easier, by helping to spot files containing child pornography.
After realizing that the PopSci editors' chat room is awash in amazing pictures that don't necessarily see the light of day on our site (due to oldness, redundancy, or a host of other dealbreakers) we thought: why are we keeping these to ourselves? Here are the pictures this week that made us gawk, laugh, and email the .jpg links to our friends, from a perfectly geometrical haircut to a dude gliding through a giant Chinese cave in a wingsuit.
Click here to see this week's most amazing science and tech images.
By Robin RowePosted 06.21.2011 at 12:50 pm 6 Comments
For all its virtues, digital photography has yet to correct one age-old weakness: If you blow the focus, you've most likely lost the shot. An emerging lens system, known as plenoptics, will change that. The product of more than a decade of research from Adobe and institutions including Stanford and Indiana universities, plenoptic cameras capture multiple focal settings in one snap, so users can refocus after the fact. The German-made Raytrix R11 is the first mass-produced plenoptic camera available in the U.S.
Click here to browse other gadgets that keep pictures sharp.