• Hurricane North America

Hurricane Study And Detection

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the responsibility of announcing and categorizing all hurricane and cyclone activity in and around North America. This includes the expected track of the storm, the size, rainfall, storm surges and other aspects that go along with Atlantic and Pacific storm formations. These storms are [...]

  • Shy Black Hole

Camera Shy Black Holes

In April astronomers announced what is quite possibly, the most extraordinary piece of scientific news ever. They had at last captured an image of the unobservable, always illusive, black hole – cosmic abyss so deep and dense that not even light can escape it. […]

  • Jupiter

The Juno Spacecraft

Jupiter may be one of the most recognizable sights in the night sky, but it still manages to surprise not only everyday people, but also the scientists that continue to study it. The Juno spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter on July 4, 2016. In early 2018, it was [...]

  • Black Hole

3D Simulations Of Black Hole Dynamics

In the past, 3D simulations of black hole dynamics have modelled plasma made of electrons and positrons as a continuum. Recently, and for the first time, a team of astrophysicists have calculated how individual particles of matter and antimatter swirl around a rotating black hole. […]

  • Lunar Eclipse

Extraordinary Images Of The Lunar Eclipse

If you happened to look up into the sky on Sunday, January 20th, you probably spotted a ‘blood moon’, also known as a lunar eclipse. Millions of people around the world enjoyed the sight as the moon slowly turned dark, and then red over a period of several hours. However, [...]

  • License Plate Readers

License Plate Readers

The use of license plate readers is increasing in popularity with police and other law enforcement agencies to find stolen cars and catch up with people with expired licenses or active warrants. And when they’re not piggybacking on police cruisers, plate readers are often affixed to utility poles or freeway [...]

  • Jupiter

Images From Space

Globally, the fascination with deep space began in the early 1900’s. Since them, imaging satellites are launched in an ongoing effort to see space more accurately. The images from space sent back will help researchers and scientists gain a clearer understanding of our planetary neighbors and how they affect life [...]

  • Face Detection

Robotic Face Detection

Vision-based face detection and recognition is one of the most rapidly growing research areas in computer vision and robotics and is widely used in several human related applications. However, vision-based face detection and recognition has been shown to be effective only under normal illumination conditions. In developing an algorithm for [...]

  • Drones In Agriculture

Increasing productivity with Drones in Agriculture

If precision technology has driven the farming revolution of recent years, monitoring crops from the sky will drive the next. With using drone or UAV technology, you can capture highly accurate images of your fields, covering up to hundreds of hectares/acres in a single flight, without the cost and hassle [...]

  • Pedestrian Traffic

Counting With Cameras: Intriguing Technology

Have you ever wondered how event coordinator at events such as New Year’s Eve in Time Square, the Boston Marathon or other events where tickets and assigned seats aren’t involved can supply the numbers on how many individuals attended? Through the use of “people counting software” these numbers can be [...]

Smartphones Get Better Lenses

Smart phones continue to get even smarter with the new technology developed by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Australian National University. By adding a small, lentil-sized lens, a smart phone can be transformed into a microscope. Not only can this lens transform the phone, but it also [...]

Traffic Cameras Provide Birds’ Eye View

If you’ve ever received a ticket in the mail that comes with a photo of you behind the wheel violating some traffic law – speeding, running a red light, etc. – you may be wondering, “How did they do that?” Traffic cameras are abundant in cities across the country and [...]

Take Slow Motion Videos On Your Smartphone

People use their smartphones for everything from reading email to managing their Facebook and Instagram accounts to snapping photos and videos. When the new iPhone 5S surfaced, it allowed users to take slow-motion recordings, identifying a new market in smartphone usage. Toshiba recently announced a new 8MP CMOS BSI sensor [...]

Camera Lenses Help Viewers See NASCAR Action

Sitting home in our easy chairs we can enjoy the thrills that come from a NASCAR race – up close and personal. The reason for this is because of the lenses that the car-mounted cameras use. From the fast-rushing landscape to rear bumper shots to near misses and close-ups of [...]