A prototype computer vision system generates a live text description of what’s happening in a feed from a surveillance camera. This could ease video searching and analysis.
At the Society for Information Display’s annual conference, representatives from Qualcomm demoed their Mirasol display in a touch-screen prototype electronic reader. The device plays video in full color and uses half the battery power of a liquid crystal display. It will be commercially available by the end of the year.
Researchers explain how EyePhone, a mobile eye-tracking system, works.
Zebrafish embryos (green) are injected with photosynthetic cyanobacteria (red) grow and survive. Researchers hope the findings might one day enable animals to harvest energy from sunlight.
This demo of interactive floor tiles developed by researchers at the University of McGill in Quebec, Canada, responds to a user with visual, audio and physical cues. The floor tiles could be used in an augmented reality setting, for training, rehabilitation, or entertainment.
In October 2009, MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team competed in the World Solar Challenge in Australia, the world’s longest solar-powered car race. Technology Review sat down with team captain, Alex Arambula, and team member, Chris Pentacoff, to discuss preparing for and racing in Australia.
At Rice University in Houston, TX, researchers are making carbon nanotubes into long fibers that are lightweight, conductive, and strong.
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As one of this year’s TR10 innovators Marie-Jose Montpetit is helping companies like BT develop better ways to integrate social media with television. We asked her about how her system works and what benefits is might bring to viewers.