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2011-10-07 07:00:00

Smartphone, Camera and Tablet Makers See Huge Advantages. Available Light Photos Look Better and Save Batteries. Crisp Digital Zoom Finally Becomes Possible. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 "Rumors that Apple and I are negotiating my curved digital sensor patent rights are paranoia," Gary Sutton claimed last night. "I've never even met an Apple employee," Sutton said at a media event held for tech startups in Qualcomm Hall, "and haven't talked to Google either." "Sure, we've filed...

2011-09-27 09:34:11

University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, a feat only accomplished by human and animal visual systems until now. Like a camera, the human eye has an auto-focusing system, but human auto-focusing rarely makes mistakes. And unlike a camera, humans do not require trial and error to focus an object. Johannes Burge, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.