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A Better Way To Reveal
2012-11-06 18:43:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fingerprint evidence is often used in court cases to finger the guilty party. Sad puns aside, while using fingerprints can be a reliable way to identify a subject, it´s not always easy to find a clear and usable print. Now, a team of scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a new method to visualize these fingerprints by creating a negative image, making them much easier to read and much more accurate. This...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

By Michael Machosky For die-hard movie fans, it's hard to imagine, but the day might soon arrive when film will join dead media like VHS and Betamax in the dusty junk drawer of history. In fact, this might already have happened at your local movie theater, whose operators probably are hoping you didn't even notice. The durable 35-millimeter film format is slowly being supplanted by digital cinema, replacing reels of celluloid with bits and bytes on a hard drive. "The reason we...

2005-07-27 20:17:06

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Hollywood's major studios on Wednesday finalized technology standards for digital projection systems in a first step toward a global roll-out of networks that could revolutionize the way movies are shown. Widespread installations of digital systems -- which promise audiences sharper pictures and film studios lower distribution costs -- are unlikely to occur until late 2006 or early 2007, industry officials said at a news conference here. Business plans...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.