GE's "Point and Shoot" Microscope Snaps Spectacular Cellular Shots

The microscopic worlds contained within a droplet of water are just as fascinating—and just as inaccessible to humans—as the farthest reaches of space. But the universe of the very small is now a little closer thanks to a highly-automated, cell counting microscope-camera hybrid from GE. » 1/14/15 11:40am 1/14/15 11:40am

Nobody Knows How These Strange Ridges Appeared on Mars

The technology used to map to Mars is advancing at a thrilling rate and uncovering all kinds of curiosities. The latest head-scratching image comes from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). It reveals a series of mysterious sandy ridges. No one knows exactly how they… » 9/19/14 10:53am 9/19/14 10:53am

Fujistu's Wraparound Exterior Car Video Gives Bird's Eye View, World's…

Fujitsu's taken the handy exterior cameras found on high-end, larger vehicles today and applied some nifty video processing to make them a driving aid par excellence. In fact, Fujitsu's saying it's the world's first 360º wraparound vehicle view. The system has four exterior video cameras at the vehicle's corners, and… » 11/17/08 5:12am 11/17/08 5:12am

Buy Your Own Face for $299, Or Someone Else's...

Your face has worked out so far, but in the age of exploding laptop batteries and botched nose jobs, we can all use a spare. ThatsMyFace is a service that will create anything from a life-sized mask ($200) to a full 3D sculpture of your head ($2,000) with just two 2D images from you.The service appears to first… » 11/12/08 3:20pm 11/12/08 3:20pm

Photographs Enhance Video in Absolutely Unbelievable Ways

Before Gizmodo, I worked in the bowels of the broadcast industry for a number of years. I was either shooting video or cutting video every day, all day. And while Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects were both tools I used with some proficiency on a daily basis, I've never seen a post production demo as incredible as… » 8/18/08 8:44am 8/18/08 8:44am

Scientists Develop Micro Microscope: Fits on a Chip, Costs $10

There's been a bit of a rush of pocket/USB digital microscopes recently, but none can hold a candle to this development from the clever chaps at Caltech. They've done a neat bit of thinking and redesigned how microscopes work: their new optofluidic microscope combines microfluidics and standard chip design, and floats… » 7/29/08 4:58am 7/29/08 4:58am

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro Webcam For Macs, Like iSight but Better

Remember the old Apple iSight: auto-focus, built to last, clip-on and generally fantastic? Well, Logitech is trying to take us back to the days when you snapped a cam onto your machine to do your video-calling, and has released the QuickCam Vision Pro Webcam for Macs. It's got Carl Zeiss optics, a voice-coil motor for… » 6/24/08 10:30am 6/24/08 10:30am

Sony Ericsson C905 8.1-Megapixel Cybershot Phone Gets Official Specs

Twice we've brought you leaked info on Sony Ericsson's upcoming C905 cellphone, and today at last Sony came good with official specs. The camera in its slider body is indeed an 8.1-megapixel one, with xenon flash, auto-focus, face detection and image stabilization. The phone's also pretty full-featured, and is… » 6/17/08 11:20am 6/17/08 11:20am