Think you’re a good liar? Well, soon, the jig might be up: Researchers have developed new technology that reads subtle facial expressions to sniff out bullshit better than humans can.
No real faces were used in the making of this face. Instead, it’s what happens when you average out the appearance of a bunch of inanimate objects that people think look like faces.
Hormone surges at puberty trigger a lot of physical changes in both men and women, morphing child-bodies into adult forms. Genitals, hips, and muscle mass change, obviously–but so do faces. A new study suggests those facial changes are primed to happen by the presence of testosterone in utero.
Graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz travels around Russia with a cool project called The Living Wall, where he brings old architectonical structures to life by painting playful human faces, eyes and hands on them.
It's obviously not a secret that lighting has the ability to change how a person's face looks but photographer Sebastian Petrovski wanted to show how dramatic that difference could be in his photo series Perception Is Reality.
Sad and Useless has a collection of ridiculous pictures of figure ice skaters deformed by their crazy pirouettes at Sochi. Look at their beautiful motion getting frozen into a horrible derpy freak show, all thanks to physics.
When we first broached the Great Smiley Debate a few weeks ago, the question was whether or not a dash-as-nose was appropriate, necessary, or a bastardization of the simple purity of two dots paired with a gentle curve. But a new, equally contentious controversy emerged in the Kinja discussion: Should the parenthesis…
Rendering CGI faces that look close to real is hard, but we're starting to see hardware that can pull it off. Then, the problem becomes the source material; you've got to have models that look good enough to pass for real. For that, a new kind of facial scanning is going to come in handy, one that can get detail all…
University of Canterbury's researcher Christopher Bartneck has made an obvious discovery: Lego Minifigs are not as happy today as they were 25 years ago, when all their iconic, cleanly designed faces were happy. Now they are mostly a mess—including facial expressions of anger, doubt, sadness or fear.
It's nearly impossible to gaze up during the day without spotting sort of cloudy, billowing face staring back at us. But rarely do we get the opportunity to see the faces we so casually trample right beneath our feet. Now, a new program by Onformative is giving us a bird's eye's view of every facial landform on Earth.
We like to anthropomorphize the objects in our lives, assigning our tools and tech personalities of their own. But some just go ahead and do it for you. The gadgets you are about to see wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Doctors are testing a new liquid polymer that can be injected under the skin, molded and sculpted, then set in place with a LED array. Ultimately intended for use around the face, it sounds like a plastic surgeon's worst nightmare.
This optical illusion is one of the weirdest, freakiest brain phenomenon I've ever experienced. It's called the flashed face distortion effect, but just follow the instructions in the video and experience it for yourself, then read the description:
Former Google CEO—and current Google evangelist—Eric Schmidt made his thoughts on facial recognition very clear yesterday, saying it was "very concerning," and that Google wouldn't dream of a database like that. Except they did! In dreamy patent form.
The Faces of Tomorrow projects takes lots of photos of people in various countries and merges them into one "average" face. It's interesting, because if you gave me the photo for the average face for say, China, Korea, Japan and some other Asian countries and asked me to guess where they were from, I could probably…
At age 74, Bruce Maynard has decided to walk across America. But he refuses to go without creature comforts like his cellphone, let alone camping gear and food. So he's enlisting the help of a solar-powered stroller.
After his debut, Daito Manabe decided it was time to torture four of his friends by connecting them to his Face Visualizer—a player which stimulates facial muscles using electrodes. The resulting video is funny.
In testing iPhoto '09 for my full review, I plowed through more than 30,000 photos using over 40 identified faces, mostly human. Here's how iPhoto's face detection and recognition works—and doesn't work: