CyArk Wants to Digitally Preserve 500 Heritage Sites In Just Five Years

Imagine creating a 3D digital archive of 500 of the world’s most at-risk heritage sites, preserved in virtual reality so that future generations can explore them in detail for centuries to come. That’s exactly what the CyArk 500 Challenge hopes to achieve—and it’s set itself the ambitious target of doing it in just… » 10/21/13 4:20pm 10/21/13 4:20pm

Canon's Experimental Video Sensor Sees the World in Utter Darkness

Back in March, Canon showed off an in-development video sensor that could capture the details of a scene in almost no light. The results were primitive, but impressive. A new video clip of fireflies in a dark forest shows the progresses Canon is making, and it's pretty amazing. » 9/13/13 11:24am 9/13/13 11:24am

A Brief Tour of Canon's Massive Showroom of Wonders

Canon USA's brand-new Long Island headquarters doesn't just house boardrooms, cubicles, and water coolers. It's also where the venerable camera company maintains its giant showroom, in which every current Canon product—plus a plethora of other imaging technology tidbits—is on prominent display. We took a trip out there … » 8/26/13 3:01pm 8/26/13 3:01pm

Dinosaur CAT Scan Shows 3 Different Species Are Actually The Same

Cutting edge imaging technology isn't just helping us tiny humans — it's helping solve a dinosaur identity crisis. Researchers have developed a brand-new imaging technique that builds a 3D image of a dinosaur skull, creating a CAT scan-style readout. They say this technique proves that what we thought were three… » 8/10/13 12:35pm 8/10/13 12:35pm

Taking X-Rays Of Women In Corsets Was A Haunting Use Of New Technology

Any tech that allows humans a new type of insight is inevitably turned on ourselves. We want to know what else we can find out from peering in on our bodies or minds in a new way. Of course, x-ray machines were pretty much used from the start for that purpose, but it's amazing to see these 1908 photos examining how a… » 6/23/13 6:11pm 6/23/13 6:11pm

World's Fastest Camera Catches Cancer at 36.7 Million FPS

There are plenty of insanely fast ways to acquire images, but in a lab in UCLA, engineers have created the world's fastest 2D camera. It's so fast, it can image 36.7 million fully-2D frames every second—and it could revolutionize the way screen for cancer. » 7/10/12 10:00am 7/10/12 10:00am

Coming Soon to A UAV Above You: Cameras that See Everything (Literally)

In the lead up to Osama bin Laden having his head vented by Seal Team 6, his compound was monitored by a cadre of satellite-mounted hyperspectral imaging devices. These wide-band imagers are now being adapted for use in UAVs. » 6/29/11 5:00pm 6/29/11 5:00pm