An Infrared View of Philadelphia Is Trippy and Apocalyptic

The idea of an empty city is sort of simultaneously awesome and creepy because it would be cool to have a space built for thousands of people all to yourself, but you'd have to wonder where everybody went. Photographer Bruce Wayne Berry Jr. wanted to investigate the feelings evoked by an empty city while using… » 9/29/13 9:23am 9/29/13 9:23am

Your iPhone Could Soon Get Predator-Vision

FLIR, or Forward-Looking Infrared, has long been a staple technology for militaries around the world, allowing operations under the cover of night without the blinding shortcomings of conventional night vision goggles. And slowly but surely, this heat-sensing imaging technology is working its way into the consumer… » 8/21/13 12:48pm 8/21/13 12:48pm

Infrared Technology Battles Back From the Dead With High Speed Wireless…

The same infrared technology that allowed the world to change the channel without getting off the couch could vastly speed up wireless data transfers between devices. Somewhere deep in the halls of the Fraunhofer Institute infrared technology has been on life support all these years, and could soon fight its way back… » 10/01/12 3:53pm 10/01/12 3:53pm

NASA Autonomous Lander Hovers in Midair, in Infrared Video

Hovering landers or drones look as though they're suspended in the air, because you can't see the vortices caused by the propellers or the heat emitted by the thruster, or whatever mechanism enables the hovering. Well, here you can. And it proves that the act of hovering is anything but delicate. » 6/25/11 10:00am 6/25/11 10:00am

The New Monopoly Will Be Controlled by an All Powerful, All Seeing Tower

This fall, there'll be a new version of Monopoly called Monopoly Live that places a 10-inch tower right in the middle of the board. Why? Because that tower controls every aspect of the game: it rolls the dice, it calculates rent, it knows whose turn it is and where your piece is on the board, and knows exactly how… » 2/09/11 10:00am 2/09/11 10:00am