Canon develops 250 megapixel photographic sensor

Posted in Hardware on 8th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Canon develops a 250 megapixel sensor for surveillance, astronomy and other specialized imaging systems.

Urthecast video cameras to circle the globe

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Urthecast plans to put a 16 satellites in orbit to image the Earth. It says it wants to to enable new "Big Data" applications and even social media sharing.

Camera chip provides super depth resolution for 3D printing

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

You take a snapshot with your smartphone, send it to your 3D printer, and within minutes you have a replica accurate to within microns of the remote original object.

Your Run-of-the-Mill Digital Camera Can Now Detect Alien Planets

Posted in Hardware on 8th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Modern tech, it would seem, is taking homebrew astronomy to new heights.

NASA equips space robots with smartphones for the International Space Station

Posted in Software on 9th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

NASA plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.