Many states are using the technology to scan driver’s licenses to prevent identity fraud. It led to the arrest of a suspected arsonist in New York. And while facial recognition technology
could not identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, police used the software in their search. These recent headlines illustrate the benefits this technology provides for law enforcement agencies in an investigation. Not surprisingly, many businesses also see an advantage in using facial recognition, not for crime-fighting, but to reach customers. However, Brian Mennecke, an associate professor of information systems at Iowa State University, questions whether customers are ready for it.
PITTSBURGH-Researchers previously have shown that a depth camera system, such as Kinect, can be combined with a projector to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen. But now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated how these touch-based interfaces can be created almost at will
, with the wave of a hand.
A transparent computer that allows users to 'reach inside' and 'touch' digital content
has been unveiled at the TED conference in LA. Jinha Lee has been working on the SpaceTop 3D desktop in collaboration with Microsoft.
A 3D printing technique that produces clusters of stem cells
could speed up progress towards creating artificial organs, Edinburgh scientists have claimed.
Cheap sensors that help cars avoid collisions could emerge from research into a lens-less imaging system
. US scientists have used metamaterials to build the imaging system, which samples infra-red and microwave light.
Rugby Football Union is going to trial a 'ref-cam' during the televised chapionship game between Newcastle Falcons and London Scottish this Sunday. It will offer a new perspective for viewers, who can already hear the ref via a microphone, and will provide an additional tool which can be utilised within the development of referees.