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15Jun/12Off

MIT Video Tech Could Turn iPhones Into Real Life Tricorders | Cult of Mac

Imagine that you could just point your iPhone’s camera at your baby and it would immediately tell you his vital signs: heartbeat and so on. Or that you could fire up an app and it could pick out tiny, invisible movements from what looks like a still video. Using a process called Eulerian Video Magnification, boffins at MIT are doing this already.

Eulerian Video Magnification takes a standard video feed and processes it in real time, applying something called Spatial Decompositi... (View original article)

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10Jun/12Off

‘Flame Challenge’ Winner: Ben Ames’ Animated Video Takes Top Honors From Alan Alda


By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer

Published: 06/04/2012 04:31 PM EDT on LiveScience

A flame may seem like a simple thing, but explaining why it exists can be tricky.

Ben Ames, a graduate student in quantum optics, made an animated video with a musical conclusion to provide an explanation an 11-year-old could understand. His entry won actor Alan Alda's "The Flame Challenge."

Ames, who is studying at the University of Innsbruck in A... (View original article)

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