Although her career as a pilot lasted a mere 11 months, Harriet Quimby left an indelible mark on aviation history as both the first American woman to become a licensed pilot and the first woman to cross the English Channel. A gifted journalist with a deep love of the theatre, Harriet Quimby first made a name for herself as a writer at Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly. Primarily a writer of feature articles and stage reviews, Quimby also took photos for the publication of her many journeys around the world. …
- New analysis yields improvements in a classic 3-D imaging techniqueThe first major image quality improvements in the history of a widely used century-old 3-D printing technique have been achieved. The technique, anaglyph printing, utilizes red-and-blue eyewear to transform 2-D images into 3-D in comics, magazines, books, and newspapers.
- Cosmic swirly straws: Galaxies fed by funnels of fuelComputer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years have revealed a likely scenario for how they feed: a cosmic version of swirly straws. The results show that cold gas -- fuel for stars -- spirals into the cores of galaxies along filaments, rapidly making its way to their "guts." Once there, the gas is converted into new stars, and the […]
- Facial-recognition technology proves its mettleIn a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from law enforcement video, an experiment that demonstrated the value of such technology.
- New analysis yields improvements in a classic 3-D imaging technique
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