Tag: mathematics

Scientists Recover Audio by Analyzing Tiny Vibrations in a Bag of Chips

Using a high-speed camera, scientists at MIT have been able to passively recover audio by analyzing minute vibrations, effectively turning everyday objects into ‘Visual Microphones’. You can read more about this fascinating work by Abe Davis, Michael Rubinstein, Neal Wadhwa, Gautham J. Mysore, Fredo Durand and William T. Freeman at the MIT project page.

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

This could be a game changer. Engineers at Microsoft recently unveiled a method for converting first-person videos into videos (time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera). As the team explains on their research page: At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic camera shake…

This Guy Wore a Heart Rate Monitor During His Marriage Proposal and Graphed the Results

Reddit user sesipikai proposed to his girlfriend earlier this year (she said yes!) while the couple were visiting Rome, Italy. After visiting the Colosseum the couple went to the Roman Forum where he popped the big question (after enjoying some delicious ice cream). Interested to chart his heart rate (bpm) during the marriage proposal he…

3D Laser Cut Paper Art by Eric Standley

Eric Standley is an artist and educator currently living and working in Virginia. In his incredible series of 3D laser cut paper art, Standley’s work is found at the intersection of art, technology, history and mathematics. His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation. The pieces are painstakingly…