Postdoc Gordon Wetzstein works on a camera sensor in his office in the Camera Culture group in MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Wetzstein's work in computational photography focuses on changing the way sensors and displays capture and project light. Here, Wetzstein is working on a printed filter that would alter the way the sensor captures light and which would then be decoded computationally to display captured images in novel ways. The work might be applied to create things such as glasses-free 3D viewing or ultra-high-definition imagery, among other possible uses.
A woman enters offices in the executive office building of the president of Bashkortostan in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia.
Owen Nannarone, of Scituate, Mass., is a 10-year-old inventor. Owen likes to take apart and repair electronics and motors. He recently developed a prototype for a golf tee that can measure the speed and direction of a golf ball as it's hit. Two years ago, he developed something called the EZ-Cinch Net, a fishing net with closeable compartments that allow him to collect multiple turtles or frogs from nearby bogs without the animals contacting one another.
Dr. Ramesh Raskar is the leader of the Camera Culture group in MIT's Media Lab and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Co-Director of the Center for Future Storytelling, and NEC Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
A woman butchers dogs at the central downtown market in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China.
Trainer Elena Orlova helps girls age 4 and 5 stretch during rhythmic gymnastics training at the Dinamo Sports Palace in Moscow, Russia. The girls have been training for about 3 months. Though the girls look to be in pain, after stretching, they immediately went back to normal after the stretch.
UN forces from Brazil provide security and stability in the dangerous Bel Air neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 28 December 2005. The February 2006 elections in Haiti were the first since rebels took over the country in 2004. Tensions ran high and the international community wondered whether adequate security could be provided for the election. There were frequent kidnappings and killings, and voting was postponed 6 times, but eventually a new president and legislature were elected peacefully.
People gather around the lagoon in the Public Garden at Boston Common in Boston, Mass., for a candlelight vigil on April 16, 2013, the day after bombings at the Boston Marathon.
A furry dressed as Tenderheart the Care Bear walks near Times Square, handing out Valentine's Day cards to passers-by. Furries are a group of people who identify themselves not as being human but as a walking, talking animal. For some the lifestyle is complete, animal traits reach into every aspect of life from mundane trips to a grocery store to sexual fantasies. For others, involvement in the furry fandom is limited to public performances and meet-and-greets.