INVIS - The Movie

submitted by: alexandertoet
The TNO INVIS system provides a real-time all-weather all-time full color image with a natural color appearance, by fusing Intensified Visual, Near-Infrared and Thermal imagery, using the TNO patented ''Color the Night'' false color mapping principle. The system also provides a virtual 3D representation of the observed environment, and includes a range of different real-time image enhancement techniques, like dynamic noise reduction and superresolution. The INVIS can be used for navigation...

Does the Magnetic Compass of Birds Involve a Coherent Quantum Process?

submitted by: icamvid

How do birds orient themselves with respect to Earth's magnetic field?
Thorsten Ritz presents his research on the magnetic compass of birds, which allows them to navigate accurately throughout long migrations. He explores various methods of magnetic sensing in other organisms and proposes a quantum mechanical solution for birds.

Presented at the Exploratory Workshop on Nontrivial Quantum Effects, Anacapri, Italy, October 2010

Choose and Handle Presentation Remotes

submitted by: jllebrun

Presentation remotes are both a blessing and a curse, depending on how easy they are to use and how familiar we are with them. They do free us from having to constantly stand by the keyboard, but misusing them turns off the audience. Strengths and weaknesses of four models are reviewed and advice for handling them is given.

The map slide and navigation hyperlinks in PowerPoint / Keynote

submitted by: jllebrun

In large presentations, a graphical map slide and invisible hyperlinks help the audience keep track of progress while letting the presenters follow either a preset or a spontaneous path through their slides. Map slide and hyperlinks allow presenters to keep to time and to respond immediately to perceived audience needs.