Monday, September 10, 2007

Lucky Shots and Trivia

A group of astronomers have developed a new technique for getting pictures better than the Hubble from earth bound telescopes calling it Lucky Camera. It defeats the distortion of the atmosphere by taking several snapshots of the sky and uses software to overlay the pictures and take out the variable distortion of the atmosphere. Better Living Through Computing.

Regular picture

"Lucky Picture"

Today's trivia:
Those little boxes with weird numbers and letters you have to decipher on signup pages are called CAPTCHA for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".

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