A new technique enables the conversion of an ordinary camera into a light-field camera capable of recording high-resolution, multiperspective images.
Discover Magazine and the Christopher Columbus Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2000 Discover Awards for Technological Innovation.
Companies, research institutions and individuals are invited to nominate innovations in eight categories: aerospace, communications, computers, energy, entertainment, health, humanitarian and transportation.
Winning innovations and their inventors will be honored at Epcot on June 24 and featured in a special July 2000 Discover Awards issue. Plus, one entrant will receive a $100,000 Christopher Columbus Foundation Award.
MIT researchers have won several past Discover Awards. In 1999, Professor James G. Fujimoto and Dr. Daniel R. Cohn won. Professor Fujimoto of electrical engineering and computer science was recognized for a new system for performing noninvasive, high-resolution, cross-sectional tomographic imaging. Dr. Cohn of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center won for a micro-plasmatron fuel converter that reduces vehicular pollution.
Entries will be accepted only on line. The deadline for entries is January 28.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 12, 2000.