Category: Video camera

The tropical bee, Megalopta genialis, can perceive light intensities that are 100 million times weaker than daylight. This nocturnal bee is one of the insects that provided inspiration for a night vision video camera. Scanning electron microscope image by Rita Wallén.

Car’s video camera helps you see like an insect

The way that nocurnal insects intensify incoming light could be used to improve how cameras function in low light. Eric Warrent had the idea of applying his insect vision algorithm to a video camera. The algorithm senses how light it is and how much the camera is moving. Just as...