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The webcam will see you now (economist.com)
A PREMATURE baby in an incubator, smothered in wires, catheters and sensors, sometimes looks more like an experimental animal than a newly arrived member of the human race. Nor is the objection to such devices merely aesthetic. They cause discomfort, obstruct care and are a source of infection. (Almost half of all very premature babies in neonatal intensive care units acquire a serious infection.) But relief may be on its way. Though the tubes delivering oxygen, food and drugs are likely to be around for a while, yet, a group of researchers at the Xerox Research Centre Webster in New York, led by Lalit Mestha, hope to get rid of the sensors. They plan to replace them with video camera attached to computers that can work out what is going on remotely.  more... 3/26/2013

Watch Live as The Jersey Shore Rebuilds from Hurricane Sandy (paramuspost.com)
On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East coast, causing significant damage and destruction. One of the worst hit areas, the beloved Jersey Shore town of Seaside Heights, was completely devastated. After months of sorting through the rubble, town officials, residents and the surrounding community are rallying to rebuild and EarthCam invites everyone to watch live as the heart of the heart of this town comes back better and stronger.  more... 3/25/2013

Watch live as Seaside Heights rebuilds from Hurricane Sandy (abclocal.go.com)
You can watch the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore at Seaside Heights from your computer. EarthCam has teamed up with Seaside Realty to deliver live views from their webcam located right on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. Viewers all over the world will be able to stay up-to-date on the progress. The Casino Pier in hard-hit Seaside Heights, where a roller coaster was pitched into the ocean, won't be open by the start of the summer season, but officials said the water park and go-cart course in Seaside will be operating by Memorial Day.  more... 3/22/2013

5 Ways To Liven Up Your Lunchbreak (au.lifestyle.yahoo.com)
As well as visualising your ideal getaway, your lunch break is a great time to research and plan your holiday. The world really is your oyster when it comes to the World Wide Web and you can compare prices, check out a travel blog or visit great websites like www.earthcam.com which shows live streams from places like the Eiffel Tower and Niagara Falls.  more... 3/22/2013

Webcam offers a 'bird's eye view' (nptelegraph.com)
Scouts Rest Ranch wants to capitalize on the thousands of long-legged visitors that have been flocking to its campground in recent weeks. A live webcam has been set up in an attempt to attract bird watchers interested in viewing Sandhill cranes. "We have tons of cranes. We might as well take advantage of them," Aric Riggins, park superintendent, said. "It's amazing the amount of people who travel to Kearney and Grand Island to see them, and those towns just make a killing off it. There's no reason we can't do that in North Platte."  more... 3/21/2013

What Else? Black Keys, Ultra Earthcam, SXSW Blowout, Rdio, Yes, HFA... (digitalmusicnews.com)
We have an imbroglio! Let's head to Tennessee, where the battleground over an anti-scalping law features barbs from Live Nation, the Black Keys, and attorney John Ray Clemmons. Apparently, Black Keys manager Fielding Logan has been repeatedly trying to send Clemmons some gratis Black Keys tickets, part of an effort to win Clemmons' support for the anti-scalping statute. Whether that's improper is unclear; Logan says he simple wanted to demonstrate the ease of transferring paperless tickets to other parties. And just in case you need a post-SXSW fix, Ultra Music Festival is now gearing up in Miami. But this time, there's a twist: according to organizers, Ultra will feature 'EarthCam' aerial views for online viewers to check out different stages and performers. Ultra is happening March 15-17 and March 22-24.   more... 3/18/2013

Can’t be in Miami for the 2013 Ultra Music Festival this weekend and next? Don’t worry — you can still attend the EDM-centric party through your computer, thanks to EarthCam’s aerial view. EarthCam has a camera pointed at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, where the action begins this Friday, March 15. Viewers will be able to take in a bird’s eye view of the festival and see the fans as they arrive and the light shows of the major artists.  more... 3/18/2013

Fujitsu software measures heart rates via camera phone (techhive.com)
A Fujitsu research lab has developed software that can accurately measure a subject's pulse using the small digital cameras attached to smartphones and tablets. The company said that the technology is based on the fact that the brightness of an individual's face changes slightly as their heart beats, due to their blood flow. Hemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body, absorbs green light, so analyzing the change in color of parts of the face reveals their heart rate.  more... 3/18/2013

Measure Your Blood Pressure With A WebCam? (13wham.com)
On the computer screen is a moving peaked line that resembles an electrocardiogram. In reality, it is a very similar measurement of a woman’s heart taken from 25 feet away from where she is sitting. “We can measure the heart rate in terms of beats per minute and whether the beat is changing over time,” says Laliut K. Mestha, a Xerox Research Fellow.  more... 3/15/2013

Watch the birdie! Webcam shows chicks at Leicester primary school (thisisleicestershire.co.uk)
Youngsters watched in awe as chicks they have been incubating for the past 21 days began to hatch, just in time for Easter. Staff and children at Rowlatts Hill Primary, in Balderstone Close, Leicester, have been looking after 20 eggs since the middle of February, making sure they were at the correct temperature in an incubator.  more... 3/15/2013

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