kdawson from the let-i-range-from-1-to-100-while-saying-cheese dept.
David Orenstein writes "Stanford Computer Science researchers are developing Frankencamera, an open source, fully programmable and finely tunable camera that will allow computational photography researchers and enthusiasts to develop and test new ideas and applications — no longer limited by the features a camera manufacturer sees fit to supply. Disclosure: The submitter is a science writer for Stanford and wrote the linked article."
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.