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The Science of a Selfie

Taking photos used to require technical knowledge and time in a lab, but now we have electronic devices in our pockets that do all of the work for us. How do these miracle devices do it?

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Sources:

http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2010/ARL-TR-5061.pdf
http://www.techhive.com/article/246931/cmos_is_winning_the_camera_sensor_battle_and_heres_why.html
https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/digitalimaging/concepts/ccdanatomy.html
http://www.ams.org/samplings/feature-column/fcarc-image-compression
http://www.semiconductors.org/faq/questions/
http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/holms/technology_report_Alvin%20Quach2.pdf pp 3, 9, 11
https://www.wired.com/2009/10/ccd-inventors-awarded-nobel-prize-40-years-on/

Images:

http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-photographic-film-in-retro-camera/126923311
http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-businessman-and-binary-system/89702524
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SiliconCroda.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LCD_pixels_RGB.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bayer_pattern_on_sensor_profile.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shades_bayer_r.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shades_bayer_g.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shades_bayer_b.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shades_framed_bayer.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felis_silvestris_silvestris_small_gradual_decrease_of_quality.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felis_silvestris_silvestris.jpg

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