Kodak scientist, inventor of Bayer filter, dies

Updated 25 November 2012
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Kodak scientist, inventor of Bayer filter, dies

ROCHESTER, New York: A retired Kodak scientist and the inventor of a widely used color filter array that bears his name has died. Bryce Bayer was 83. The director of Direct Cremation of Maine said Friday that Bayer died Nov. 13. Bayer lived in Brunswick, Maine.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that the scientist’s Bayer filter was patented in 1975 and is incorporated into nearly every digital camera and camera phone on the market today. The filter allows devices to capture color images with one sensor.
A 2009 press release from Kodak says Bayer also developed widely cited processes for storing, improving and printing digital images. He was honored in London in 2009 with the Royal Photographic Society’s Progress Award. Bayer retired from Kodak in the mid-1990s.


Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

Updated 19 April 2018
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Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

  • Yemeni journalist and photographer Farouk Muqbel took footage of an elderly father in Sanaa

In video footage that will pull at the heart strings of even the most hardened, a proud father can be seen giving his disabled son a piggyback during his graduation ceremony in Yemen.  

The inspiring moment of the elderly man and his son was captured by Yemeni photojournalist Farouk Muqbel, who was filming the graduation ceremony of the Al-Noor Center for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Blind in Sanaa on Wednesday.

The father’s pride can be clearly seen as he carried his son who was graduating from secondary school.

The Al-Noor center was founded in 1967 and serves over 200 students, mostly children, who have visual disabilities.

The center’s manager told Human Rights Watch in 2016 that when the conflict started on March 26, 2015, the Houthis militia set up an office on the ground floor of the kindergarten building and placed guards at the compound’s entrance.