If you hadn't seen the new image scaling techniques of Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir yet, take a look at the video above and be impressed. I was already impressed with it two weeks ago when I first saw it but the more I look at it the more I like it. Adobe seems to agree since they went out and hired Shai Avidan.
Image scaling has been one of my pet peeves and I've always hated how wide screen TVs scaled 4:3 images in a distorted way (or how regular TVs scaled wide screen). It would be interesting to see if this technology could be applied in real-time 24 or 30 frames per second to video. The Photoshop users will probably be happy to get a plug-in soon.