With diverse content, the 3D movement begins to establish itself
By Gregory MonePosted 04.07.2008 at 9:19 am 1 Comment
So it's not happening quite as quickly as we'd been told in previous stories on the subject, but the 3D revolution does seem to be coming. One of the hold-ups has been convincing theater owners to upgrade to projection and display systems that can handle this new wave of 3D tech—it takes around $75,000 to switch over an old theater. But the 3D companies have been arguing that this upgrade enables theaters to become more than just movie houses: They can show concerts, sporting events, even operas in 3D, and charge more per seat.
The Visible Body offers an educational experience, and the chance to poke a spleen
By Gregory MonePosted 03.21.2008 at 9:57 am 4 Comments
Let's get to the limitations right away: Mac and even Firefox users will have to sit this one out, since it only runs on a PC, in Internet Explorer. And XP is probably your best bet, too, since Vista users have apparently reported some glitches when using the beta version of this very cool new interactive tool.
All that aside, though, the Visible Body, a new, and free, interactive experience from Argosy Publishing, is pretty mind-blowing. It's Gray's Anatomy in 3-D. (The book, people, not the show.)
New software predicts where structures could crack under strain
By Gregory MonePosted 03.20.2008 at 9:50 am 0 Comments
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Florida International University have developed a technique that enables them to identify the weak spots in a structure from afar.
The program they developed, Scan and Solve, uses 3D data of an object to predict where it is most likely to fracture, and how its faulty spots will be affected by outside forces such as gravity or other forms of strain.