A 3D version of The Legend of Zelda has been created as a 30th anniversary tribute to the original. Built by fans of the original, you can play it right now in your browserRead More
A Toronto photography and design studio has found a rare Verascope camera and photographic slides, allowing us to see World War I in 3D. This Verascope handheld stereoscopic camera, created in the 19th century by Jules Richard, was previously owned by the French army during this conflict.
Not content with claiming our movies and our televisions, 3D is now taking our photographs with a camera system that creates 3D images using lasers from over a kilometre away. And that's no fuzzy blurry image either. From over 1000 metres this camera can snap crisp, high-definition images that are accurate to the millimetre.
Describing the make-up of your average hamburger as an “environmental train wreck”, the co-founder of a Columbia, Missouri-based start-up named 'Modern Meadow' is thinking big when it comes to finding an alternative to meat. Now, the ambitious pitch to create edible, environmentally-friendly bio-printed steak, burgers and other meat products is one step closer to being realised after a grant from the Thiel Foundation.
Having raved about 3D printing technologies and marvelled at the practical uses of using the technology in everyday life, we’ve done our best to cover the most interesting and fascinating applications of three-dimensional printing. We’ve seen everything from the strange (3D printed models of foetus’s), to the inspiring (the story of Emma and her “magic arms”). But what if 3D printing could be used for something more? What if the technology could be applied to build entire homes?
Labelled ‘Project Holodeck’ after the virtual reality system at the cutting-edge heart of the Star Trek films, a team from the University of Southern California are working on a system that will bring full 360-degree, full-body VR to gaming.
True 3D may well still be settling into mainstream cinema – the likes of Prometheus, Avengers Assemble and The Amazing Spider-Man continue to push the format forward – but the cinematic big-screen experience may not stop there. Because according to the LA Times, the format known as ‘4-D’ may just be around the corner and it’s going to be big.
An international research team of scientists have created what they say is the world’s thinnest transparent display, a screen made of soap film, that allows images to be projected onto its surface to create either flat or 3D pictures.
Instead of relying on Google to power its to-date preloaded map software on iDevices, Apple has been keen to discuss recently its development of a brand new in-house 'Maps' application that will go in direct opposition to Google's long-standing software. But with Google since committing to broadening the gaze of Google Earth from the streets (Street View was first released in 2007) to off-road, inaccessible areas and in providing 3D coverage of major metropolitan areas, Apple must follow suit.
A pioneer of the resurgence in 3D, James Cameron's dedication to the format can simply not be under-estimated. Having been the driving force behind the technology in Avatar's decade-spanning journey to our screens – which went on to gross £2.7 billion at the box office, the biggest in history by quite a margin – Cameron has spent the last year braving the waters in supervising the most ambitious 2D-to-3D conversion ever seen, in bringing his very first billion dollar movie back to the big screen where it belongs.
Weighing in at a whopping 600kg and with a screen the same size as nine 50” screens stacked in three rows, Panasonic's 152” full HD, 3D plasma display is a TV of magnificent proportions. On sale within Harrods' new technology department, which launched March 16 to coincide with the new iPad launch, the monster plasma will set you back a cool £600,000.
We all need a gentle reminder from time to time. This Week In New Releases from New Rising Media aims to do just that – remind you of the biggest, best and hottest new media releases to look out for this week. From the latest big screen blockbusters, to this week's most anticipated Blu-Ray discs, via details of the next big triple-A videogame to reach consoles. This isn't a total run-down of everything new this week, though, these are carefully hand-picked for your viewing/playing pleasure entirely by us, enjoy.
Showing the technology is not just limited to producing physical 3D models of your in-game avatar or other worldly creations – as our look at Mineways delves into; recreating your favourite Minecraft builds into model form – 3D printing continues to astound us in its real-world applications. Now, said to be the first operation of its kind, doctors in the Netherlands have successfully completed an 84-year old woman's jaw transplant by replacing her existing lower jaw - said to be inflicted with chronic bone infection - with a patient-specific, 3D-printed, titanium-based replacement.Read More
Though it was a fairly decent first effort for LG, the Optimus 3D was not the success story that LG might have hoped for. Here was a glasses-free 3D smartphone in which its USP could only be witnessed in landscape mode and even then 3D content was mostly limited to 3D-enabled YouTube videos, self-recorded images and videos, and but a handful of pre-installed 3D games – the Android Marketplace remains lacking in third-dimension applications still. But that seemingly hasn’t dissuaded LG who, if this leaked image is anything to go by, is planning to release the successor to the Optimus 3D fairly soon.
“Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope”. Once but an innocuous distress call by an estranged Princess Leia to a heroic Mark Hamill, R2-D2's nifty projection work is looking ever closer to becoming reality.
This week, Avatar and Terminator 2: Judgment Day director James Cameron invited specialist press to a special 15-minute demo screening of his latest project, Titanic 3D. Cameron, who has been an advocate of the move to 3D ever since Pandora was but a whisper of an idea, follows Pixar (the Toy Story trilogy) and Disney (The Lion King 3D) in bringing the 3D treatment to his 1997 box-office juggernaut.