Thursday, November 4, 2010

3-D Video a Reality in the Near Future...

I'm sure we all remember the scene from Star Wars where R2-D2 projects a 3-D video image of Princess Leia... Turns out 3-D video is within our grasps of reality and not just science fiction...!
"It is actually very, very close to reality. We have demonstrated the concept that it works. It's no longer something that is science fiction," said Nasser Peyghambarian of the University of Arizona. Actually, the results he and colleagues report in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature look more like a slide show than a video. In experiments, the technology displayed a new image only every two seconds. That's only about one-sixtieth as fast as the system would need to produce true video. In addition, the image allowed only a 45-degree range of viewing angles because of how the experiments were done. The researchers are working toward providing a full, 360-degree view.
via yahoonews

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