System automatically converts 2-D video to 3-D.

Scientists at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) have leveraged videogame technology to generate broadcast quality 3D video of soccer and football  matches from a 2D source in real time. The resulting video can reportedly be enjoyed with any 3D TV or virtual reality headset, and could lead to much more 3D content becoming available in the near future. When working to full effect, 3D technology can deliver highly immersive user experiences, but the content on these platforms is...
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MIT invents ‘breakthrough’ 3D printer that can print 10 different materials simultaneously

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have made a breakthrough in the field of 3D printing, developing a 3D printer prototype that is able to print up to 10 different materials simultaneously onto a single object. Delivering resolution at 40 microns or less than half the width of a human hair, the “MultiFab” system is the first 3-D printer to use 3-D-scanning techniques from machine vision, which offers two key advantages in accuracy and conven...
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How the brain keeps time

Neuroscientists at MIT and Columbia University have now figured out how neurons in one part of the brain measure time intervals and accurately reproduce them. Keeping track of time is critical for many tasks, such as playing the piano, swinging a tennis racket, or holding a conversation. The researchers found the lateral intraparietal cortex (LIP), which plays a role in sensorimotor function, represents elapsed time, as animals measure, and then reproduce a time interval. They also demonstrated ...
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NASA: Studying twins for a year in space

A Northwestern-led research team is one of 10 NASA-funded groups across the country studying identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly to learn how living in space for a long period of time, such as a mission to Mars affects the human body. While Scott spends a year in space, his brother, Mark, also a veteran NASA astronaut, will remain on Earth, as a ground-based control. The study will allow researchers to understand how the long-term exposure to space impacts the human brain and body and how the s...
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NASA developed technology aims to save commercial airlines fuel and time

NASA’s latest technology for commercial airlines could save them fuel and time. The space administration's software is called the Traffic Aware Planner. This software helps to reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and cut travel times in commercial airlines. This latest technology is loaded on a tablet and will not require any major change to the already established aviation roles of pilots and ground crew, so the technology can be implemented right away. The app works by reading the plan...
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The Combi Monitor: The Screen That Prints

The combi Monitor is a screen that doubles up as a printer as well. The latest sleek design of the Document Extractor Combi Monitor, puts touch screen controls, paper scanning, and smart screen printing harmoniously into one computer body. This new device boasts a 27" display with a graphical user interface designed for simple touch-screen use. This monitor is just not a convergence product which is combined of printer and scanner but has the solution for saving our precious working times ...
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