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This Moving 3D Scan Of Life In Paris Is Truly Stunning

Video: Whoa. It’s like being able to have the vision to see the hidden skeleton of the city of light. Antoine Delach’s Ghost Cell is a “stereoscopic plunge into the guts of an organic Paris seen as a cell through a virtual microscope”. I just love how the look of daily life in Paris is seen in a completely new way. And how it’s so cool to see how everything and everybody is connected.

This Website Turns Photos Of Your Pets Into 3D Reliefs You Can Actually Pet

It’s not easy leaving your pet behind as you head off to work each morning. And if the thousands of photos you have of them on your phone aren’t enough of a solace, you can now have them turned into a pettable 3D photo relief when being apart gets especially tough.

Watch Disney Artist Glen Keane Draw The Little Mermaid In Virtual Reality

Former Disney animator Glen Keane doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s the man who drew The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel. And Aladdin. And Pocahontas. And Beast. Now, he’s embracing the latest tool for digital artistry.

Amazon's Gadget Lab Is Secretly Building These Three Things

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon’s Lab126 — makers of the Kindle, iFire Phone, and Amazon Echo — is laying off dozens of engineers. That’s a shame. Some consolation: now we can hear about the gadgets they were secretly building!

Finally, A Convincing 3D Display That Doesn't Require Glasses

Viewing 3D content without glasses or goggles has proved to be one of the toughest things for interface designers to achieve — it never really looks right. At this year’s SIGGRAPH, a group of researchers presented a display that creates a 3D human in stunning detail using a cluster of 216 projectors.

3D White Graphene Could Make Tuneable Fan-Free Cooling For Electronics

Fans, on numerous levels, suck: they’re noisy and use up power. But a 3D form of the material known as white graphene could help cool small electronic devices by itself.

Beautifully Simulated 3D Trip Through Space Is What Dreams Are Made Of

Video: I woke up today and had already seen this stunning video of space before I even saw it in real life because I’m 100 per cent sure it was created in my dreams. It wasn’t; it was rendered in the 3D simulation program Space Engine. But this digital recreation of space is what every kid imagines when they look up at a starry sky for the first time or learn about the planets and space.

How Hollywood Creates The Ultimate Digital Humans

Computational simulation of the human form has advanced spectacularly over the last few years. This video explores the current cutting edge, revealing how Hollywood studios create the startlingly accurate digital humans we’re now used to seeing on screen.

If 3D Movies Make You Feel Sick, It's Likely All In Your Mind

The realism of today’s 3D blockbusters can blow audiences away. By using 3D glasses to present different images to the two eyes, stereoscopic 3D technology fools the brain into believing it is viewing a real scene rather than a flat image on a screen. Now 3D televisions enable viewers to experience the effect at home as well.

Google's Immersive 360 Action Flick Is So Realistic It's Not Believable

Google released a new 360-degree immersive video on its Spotlight Stories app yesterday — the first featuring real human actors instead of animation. It’s an action-packed short directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin. I downloaded the 1GB 360 video and took it for a literal spin (I was sitting in a swivel chair). It’s so realistic it’s almost problematic.

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