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When it comes to manga and anime adaptations, 3D has a bit of a bad rap - sometimes for good measure, when it’s used as a clumsy shorthand around traditional animation. But the latest adventure for Japan’s most iconic gentleman thief (sorry, Joker) wants to buck that trend by being downright bloody gorgeous.

Fields as diverse as video game development, visual effects, and industrial design all rely on 3D software, but the tools used to make it remain firmly stuck in two-dimensions. For the past few years, Magic Leap’s mixed reality goggles have been heralded as the missing link between the digital 3D world and the real one we live in, but it’s Wacom who’s working on turning the hardware into a next-generation creative tool, and not just another expensive way to play games.

While we may not have embraced 3D televisions in our homes as much as manufacturers would like, Australians are certainly on board with the technology creeping into almost every other part of our lives - including dating, education and...organs.

This weekend's re-release of Terminator 2 in 3D very well may be the end of an era. At least, it feels like a period on the modern 3D era that started slowly around 2005, exploded in 2009 with James Cameron's Avatar, and became almost all-encompassing in the years to follow.

Reduce, re-use and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimise humanity's demand for our planet's natural resources. But instead of sending your empty soft drink bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany want you to build everything from chairs, to boats, to outdoor shelters with them.

Over the course of 12 years, the HiRISE camera has been photographing the Red Planet inch-by-inch from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Around 50,000 still images have been taken and anyone can check out hi-res stereo versions online. A Finnish filmmaker has spent three months converting the photos into a short video that allows us to fly over Mars in spectacular fashion.

Back in 2010 Sony Australia's Paul Colley forecasted that a large percentage of Australian viewers would have 3D televisions by 2014. In the same year, industry pundits such as Simon Murray predicted that sales of 3D TVs were set to increase in the years to come.

But others were heralding the death of 3D TVs and this year the remaining major manufacturers, LG and Sony, have said they will no longer produce 3D-capable televisions. So despite all the repeated push and positive predictions, what went wrong with 3D TV?

3D TV is dead. Remember 3D TV? It was that ing that you read on the list of specs on that new TV you were buying, but never really cared about or actually used. Well, it's gone now. Rejoice!

Video: There's no shortage of footage showing what life aboard the International Space Station is like, but unless you've had a chance to spend some time there, the ISS' sprawling and ever-expanding layout can be confusing. To help make better sense of it, the European Space Agency has created a narrated video tour of the space station -- and it's in 3D.