Saturday, July 2, 2016

Augmented Reality 2016

What is Augmented Reality? Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer.

 Introducing the gadgets of  2016. First up the  Epson Moverio BT-300, the latest and the newest product in the ever-expanding Moverio family of devices. The BT-300 features a brand new OLED display engine, vastly upgraded chipset, and improved form factor-- the combination of which enables endless use-cases.

Next we have the Meta 2 Augmented Glasses! Check out this link metavision for the full scope. Meta 2 is a see-through headset that displays holograms and digital content, along with a software development kit built on top of the most popular 3D engine in the world: Unity.

Thursday, June 30, 2016


What is SOFIA? Is the world's largest flying observatory, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, is a unique space-science asset. SOFIA incorporates a 19-ton telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters in a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. The airplane flies astronomical science missions at altitudes between 39,000 and 45,000 feet, above the infrared-blocking water vapor in the atmosphere and clouds. Conducting observations in far-infrared spectra from any part of the globe. She (SOFIA) provides access to a spectral region not currently accessible by ground or space telescopes.

Image result for nasa sofia planeImage result for nasa sofia planeAccording to the SOFIA status update and mission report as of June 15, 2016; she is currently in New Zealand studying the skies of the Southern Hemisphere. Currently it undergoing maintenance and engine repair and is grounded until all work is completed. However, according to the press release, SOFIA will finish its new schedule of science flights. Starting from Christchurch on the originally scheduled end date July 20 and will return to its base of operations at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California, on July 26. For more info about this wonderful flight telescope check out this NASA SOFIA website.

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