3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

Nov 18, 2016

3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

A three-dimensional optical illusion artwork designed to encourage people to think about the Syrian civil war was unveiled in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Thursday. The artwork, depicting a devastated cityscape in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, was shown at Meiji University’s Surugadai campus. ...

Microsoft challenges Apple with high-end PC lineup boasting 3-D software

Oct 27, 2016

Microsoft challenges Apple with high-end PC lineup boasting 3-D software

Microsoft has launched a new consumer offensive, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac along with an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and “mixed reality.” The U.S. tech giant on Wednesday announced its first desktop computer, called Surface Studio, ...

May 17, 2016

Fujitsu to co-develop 3-D laser tech to assist gymnastics scoring

Fujitsu Ltd. and the Japan Gymnastics Association will jointly develop a system to help judge gymnastics using three-dimensional laser sensors and data processing technology. The move seeks to address the “extraordinarily rapid advance of gymnastic techniques,” which has made it sometimes “difficult to accurately ...

3-D printers may make human organs

Mar 8, 2014

3-D printers may make human organs

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Three-dimensional printing used to construct everything from art to toys to spare parts for space stations may one day produce human organs at a hospital near you. The 20-year-old technology uses liquid materials that become hard as they print out 3-D objects in layers, ...

Prototype eyewear brings wraparound manipulable 3-D Net

Jun 2, 2013

Prototype eyewear brings wraparound manipulable 3-D Net

While Google prepares to release eyewear that provides a window to the Web, a startup on the edge of its campus is readying glasses that overlay the Internet on the world in 3-D. Atheer Labs on Thursday provided the first public look at prototype ...

Hatsune Miku goes highbrow

Dec 21, 2012

Hatsune Miku goes highbrow

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On her own, Japanese pop superstar Hatsune Miku can’t sing. Nor can she rap, dance or DJ. She is drug- and alcohol-free because she can’t indulge in either, and she can’t have affairs or engage in offstage shenanigans fit for YouTube scandals or tabloid ...