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Jun 5, 2024

NASA 3D Instagram ‘experience’ brings nebulas into your home

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, cosmology

To use the Instagram Chandra experience, search for the “NASAChandraXray” account. Select the effects options (the tab that looks like three four-pointed stars) and select the one you want. Then, you can either save the effect to your camera and apply it to your stories, or you can select the “Try it” button for instant access.

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“We are excited to bring data from the universe down to Earth in this way,” Kimberly Arcand, Chandra X-ray Center visualization and emerging technology scientist, said in a statement. “Enabling people to access cosmic data on their phones and through AR brings Chandra’s amazing discoveries literally right to your fingertips.”

Jun 3, 2024

That giant sunspot that supercharged auroras on Earth? It’s back and may amp up the northern lights with June solar storms

Posted by in category: augmented reality

Old sunspot region AR 13,664, now renamed AR 13,697, is back. With its re-arrival, can we expect a resurgence of solar activity?

Jun 2, 2024

“Metaholograms” — Scientists Have Developed a New, Better Type of Hologram

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, computing, encryption, holograms, virtual reality

New “metaholograms” could transform AR/VR technologies by enabling crosstalk-free, high-fidelity image projection with vastly increased information capacity.

Researchers have developed a new type of holograms, known as “metaholograms,” capable of projecting multiple high-fidelity images free of crosstalk. This innovation opens doors to advanced applications in virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR) displays, data storage, and image encryption.

Metaholograms offer several advantages over traditional holograms, including broader operational bandwidth, higher imaging resolution, wider viewing angle, and more compact size. However, a major challenge for metaholograms has been their limited information capacity which only allows them to project a few independent images. Existing methods typically can provide a small number of display channels and often suffer from inter-channel crosstalk during image projections.

May 30, 2024

‘Metaholograms’: Researchers develop a new type of hologram

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, encryption, holograms, security, virtual reality

This innovation has the potential to significantly improve AR/VR displays by enabling the projection of more complex and realistic scenes. It also holds promise for applications in image encryption, where the information is encoded into multiple holographic channels for enhanced security.

The research is a significant step forward in developing high-performance metaholograms with a vastly increased information capacity. This study paves the way for exciting new possibilities in various fields, from advanced displays to information encryption and .

May 30, 2024

The thinnest lens on Earth is only three atoms thick

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, particle physics, quantum physics

Lenses are used to bend and focus light. Normal lenses rely on their curved shape to achieve this effect, but physicists from the University of Amsterdam and Stanford University have made a flat lens of only three atoms thick which relies on quantum effects. This type of lens could be used in future augmented reality glasses.

The findings have been published in Nano Letters (“Temperature-Dependent Excitonic Light Manipulation with Atomically Thin Optical Elements”).

The thinnest lens on Earth, made of concentric rings of tungsten disulphide (WS2), uses excitons to efficiently focus light. The lens is as thick as a single layer of WS2, just three atoms thick. The bottom left shows an exciton: an excited electron bound to the positively charged ‘hole’ in the atomic lattice. (Image: Ludovica Guarneri and Thomas Bauer)

May 25, 2024

What If We Accessed The 10th Dimension?

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, bioengineering, business, genetics, robotics/AI, time travel, transhumanism

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May 15, 2024

Scientists unveil Mission Impossible 4-inspired smart contact lenses

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, computing, health

Chinese scientists have developed a new type of lens that can be used for health care and augmented reality (AR). Based on radio frequency, the eye-tracking smart contact lenses don’t require battery or conventional silicon chips and are biocompatible and imperceptible.

Set to be used for human-machine interaction (HMI), the smart contact lenses rely on tracking eye movements. The lenses use methods like pupil center corneal reflection and electrooculography (EOG) to track eye movements.

May 11, 2024

Rapid-Fire Solar Flares Unleashed: NASA Witnesses 82 Intense Flares This Week [Video]

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From May 3 through May 9, 2024, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observed 82 notable solar flares. The flares came mainly from two active regions on the Sun called AR 13,663 and AR 13664. This video highlights all flares classified at M5 or higher with nine categorized as X-class solar flares. ht.

May 9, 2024

AI and holography bring 3D augmented reality to regular glasses

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI

Researchers in the emerging field of spatial computing have developed a prototype augmented reality headset that uses holographic imaging to overlay full-color, 3D moving images on the lenses of what would appear to be an ordinary pair of glasses. Unlike the bulky headsets of present-day augmented reality systems, the new approach delivers a visually satisfying 3D viewing experience in a compact, comfortable, and attractive form factor suitable for all-day wear.

“Our headset appears to the outside world just like an everyday pair of glasses, but what the wearer sees through the lenses is an enriched world overlaid with vibrant, full-color 3D computed imagery,” said Gordon Wetzstein, an associate professor of electrical engineering and an expert in the fast-emerging field of spatial computing.

Wetzstein and a team of engineers introduce their device in a new paper in the journal Nature (“Full-colour 3D holographic augmented-reality displays with metasurface waveguides”).

Apr 24, 2024

Mark Zuckerberg appeared to take a shot at Apple’s Vision Pro

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to take a hit at Apple’s Vision Pro in Meta’s first-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.

Zuckerberg said he didn’t think augmented reality glasses would make it in the mainstream market until it had “full holographic displays.” The comment appears to show his skepticism of the potential success of a product like Apple’s Vision Pro.

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