Author Archives: Joann Pan

Microsoft Augmented Reality Concept Fuses Virtual World with Reality [VIDEO]

Microsoft researchers have created a new augmented reality concept by improving how virtual simulations react in the physical world.
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Smallest 3D Replicas Print Out in Four Minutes

Austrian researchers broke the world record for quickest printout of a three-dimensional object in the fast-evolving field of 3D printing.
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Watch Out, Netflix: Hollywood to Reinvent Downloadable Movies [VIDEO]

Two of Hollywood’s biggest production companies want to give Netflix and Hulu a run for their money. Consumers should soon to able to down… Continue reading

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FBI Shuts Down 3,000 Warrantless GPS Devices After Court Ruling [VIDEO]

The FBI shut down 3,000 GPS-based devices this week in a response to a court case ruling decided on Jan 23.
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QR Codes Connect Art on the Wall With Music on Your iPhone




Portuguese artist Nuno Serrão wants to make art viewing more stimulating by incorporating music through an iPhone app and QR codes.
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The World’s Largest Museum Complex to 3D Print Copies of Priceless Artifacts [VIDEO]

A pair of model makers — Vincent Rossi and Adam Metallo — are taking on the task of digitizing the Smithsonian Institute’s 137… Continue reading

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Roomba in Space? Swiss Robot Spacecraft to Clean Up Orbital Junk [VIDEO]

A team of Swiss astronauts and university professors are working to create a robot spacecraft called CleanSpace One, which will grab inactive… Continue reading

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MRI Scanners: Now Used to Look Inside Batteries [VIDEO]

Researchers are trying to create a better battery with MRI scanning — looking at batteries from the inside out for the first time.
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Can Augmented Reality Save the Printed Page?

The future of books may be here. Augmented reality book Between Page and Screen is an innovative art project that seeks to renew the reading experien… Continue reading

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Polling App Makes Blog Feedback Painless




The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your stContinue reading

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