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Holographic 3D Telepods May Revolutionize Videoconferencing
2012-05-04 05:54:13

[ Watch the Video ] Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A Queen´s University researcher has taken inspiration from Star Trek to create an other-worldly way to meet with one another. Using a series of strategically placed projectors and Microsoft Kinect image sensors, Dr. Roel Vertegaal and his team at the Human Media Lab in Canada have created a human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod, allowing people in different places to meet with one another, just as if they were in the same room...

2008-09-12 00:00:18

By Jim Farber When Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore told Placido Domingo that he wanted to compose an opera based on the 1986 film version of "The Fly," the artistic director of the Los Angeles Opera should have heeded the warning of the movie's heroine, "Be afraid. Be very afraid!" The disappointing results are now on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where "The Fly" received its American premiere Sunday with Domingo conducting. The world premiere took place in July at the...

2008-09-09 21:00:14

By Jim Farber When Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore told Placido Domingo that he wanted to compose an opera based on the 1986 film version of "The Fly," the artistic director of Los Angeles Opera should have heeded the warning of the movie's heroine: "Be afraid. Be very afraid!" The disappointing results are now on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where "The Fly" received its American premiere Sunday with Domingo conducting. The world premiere took place in July at the Theatre du...


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