lights radio tags
tags promise a revolution in inventory control,
even as they threaten to diminish privacy.
Add a photosensor to each tag and they could
also enable augmented reality -- a melding
of everyday items and digital information.
The key to this low-cost system is a combination
projector and radio tag reader.
phone melds video and data
reality, which overlays digital information on real
world objects, has been largely limited to research
prototypes and military aircraft cockpits. A research
team aims to bring the technology to the masses
with a system that works on ordinary cell phones.
The trick is keeping the system lightweight enough
for cell phones' low-end cameras and computer chips.
system lets listeners move
engineers are able to capture and reproduce the
way sounds occur in specific places, creating the
illusion that a sound source is moving through the
listener's space. These effects usually require
you to hold your head in one position, however.
Headtracking headphones and accompanying software
offer a more liberating experience.
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of the wide variety of proposed quantum computer
architectures call for circuitry that is fairly
similar to today's computer chips, an advantage
in the race toward practical quantum computers.
These architectures, which use the orientations
of individual electrons to store information, have
received a boost with a pair of experiments that
show it is possible to electronically detect the
orientation of a single electron.
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tiles bring walking to VR... Speck
trios make secret codes... Single
gold atoms altered... Pen
writes micro wires... Design
eases nano locomotion.