New System Allows Scientists to Study the Environment in 3D

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All too often, we tend to focus our thoughts about 3D graphics on gaming and of course on how we could create a real life holodeck. However, every now and then, a completely different use for the technology comes along which shows us that powerful computers, 3D glasses and virtual worlds can do more than …

Get 3D Video Onto Your iPhone

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Okay, so it’s still not quite like getting a hologram projector built into your iPhone. However, if you want the next best thing, meaning the ability to watch a true 3D movie in all its glory on your phone then you definitely need the EyeFly3D.  At its most basic, the EyeFly 3D is a screen …

Want to See the Vatican in 3D?

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First Pope Francis started making nods toward modernism, perhaps moderating the Church’s stance toward gays and maybe even marriage for priests. Now, the Vatican wants to offer yet another very modern idea – the Sistine Chapel in 3D. Yes, you read that right – the place where we see man touching God, as conceived by …

Persistent Rumors iPhone 7 May Include 3D Screen

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are barely out of the gate but already, rumors are flying about possibilities for the new iPhone 7. One persistent rumor which seems to be quite popular is that the newest iPhone may actually include a 3D screen which doesn’t require the use of glasses. Little is known about …

Transformative 3D Technology Offers a New Set of “Eyes” for the Visually Impaired

3D Technology Offers a New Set of "Eyes" for the Visually Impaired

Blindness and partial loss of vision creates challenges that are unimaginable to many. The restrictions that become necessary for day to day safety range from walking around the house to walking down the street, making the idea of navigating a new environment nearly impossible to go at alone. In the past blind people who wanted …

3D Scanner Creates Perfectly Fitting Shoes

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Lots of people absolutely refuse to shop for shoes online because there is no way to ensure that the shoes will really fit correctly. Even when you go into the local shoe store, it’s possible to have trouble finding shoes that fit you correctly since everyone’s feet are a little different. Now of course you …

Make Your Own 3D Cloaking Device

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It seems that more and more often, we get to cover news here about things that seem like science fiction but which are in reality becoming science fact. Case in point is a 3D cloaking device. The idea was pioneered on Star Trek, where the Romulans and later the Klingons were able to use a …

The Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Business Across the Globe

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Wondering how 3D printing technology will impact businesses in the coming years? With Gartner listing it at #3 of its Top 10 Strategic IT Trends For 2015  we’d say the to expect a revolutionary impact. Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, shared its top ten strategic technologies for 2015 with 3D …

What If You Could Take a Virtual Vacation in 3D?

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Fans of 1980s sci-fi films have likely pondered the question of whether or not they would actually consider taking a Recall trip. That’s the name of the service Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character uses in the original Total Recall film (not the awful remake from 2012 starring Colin Farrell). The premise of the film was that Douglas …

New Tablet Offers Ability to Create 3D Virtual Reality Video Cheaply

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There a great number of 3D capable cameras on the market today. In fact, many cell phones, including the Kindle Fire Phone, which we looked at earlier, include the ability to create 3D videos. So why is the Aquila tablet so special? Because it doesn’t just create 3D video which you watch using glasses. Imagine …

First Surgery Performed Using a 3D Printed Vertebra Shows Promising Results

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From the start we knew that 3D printing technology was going to be a game changer. Experiments were focused on basic household items and talk of the potential this technology would bring seemed infinite. Fears of what would happen with it in the wrong hands and hopes of what it could accomplish in the right …

What if You Could Feel a 3D World?

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We’ve seen lots of different efforts at creating 3D technology of late. There is of course the Oculus Rift, which is designed to allow you to experience 3D worlds. Recently, we also talked about a device which is designed to allow you to manipulate 3D objects in the real world, kind of like stretching a …

New App Provides 3D Virtual Tours

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It sounds a little like something out of Star Trek – not quite a holodeck as we’ve written about in the past, but instead, a 3D virtual tour. Denny and Kevin Henson, residents of Midland, MI created their 3D virtual tour app based on their love of hiking. In essence, the app allows people to …

Google Purchases 3D Graphics Firm

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In a transaction which is relatively small in size considering some of the other acquisitions they’ve engaged in this year, Google has purchased drawElements. The Finnish company is known for their 3D imaging technology, something Google is keen to expand on in their Android platform. The deal was announced late last month and is said …

New Glasses Take 3D Science Fiction and Make it Science Fact

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By now, you’ve probably heard of both the Oculus Rift and Google Glass. Both of these products are designed to be worn and augment what you can see and do. In the case of the Rift, it’s designed to give you a 3D immersive experience. In the case of Google Glass, the idea is different …

Apple iPhone 6 and iOS 8 3D Rumors Abound

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Apple is set to introduce the newest edition of their mobile operating system, iOS 8 in the fall. According to Tim Cook, who took over as CEO just before Steve Jobs passed away, this will be “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store.” Of particular interest to us here at Snapily though …

NLT Technologies Develops Glasses Free 3D Display

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Image: Namida-K What if you could watch a 3D TV display without the need to wear special glasses? That’s the promise behind a new type of screen technology recently announced by NLT Technologies. The Japanese company’s US branch recently announced that they had succeeded in developing a new kind of autostereoscopic display panel. Autostereoscopic displays …

South Africa Unveils a Fascinating Multi-Dimensional Sculpture

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It is said that the definition of art is the ability to make someone feel something. Whether those feeling are warm and fuzzy, dark and angry, hurt, joy, pain, sadness… whatever it is it ignites in you, if it sets off an emotion of any sort it’s considered a successful piece of art. When it …

Where We’re Going: The Future of 3D Imaging

The Future of 3D Image Technology

Growing up watching The Jetsons and Back to the Future, I thought we’d be well on our way to flying cars by now. Never did I imagine that instead we’d be heading in the direction of electric cars and solar roadways (even cooler than flying cars)! Which goes to show that predicting the future of …

3D Map of Enzyme May Lead to Novel New Drug Treatments

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Scientists at the University of Missouri have, for the first time, completed a 3D map of an enzyme known as Proline utilization A or PutA for short. PutA is important in human beings because it helps to carry oxygen to molecules of the body. The human body contains a large number of enzymes (a type …