The VLT Survey Telescope (VST), the latest addition to ESO’s Paranal Observatory, has made its first release of impressive images of the southern sky. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope, with the huge 268-megapixel camera OmegaCAM at its heart, which is designed to map the sky both quickly and with very fine image quality. […]
An international team of astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to carefully study the star VFTS 682 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbouring galaxy to the Milky Way. By analysing the star’s light, using the FLAMES instrument on the VLT, they have found that it is about 150 times the mass of […]
Yet another cool project using the Microsoft Kinect. I am not certain what you can do with it in a snow globe. Perhaps it would be good for viewing the weather around the world all at the same time. Using a 3D HD projector, two Microsoft Kinect sensors and some additional hardware and software a […]
How would you like to have an 85 inch, 8K television? Yeah, I want one too.
MIT has come up with a new way to view 3-D images without the use of glasses. They are calling this High-Rank 3D Display. They say it is not another parallax barrier. Instead they call it Content Adaptive Parallax Barrier. What it sounds like to me is that instead of a parallax barrier that is […]
VR-Zone is reporting that NVIDIA will be launching a desktop version of Optimus at COMPUTEX called Synergy. NVidia developed Optimus to save battery life by automatically switching the power of the discrete GPU off when it is not needed and switching it on when needed again. In Synergy, NVidia is doing the same thing. Synergy […]
The video compares an Intel Core i7-2600 CPU with an AMD 3510MX. The Intel CPU is a Sandy Bridge processor and has Intel HD 3000 graphics. The AMD quad-core processor A8-3510MX has Radeon HD 6620M graphics. Of course it shows that AMD’s Llano performs better.
Microsoft has created an app for your Phone that allows you to create a 3-D model of an object by simply walking around it and taking pictures. They walked around a car and took 40 pictures in order to create a fairly decent 3-D model of it. The technology does not work with objects in […]
If you have the new Geforce GTX 590, then you need to be careful when overclocking the graphics card with the 267.52 drivers. Otherwise, you may burn up your card. Then again, overclocking the graphics card with 1.025 volts being sent to the core might not be that smart either. Anandtech used just 0.987 Volts […]
NVIDIA is releasing a the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 at 9 am (EDT) on Thursday, March 24th. Rumor is that the GTX 590 will have 1024 cores (512 per GPU), 128 texture units (64 per GPU), 96 ROPS (48 per GPU), and 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (1.5 GB per GPU). The memory bus width […]