Category: science & technology


Pale Blue Dot

24 August, 2016 エスピオン

Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot is an animation that situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos. Using a eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through music and visuals, the animation seeks to remind us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living together on […]

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Oyster Advanced Body Skeleton Tracking

The days of motion capture may be numbered, as video tracking algorithms get more advanced. Oyster combines advanced machine learning algorithms from motion tracking and synthetic data to provide accurate real time body tracking. Now all you need to animate your characters is a camera and this software! More info: http://www.gestigon.com

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Flyboard Air Hoverboard Can Go 93 MPH and Soar to 10,000 Feet

12 April, 2016 エスピオン

Zapata Racing has achieved mankind’s dream of flight and offers you the first video of Franky Zapata flying on the innovation Flyboard® Air. The Independent Propulsion Unit represents 4 years of hard work for a result exceeding all records: – Autonomous flight up to 10,000 feet – Top speed of 150km/h (93,2 mph) – 10 […]

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Fusion energy breakthrough: Scientists create hydrogen plasma

29 March, 2016 エスピオン

For the first time, scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have successfully created hydrogen plasma, the key component to nuclear fusion, and held it in a contained environment. Inside of a generator called the Wendelstein 7-X (W7X) stellarator, hydrogen is heated up to 180 million degrees Fahrenheit and held in place by 470 […]

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holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time (Microsoft Research)

29 March, 2016 エスピオン

holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are […]

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Boston Dynamics: Atlas, The Next Generation

25 February, 2016 エスピオン

A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. […]

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Laniakea: Our home supercluster

28 January, 2016 エスピオン

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of […]

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A bicycle that generates 24 hours of electricity from 1 hour of exercise

03 December, 2015 エスピオン

Would you exercise for one hour a day to never have another electricity bill again? Billionaire business mogul Manoj Bhargava has chosen to throw his weight behind initiatives that work for the betterment of the world. To this aim, Bhargava founded the Billions in Change movement, which works to create and implement solutions to some […]

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Fallout 4 VR with the Virtuix Omni

Check out Fallout 4 using the Virtuix Omni! The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. Moving naturally in virtual […]

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The Collidoscope: real time sampling and granular synthesis

23 November, 2015 エスピオン

The Collidoscope is a prototype synthesiser designed by researchers Ben Bengler & Fiore Martin. Based on a granular synthesiser engine the instrument can be played by two performers at the same time (as they stand opposite one another on the sides of the unit) using the 2 built-in sets of keyboard, gooseneck microphone, colour display […]

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The Light L16 Camera: the world’s first multi-aperture computational camera

09 October, 2015 エスピオン

Meet the world’s first multi-aperture computational camera. The Light L16 Camera uses breakthrough optics design with the most advanced imaging engine ever created to give you the control of a DSLR with the convenience of a smartphone. With 16 individual cameras, 10 of them firing simultaneously, the L16 captures the detail of your shot at […]

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Live eye tracker with a cheap webcam

09 October, 2015 エスピオン

Cubic Motion usually apply their computer vision technology to high-end footage, but it can be applied to all kinds of data. Watch their youtube channel for iPhone and Android demos, coming very soon. Below you can see a 60fps face tracking system, which can be used for live character animation system for Maya, Unreal Engine, […]

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IMMERSIS Projector – revolutionizing immersive virtual reality

The ultimate virtual reality experience for immersive gaming and video, sharable with others and adaptable to your living space. For the last century, we’ve been looking at the world through the tiny window of our TV screens, computers and tablets. Our brains have been conditioned to be satisfied by their two-dimensional experience. The arrival of […]

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Virtual Reality Porn via BadoinkVR

26 September, 2015 エスピオン

BaDoink, a leading online adult entertainment company, has been an active pioneer in the virtual reality space – attempting to bring virtual reality porn to the masses. They recently hit the streets of San Francisco, California to give passerbys their first virtual reality experience, using the Samsung Gear VR with a Samsung Galaxy 6. The […]

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The artificial skylight that you won’t believe isn’t real

24 September, 2015 エスピオン

It looks like the sun… but it isn’t. It’s a brand new type of artificial skylight called CoeLux which, for the first time, recreates the scientific process that makes the sky appear blue. It also creates an illusion of depth to make the ‘sun’ appear to be far above.

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Future First Person Shooter – father.IO

father.IO is an augmented reality First Person Shooter in the real world. Father.IO is an action game with a strong strategic component, in typical Risk and Travian style, that can be played in the real world: gamers will enter a real-life gaming experience, complete location-based missions, conquer territories, and collect virtual resources – all in […]

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To Scale: The Solar System

19 September, 2015 エスピオン

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh.

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Making art in VR Space

11 September, 2015 エスピオン

Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding […]

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Toshiba Corporation Develops Lifelike Communication Android

21 April, 2015 エスピオン

Toshiba has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that the company will continue to develop towards achieving a service robot able to assist people in the fields of welfare and healthcare. The android was showcased at CEATEC JAPAN […]

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TRUE SKIN sci fi short film

Written & Directed by: Stephan Zlotescu Director of Photography: H1

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ISS Expedition 42: US EVA #2 GoPro footage

13 April, 2015 エスピオン

Back in February, NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore conducted an EVA to prepare the International Space Station to receive commercial crew vehicles, and shot the entire mission on a GoPro camera for all of us earthlings to see what it’s like to be in space!

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EXTROPY – Speedhack by Dylan Nathan AKA Jega

When reality is augmented, DNA is synthetic and machines are sentient, what does it mean to be real? What is life? Speedhack is a high-octane journey through a near future city sprawl. Created entirely by Dylan J Nathan aka Jega, the short is a proof of concept scene from EXTROPY, a sci-fi feature film for […]

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Cyberith Virtualizer + Oculus Rift + Virtual Reality Games Compilation

24 February, 2015 エスピオン

Watch the Virtualizer being used to play games like Crysis 3, World of Warcraft, Outlast, Affected and others in combination with an Oculus Rift. Cyberith are an Austrian Virtual Reality company, responsible for the development of the Virtualizer. The Virtualizer is an easy-to-use Virtual Reality locomotion device, allowing you to move freely in virtual worlds. […]

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Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

30 November, 2014 エスピオン

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available. […]

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1995 Virtual Reality IO I-Glasses

21 October, 2014 エスピオン

Back in 1995 this was one of the first affordable home VR headsets along with the Victormaxx Cybermaxx and the ForteVR VFX-1. The small and lightweight design made it comfortable to wear, but the enormous cable from the VGA-box to the Computer, the box itself, the cable to the glasses and the power supply rendered […]

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