This Clever Newspaper Ad Hides a 3D Kitchen in the Classifieds

As far as newspaper ads go, the classifieds are an especially boring section of tiny text and identically spaced columns. But it doesn't always have to be so! This ingenious little ad for Corona's kitchens by Colombia-based designer Felipe Salazar plays with the geometry of classified ads. An entire kitchen, complete… » 4/08/14 2:40pm 4/08/14 2:40pm

Train for Surgery Using Immersive 3D Holograms of Corpses

Computer-generated models are starting to let researchers and students peer into the body without needing a real human stretched out before them. Virtual dissection tables have been built at places like Stanford and the University of Calgary. Now, University of Michigan computer scientists and biologists have taken the … » 4/07/14 2:40pm 4/07/14 2:40pm

This Amazing 3D Render Lets You Dive Into a Heroic Battle

The Battle of Buda in 1686 was a significant victory over the Ottoman Empire, which threatened Europe, Asia, and Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1896, Gyula Benczúr painted his gorgeous masterpiece titled "The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686," depicting the final moments of the Holy League victory, after 78 … » 3/21/14 10:20am 3/21/14 10:20am

Haha, these super short 3D animations about a tiny world are so cute

I wish these 3D animation shorts were a full movie. Called Tiny Worlds, it shows miniature sized characters and machines solving normal sized problems. Cigarette flicked on the ground? A tiny submarine will blast it away. Matches left on the street? A mini semi truck will haul it away. Gum on the sidewalk? Let's call… » 3/19/14 12:28am 3/19/14 12:28am

Scientists create system that shows your brain activity in 3D

University of California researchers have created a system that shows how the brain works in real time, allowing users to navigate right inside their own heads and see their neuronal activity firing in three dimensions, showing "real-time source-localized activity from electroencephalographic signals." » 3/14/14 11:27pm 3/14/14 11:27pm

Seeing the original 1928 Mickey Mouse animated in 3D is terrifying

Some things are better left untouched. Really3D, the hilarious YouTube channel that animates classics into ridiculous 3D renders, proves that with a gagful 3D animation of the 1928 classic Steamboat Willie. You know, the short film that first introduced the world to Mickey Mouse. The 3D version of the classic is so bad … » 2/18/14 7:19pm 2/18/14 7:19pm

Impressive 3D brain scan shows every neuron connection in a brain

If you look at the wires behind your entertainment console, you're going to see different colors tangled up with different things leading to different places you forgot existed. It's an awful ugly mess. Seeing the brain is like that, only the opposite because in its chaos is beauty. Just look at the 3D brain scan above » 1/31/14 10:41pm 1/31/14 10:41pm

From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo, and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes, adorable robots, … » 1/13/14 6:40am 1/13/14 6:40am

Confirmed: Apple Bought the Company That Made the Original Kinect

Your iPhone could be getting some serious new capabilities soon, following the news that Apple has acquired the 3D-sensing technology company PrimeSense. This is the same Israeli company that built the original Microsoft Kinect sensor. But that doesn't mean Apple's planning an Xbox competitor anytime soon. » 11/25/13 10:42am 11/25/13 10:42am

3D Virtual Birth Simulator Uses Mother and Baby's Actual Measurements

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Although the field of childbirth has remained pretty stagnant as far as fields of medicine go, it's been making some major strides in recent months. Though unlike other recent techniques, this newest one goes into action long before the mother's first contraction even hits; scientists can now create 3D virtual birth… » 11/22/13 11:40am 11/22/13 11:40am

This Screen Can Display 2D and 3D Images At the Same Time

With most 3D TVs you'll see a headache-inducing double image unless you're wearing a pair of polarizing or shutter glasses. But researchers from the Shirai Lab at Japan's Kanagawa Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable screen that can display both 2D and 3D images at the same time, without the… » 11/22/13 10:10am 11/22/13 10:10am

Zero Point Is the First 3D, 360 Degree Movie for the Oculus Rift

People have been working on video and explorable environments for the Oculus Rift, but Condition One, the immersive videography group, is upping the ante with a complete 20-30 minute movie all in 3D. » 11/17/13 10:13am 11/17/13 10:13am