Some SLI infos :
- SLI allows you to couple multiple 3d cards to improve performances.
- The Inquirer states a new motherboard is out with 4 SLI capability is out, that means a possibility of 8 screens for one computer !! (with 1 card for 2 screens)
- We learn on the OSG Mailing list that :
"Can you use more than two graphics cards with SLI?
NVIDIA currently supports only dual GPU scaling at this time, however, SLI Technology is not limited to using only 2 GPUs."
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A new 3d controller for the PS2!
VirtuSphere provides a mechnical basis for truly immersive virtual reality environments, permitting the user to move about in virtual space by simply walking.
See the models here. Here are my favorites : Psycho Girlfriend, Inae, Glasses
Read this, this, and look at this (mov, 17mo). This controller will be used as a 3D tracker, and it seems it will be accurate and fast optical tracking. I want it !!!
From this article at ArsTechnica :
Sparkle has been generating hype for almost two years now and the entire time it was considered to be a Flash-like product. (..)
Currently, when a designer designs a UI for an application they have to do it in a mock-up and then hand it off to the developer to implement in the software. (..)
Sparkle allows a designer to design the actual application (..) and it creates a C# project ready for the developer to use.
How did Sparkle become known as a “Flash Killer” if it is simply a form designer? The obvious answer is that the form designer is only one aspect to Sparkle. 3D has always been a rather daunting environment for designers due to the greater complexity. Sparkle removes the additional complexity by allowing designers to work with models in a 3D environment without worrying about the z-axis. It also has the ability to change a 2D object into a 3D object to allow for depth and rotation.
I wonder how a 3d environment without worrying about the z-axis is still a 3d environment..
Oh well =)
From this article at wikinews :
Light stopped for over a second, breaking record
Light has been stopped in its tracks for more than one second, a thousand times longer than the previous record.
Researchers at the Australian National University used a technique called electromagnetically induced transparency, in which a beam of laser light puts the atoms in a solid sample into a state in which a signal light pulse can be trapped.”