Maarten Lenz-FitzGerald Cofound of Layar
Visual Aug & spimes will get real with the advent of Cloud Computing and devices like iPad & iPhone.
By the way I hate the term “AR” (augmented reality) we have too many acronyms. “Aug” is much better.
~ Esau Kessler
Nien Lam and Sue Ngo have developed “wearable technologies” in the interactive telecommunications program at Tisch School of the Arts, such as shirts displaying a read heart or lungs with veins that turn blue when exposed to air pollution. Read the whole story at The Daily News.
The modules, which have never been launched, were built as part of Almaz, a Soviet military programme that sent astronauts into orbit to take reconnaissance photographs of Earth. But Excalibur has also bought four reusable Almaz spacecraft, including one that was flown twice, which might be used much sooner.
Indeed, the firm’s immediate goal is finding ways to get passengers into orbit. Before this is possible the spaceships will need to be refurbished and modernised. However, Excalibur will attempt to preserve many of their “workhorse” components, including the heat shield, parachute system, solid rocket motors, and an escape system that can jettison a crew to safety if a rocket malfunctions.” —Fledgling space firm will use old Soviet gear - space - 12 January 2011 - New Scientist (via m1k3y)