Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2008’

Scripting Lanugage Discussion

A good discussion on how scripting languages have changed since 2005: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/29/204251&from=rss

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Ubiquity for Firefox

This is a post from Mark Oehlert’s blog (Mark is a games researcher at Defense Acquisition University and a fun guy to Howl at the Moon with).  There is a great video on all the awesome things you can do the new tool for Firefox, Ubiquity.  I linked to his page rather than the Ubiquity page because he brings up …

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Semantic Web: Freebase Parallax

Here’s an video that demonstrates the power of the semantic web from the end-users perspective:   http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/index.html   Use the links or the text box on that site to do your own __very limited__ semantic web search (very limited because it is just being rolled out and lacks the huge amount of links to data that we expect with Google).

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Goblin XNA: Microsoft/Columbia’s AR project

Uses Microsoft’s XNA game framework. http://graphics.cs.columbia.edu/projects/goblin/goblinXNA.htm

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Augmented Reality in the Olympics

http://geeklit.blogspot.com/2008/08/augmented-reality-in-olympics.html

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Computer Vision: 3D Feature Extraction from 2D Photos

There are many academic implementations of automated 3D feature extraction from 2D photos (for instance, the matlab implementations in http://vision.ucla.edu/MASKS/ ); however, there are only a handful that render their results fast enough and provide the type of interactivity to keep the interest of an average person.  A grad student at the University of Washington named Noah Snavely has just …

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Google Earth on iPhone

Google Earth Blog: iPhone Earth App Available Now Last May I published a video demonstration of a cool iPhone application I saw at Where 2.0 which looked like Google Earth. The video demo was such a huge hit, Earthscape – the company who made it – quickly made it into a product you can now buy at the Apple store …

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Cellphones and Virtual Worlds

Folks,   Thank you for coming down to my presentation the other day. I enjoyed the interaction and hope you all did too.   I understand that many of you are interested in looking at military applications involving cell phones. Of course, I would do the same. One of the cellphone-based systems that we developed over the last two years …

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USAF Future Education

For those who may have missed COL Hover’s talk today or those looking for more information.  Their web site is here.  They will be hosting a conference in January.  NPS will mosty likely be sending a few representatives. If you are interested please contact CDR Sullivan or Rudy Darken.

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MiRTLE: Mixed Reality Teaching and Learning Environment

Collaborative mixed reality Distance Learning classroom. Website (might be down: use Google cache if it is)

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