Star Trek-like headset a breakthrough for the legally blind Watch Now Augmented reality could help the legally blind see. That's the promise of Canadian company eSight , which showcased its latest technology at the recent Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, the industry's main trade show. Vision-impaired users wear eSight like a pair of glasses. It gets bonus points for bearing a passing resemblance to the VISOR device worn by Geordi La Forge in S tar Trek: The Next Generation . A front-facing high-definition camera on the headset captures everything in the user's normal field of vision. Images are projected in real-time on near-eye displays. The glasses are custom made to the wearer's prescription, and the lenses are overlaid with transparent OLED (organic LED) displays. The displays can be adjusted to fill the entire field of vision or just a portion, like bifocals. Rather than a straight video feed, eSight uses algorithms to optimize footage of the … [Read more...] about AR for the blind is straight out of Star Trek
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LONDON — With “one of the coolest jobs in the world,” Nasa rover operator Vandi Verma hopes women’s high profile in the latest Mars mission will inspire a new generation to pursue careers in a sector traditionally dominated by men. Verma’s colleague Swati Mohan made headlines around the world when she narrated the nail-biting landing of the Perseverance rover on the Red Planet following its perilous descent through the Martian atmosphere. “It’s definitely inspired girls everywhere. It’s opened people’s perceptions of who can be a space engineer,” Verma told the Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday. The space roboticist is operating the Perseverance – the most advanced astrobiology lab ever sent to another world – as it roams Mars looking for signs of ancient microbial life. “I really think I have one of the coolest jobs in the world,” said Verma, whose interest in space – like Mohan’s – was fueled by a childhood love of the TV series Star … [Read more...] about Nasa Mars scientists spur girls to ‘reach for the stars’
Natural Star Nani is one of the most popular stars in the Telugu film industry. After the success of his previous films Jersey (2019) and V (2020), Nani is not leaving any stone unturned to impress fans with his upcoming films. As we all know, he is currently busy shooting for his next films Shyam Singha Roy and Ante Sundaraniki . Considering his demand amongst the filmmakers in Tollywood, the actor has reportedly hiked his remuneration. A report published in a leading portal suggests that Nani is now demanding Rs 14 crore per movie. The sources told the entertainment portal that he used to charge Rs 11 crore, but now he hiked his fees by Rs 3 crore. The report further states that Nani is charging Rs 14 crore for Ante Sundaraniki and Shyam Singha Roy . However, there is no official confirmation about the same. Nani finished the shooting of his next film Tuck Jagadish in January 2021. The film is directed by Shiva Nirvana, and it also stars Ritu … [Read more...] about Nani Hikes His Remuneration, Charges Rs 14 Crore For Upcoming Films?
Horror movie director Ari Aster made a splash with Hereditary and Midsommar, and his new film, Disappointment Blvd, is moving forward with some big news this week. Deadline reports that A24--the studio behind Aster's last two films--is in talks to finance this new movie. Not only that, but it's been reported that Oscar-winning Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix will star in the film. Deadline says that after Phoenix officially signed on, Aster began pitching the movie to studios. There was "plenty of interest," the report said, but A24 ultimately made the deal to stay in business with Aster after two big hits. Plot details for Disappointment Blvd are being kept secret for now, but we know the film is to b written and directed by Aster. It's officially described as an "intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time." Whether or not this will be a portrayal of a real or a made-up figure is unknown, but it seems Phoenix will play the lead. … [Read more...] about Joaquin Phoenix To Star In Midsommar Director Ari Aster’s Next Movie
Actress Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Midsommar) has wrapped up filming on her next movie, Don't Worry Darling, from director Olivia Wilde. To celebrate the end of filming, Pugh shared a series of photos and wrote a wonderful message on Instagram where she expressed her gratitude to the cast and crew who worked so hard during such a difficult time amid the ongoing health crisis. "The grips, the gaffer, the electrics, set PAs, sound mixer, prop masters, location scouts, location manager, production designer, art department, crafty, catering, stand ins, stunt coordinator, stunt women, stunt men, medic, COVID compliance officers and managers, camera operators, camera assistants, Director of photography, security, transportation team, script supervisor, hair artists, makeup artists, costume designers, costume dressers, boom operators, producers, writer, Director, 1st AD's, 2nd AD’s, 3rd AD's. This list goes on and on and on, the length of the rolling words and names at the end of when … [Read more...] about Florence Pugh On What It Was Like To Film “Don’t Worry Darling” During COVID-19