A bouncing cylinder is a mathematically projected cylinder of any simple cross section, that encloses a more complex 3D polygonal object, as snugly as is practical. It is used to computationally cheapen collision detection, and so speed up the handling of physics and haptics.
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The cyclorama was the 19th century's version of TV, video game, and virtual reality, all (literally) rolled into one. By painting a large, highly detailed and realistic scene on the inside of a massive cylinder, they gave viewers standing in the middle, the feeling of really being a part of that scene.
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A robot with bristles like a bottle brush could make it possible to inspect water, sewer and gas pipelines that are unreachable using current technology.
So far the bristled robots have already inspected sewage and gas pipeli...
Tai Chiem, a Japanese designer, is creating a stirr, with a new prototype model PSP or Playstation portable, that consists of essentially a telescope tube from which unravels a flexible display membrane.
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A new research project called Pocket Virtual Worlds is attempting to expand upon the virtual panorama concept somewhat. Developed as an educational tool, Pocket Virtual Worlds uses cyclorama style panoramic photographs of various locations....
A soft, flexible fiber with a 1000 times more capacitance than a coaxial cable could lead to smarter textiles, say its inventors at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.
Their idea is to create a simple roll...
It was a figurative whack on the head that started Sandia National Laboratories distinguished technical staff member Juan Elizondo-Decanini thinking outside the box -- which in his case was a cylinder.
He developed a new conf...