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Team shows calibrated multiple-projector spherical display

Team shows calibrated multiple-projector spherical display
Researchers from Canada and Brazil offer designers a hard-to-resist invitation—a spherical display that lets you use gestures to interact with three-dimensional display objects. Their formal description is "A 3D perspective-corrected interactive spherical scalable display." Attendees at SIGGRAPH 14 in Vancouver had a close-up look at. the device called Spheree. A detailed report on their work in IEEE Spectrum on Sunday called out its significance, representing "the first display capable of projecting uniform, high resolution pixels on a spherical surface."...

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Mia Doi Todd Announces New Album of Brazilian Music

Mia Doi Todd Announces New Album of Brazilian Music
Californian singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd recently announced details of her upcoming album, Floresta (Portuguese for “forest”), which will be released by City Zen Records on September 16th and features 10 covers from the Brazilian music canon. Mia Doi Todd is no stranger to Brazilian music [we interviewed her about her love of Brazilian music here], having covered “Canto De Iemanjá” on her 2011 album Cosmic Ocean Ship album, a track which would later appear on 2011′s Red Hot + Rio 2 compilation, alongside another Brazilian cover, this time her version of “...

culture


Brazil approves port infrastructure works for 1.73bn in Rio and Santos

Brazil approves port infrastructure works for 1.73bn in Rio and Santos
Brazil's National Port Authority and Waterways has approved 1.73bn dollars in port infrastructure works to be carried out by three local operators: steelmaker CSN, container terminal operator Santos Brazil and US food and agribusiness firm Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)....



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