QR codes can be used to securely display 3D images

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These quick response codes can be scanned by smartphones to do a great deal more than link to websites. While QR codes have become quite commonplace in print marketing to link the ads to online media, optical engineers from the University of Connecticut have found an entirely new and interesting use for these barcodes. The results of the efforts of this team has been published within the Optica journal from The Optical Society (OSA). The University of Connecticut optical engineer team took a regular smartphone and added an array of…

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Filmmakers embrace interactive technology to give audiences a more engaging experience

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As technology becomes more advanced, its relationship with the world of nature is gaining more attention. Filmmakers are turning to multimedia to produce more interactive movies and have been taking interest in augmented reality. Such is the case with “Bear71,” a new documentary that examines the relationship between wildlife and technology. The documentary is part of the “New Frontier” program from the Sundance Film Festival, which seeks to showcase how filmmakers are using new technologies to create interactive experiences. The documentary follows a grizzly bear in the Banff National Park…

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