In between the museums, we saw some of the sites around the town itself. Here are a few of the views we saw today. This is Florence’s Cathedral, the Duomo. Construction started at the end of the 13th century under the architect Arnolfo di Cambio. His work can be seen all around Rome, the Vatican […]
Maybe no one really knows Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni anymore. It’s been so long, his works and his fame have outlasted the man and his contemporaries and maybe the not-quite hagiography has outpaced the historiography. (They called him the divine one, after all.) Painting, sculpture, architecture, his are among the most famous and enduring [… […]
And today that means Florence, Firenzie. We started at the Galleria Degli Uffizi. It was a walking tour. We met our guide, who told us some jokes and trivia about the Medici as we waited to get into the museum. The Uffizi is in a 16th century palace turned administrative center (Uffizi means “offices”) turned […]
Story and images by Science Dailey New light field displays effectively simulate teleportation A Queen's University researcher will soon unveil TeleHuman 2 -- the world's first truly holographic videoconferencing system. TeleHuman2 allows people in different locations to appear before one another in life-size 3D -- as if they were in the same room. […]
Story and images by Fierce Telecom Cisco has subsumed Spark, its team collaboration product, into Webex, its online conferencing product. Spark, now called Webex Teams, will henceforth be considered an add-on application for Webex Meetings. Now, customers can still subscribe to one or the other. On the page that Cisco set up for potential subscribers to comp […]
Story and images by Scientific American How adding touch to VR can lead to an "uncanny valley" of sensations--and what we can do about it We can all remember the crisply beveled edges of our cheery-yellow No. 2 pencil, the cool, smooth feel of a chalk-powdered blackboard, the gritty red bricks of the schoolhouse walls. Surely that all wasn't j […]
Lane Johnson hasn't shied away from sharing his thoughts on the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles right tackle expects to hear it from the fans Thursday when last season's Super Bowl teams meet in a preseason game.