The Looking Glass Portrait is a cheaper holographic window to your smartphone photos and more

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Looking Glass Factory, a company that designs personal holographic displays, just launched a Kickstarter for its new Looking Glass Portrait, a smaller, more affordable take on its previous light field display. The new Looking Glass can operate as a standalone device, and in a clever move, supports portrait mode photos from smartphones like the iPhone for creating simple holograms.


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The Looking Glass Portrait displays holographic photos, videos and 3D models in a 58 degree viewing cone, which basically amounts to the experience of a 3D video or hologram, but viewable by multiple people without the need for special glasses. Holographic light field tech isn’t new, particularly in smaller sizes like a cellphone screen. Where Looking Glass Portrait differs from other displays, like Sony’s $3,000 Spatial Reality Display, is with a much lower price point of $349 (without promotional Kickstarter pricing).

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Global Dental Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) Market 2020 Trending Technologies, Development Plans, Future Growth and Geographical Regions to 2026

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Nov 22, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — is aimed at offering market research study on Global Dental Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026, provides an analysis of the scope of the current and future market. The report delivers information as well as market-relevant cues to grasp uninhibited growth in the market. The report completely studies product specification, technology, product type, and production analysis considering major factors such as revenue, cost, gross and gross margin. The comprehensive study contains global Dental Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) market data with characteristics, a market chain with analysis and developments. It gives details of market revenue, segmentation, market players, market size, historical data, and prospects from 2020 to 2026 time-period. This report will help the business leaders to detail better strategies

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He Says We Need ‘Glass Domes’ First

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  • In a reply to a tweet, Elon Musk said we will need to live in glass domes before terraforming Mars.
  • Musk has previously suggested nuking the Martian poles to create a livable atmosphere.
  • Musk wants to build a self-sufficient city on Mars and will need 1 million colonists to do so. (He also says they’ll likely die.)

    Earlier this week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk explained on Twitter that in order to colonize Mars, we would have to support “life in glass domes at first” before we “eventually, terraformed [Mars] to support life, like Earth.”

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    Musk, as has been well established, wants to realize his dream of making humans a multiplanetary species and build

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    Oppo reveals rollable phone concept, AR Glass headset, more

    Oppo X 2021 rollable phone

    • Oppo has shown off three concept products at Inno Day 2020.
    • The brand showed off its first rollable phone concept.
    • It also showed off redesigned AR Glass and an AR app.

    Oppo held its first Inno Day event last year, showing an AR Glass headset and a concept phone with an in-display selfie camera. The firm has now officially kicked off its Inno Day 2020 event, so what did it have to show off this time?

    True to the teases, the manufacturer showed off the Oppo X 2021 concept rollable phone. The concept device features a 6.7-inch OLED screen at first, but a gesture on the side fingerprint scanner results in a maximum screen size of 7.4-inches. In fact, the brand claims this solution enables no crease on the display as we see with foldables. A video embedded below shows off the mechanism in action, as well as a USB-C

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    Looking inside the glass — ScienceDaily

    A team of researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo used advanced electron spectroscopy and computer simulations to better understand the internal atomic structure of aluminosilicate glass. They found complex coordination networks among aluminum atoms within phase-separated regions. This work may open the possibility for improved glasses for smart device touchscreens.

    As the demand for smartphones, tablets, and solar panels increases, so too will the need for more high-quality, tough, transparent glass. One of the candidate materials for these applications is called aluminosilicate glass, which is made of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen. As with all amorphous materials, the glass does not form a simple lattice but exists more like a disordered “frozen liquid.” However, intricate structures can still form between that have not yet been analyzed by scientists.

    Now, a team of researchers at The University of Tokyo have used electron energy loss fine structure

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    Researchers from Jena and Cambridge develop glass materials with novel combinations of properties — ScienceDaily

    Linkages between organic and inorganic materials are a common phenomenon in nature, e.g., in the construction of bones and skeletal structures. They often enable combinations of properties that could not be achieved with just one type of material. In technological material development, however, these so-called hybrid materials still represent a major challenge today.

    A new class of hybrid glass materials

    Researchers from the Universities of Jena (Germany) and Cambridge (GB) have now succeeded in creating a new class of hybrid glass materials that combine organic and inorganic components. To do this, the scientists use special material combinations in which chemical bonds between organometallic and inorganic glasses can be generated. They included materials composed of organometallic networks — so-called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) — which have recently been experiencing rapidly increasing research interest. This is primarily because their framework structures can be created in a targeted manner, from the length scale of

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    Oppo announces Inno Day 2020: What should we expect? (Updated: New AR Glass)

    The Oppo AR Glass.

    • Oppo has announced that it will be holding its Inno Day 2020 event next week.
    • The company showed off in-display selfie camera tech and AR glasses at its 2019 event.
    • It’s now confirmed that new AR Glass tech will be shown off at its 2020 event.

    Update: November 13 2020 (2:25AM ET): Oppo confirmed earlier this week that it will be holding its Inno Day 2020 event soon (see original article below), and we wondered what the manufacturer would show off. Now, the firm has revealed on Twitter that we can expect an improved take on its AR Glass technology. Check out the image below.

    Oppo AR Glass Inno Day 2020

    The teaser image seems to suggest a sleeker design compared to last year’s bulky AR Glass. Presumably it still offers hand-tracking, 3D surround sound, and 3D reconstruction. We’re expecting a few more tech demos at the event, so you’ll want to tune in on November

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    Glass Bubbles Market Dynamic Innovation in Technology and Key Players| 3M, RTP Company, Revchem Composites

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    Nov 09, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
    The latest research report provides a complete assessment of the Global Glass Bubbles market for the forecast year 2021-2030, which is beneficial for companies regardless of their size and revenue. This Survey report covering the major market insights and industry approach towards COVID-19 in the upcoming years. The Glass Bubbles Market Report presents data and information on the development of the investment structure, technological improvements, market trends and developments, capabilities, and comprehensive information on the key players of the Glass Bubbles Market. The market strategies undertaken, with respect to the current and future scenario of the industry, have also been listed in the study.

    The report begins with a brief presentation and overview of the Glass Bubbles market, about the current market landscape, market trends, major market players, product type,

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    Glass Shortage Threatens Solar Panels Needed for Climate Fix

    (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest solar power company says a shortage of glass is raising costs and delaying production of new panels, throwing a wrench into China’s plans to accelerate its shift to clean power.

    Prices for glass that coats photovoltaic panels have risen 71% since July, and manufacturers are struggling to produce it fast enough to keep more than a week’s worth of sales in inventory, according to Daiwa Capital Markets. The shortage comes as the solar industry turns toward bifacial panels, which increase both power output and glass requirements.

    chart: Xinyi's shares have soared as solar glass demand rises

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    Xinyi’s shares have soared as solar glass demand rises

    Solar panel producers like Longi Green Energy Technology Co. have asked the government in China, home to most solar manufacturing, to address the situation by approving new factories. Otherwise price hikes risk making solar power too expensive and halting the industry’s momentum.


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    This new tech could let your tablecloth remind you that your glass is half empty

    A pair of jeans reminds you that you forgot your battery-low Airpods in the back pocket. Or a tablecloth notifies you that you haven’t picked up your credit card before leaving the house. These are among the futuristic applications that Microsoft’s engineers have in mind for a new technology they are developing in the field of smart textiles.

    Dubbed Capacitivo, the project’s objective is to create fabrics that can identify the objects that they come into contact with, thanks to a recognition technique known as capacitive sensing. The method, which is already known among electrical engineers, relies on electrodes detecting and measuring the changes in electric charges when contact is made with a given object.

    Combining capacitive sensing with AI, Microsoft’s researchers have been able to create fabrics that can recognise non-metallic objects like foods and liquids, and typical household items such as books, bowls or candles. The results, so

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