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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 12:25 PM
I had to repost this since the link to the site doesnt work.......

ASU May Develop Flexible Computer Screen
Mon Sep 22, 4:09 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University is one of four finalists in a competition to win a $43.8 million research contract to develop a flexible computer screen for the Army.
The plastic or stainless steel screen could be used by troops in the field to view wireless transmissions of the latest maps and intelligence data with the clarity of a laptop computer or flat-screen television.
The screens are part of a larger effort to transform Army technology so troops can assess a combat area and quickly move in and out, said Gregory Raupp, ASU assistant vice president for research.
"The idea is each war fighter knows at all times exactly where he or she stands relative to friend or foe, relative to their objective, relative to the changing scenario," he said.
The other three finalists are Princeton, Cornell and the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Army is scheduled to make a final decision in November.

That coupled with this... http://www.noonco.com/flyer/index.html and TIR would be very sweet indeed..... talk about immersion.



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Message Edited on 09/23/0308:28AM by Bearcat99

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 12:25 PM
I had to repost this since the link to the site doesnt work.......

ASU May Develop Flexible Computer Screen
Mon Sep 22, 4:09 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University is one of four finalists in a competition to win a $43.8 million research contract to develop a flexible computer screen for the Army.
The plastic or stainless steel screen could be used by troops in the field to view wireless transmissions of the latest maps and intelligence data with the clarity of a laptop computer or flat-screen television.
The screens are part of a larger effort to transform Army technology so troops can assess a combat area and quickly move in and out, said Gregory Raupp, ASU assistant vice president for research.
"The idea is each war fighter knows at all times exactly where he or she stands relative to friend or foe, relative to their objective, relative to the changing scenario," he said.
The other three finalists are Princeton, Cornell and the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Army is scheduled to make a final decision in November.

That coupled with this... http://www.noonco.com/flyer/index.html and TIR would be very sweet indeed..... talk about immersion.



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Message Edited on 09/23/0308:28AM by Bearcat99

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 01:38 PM
umm... ok. I`m being rather dense here. I`m not sure what that means. Is it like a sort of handheld module? With the battlefield data on it for each soldier? Like a sort of Starfleet Pad outta Star Trek?

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 01:47 PM
wow......can i have one of those?../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 02:30 PM
Every month or so you'll see articles about flying cars, 3d-paper monitor displays, full sensation VR suits, etc, etc.

It's good to see publicity for research. It's even better when it's not just an attempt to attract more venture capital for an idea doesn't have a working prototype yet. It's really, really worth discussing when someone works out a way to mass-produce it, coz that means you're actually likely to see a real live one at any point in the future.


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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:14 PM
Pretty cool, if it comes true.

"Wired" magazine has all sorts of cutting edge predicitions. A couple of months ago, the cover story was about synthetic diamonds. DeBeers, according to the author, is freaking out. In five years, there will be tons of man-made diamonds that cost hardly anything and have fewer flaws than the best natural diamonds (the lack of flaws is how you can spot the fake /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ).

It gets better. The synthetic diamond developers aren't that concerned with the cosmetic diamond market. They think the big money is in computer chips. Diamond wafers replacing silicon will increase current computer speeds dramatically.

So I'm saving now for my 2.0Kcrt, 325Ghz Pentium IX chip to drive my 5200x3100 fabric mesh display! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:42 PM
JV44Rall wrote:
- Pretty cool, if it comes true.
-
- "Wired" magazine has all sorts of cutting edge
- predicitions.


I prefer POPULAR SCIENCE.

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:52 PM
What it seems like it will be is a flexible screen. Or at least one that doesnt fit into the standard 17,19,21' square model. Wraparound screens would open up a whole new avenue for simming. Interestingly enough clint...and I do here you believe me...I was in Best Buy the other day picking up a 256M thumb drive for my laptop....and I remembered reading an article in PM maybe about 7 years ago about hard drives the size of a quarter....../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif So who knows....as long as we dont anihilate ourselves we just may see thos wraparound screens in a few more years. You know how the military spurs commercial stuff.

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ShadowHawk__
09-23-2003, 10:07 PM
Hey, if the US Army is pushing it then you'll definitely see results.

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