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Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope Offer 3D View of the Universe

Microsoft Research’s “WorldWide Telescope” (WWT) maps the Galaxy with the data, photographs collected from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and others–in a 3D view.

Craig Mundie Talks Converging Worlds: A New Era of Computing

Last week, Microsoft’s Craig Mundie visited a number of universities in the USA and Canada, engaging with the next generation of computer scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, doctors, and educators to discuss what the future of technology holds, and how it’ll play a critical role in these and other fields.

He spoke about the appearance …

WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest Launched

Microsoft has launched “WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest,” a competition which involves putting together tours using the content available on the WorldWide Telescope site.

“With the WorldWide Telescope, you have 3-D navigation to explore the universe. Not only can you visit, but you can create an interactive and educational tour of your journey. You …

MIX11: Kinect for Windows Beta SDK Opens Doors for Enthusiasts and Academics – Coming this Spring

Kinect for Xbox 360, recently recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest-selling consumer device in 60 days, allows users to enjoy games and entertainment with their whole body and voice — no controller required. Today at MIX 2011, Microsoft detailed some of the features in the Kinect for Windows Beta SDK from Microsoft Research …

MIX 2011: Microsoft Kinect SDK and New WorldWide Telescope Version Demonstrated

At MIX11, Microsoft gave a sneak peek of what might be possible with the official Kinect SDK today with a brief demo of a new version of the WorldWide Telescope.

The demo involves navigating the imaged universe on the WorldWide Telescope software with gestures controlled by both hands including …

TEDxCaltech Video: WorldWide Telescope ‘The Interactive Sky on Your Desktop’

A free, interactive virtual learning environment, WorldWide Telescope enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope. Through its interactive dashboard, you can browse high-resolution imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes, giving you a visually powerful perspective of the size, scale, and features of the universe.

In the video below, Curtis …

Augmented-reality Maps Using Bing Maps, Photosynth and WorldWide Telescope, TED Demo Video

Ever thought how one could use an integrated web app aggregating data from Bing Maps, with images, augmented-reality via real-time video and sky maps? Sounds too scifi to be true? No it’s not. View the following demo of Blaise Aguera, MS Research, for this topic.

Mars in 3-D With WorldWide Telescope by Microsoft and NASA

At 11th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft announced the latest “WorldWide Telescope and unveiled the largest seamless spherical map ever made of the night sky.”

Microsoft also released the “most complete high-resolution coverage of Mars, provided through an ongoing collaborative relationship with NASA, allowing WorldWide Telescope users to …

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) celebrates 2nd Birthday

Microsoft celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the launch of WorldWide Telescope – congrats to Jonathan, Curtis, and the rest of the small team. Besides the initial windows client, there’s the web client (silverlight), a web control, and the Bing Map WWT addin. When it was …

Microsoft Research shows ‘Bing Maps Features, WISE, WWT, Real-time search, Interactive Search’

At Mountain View campus, Microsoft Research displays some of their work which has directly transferred into Bing. Some of the projects and features that they’ve contributed that you might recognize are:

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) Bing Maps Application provide ‘Real time info how space is moving over Earth’

Last week Microsoft rolled out embed code to put Twitter maps on any website; now the team released a new Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope application to map out the stars, planets, solar systems and anything not on the Earth. WWT application allows you to view most of the features available …

Bing Maps integrating ‘Flickr images, Streetside imagery, live video, Indoor Panoramas’

At TED conference, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Bing Maps architect, demonstrated several new features designed to make Bing Maps more true-to-life — incorporating Flickr images into streetside views, adding indoor panoramas, making it possible to see live video from specific locations on a map, and using its Worldwide Telescope to give users a view of …

WorldWide Telescope Aphelion new Windows and web Client released

New releases of Windows and web Client for WorldWide Telescope Aphelion  are now available with many new features and bug fixes. The Windows Client has photo-realistic rendering of the Earth and Sun, as well as shadows of Jupiter’s moons. The new Cosmos rendering incorporates the most advanced view of the universe outside …

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) in 3D – Video

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. If you think the WWT is cool- just wait till you see

TOAST: Open Source WWT format conversion tool via Nasa

There has been some renewed media interest in the NASA Space Act Agreement with Microsoft, which was signed earlier this year. WWT is an online program that pulls together images from across space and which lets users use their computer screens to traverse the universe. Conversion of the information into the WWT …