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Briefly: Thinnest projector, Curiosity rover, DriveSavers

10/04, 7:12am

Panasonic make 'world's thinnest' laser projector

A prototype projector by Panasonic is claimed to be the world's thinnest. Demonstrated at CEATEC 2012 to Engadget, the laser projector measures 7.5 millimeters (0.29 inches) thick and can project an 800x480 resolution image at 100 lumens. The use of a laser, instead of an LCD filter other projectors use, allows the image to be displayed without needing to refocus a lens. A future release date and the potential price are currently unknown.

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Apple-related technologies on display with Mars rover

08/06, 9:26pm

Number of MacBook Pros at JPL, descendant of G3 on Curiosity

NASA's widely-watched Curiosity rover landing on Mars, which touched down at 1:31 Eastern Standard Time Monday morning, had numerous connections to Apple technologies. From the prominent display of MacBook Pros in the control room to the rover itself (sporting a pair of G3-era processors), the space agency is much more visibly using technology associated with Apple now.

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