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The physical mechanisms and physiological causes of glare in human vision are reviewed. These mechanisms are scattering in the cornea, lens, and retina, and diffraction in the coherent cell structures on the outer radial areas of the lens. This scattering and diffraction are responsible for the " bloom " and " flare lines " seen around very bright objects.(More)
In the past decade, we have witnessed a quantum leap in rendering technology and a simultaneous increase in usage of computer generated images. Despite the advances made thus far, we are faced with an ever increasing desire for technology which can provide a more realistic, more immersive experience. One fledgeling technology which shows great promise is(More)
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Acknowledgements: We would like to thank our academic advisors and mentors, Professors Meric Gertler, Virginia McLaren, and David Hulchanski for their support, advice and recommendations throughout the development of this project. We would also like to thank Maureen Fair, Rick Egan, and Jennifer Woodill at St. Christopher House for their time, advice and(More)
Reach for the sky • How can we capture the whole sky as an environment map? • What happens with the sun? 2 Direct HDR Capture of the Sun and Sky Direct HDR Capture of the Sun and Sky • Use Sigma 8mm fisheye lens and Canon EOS 1Ds to cover entire sky • Use 3.0 ND filter on lens back to cover full range of light – Only 0.1% of light gets through! • Use Sigma(More)
Thermophilic microbial inhabitants of active seafloor and continental hot springs populate the deepest branches of the universal phyloge-netic tree, making hydrothermal ecosystems the most ancient continuously inhabited ecosystems on Earth. Geochemical consequences of hot water-rock interactions render these environments habitable and supply a diverse array(More)
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