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Ernest
12-12-2012, 07:19 PM
http://phys.org/news/2012-12-pixel-die.html#jCp


The alternative, a vector-based format, presents the image using contoured colours. Until now there has not been a way to fill in between the colours at the quality needed for professional use. The Bath team has finally solved this problem.

m.d.
12-12-2012, 08:21 PM
interesting...

toby
12-12-2012, 08:50 PM
whoa!

Kaptive
12-13-2012, 04:28 AM
I just did a bit more research...
I looked up the team behind it, and it is a UK university research team at the University of Bath. Though I'm yet to find more on this actual story, they are doing some very cool stuff there.

For example, check out this video...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_rUNNFFCI

This link below shows you some of the things they have been working on... How do we get hold of this stuff??? It is being funded by the tax payer isn't it? :P

http://www.bath.ac.uk/media/research/


Ah, after a bit more digging, the page related to this article is this one... but not really much more info. But there is another picture (but for some crazy reason, it's really really small!!)

http://www.bath.ac.uk/media/research/image-representation/vectorized-images.html

Anyways... I want that tree program!

Tonttu
12-16-2012, 05:25 AM
Here's some more:
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/143130-vector-vengeance-british-researchers-claim-they-can-kill-the-pixel-within-five-years
http://content.yudu.com/A1zng4/TVBENov12/resources/12.htm

Extremetech article links to the paper: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/47879/1/ID47879.pdf