January 1999

Misc

Innovations from Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, that area of California so aptly named due to its large concentration of high-tech electronics firms, has some developments coming down the pike that could have a significant impact on..

Kane, L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Silicon Valley, that area of California so aptly named due to its large concentration of high-tech electronics firms, has some developments coming down the pike that could have a significant impact on future process control and plant operations. As reported in a Special Report on Silicon Valley in the Nov. 7, 1998 issue of New Scientist (www.newscientist.com), these involve virtual reality data presentation, and better computer chips and memory storage devices. Virtual reality. Fakespace, a small company in Mountain View, California, offers a tabletop virtual reality machine with a horizontal back-projection screen. Images are projected from underneath. Using special glasses, high-reso

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