Microsoft Surface 2.0 might have just recently been released, but the team working at the Microsoft Technology Center is already coming up with some interesting new applications for the big touch screen technology. The Next at Microsoft blog offers up one of these Microsoft Surface 2.0 apps as a demonstration of its abilities.
Its called NUIverse and as you can see in the video, team member David Brown manipulates the Surface 2.0 interface to showcase the app, which gives users a tour of our solar system. He can pan and zoom in full three dimensions and check out views of the Earth, the Moon or any planet in the system. You can also see how the familiar constellations are viewed from Earth orbit.
However, about nine minutes into the video, Brown decides to show some man-madeobjects in orbit around the Earth and one of them just happens to be the Battlestar Galactica. This is the massive ship from the recent TV series revival. It looks incredible and we can see how this app, which is supposed to be mainly for education, could be turned into a pretty cool touch screen based 3D RTS game. As they say on the TV show, "So say we all!"
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