The holographic chess match played between the droid R2-D2 and Chewbacca in Star Wars: A New Hope could become possible in the near future.
Researchers from the University of Utah have developed an inexpensive way to create full-color 2D and 3D holograms. The scientists are able to produce brighter holograms than currently available and can be viewed at almost any angle, making them appear more realistic than ever before.
Rajesh Menon, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, led the team. Their research paper, “Full Color, Large Area, Transmissive Holograms Enabled by Multi-Level Diffractive Optics”, was published in Scientific Reports on Wednesday. Read more…
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Researchers at ETH, led by doctoral student Nicholas Cohrs, created an artificial silicone heart that was 3D printed as a single piece.
Similar to a real heart, it has a right and left ventricle, and an air-pressurized chamber in place of a septum that pumps blood and fluid from the blood chambers. Read more…
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3D TV is dead. Buried. Done. Or so it seemed.
Though 3D TV technology was assumed to be a dream of the past, researchers think they can revive the technology with a new glasses-free algorithm-based 3D hardware and software.
And maybe they can.
Research coming out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently demonstrated something called Home3D, a combination of updated parallax barrier display technology and a chip-based algorithm that can instantly convert 2-channel stereoscopic video (old-school 3D) into rich, 4K-display-ready 3D video that supports eight (or more) glasses-free viewing angles. Read more…
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