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These 3D holographic prints don’t need no stinkin’ glasses to work

Zebra Imaging specializes in making holographic images, and their latest prints really know how to impress even the most skeptical “Is 3D our future?” individual.  In the video embedded above you’ll see a holographic map (or “ZScape”) of Seattle.  The company uses a wide array of digital source data and renders the data into tens of thousands of images which are the recorded using laser light onto a film-based holographic material.  As you can see in the demonstration, a full color 360-degree viewing range can be seen under a simple halogen or LED light source, no special 3D glasses required.  The prints are extremely durable and are designed to be rolled up and even marked on.  The sheer amount of detail in the holographic maps is quite remarkable.  The company has manufactured over 8,000 images utilized by the US military overseas for visualization and defense planning applications, but also cater to anyone who wants a 3D image in holographic form.  Surprisingly their pricing options aren’t wildly expensive; $1,500 for a 12” x 18” print and their largest print size 2′ x 3′ goes for $3,500. Look after the break to see a “net engineering” hologram.

[Via Engadget; ZebraImaging]

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“Touchable Holography;” the future is coming

Researchers from the Shinoda Lab at The University of Tokyo have transformed the way holograms will be defined for years to come.  Gizmodo explains what’s going on here best in layman’s terms: researchers have essentially combined motion tracking, like you see in the Wii, with holograms, like you see on CNN, with ultrasonic waves.”  Just watch the video above as it explains it all visually with the truly amazing technology itself.  People, the holodeck concept is moving from fiction to reality, slowly but surely.

[Via Gizmodo]