Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Cheoptics360 Holographic Display

Already generating industry buzz, the new Cheoptics360™ is set to revolutionize product displays. With revolving video images, that can be seen 360° in all ambient light conditions, Cheoptics360™ brings new life to product launches, demos, and branding in general. - Vizoo

Cheoptics360 is a four-sided pyramid manufactured of transparent material so the audience can see through it from every side. Inside the pyramid chamber the audience can see objects that seem to be freely floating video images and computer graphics.
This is done through surface mirroring and reflections. The pyramid itself is used as a kind of prism that assembles light from four video projections into a solid image.
- I4U News

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Slowing light down to the speed of a bicycle and turning it into matter

Ultraslow light propagation in Bose–Einstein condensates represents an extreme example of resonant light manipulation using cold atoms. Here we demonstrate that a slow light pulse can be stopped and stored in one Bose–Einstein condensate and subsequently revived from a totally different condensate, 160 mum away; information is transferred through conversion of the optical pulse into a travelling matter wave. - Nature

Video: nature.com/nature/videoarchive/trickofthelight

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ferrofluid: Liquid Magnets

A ferrofluid (from the Latin ferrum, meaning iron) is a liquid which becomes strongly polarised in the presence of a magnetic field. It is a colloidal mixture comprising extremely small magnetic particles suspended in a synthetic oil. The particles are coated with a a soap or detergent to prevent them from clumping together. - WikiPedia

Monday, November 12, 2007

Google Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project

Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the SDK, that it will be open source in the future, and demo applications on the Android platform.