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Two holograms in one surface
Engineers at Caltech have developed a way to encode more than one hologram in a single surface with no loss of resolution. (2017-12-11)

First step toward practical application of holographic memory with magnetic assist
Yuichi Nakamura, Associate professor at Toyohashi University of Technology, and his group, are the first in the world to have successfully applied magnetic assist recording to magnetic-holographic memory to reduce recording energy consumption and achieve non-error data reconstruction. This new technology is promising for practical application of magnetic-holographic memory as a rewritable, ultra-high-density, high-speed optical information storage medium. (2017-12-04)

UCLA engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms and improve optical microscopy
UCLA researchers report that they have developed new uses for deep learning: reconstructing a hologram to form a microscopic image of an object and improving optical microscopy. Their new holographic imaging technique produces better images than current methods that use multiple holograms, and it's easier to implement because it requires fewer measurements and performs computations faster. (2017-11-21)

Holograms for molecules
Scientists at ETH Zurich and Roche have developed a completely new method for the analysis of molecules in liquids on a chip. The possible applications of this technology are immense. It has the potential, inter alia, to revolutionize medical diagnostics. (2017-09-25)

Better than Star Wars: Chemistry discovery yields 3-D table-top objects crafted from light
A scientist's childhood dream of 3-D projections like those he saw in a Star Wars movie has led to development of new technology for making animated 3-D table-top objects by structuring light, says chemist Alexander Lippert, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The technology uses photoswitch molecules to make an infinite number of volumetric 3-D light structures viewable from 360 degrees, which will be useful for biomedical imaging, education, engineering, TV, movies, video games and more. (2017-07-11)

World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world
Researchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. (2017-05-18)

Stretchable hologram can switch between multiple images (video)
The possibility of sending and receiving holographic messages has long tantalized sci-fi fans. Although we're not there yet, scientists have now created holograms that can change from one image to another as the materials used to generate them are stretched. The study detailing how they did it appears in ACS' journal Nano Letters. (2017-05-10)

Technique makes more efficient, independent holograms
Recently, a team of researchers encoded multiple holographic images in a metasurface that can be unlocked separately with differently polarized light. (2017-04-04)

New 3-D technology improving patient care for complex kidney surgeries
Surgeons use unique 3-D solution to prepare for complex surgery that includes a glasses-free 3-D monitor in the operating room that allows them to navigate patient's atypical anatomy. (2017-03-09)

Large groups of photons on demand -- an equivalent of photonic 'integrated circuit'
Holographic atomic memory, invented and constructed by physicists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, is the first device able to generate single photons on demand in groups of several dozen or more. The device, successfully demonstrated in practice, overcomes one of the fundamental obstacles towards the construction of some type of quantum computer. (2017-02-08)

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe
A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram. (2017-01-30)

Study reveals evidence that the universe is a hologram
The first observational evidence that the universe could be a hologram has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The international study may lead to new beliefs on the Big Bang Theory and on quantum gravity, one of theoretical physics' most profound problems. (2017-01-30)

A new approach to 3-D holographic displays greatly improves the image quality
A research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has come up with a solution and developed a 3-D holographic display that performs more than 2,600 times better than existing 3-D holographic displays. This study is expected to improve the limited size and viewing angle of 3-D images, which were a major problem of the current holographic displays. The study was published online in Nature Photonics on Jan. 23, 2017. (2017-01-27)

NASA completes Webb Telescope Center of Curvature pre-test
Engineers and technicians working on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the first important optical measurement of Webb's fully assembled primary mirror, called a Center of Curvature test. (2016-11-02)

Move over, lasers: Scientists can now create holograms from neutrons, too
For the first time, scientists have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot. (2016-10-20)

Full-circle viewing: 360-degree electronic holographic display
A research team from South Korea has developed a novel tabletop display system that allows multiple viewers to simultaneously view a hologram showing a full 3-D image as they walk around the tabletop, giving complete 360-degree access. The paper was published this week in the journal Optics Express, from The Optical Society. (2016-10-18)

Projection-type see-through holographic 3-D display technology
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology has newly developed a projection-type see-through holographic 3-D display technology, in which an optical screen of a digitally designed holographic optical element and a digital holographic projection technique were combined. Holographic 3-D image reconstruction was successfully demonstrated via the see-through screen to a target observation area. The screen was fabricated using a hologram printer, which was uniquely developed by NICT. (2016-10-13)

Solving a cryptic puzzle with a little help from a hologram
A recent discovery provides an innovative technique for calculating the shapes of electrons. This finding will help scientists gain a better and faster understanding of the properties of complex materials. The researchers used holographic logic to compile an algorithm for visualizing the shape of an electron in a superconducting material. This successful collaboration clarified the puzzling results of a series of experiments performed in the past 15 years, resolving a mysterious scientific enigma. (2016-10-06)

The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles!
Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have successfully applied concepts of classical holography to the world of quantum phenomena. A new measurement technique has enabled them to register the first ever hologram of a single light particle, thereby shedding new light on the foundations of quantum mechanics. (2016-07-18)

Researchers identify the requirements in the chemical structure to develop better molecules in cancer
Researchers from Dr. H.S. Gour University and Jadavapur University in India have found out structural requirements of some theophylline based molecules against the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase. (2016-07-14)

Light: Information's new friend
A research team from South Africa and Tunisia demonstrate over 100 patterns of light used in an optical communication link, potentially increasing the bandwidth of communication systems by 100 times. (2016-06-10)

Tunneling ionization helps scientists to track ultrafast changes in molecules
Oleg Tolstikhin, a scientist from MIPT, together with colleagues from Japan and China have proposed a new method which allows to 'look' inside atoms and molecules and observe changes, occurring in their electron structure at unprecedented time scales (10^-18 seconds). Having such an accurate description of the dynamics of atomic electrons will allow scientists to control chemical reactions by directly influencing the electrons with laser impulses. (2016-06-08)

A look beyond the horizon of events
Black holes are still very mysterious celestial bodies which do not, however, escape the laws of thermodynamics. As a result, these physical systems possess an entropy though no real agreement has been reached about the microscopic origin of this propriety and how it should be calculated. A SISSA/Max Planck Institute (Potsdam) group has achieved important results in this calculation by applying a new formalism (Group Field Theory) of Loop Quantum Gravity, a very popular approach in the area of quantum gravity. (2016-05-26)

A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have programmed polarization into compact holograms. These holograms use nanostructures that are sensitive to polarization (the direction in which light vibrates) to produce different images depending on the polarization of incident light. This advancement, which works across the spectrum of light, could lead to improvements in anti-fraud holograms as well as those used in entertainment displays. (2016-05-13)

Andreas Zick wins 2016 Communicator Award
A Bielefeld professor is recognized for science communication contributions in the fields of conflict research, discrimination and violence in society. The award ceremony is on July 4 in Mainz. (2016-04-19)

Nano-magnets produce 3-dimensional images
Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a wide-view 3- dimensional (3-D) holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels. This 3-D display, with 1-μm-pitch pixels, can show holographic images at viewing angle of over 30°. This display is an attractive option for visualizing 3-D objects with a smooth motion parallax and without using special glasses. (2016-04-19)

Inkjet hologram printing now possible
Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method, developed by a team of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called rainbow holograms, commonly used for security purposes -- to protect valuable items, such as credit cards and paper currency, from piracy and falsification. (2015-11-24)

Researchers find way to create wide variety of new holograms
Researchers have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phase holograms for any kind of optical pattern -- a significant advance over the limitations of previous techniques. The holograms can be used to create new types of displays, imaging systems, telecommunications technology and astronomical instruments. (2015-11-10)

From science fiction to reality -- sonic tractor beam invented
A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex in collaboration with Ultrahaptics have built the world's first sonic tractor beam that can lift and move objects using sound waves. (2015-10-27)

Milestone single-biomolecule imaging technique may advance drug design
The researchers from the University of Zurich, Switzerland have made a breakthrough by obtaining the first nanometer (one billionth of a meter) resolved image of individual tobacco mosaic virions, a rod-shaped RNA virus that infects a wide range of plants, especially tobacco. The work demonstrates the potential of low-energy electron holography as a non-destructive, single-particle imaging technique for structural biology. (2015-09-28)

What's on the surface of a black hole?
New research in theoretical physics shows that black holes aren't the ruthless killers we've made them out to be, but instead benign -- if imperfect -- hologram generators. (2015-06-16)

Boris Zernikow wins 2015 Communicator Award
A medical scientist was recognized for his dedicated and varied public outreach work on pain, pain therapy and palliative care in children. (2015-05-08)

German Research Foundation funds global Open Research Challenge
The German Research Foundation has awarded 75,000 Euros for the implementation of a new international research marketing project, the FAU Open Research Challenge. The funding has enabled FAU to launch an online platform to host the competition at www.openresearchchallenge.fau.de. Designed to be engaging as well as challenging, the contest reflects some of FAU's major research areas. (2015-05-07)

Is the universe a hologram?
The 'holographic principle,' the idea that a universe with gravity can be described by a quantum field theory in fewer dimensions, has been used for years as a mathematical tool in strange curved spaces. New results suggest that the holographic principle also holds in flat spaces. Our own universe could in fact be two dimensional and only appear three dimensional -- just like a hologram. (2015-04-27)

Light in a spin
Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have demonstrated that laser light traveling along a helical path through space, can accelerate and decelerate as it spins into the distance. This is the first time that angular acceleration has been observed with light, and is therefore likely to lead to new applications using these structured light fields. (2015-04-15)

New technology enables ultra-fast steering and shaping of light beams
A team of engineers has developed a new acousto-optic device that can shape and steer beams of light at speeds never before achieved. (2015-01-06)

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake
A theoretical model of quantum memory for light, adapting the concept of a hologram to a quantum system has been published in EPJD. The authors demonstrate that it is theoretically possible to retrieve, on demand, a given portion of the stored quantized light signal of a holographic image -- set in a given direction in a given position in time sequence. This is done by shaping the control field both in space and time. (2014-10-21)

Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
A unique experiment at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe -- including whether we live in a hologram. (2014-08-26)

VTT's vision of life in the era of a bioeconomy in Finland in 2044
What might life be like in Finland after the era of oil in a bioeconomy? How is the transition made? VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland brought together experts of various fields to consider these questions. (2014-05-15)

Onur Gunturkun wins 2014 Communicator Award
Biopsychologist Onur Gunturkun is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. Professor Gunturkun, from the University of Bochum, was chosen for his exemplary approaches to communicating his research on the biological foundations for animal and human behavior to the general public and the media. (2014-04-09)

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