Gallery: MIT Creates Cheap New Full-Color Hologram Technology


Full-color holograms were once just an imaginary mode of communication between rebel princesses and venerated Jedi masters. Daniel Smalley, a graduate student at MIT, has made the technology a reality with a new method that creates displays that are vibrant, detailed, and inexpensive. The resolution of his prototype is equivalent to that of a standard TV. Able to refresh images 30 times a second, his invention can simulate the illusion of movement. The device relies upon a small chip that resembles a microscope slide that Smalley was able to fabricate for only $10 in the MIT labs.

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