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Holograms to Help Fight Diabetes (Tornado Insider) 

Smart Holograms, a British start-up, is exploiting hologram technologies to detect the presence of specific human disease analytes. Their first product based on this technology is a novel glucose sensor for diabetes self-testing. You can learn more about holographic biosensors in the OE Magazine (by SPIE) article on this subject or a brief article by Jeff Blythe, a contributor to the development of this technology.



Also see our article "Medical Applications of Holography".

Making Holograms in the Classroom (SPIE--Int'l Society for Optical Engineering)

Simple holograms demonstrate the principles of light and wave theory, as well as teach photonics problem-solving skills to students. Students learn light and wave theory (reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, and polarization) and have fun doing  it.

The Holographic Principle (Scientific American)

Is the world as we know it really a hologram? In some sense, yes. The cover story of the August 2003 issue of  Scientific American, "Information in the Holographic Universe", writes that theoretical results about black holes suggest that our universe may be like one gigantic hologram.

Hands of Light (Scientific American)

New technology that uses "holographic optical tweezers" to trap and move objects the size of a protein (five nanometers) or a collection of cells (100 microns) may have large implications in medicine and other fields. See also the extensive research notes of Professor David Grier at New York University on this subject.

'Touchless' kiosks a reality (New York Times news service)

Connecticut-based HoloTouch, Inc. recently joined forces with InfoPerks LLC. to create "touchless" holographic keyboards for information kiosks that would be placed on sidewalks of New York City. The kiosks use holographic keyboards that float in the air.