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
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
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)
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.