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Could Holographic Police Officers Help Keep the Peace?

In the 2014 Hollywood movie RoboCop, a detective becomes critically injured and is turned into a cyborg police officer whose programming blurs the line between man and machine. In his on-line opinion piece on the ‘Police1’ platform , Commander Jason Grossini looks to holographic, rather than robotic, police officers to keep the peace.

Technical Features - September 18, 2023 midnight

Holograms Protect and Decorate More Coins

After last month’s coverage in Holography News® of how holograms were helping to create a safer marketplace for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) certified coins, another coin protection programme using holograms has emerged from PCGS.

Technical Features - September 18, 2023 midnight

Holographic Technology Helps Find Needle in a Haystack

Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have invented an augmented reality headset that uses holographic principles to allow humans to ‘see’ through opaque surfaces. The invention, dubbed ‘X-AR’, combines wireless sensing with computer vision and a floating holographic sphere to enable users to see hidden items.

Technical Features - September 18, 2023 midnight

Quantum Leap for Meta

In Meta Materials Inc’s recent webinar ‘Producing the World’s First Fully Plasmonic 3D Animated Banknote Security Feature’, Vice President, Technology and Innovation Clint Landrock explained the motivation behind Meta’s KolourOptik® Stripe and its toolkit of customisable authentication effects with 3D parallax (see HN May 2023).

Banknotes - September 18, 2023 midnight

BOBST – Still Innovating After All These Years

Ever since surface relief replication became the preferred means of mass production for holography, hot-stamping foil has been a principal method of application – particularly for packaging and secure documents. The machines used to apply holograms at speed and in register are an integral part of the job’s final appearance. Swiss machinery manufacturer, BOBST, has been involved in providing hot-stamp presses to the holography industry for many years, and continues to innovate to this day.

Company - September 18, 2023 midnight

A Primer in Holographic Marketing

Groove Jones is a Texas-based technology company that produces augmented and virtual reality interactive applications and digital experiences. It has used holographic techniques to great effect in some of its work and has now produced a useful primer: ‘Holograms 101 and Their Use in Today’s Marketing’.

Technical Features - September 18, 2023 midnight

Euclideon Changes Name and Adds New Applications

A few years ago, Australia based Euclideon Holographics made the news with the production of its multi-user hologram table, which allowed four people to interact simultaneously with images apparently projected onto a table surface (see HN September 2021). Since then the company has changed its name (to Axiom Holographics) and added new applications to its product offerings.

Company - August 11, 2023 midnight

The Making of a Mona Lisa Hologram

Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of the Mona Lisa is one of the most readily recognisable works in western art. A group of research institutes have now collaborated to develop an acoustic metasurface-based holography technique that uses a deep learning algorithm to generate and iteratively improve a hologram of the portrait.

Displays - August 11, 2023 midnight

When Holograms Disappoint

It used to be that poor lighting was the major cause of disappointment when it came to viewing holograms. But as the definition of holography has been stretched to include heightened reality displays, so have the number of reasons to be disappointed.

Heightened Reality - August 11, 2023 midnight