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How It’s Made: Holograms
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How It’s Made: Holograms

Holograms are 3D images projected and captured on a 2D surface. How exactly are they made? When were the first holograms created? And how has the technology changed in the decades since?

Take a look at the science of holograms and the artful ways they're being used in art and entertainment.

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Are Holograms Nostalgia or a New Form of Art?

Are Holograms Nostalgia or a New Form of Art?

Both Tupac and Freddie Mercury returned from the dead to perform as holograms. Who's next? And what's motivating this rebirth of interest in holograms? Watch now. More...

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PBS
Dennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor

Meet the man who discovered the principles of holography in 1948 and earned a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work. More...

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IEEE
Moving Holograms: From Science Fiction to Reality

Moving Holograms: From Science Fiction to Reality

What used to be science fiction is now close to becoming a reality. Scientists at the University of Arizona are working to make 3D holograms. Take a look. More...

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University of Arizona
Pictures from the Moon: Artists’ Holograms 1969–2008

Pictures from the Moon: Artists’ Holograms 1969–2008

Holographic imagery isn't just a scientific field. Not long after the technology debuted, artists also began experimenting with it. Explore the connection between art and science. More...

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New Museum
The Science of Holograms

The Science of Holograms

Holographer Frank DeFreita has been creating these laser images for more than 30 years. Get his answers to everything from "How are holograms made?" to "Why don't we have holographic TV?"
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Frank DeFreitas
Holographic Television: The New 3D?

Holographic Television: The New 3D?

Today's 3D TVs may cause headaches. Holographic TV makes light travel to your eyes exactly as if were coming from real 3D objects. Experts now say we'll have holographic TV in the next decade. More...

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BBC
Touchable Holograms Are Here

Touchable Holograms Are Here

One company has developed technology that lets you project a hologram and then manipulate the 3D image with your fingers. See it in action. More...

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TNW
What Are the Different Types of Holograms?

What Are the Different Types of Holograms?

Holographic images are like looking at a 3D movie without having to wear the goofy glasses. Take a look at how three different types — embossed, reflection, rainbow — are made. More...

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