Friday, November 07, 2008

CNN's holograms not really holograms

[Via CBC]
The CNN anchors were not really speaking to three-dimensional projected images, but rather empty space, [Hans J├╝rgen Kreuzer, a professor of theoretical physics at Dalhousie University and an expert on holography] said. The images were simply added to what viewers saw on their screens at home, in much the same way computer-generated special effects are added to movies.

Kreuzer said the images were tomograms, which are images that are captured from all sides, reconstructed by computers, then displayed on screen.

Holograms, on the other hand, are projected into space.

CNN officials could not be reached for comment.

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