MX3D is about to 3D print a steel bridge

With our robots that can “draw” steel structures in 3D, we will print a bridge over water in the center of Amsterdam. We research and develop groundbreaking, cost-effective robotic technology with which we can 3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form. The ultimate test? Printing an intricate, ornate metal bridge for a special location to show what our robots and software, engineers, craftsmen and designers can do.

More information: http://mx3d.com/projects/bridge/

Samsung announced a 11K 3D smartphone display for 2018

With the help of 13 other technology companys and the south koreab goverement, Samsung announced its development of a new display with a pixel density of 2250 ppi at the 10th Display Field National Research Development Business General Workshop. With this kind of ultra high densitiy displays it will be possible to generate 3D effects like watching 3D screens.

Source: http://english.etnews.com/20150710200002

Kickstarter project Sphericam 2, the 4K 360º Video Camera for Virtual Reality

Sphericam 2 is a spherical, 360º camera that allows you to capture absolutely everything around you in high resolution without any blind spots. You can watch the resulting videos on a VR Headset (like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard) or on your iPad, tablet, PC or mobile phone.

More information: http://kck.st/1RPFc6h

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with The Castle of the Carpathians, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?
Now, researchers at the Digital Nature Group(DNG) have found a way to use lasers, mirrors and cameras to create three-dimensional, interactive holograms comprised of tiny points of light called voxels.

Using femtosecond lasers (a femtosecond is a quadrillionth of a second, and the lasers transmit bursts that last 30 to 270 femtoseconds), the team can make holograms that are safe to touch. The images are three-dimensional, with resolutions up to 200,000 dots per second. The voxels are light emitted by plasma that’s created when the laser’s focused energy ionizes the air.

When touched, the laser feels like sandpaper, says principal investigator Yoichi Ochiai, although some participants thought the plasma felt a little like a static shock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=16&v=AoWi10YVmfE

More information: http://www.popsci.com/secret-interactive-holograms-plasma-and-femtosecond-laser