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Volumetric Displays: Turning 3-D Inside-Out

Daniel Smalley, Ting-Chung Poon, Hongyue Gao, Edward Buckley, Joshua Kvavle and Kamran Qaderi

Screenless displays that provide 3-D images viewable from all directions continue to undergo development on multiple fronts. But can they find a market? Continue Reading


 

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This is a close-up view of a shooting star produced in a plasma windtunnel. These facilities are used to simulate the extreme conditions during the entry of spacecraft into the atmosphere. In this case the test object placed in the hot plasma flow was a piece of a meteorite that melted and evaporated within seconds - exactly like the falling stars in the sky.

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