New 3-D display takes the eye fatigue out of virtual reality

There is a great deal of excitement around virtual reality (VR) headsets that display a computer-simulated world and augmented reality (AR) glasses that overlay computer-generated elements with the real world. Although AR ...

Nano-magnets produce 3-D images

Conventional 3D displays, such as stereo displays with glasses and glass-free autostereoscopic displays, show two-dimensional images for each eye. Therefore, users experience incongruity and eyestrain owing to these pseudo-3D ...

Shrinking 3D technology for comfortable smart phone viewing

Imagine watching a 3D movie on your smart phone and suddenly getting a headache or even feeling nauseous. Such viewer discomfort is one of the biggest obstacles preventing widespread application of 3D display technology – ...

Creating high-resolution full-color moving holograms in 3-D

Three-dimensional (3D) movies, which require viewers to wear stereoscopic glasses, have become very popular in recent years. However, the 3D effect produced by the glasses cannot provide perfect depth cues. Furthermore, it ...

Glasses-free ultrahigh-definition 2D/3D switching display

Toshiba Corporation has developed a new technology for glasses-free 3D displays that uses a low-crosstalk, high-definition LCD GRIN lens with a 15-inch 4K LCD panel. The technology realizes a highly portable, compact display ...

3D printer wows world's top high-tech fair

Of all the futuristic gadgets on show at CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair, few drew bigger crowds Tuesday than a 3D printer creating solid objects in plastic from a computer display.

Future science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher ...

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