Holograms to befool those with faith?

31 05 2007

Well… well… well… it sure is plausible if orchestrated professionally and of course, if the audience is as gullible as the writer of this article fears they might be…

Sample this…

Next we have a huge sky show, I’ve read some refer to as the “Night of a Thousand Stars” where the old prophesies of the end times will happen over our heads with the use of holograms and sound effects seeming to originate from the earth and space, convincing us that the Messiah is stepping out of the clouds. This staged event will introduce us to a new Messiah to reign over the world and it is said, even the most learned will be deceived. To understand that our leaders are capable of this type of event look into the Air Force Research Lab where Chief Scientist, Dr. William L. Baker, stated in a paper from 2004, “By studying and modeling the human brain and nervous system, the ability to mentally influence or confuse personnel is also possible. Through sensory deception, it may be possible to create synthetic images, or holograms, to confuse an individual’ s visual sense or, in a similar manner, confuse his senses of sound, taste, touch, or smell.” Controlled Effects And in an article from Stars and Stripes from 2001, the author states, “Taliban soldiers who hear voices from the skies over Afghanistan may think it’s divine intervention. The Department of Defense would like them to see it that way.”

It sure is an innovative use of a hologram!

What’s your opinion, people? 🙂


Holograms to fight fake bus passes in Chandigarh (India)

19 05 2007

The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) would introduce holograms on its bus passes to fight counterfeits eat into its revenues. A hologram is to be used on the passes so as to avoid any duplication of it.

The decision has come in the wake of fake bus passes that have been confiscated by the CTU inspection staff during its raid in the buses a few days ago.

CTU officials would soon be talking to the various hologram manufacturers in Delhi for finalizing the details including negotiations in regard to the price, the number of supply of the passes on monthly basis, and whether they could come up with other foolproof features that cannot be duplicated.

X-Ray Holograms Expose Secret Magnetism

18 05 2007

Collaborative research between scientists in the UK and USA has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding of antiferromagnets, published recently in Nature. Scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, the University of Chicago and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory have used x-rays to see the internal workings of antiferromagnets for the very first time.

Unlike conventional magnets, antiferromagnets (such as the metal chromium) are materials which exhibit ‘secret’ magnetism, undetectable at a macroscopic level. Instead, their magnetism is confined to very small regions where atoms behave as tiny magnets. They spontaneously align themselves opposite to adjacent atoms, leaving the material magnetically neutral overall.

Professor Gabriel Aeppli, Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, said: “People have been familiar with ferromagnets for hundreds of years and they have countless everyday uses; everything from driving electrical motors to storing information on hard disk drives. We haven’t been able to make the same strides with antiferromagnets because we weren’t able to look inside them and see how they were ordered.

“This breakthrough takes our understanding of the internal dynamics of antiferromagnets to where we were ninety years ago with ferromagnets. Once you can see something, it makes it that much easier to start engineering it.”

The magnetic characteristics of ferromagnets have been studied by scientists since Greek antiquity, enabling them to build up a detailed picture of the regions — or “magnetic domains” — into which they are divided. However, antiferromagnets remained a mystery because their internal structure was too fine to be measured.

The internal order of antiferromagnets is on the same scale as the wavelength of x-rays (below 10 nanometers). The latest research used x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy to produce ‘speckle’ patterns; holograms which provide a unique ‘fingerprint’ of a particular magnetic domain configuration.

Dr. Eric D. Isaacs, Director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials, said: “Since the discovery of x-rays over 100 years ago, it has been the dream of scientists and engineers to use them to make holographic images of moving objects, such as magnetic domains, at the nanoscale.

“This has only become possible in the last few years with the availability of sources of coherent x-rays, such as the Advanced Photon Source, and the future looks even brighter with the development of fully coherent x-ray sources called Free Electron Lasers over the next few years.”

In addition to producing the first antiferromagnet holograms, the research also showed that their magnetic domains shift over time, even at the lowest of temperatures. The most likely explanation for this can be found in quantum mechanics and the experiments open the door to the future exploitation of antiferromagnets in emerging technologies such as quantum computing.

“The key finding of our research provides information on the stability of domain walls in antiferromagnets,” said Oleg Shpyrko, lead author on the publication and researcher at the Center for Nanoscale Materials. “Understanding this is the first step towards engineering antiferromagnets into useful nanoscale devices that exploit it.”

Source: http://www.photonicsonline.com/content/news/article.asp?DocID=%7BDAE024CB-91F8-4167-B05A-02E56A129513%7D&Bucket=Current+Headlines&VNETCOOKIE=NO

Hello world!

9 05 2007

We represent the holograms manufacturers community based in India and this blog is the result of our fascination with holographics and how they can be of help in fighting piracy and counterfeit products rampant across the globe.

The blog will track the latest happenings in the world of holograms!