February 19, 1990 |
Millions of people see the fool-the-eye three-dimensional dove on their Visa card every day without realizing they're looking at a hologram, a miniature marvel of technology and optics. "Images in Space and Time," an exhibit of 200 holograms from 15 countries continuing at the California Museum of Science and Industry, attempts to show how the growing use of holography is affecting such diverse fields as medicine, manufacturing, information storage and the fine arts.
March 24, 1990 |
There are many wonders on display at the "Images in Time & Space" holography exhibit, which is entering its final stretch at the California Museum of Science and Industry. One of the most startling sights is the lab-coated, bespectacled, eminently cheerful scientist who, hanky in hand, appears to wander after visitors, chatting with them and cleaning up any smudge-marks they leave on holographic plates.
July 6, 1997 |
Most nights, David Guerra climbs a spiral staircase to the roof of the physics building at Western Maryland College and shoots laser beams into the quiet sky. Based on his experiments, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration hopes to mount a similar machine on a satellite within five years to fire lasers into the Earth's atmosphere. The goal: better weather forecasts, with implications for everything from food production to disaster preparation.
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November 15, 2003 |
Stephen A. Benton, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who invented the rainbow-colored 3-D holograms widely used on credit cards and driver's licenses to thwart counterfeiters, has died. He was 61. Benton, who directed the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies and was a founding member of MIT's Media Laboratory, died Sunday of brain cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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August 13, 1990 |
Authorities were searching for clues Sunday in the theft this weekend of eight rare holograms from a holography exhibit in Santa Monica, the second time in a year that pieces from the collection had been stolen. The holograms, valued at a total of $50,000, were part of a 70-piece exhibit titled "Images in Time and Space" that has been showcased for the last five weeks on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade, said J.
May 31, 1990 |
Traditional museum-goers are in for a few surprises at the hologram exhibit starting tomorrow at the Conejo Valley Art Museum. Titled "The Time of Light Has Come," the exhibit will feature the work of Fred Unterseher in the form of non-representational pieces measuring 20 inches by 24 inches. These pieces, described by their creator as looking like "windows in space," will allow the observer to become a participant in a "direct experience of light and sound."
July 25, 1991 |
Steve Weinstock was an engineering major at Brown University wandering the school's halls one day when a small, hand-scrawled "holography" sign outside a lab caught his eye. After venturing inside, he immediately signed up for an introductory course, and was on his way to becoming one of a small international group of fine artists in the little-recognized medium.
May 7, 1993 |
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that lasers are leading-edge technology. But it does take one to know just how they can be used--and that's where Colleen Fitzpatrick comes in. Fitzpatrick, a nuclear physicist, spends her days hunched over brilliant, pencil-thin beams of red light that carom across a large table.