Red Ice News

Dispelling the Mythmakers

Soap bubble screen is ’the world’s thinnest display’
New to Red Ice? Start Here!

Soap bubble screen is ’the world’s thinnest display’

Source: bbc.com


Viewers may soon be able to watch films on soap bubbles - after researchers developed a technology to project images on a screen made of soap film.

An international team produced a display that uses ultrasonic sound waves to alter film’s properties and create either a flat or a 3D image.

The bubble mixture is more complex than the one sold in stores for children, but soap is still the main ingredient.

The team says the display is the world’s thinnest transparent screen.

"It is common knowledge that the surface of soap bubble is a micro membrane. It allows light to pass through and displays the colour on its structure," the lead researcher, Yoichi Ochiai from the University of Tokyo, wrote in his blog.

"We developed an ultra-thin and flexible BRDF [bidirectional reflectance distribution function, a four-dimensional function defining how light is reflected at an opaque surface] screen using the mixture of two colloidal liquids."

Although traditional screens are opaque, the display created by Dr Ochiai and his colleagues Keisuke Toyoshima from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and Alexis Oyama from the Carnegie Mellon University in the US, varies in transparency and reflectance.

Using sound

The team managed to control and exploit these properties by hitting the bubble’s membrane with ultrasonic sound waves, played through speakers.

Sonic waves alter the texture of a projected image, making it look smooth or rough.

[...]

Read the full article at: bbc.com






Video from: YouTube.com

Comments

Red Ice Radio

3Fourteen

Finnish Nationalism & Thoughts on American Alt-Right
Swan of Tuonela - Finnish Nationalism & Thoughts on American Alt-Right
American Nationalism & Marxist Programming in the Sci-fi Genre
Brittany Pettibone - American Nationalism & Marxist Programming in the Sci-fi Genre

TV

Margaret Sanger Never Said She Wanted to “Exterminate Blacks”
Margaret Sanger Never Said She Wanted to “Exterminate Blacks”
Operation Reinhard - Implicit Race War
Operation Reinhard - Implicit Race War

RSSYoutubeGoogle+iTunesSoundCloudStitcherTuneIn

Design by Henrik Palmgren © Red Ice Privacy Policy

`]]