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NASA Reveals Hologram Doctors Visited Space Station

They were first humans 'holoported' to space

(Newser) - While the words "Beam up Schmiddy" probably weren't spoken, NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid did give a Vulcan salute as he appeared on the International Space Station through a process called "holoporting." NASA recently disclosed that in October, Schmid and other team members became the...

Kanye's Birthday Gift to Kim: a 'Special Surprise From Heaven'

Some think it's sweet he gave her a hologram of late dad Robert Kardashian; others think it's creepy

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian caused quite a buzz online this week after she posted pictures of her and a bunch of close friends partying on a private island for her 40th birthday, and she apparently isn't done with her celebration. This time, the reality star shared her gift from husband Kanye...

Ronald Reagan Library Reveals New Holograms

They may be taking a road trip to DC

(Newser) - A characteristic twinkle in his eye, Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car in a hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president's namesake library in Southern California. "We think we made a good beginning, but you ain't seen nothin' yet!" the digital...

Andy Kaufman's Back, and He's Going on Tour

At least, his hologram is, along with Redd Foxx's

(Newser) - Forget about Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, and Nicki Minaj. The hot concert tour for 2016 features two comedic geniuses we haven't seen onstage in a very long time: Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx. Well, not the actual deceased comedians (though you never know with Andy Kaufman), but their holograms,...

Whitney Houston Is Touring Next Year

In the form of a hologram

(Newser) - E! Online thinks it's going to be the "concert of the year"—a new Whitney Houston tour in 2016 thanks to the magic of hologram. The late singer will appear on stage and belt out her greatest hits, being joined by as-yet announced special guests, reports...

Spain's New Gag Law Gets Ghostly Protest

Protesters beam in holograms to protest crackdown on protests

(Newser) - Spain is rolling out what RT calls a "draconian" new law that drastically limits the rights of protesters, so protesters came up with a pretty unique way to, well, protest: They beamed in holograms of themselves in front of the building that's home to the lower house of...

Michael Jackson Hologram Wows Billboard Awards

'Creepily real' moonwalker performs new hit

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake was the big winner at last night's Billboard Music Awards but the real star was his idol: Michael Jackson. The singer was resurrected as a hologram that performed his "new" hit "Slave to the Rhythm" off his posthumous album in front of a thrilled crowd...

Amy Winehouse May Go on Tour as Hologram

Show would use same technology that put Tupac Shakur at Coachella

(Newser) - Tupac paved the way , and now Amy Winehouse may follow. British tabloid the Sun reports that the late Winehouse may go on a world tour as a 3D hologram. "The idea is in its early stages, but it’s hoped that Amy’s dad Mitch will maybe join...

All the Universe Is ... Just a Hologram?
 All the Universe Is ... 
 Just a Hologram? 

All the Universe Is ... Just a Hologram?

New physics research might prove Maldacena's hologram theory

(Newser) - Prepare for a head trip: The universe may actually be a hologram and everything you see an illusion, according to new research that could prove gravity comes from thin, vibrating strings—holograms of events in a simpler, flatter cosmos. It was an idea first put forth by physicist Juan Maldacena...

Holocaust Survivors to Live On ... as Holograms

3D likenesses will be able to answer questions

(Newser) - Holocaust survivors' estimated average age is 79, but researchers and activists are making sure they'll be telling their stories two decades from now, and beyond—in person. Well, almost. The University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation is working with the school's Institute for Creative Technologies (whose resumé...

Reagan Hologram Skips Convention

Republicans feared it would upstage Mitt

(Newser) - Despite conflicting reports, there really were plans for a Ronald Reagan hologram to wow Republican National Convention attendees Tupac-style, according to Yahoo News . The holo-Reagan was to have appeared outside the convention hall to give a speech supporting the JOBS act—but Republican leaders decided that the hologram might upstage...

Elvis Lives Again —As a Hologram

Will be created by firm who remade Tupac

(Newser) - Another dead music legend is set to reappear: Like Tupac Shakur at Coachella, Elvis Presley will soon be back in hologram form. Digital Domain Media Group, which created Tupac's festival hologram, is reconstructing the rock 'n' roll icon, the AP reports. Elvis' hologram will appear live and in...

Tupac Ready for Tour

 Tupac Ready for Tour 

Tupac Ready for Tour

'This is just the beginning, says creator

(Newser) - The wildly popular virtual Tupac that debuted at Coachella is ready to hit the road. Representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are discussing plans for a concert tour involving the rappers and Tupac, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . A tour might only include the trio, or could involve...

Holograms Will Greet Travelers at UK Airport

Digitized employees to explain security measures

(Newser) - Don't be startled if you accidentally bump into a staff member at Manchester Airport and pass right through them. The British airport recently unveiled their latest effort to reduce security queues—holograms of its staff members. The holographic projections will greet travelers and lecture them on topics such as liquid...

Your Cell Phone Will Project Holograms in 5 Years

... assuming IBM's scientists are correct

(Newser) - Mobile phones will be able to project 3D holograms in 2015, allowing people to video-chat with virtual images of their friends, say scientists at IBM. In their annual list of tech predictions, the scientists also say:
  • Today's lithium-ion batteries will be replaced with those that run on air and last

Hologram Selling Out Concerts in Japan

Music meets science fiction in the form of Hatsune Miku

(Newser) - We have met the future and it is a tinny-voiced giant green hologram performing at sold-out concerts in Japan. Crypton Future Media has launched a pop tour of holographic singing sensation Hatsune Miku, backed by a band of real human beings, notes the Los Angeles Times. The pig-tailed child-vamp is...

3D Holograms: Almost a Reality

'Help me Obi-wan Kenobi; you’re my only hope...'

(Newser) - Remember how amazing it was when R2D2 projected a 3D hologram of Princess Leia? That technology is a step closer to reality, thanks to University of Arizona researchers who have built a device that can record and display moving 3D images as holograms in near real-time, with no special glasses...

Next Gen Movie Watching: Chat Meets DVDs

New Blu-ray feature allows viewers to chat on screen; other innovations on way

(Newser) - As technology takes movie-watching ever further from the days of clunky film reels, the Wall Street Journal rounds up some developments to look for:
  • A new Blu-ray feature—called BD Live—combines movies with social networking, letting people viewing the same movie chat on screen.
  • Technology in the works will

To Save Energy, Prince Charles Beams to UAE

Hologram speaks up for environment at international summit

(Newser) - Prince Charles popped over to Abu Dhabi yesterday to underscore the importance of finding a solution to global warming, then went out like a light. And he used as much energy as a light bulb—instead of spewing 20 tons of carbon waste into the air by taking a jet,...

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