Thin Screen Made of Soap Bubbles

TOKYO - Yoichi Imai of the University of Tokyo, and colleagues have created the world's thinnest display. In contrast to the manufacture of screens in general, the manufacture of this screen is a soap bubble.

Proclaimed New Scientist, Saturday (30/06/2012), a soap bubble can display a live image and not flat or three dimensional. Compared to conventional opaque screen, the screen is a variation transaparansi soap bubbles and reflections.

The research team managed to control the variation of the use of ultrasonic sound that issued from the speaker to alter its surface. Using a projector, the texture of an image can be changed when flying.

When the bubble is flying, the texture of the image can be changed using a projector. Some screens can also be stacked to create three-dimensional effect.

According to one team member, Alexis Oyama, the screen can be used by the artists and performers to provide a realistic atmosphere. For example, because the screen is transparent, then the projected image of Earth seen as if floating in the air.

"The museum can display the planets using this technology," he concluded.