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Monday, September 25, 2017
We spent the weekend in New York showing Wonders of the Bible @ the New York Hall of Science World Maker Faire 2017. We had a few of our own 3D laser holograms of Biblical artifacts, the "Face in the Shroud of Turin" hologram and lenticulars from Dutch Holographic Laboratories. With our microscopes we had the World's Smallest Art of the Nativity: a micro photograph from the 19th century, and my latest research: showing how the linen cloth of the Shroud could be recorded with lasers as holograms, duplicated, then sent around the world to research laboratories for visual examination under 3D stereoscopic microscopes. We were made to feel very welcome, the crowd (numbering in the tens of thousands) was very enthusiastic about our single-table display, and we look forward to visiting again. Next stop on the 2017 tour map: Glen Rose, Texas @ The Creation Evidence Museum on Saturday, October 7th. God Bless You Today and Every Day.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Laser Non-Destructive Testing of the Holy Shroud of Turin.
When I officially retired in January 2017, we moved out of our house / studio / laser-holography lab after 35 years. No longer having the lab that was so dear to my heart, I never thought I'd ever make another hologram again. Well, I was wrong. Tonight I successfully made a beautiful white light reflection hologram right in my retirement residence bedroom ... on my desk! My laser was placed on top of two equipment foot lockers that I am currently conducting a Fall 2017 lecture tour with. And the object and plate holder was located, separately, on the top of my desk.
The subject was my long-in-progress project of "Laser Non-Destructive Testing of the Holy Shroud of Turin". This proof-of-concept project is to show that 3D laser holograms can be made of the linen Shroud material -- without adversely affecting the Shroud in any way. The resulting master holograms can then be duplicated, and sent to lab around the world for further visual examination: not only by eye ... but via 3-D stereoscopic microscopes!
And here (above) is the resulting hologram, reconstructed utilizing an amber LED light source. It is photographed under 20x magnification through the right eye of a stereo microscope. The linen sample is not only magnified, but can be viewed in all of its 3D splendor ... AS IF THE ACTUAL PIECE OF LINEN WAS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE. But the actual piece of linen is not under the microscope at all ... it is a 3D laser hologram.
I will be taking this project with me to the 2017 World Maker Faire being held at the New York Hall of Science the weekend of September 23 and 24.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Numbers 20:11 -- "And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also."
LEARN: Here we have one of the earliest 3D stereo photographic recordings of the "split rock" of Moses, Sinai, Mount Horeb (rock on left). This rare albumen print was made sometime during the mid- 1800's. It is the right eye view of an antique stereograph view card. When placed in a stereoscope it provides a vast, 3D vista of the rock and its natural surroundings. The location of the rock was passed down for generations following the time of Moses. It is part of my Wonders of the Bible collection. God Bless You -- Today and Every Day. ** SEE US IN New York City -- September 23 and 24, 2017 -- at World Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science: Table #62912 **