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Researchers Create Drawings On Water Surface

water surface painting

By David Ponce

Some clever fellas at Akishima Laboratories, in Japan, have come up with a way to “draw” words and pictures on the surface of water, using an enclosure surrounded by 50 wave generators. The image is created by water pixels formed from the simultaneous intersection of all those waves. As you can imagine, a powerful computer is needed to perform the complex Bessel Function calculations involved in creating this effect.

Each letter or drawing remains in the water for a short while only, then fades away, but the machine can reproduce the same image every three seconds.

Of course, at this point, this setup isn’t much more than a proof of concept, and it might take quite some time before it makes it out into the marketplace, if ever. However, we think that this would be a very popular pool accessory, albeit a presumably expensalicious one.

VIA [Gizmowatch]

  • Mehmet Fethullah AYDIN

    Eee yuh yani…

  • Thor


  • deniz

    only “S”?

  • Anonymous

    Looks mad, but so need a video of it

  • http://ggggggg fgfg


  • paco

    What about cure for AIDS? What about end to wars? Is this important? Drawing on water? Bored scientists…Not clever.

  • DIO

    Although the usefulness of such an experiment might be questioned now, it might be the foundation of a greater invention to come. After all, the humble nail which “only holds 2 planks together” can be used to build an impressive structure.

  • george

    of course it’s important. The air is the same as water only thinner. Materializing 3d objects out of thin air would be almost the same thing.

  • adem kader

    this is pretty cool…
    by the way, “ee yuh yani” (turkish) translates into english as: “wow, what else?”

  • tugba

    it is wonderful ? am from turkey this is pretty cool harikaaaaaaaaa

  • tugba

    it is wonderful ? am from turkey this is pretty cool harikaaaaaaaaa

  • zloyqwerty

    I think it is very good idea to open a new version of – this theme.
    You need to continue yours doing.

  • suxwayex

    only “S” for now, then “u” then “x” we’re coming suxwatex….hehehe