The Movie Screen That Makes Annoying 3D Glasses Unnecessary

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Wearing those 3D glasses in a movie theater can be an annoying pain. Engineers at MIT are looking to solve that issue with Cinema 3D, a prototype movie theater screen that allows viewers to experience movies in 3D without having to wear the dreaded glasses. Though similar technology does exist, the Cinema 3D prototype is the first technology that would bring three dimensions to every viewer in a theater's audience, regardless of where they are seated.

The MIT Computers Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) teamed up with Israel's Weiszmann Institute of Science to create the prototype. The technology works similar to Venetian blinds—the screen uses "a complex arrangement of lenses and mirrors to create a set number of parallax barriers," according to TechCrunch. Check out the video below to get a look at how it works.


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