June 13, 2024

The human head functions well as a 3D viewing tool. The gap between our eyes allows us to see items in the distance and judge the shape, distance and depth of items in our field of vision. When we look at a picture or a film, we’re generally trapped into a two-dimensional viewpoint because the […]

May 30, 2023

Few things draw attention, like a solar eclipse. This phenomenon occurs when the moon travels between the Earth and the sun. As this happens, the moon creates a shadow on various parts of our planet. This shadow temporarily blocks the sun’s light, with its rays appearing blocked. This is also called an occultation. Long ago, […]

May 19, 2023

Corinne S Kennedy Memphis Commercial Appeal May 19th, 2023 Next year, North America will see one of the largest and most impressive solar eclipses in living memory. And many people will be viewing that celestial phenomenon through specially designed glasses made in the Mid-South. Bartlett-based American Paper Optics is the world’s largest 3D optics company as well […]

April 10, 2023

Countdown at American Paper Optics starts now for 2024 eclipse By Jane Roberts, Daily Memphian Updated: April 08, 2023 9:16 PM CT | Published: April 08, 2023 3:03 PM CT A year from today — April 8, 2024 — one of the biggest solar eclipses that many adults will experience in their lifetimes will cross the […]

May 25, 2022

Watching movies and television in the third dimension may seem like a thing of yesterday. However, stereoscopic technology, or the technique of creating a third dimension, is ancient. The technology was discovered in 1838 by Charles Wheatstone. In his research, Wheatstone described 3D as the observation that two different images are projected on the eye’s […]

July 19, 2021

As a general rule, we humans don’t have to think much if at all about our depth perception. We often take for granted that if we reach for something, it is in that general vicinity, if we take a step down, the ground is about where we expect it to be, and so on. If […]

August 3, 2020

By Tom BaileyUpdated: July 15, 2020 1:10 PM CT | Published: July 15, 2020 4:00 AM CT (DAILY MEMPHIAN) Sales of its traditional products crippled by COVID-19, a Bartlett company has pivoted to start manufacturing something people – especially students – may need during a pandemic: Face shields. They are the clear-plastic, curved coverings that are especially […]

July 24, 2020

Types of Eclipses Explained Seeing an eclipse could be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, especially if you’re viewing a total or annular solar eclipse. However, there are several different types of eclipses, and each of them offers a very different experience. Find out more about each type of eclipse below. 1. […]

What Are the 12 Types of Rainbows Called? + Fun Rainbow Facts There are more types of rainbows in the world than you may realize. When you see the typical rainbow that forms after a storm, you may think that is all there is to it. But in truth, there are all sorts of rainbows—some […]

July 8, 2020

Solar eclipses are when the sun is either partially or completely covered by the moon which results in a level of darkness. During the 4 eclipse phases, totality (complete darkness) occurs between Second Contact (C2) and Third Contact (C3). Solar eclipses have certain terminology including Bailey’s Beads (streams of sunlight shining through the moon’s valley […]