A hologram is a three-dimensional image created by a single laser beam which is split and splashed onto the object and projected outward from its origin point. The science of creating a hologram is called holography, a technique that allows the light scattered from an object to be recorded and later reconstructed so that it appears as if the object is in the same position relative to the recording medium as it was when recorded. The image changes as the position and orientation of the viewing system changes in exactly the same way as if the object were still present, thus making the recorded image appear three dimensional.
(See Also: Holograms in media)
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Holography is a technique that allows the light scattered from an object to be recorded and later reconstructed so that it appears as if the object is in the same position relative to the recording medium as it was when recorded. The image changes as the position and orientation of the viewing system changes in exactly the same way as if the object were still present, thus making the recorded image (hologram) appear three dimensional.
Hominidae is the scientific classification for the extenct genus of humanity often referred to as the great apes. The existed between three to fourteen million years ago and include several sub-groups such as gorillas, humans, orangutans and chimpanzees. Early ancestors of the great apes were featured in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A future variant of hominidae would include the highly evolved talking apes featured in the Planet of the Apes franchise.
Humanoid is an adjective used to describe beings who possess physical characteristics similar to that of a human being. This includes bipedal alien races with four limbs, ten fingers, ten toes and a head. As baseline humans are used as the template for description, humans cannot also be humanoids. The term first appeared in 1912 to refer to fossils which were morphologically similar to, but not identical with, those of the human skeleton. Robots possessing humanoid features are often referred to as androids.
Huttese is a term used in the Star Wars franchise and refers to anything of, or relating to the alien race known as the Hutts. Specifically, it refers to the native language of the Hutts as first exemplified by the character Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Though bilingual, Jabba refuses to speak in any other language other than Huttese and even employs protocol droids to translate for him. Huttese is one of the more common languages used on the planet Tatooine and most human colonists have a working understanding of the language. Several non-hutts have been known to speak Huttese.
(See Also: Hutts)
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Hypersleep is a process by which an organism is placed into a state of suspended animation for a predetermined period of time. This process is common among starship personnel who are expected to travel vast distances without the benefit of FTL drives. Examples of hypersleep have been prominently featured in the Aliens film franchise. Note: Also referred to as cryosleep.
(See Also: Cryogenic suspension; Suspended animation)
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