The so-called gCubik makes it possible to visualize objects in three dimensions via integrated imaging technology. It is just 10 cm small.
The NICT wants to significantly improve the display quality within 3 years. A wireless version is in the works as well. The institute aims at commercializing the gCubik for use in business and science. They say their invention could be used by video game companies, too, for example.
The gCubik will be presented to the general public during an exhibition next month in Tokyo. Americans will be able to see the cube in action at the Siggraph 2008 which takes place in August.