amoebaResearchers from a Japanese research centre, Akishima Laboratory, built a strange device which uses controlled waves moving up and down to generate letters on water surface. The device is called AMOEBA (Advanced Multiple Organized Experimental Basin).

In the video below, which was broadcast by World Business Satellite (WBS), you can see how the machine writes the letters WBS.

In case you are curious to know how it works, Pink Tentacle has a more detailed review of this strange and expensive toy.
Akishima Laboratories expects the technology to be incorporated into decorative fountains, in combination with sound and light effects. It can make a wonderful decoration for hotels or water parks.
When I first saw it, my first thought was that it’s useless; I had no clue what could be the functionality of such a machine.

Then a few ideas came to my mind, regarding the possible use of AMOEBA:
– Conversation with aliens
– Conversation with the dolphins
– Signals for leisure planes and helicopters

Do you have any ideas about the use of AMOEBA? Write them here, let’s see how big the list can get.