Chinese New Year fireworks harm health, study finds
This Sunday, people around the world celebrated Chinese New Year with firework displays and sparklers, but new research confirms this tradition could seriously harm peoples health. An international team of ...
Samsung says to unveil smartphone with curved display
Samsung said Wednesday it would unveil a smartphone with a curved display in October—a technological innovation aimed at maintaining its lead in a lucrative but increasingly saturated market.
World's first curved smartphone hits South Korea market (Update)
Samsung launched the world's first smartphone with a curved display screen on Thursday, as the electronics giant seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market.
A greener source of polyester—cork trees
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are figuring out ...
Sony to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide: report
Sony will cut 10,000 jobs worldwide this year as it attempts to carry out sweeping reforms aimed at reviving the iconic but loss-making Japanese electronics giant, the Nikkei business daily said Monday.
At smallest scale, liquid crystal behavior portends new materials
Liquid crystals, the state of matter that makes possible the flat screen technology now commonly used in televisions and computers, may have some new technological tricks in store.
New IGZO oxide semiconductor technology may revolutionize displays
Sharp Corporation and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory have jointly developed a new oxide semiconductor (IGZO) technology with high crystallinity. This material will enable even higher resolutions, lower power consumption, ...
Largest flexible color organic light emitting display produced
(Phys.org) -- The Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University announced that it has manufactured the worlds largest flexible color organic light emitting display (OLED) prototype using advanced ...
Street display spins electromagnetic dots, bares clues (w/ Video)
Research team develops high performance flexible solid state battery
The Korean team of Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST has developed a high performance flexible all-solid-state battery, an essential energy source for flexible ...
Apple's victory means soul-searching for Samsung
A U.S. jury's $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South Korean electronics giant known for ...
Improving our depth perception in augmented reality
(Phys.org)—Sports fans have come to expect some of the extras they see on their TV screen, such as the yellow lines that appear on a football field highlighting where the ball needs to go for a first down. Similarly, NASCAR ...
TVs get bigger, bolder, smarter at CES show (Update)
TV makers showing off their new wares at a huge trade fair will seek to dazzle consumers with bigger, bolder displays, and smarter technologies for consumers who want television to be a "multiscreen" experience.
Sharp shares soar in Tokyo on profit report
Sharp shares jumped nearly 13 percent in Tokyo trading on Friday after a Japanese media report said the embattled electronics giant logged an operating profit in the last quarter of 2012.