Researchers add another tool in their directed-assembly toolkit
(Phys.org) —An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather ...
Ultra-violet to produce ultra-thin in new funding
Researchers at the University of Liverpool are investigating the use of ultra-violet light to create thin films that can be used on solar panels, and to keep food and medical instruments sterile.
What your candles and TV screen have in common
The next time you light a candle and switch on your television ready for a relaxing evening at home, just think. These two vastly different products have much more in common than you might imagine.
Samsung rejects claims of Galaxy Note defect
Samsung on Wednesday rejected claims that its new oversized smartphone had a defect, after some customers posted pictures of a gap between the frame and display panel.
Sony, Panasonic tying up in advanced TV displays
(AP) Long-time Japanese rivals Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are working together to develop next-generation TV panels called OLEDs in a reversal of decades of rivalry as they try to catch up with ...
Sniff, sniff. What did you say? New form of animal communication discovered
When animals like dogs or rats sniff one another, there might be more going on than you'd think. Research reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on March 7th finds in rats that those sniffi ...
SideWays eye-tracking system shown at Paris conference (w/ video)
Health T-shirts and a mind-reading bar unveiled in Japan
Glasses that tell you how to get home, adverts that know where you are looking and a T-shirt that knows how fast your heart is beating were on display at a huge tech gathering in Japan Tuesday.
IGZO: LCD monitor featuring the industry's thinnest design in a high-resolution 4K2K display
Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market a new 32-inch-class LCD monitor, the PN-K321, a professional monitor featuring proprietary IGZO technology and delivering 4K × 2K resolution (3,840 ...
Explosive growth predicted for automotive electronics
The global market for advanced automotive electronics - everything from driver assistance programs to new kinds of visual displays - will jump to $240 billion by 2020, up more than 50 percent from 2010, according to a recent ...
Researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors
Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input. This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases, ...
Microsoft display adapter brings device info to big screen
Liquid crystal's chaotic inner dynamics
Scientists have unearthed a new dynamic process induced by strong electric fields in thin liquid crystal cells.
Futuristic projection technology could be used anywhere
Projections that display clearly on non-ideal surfaces such as room corners, and interact naturally with the presenter could transform not only business meetings, but gaming and simulation.