Folding light: Wrinkles and twists boost power from solar panels
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
Solar-thermal flat-panels that generate electric power
(PhysOrg.com) -- High-performance nanotech materials arrayed on a flat panel platform demonstrated seven to eight times higher efficiency than previous solar thermoelectric generators, opening up solar-thermal ...
Lava dots: Scientists make hollow, soft-shelled quantum dots
(Phys.org)—Serendipity proved to be a key ingredient for the latest nanoparticles discovered at Rice University. The new "lava dot" particles were discovered accidentally when researchers stumbled upon ...
Researchers 'brighten' the future of OLED technology
Chlorine is an abundant and readily available halogen gas commonly associated with the sanitation of swimming pools and drinking water. Could a one-atom thick sheet of this element revolutionize the next generation of flat-panel ...
A computer screen you can fold
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Toronto researchers have discovered a better way to make flat-panel displays that could one day lead to computer screens you roll up like a newspaper and wallpaper that lights ...
New Ultra HD TVs arrive in stores with 5-figure prices
High-definition TVs have officially graduated to Ultra HD.
TVs you can talk to, without sounding crazy
Talking to the TV is usually a sign of extreme agitation, mental instability or loneliness. TV manufacturers are set to make it a more rational behavior this year, with a range of sets that respond to speech.
Sony to release a professional grade OLED screen
Four gadgets that defined Vegas electronics show
The world's largest gadget show wrapped up on Friday, and the organizers said it was the biggest ever, beating last year's record in terms of the floor space companies purchased to display their wares.
New family of liquid crystals created
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from ...
SKorean TV giants tout differing technologies
The world's top two makers of flat-panel televisions are stressing the energy-saving virtues of different display technologies in their race to dominate a huge global market.
Ultra-flat loudspeakers with powerful sound reproduction
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bigger speakers, bigger sound - this is the music lover’s creed. Flat panel loudspeakers offer an alternative to those who would rather not or cannot clutter up their homes with speakers. ...
TV makers ready to test depths of market for 3-D
(AP) -- This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the works. But it's not clear the idea will reach ...
LG aims to secure 25 percent of world 3D TV market
South Korea's LG Electronics said Thursday it aims to secure a 25 percent share this year of the world's fast-growing 3D television market.