New player in electron field emitter technology makes for better imaging and communications
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, College Park, have built a practical, high-efficiency nanostructured electron source. Described ...
Sharp announces $111 mn tie-up with Samsung
Sharp on Wednesday announced a $111 million capital tie-up deal with South Korean rival Samsung, in a rare move for a Japanese firm that underscores the fading fortunes of its electronics giants.
Samsung set to buy 3% stake in Sharp: report
South Korean electronics giant Samsung is set to buy a three-percent stake in struggling Japanese rival Sharp via a capital increase, a press report said Tuesday, a deal that would give Samsung greater access ...
Future science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data
Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world ...
Polytron predicts glass smartphones by end of year (w/ Video)
Sony April-December loss shrinks 75%
Japanese electronics giant Sony said on Thursday that its net loss from April to December shrank 75 percent on-year and added that it remains on track to achieve its forecast of a full-year profit.
Physicists find new order in quantum electronic material
Two Rutgers physics professors have proposed an explanation for a new type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium – a theory that may one day lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems ...
Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener.
Liquid crystal's chaotic inner dynamics
Scientists have unearthed a new dynamic process induced by strong electric fields in thin liquid crystal cells.
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.
Gadget Watch: Samsung shows bendable phone screen (Update)
By showing off a phone with a flexible screen, Samsung is hinting at a day when we might fold up our large phone or tablet screens as if they were maps.
Researchers show new level of control over liquid crystals
(Phys.org)—Directed assembly is a growing field of research in nanotechnology in which scientists and engineers aim to manufacture structures on the smallest scales without having to individually manipulate ...
LG beats rivals in race to sell new OLED TVs (Update)
LG Electronics Inc. started taking pre-orders on Wednesday for the world's first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens.
LG seeks ban on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
South Korea's LG Display said on Friday it had asked a Seoul court to ban the domestic sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer, citing alleged patent infringements.