It's alive! Scientists combine liquid crystals and living bacteria
Liquid crystals controlled by magnetic fields may lead to new optical applications
The hidden nanoworld of ice crystals: Revealing the dynamic behavior of quasi-liquid layers
How supercooled water is prevented from turning into ice
Water behaves in mysterious ways. Especially below zero, where it is dubbed supercooled water, before it turns into ice. Physicists have recently observed the spontaneous first steps of the ice formation ...
Researchers develop liquid-crystal-based compound lenses that work like insect eyes
The compound eyes found in insects and some sea creatures are marvels of evolution. There, thousands of lenses work together to provide sophisticated information without the need for a sophisticated brain. ...
HaptoMime offers mid-air interaction system (w/ Video)
Polytron predicts glass smartphones by end of year (w/ Video)
Device could boost image quality for phones, computers and TVs
(Phys.org) —A device created by UCLA researchers could lead to a significant leap in the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers.
LCD technology maintains 3D images it displays without drawing power
At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market ...
Liquid crystal turns water droplets into 'gemstones'
(Phys.org) —Liquid crystals are remarkable materials that combine the optical properties of crystalline solids with the flow properties of liquids, characteristics that come together to enable the displays ...
Flexible, transparent thin film transistors raise hopes for flexible screens
(Phys.org) —The electronics world has been dreaming for half a century of the day you can roll a TV up in a tube. Last year, Samsung even unveiled a smartphone with a curved screen—but it was solid, not ...
Scientists combine bacteria with liquid crystals
(Phys.org) —When swimming around, bacteria aren't good with the "pool rules." In small quantities, they'll follow the lanes, but put enough together and they'll begin to create their own flow.