Researchers slow light to a crawl in liquid crystal matrix
(Phys.org) —Light traveling in a vacuum is the Universe's ultimate speed demon, racing along at approximately 300,000 kilometers per second. Now scientists have found an effective new way to put a speed ...
Conical nanocarbon structures could lead to flexible, transparent field emission displays
The Earth's hidden weakness
(PhysOrg.com) -- Three thousand kilometres beneath our feet, the Earth's solid rock gives way to the swirling liquid iron of the outer core.
Sharp improves wall display technology
(AP) -- Walls, ceiling and floors will turn into wall-to-wall imagery with Sharp's new technology that has minimized the gaps between displays, allowing them to be used like high-tech tiles.
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 ...
OLED brings out the shine
Screens made of organic light diodes promise unfathomable possibilities. Yet high production costs often prevent their widespread use. A new kind of production saves not only costs, but also improves the ...
LG Display claims world's thinnest TV panel
South Korea's LG Display said Monday it has developed the world's thinnest LCD television panel, measuring 2.6 millimetres (0.1 inches).
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 ...
The grass really is greener on TV and computer screens, thanks to quantum dots
High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot ...
Physicists almost double light efficiency in LC projectors
Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology to convert unpolarized light into polarized light, which makes projectors that use liquid crystal ...
Mobius strip ties liquid crystal in knots to produce tomorrow's materials and photonic devices
University of Warwick scientists have shown how to tie knots in liquid crystals using a miniature Möbius strip made from silica particles.
Scientists produce a crystal that could help unlock the mystery of high-temperature superconductors
MIT scientists have synthesized, for the first time, a crystal they believe to be a two-dimensional quantum spin liquid: a solid material whose atomic spins continue to have motion, even at absolute zero temperature.
Artificial cells take their first steps: Movable cytoskeleton membrane fabricated for first time
Cells are complex objects with a sophisticated metabolic system. Their evolutionary ancestors, the primordial cells, were merely composed of a membrane and a few molecules. These were minimalistic yet perfectly ...
Nanotubes pass acid test
Rice University scientists have found the "ultimate" solvent for all kinds of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire ever closer.