Two pairs of specs in one: Touch of finger changes prescription
If you're over 45 and wear glasses, you've probably got more than one pair. Or you're using bifocals or progressive lenses. As most people get older, their eyes have more trouble focusing on objects that are close, which ...
HaptoMime offers mid-air interaction system (w/ Video)
New state of liquid crystals discovered
(Phys.org) —New collaborative research, carried out by Dr. Vitaly P. Panov, Research Fellow, and Jagdish K Vij, Honorary Professor of Electronic Materials of Trinity College Dublin's School of Engineering, ...
55": LG announces world's largest OLED TV panel
LG Display announced that it has developed the world's largest 55-inch OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TV panel. The 55-inch panel is a significant step forward in the popularization of OLED TVs and demonstrates ...
Reversible solid-to-liquid phase transition offers new way to synthesize crystals
Physicists find evidence of new state of matter in a simple oxide
Symmetry is a fundamental concept in physics. Our ‘standard model’ of particle physics, for example, predicts that matter and anti-matter should have been created in equal amounts at the big bang, yet ...
Giant flakes make graphene oxide gel
(PhysOrg.com) -- Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious.
Improved solar panels and printed electronics on the horizon with new discovery
New and improved solar panels could result from the discovery of a new liquid crystal material, making printable organic solar cells better performing.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Optalysys will launch prototype optical processor
Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster
Under pressure, sodium and hydrogen could undergo a metamorphosis, emerging as a superconductor
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the search for superconductors, finding ways to compress hydrogen into a metal has been a point of focus ever since scientists predicted many years ago that electricity would flow, uninhibited, through ...