News tagged with liquid crystal

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.

May 28, 2010
4.3 / 5 (15) 2 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Jun 07, 2013
5 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast

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.

Jul 14, 2010
4.6 / 5 (11) 4 | with audio podcast