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.
Sharp unveils 3D televisions in Japan
Japanese electronics giant Sharp unveiled a line of 3D televisions Monday, joining rivals Samsung Electronics and Sony Corp. in an increasingly competitive sector the industry hopes will drive profits.
Paging Han Solo: Researchers find more efficient way to steer laser beams
For many practical applications involving lasers, it's important to be able to control the direction of the laser beams. Just ask Han Solo, or the captain of the Death Star. Researchers from North Carolina State University ...
Gadget Watch: 55-inch OLED TVs from Samsung and LG
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. are showing off 55-inch TV sets that use organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, instead of plasma or liquid crystals.
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 ...
Researchers create gel that displays spontaneous motion (w/ Video)
Researchers grow liquid crystal 'flowers' that can be used as lenses
(Phys.org) —A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling ...
A bit of boron, a pinch of palladium: One-stop shop for the Suzuki reaction
Carbon-containing compounds are at the heart of organic chemistry, and carbon is the basis of all living matter. However, the so-called Suzuki reaction provides a simple means of creating carbon-carbon bonds to form compounds ...
Japan's Sharp to build LCD lines for smartphones: report
Japan's Sharp Corp. will build production lines to make small and midsized liquid crystal displays for smartphones including Apple's iPhone, a report said Friday.
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 ...
Materials scientists watch electrons 'melt'
(PhysOrg.com) -- When a skier rushes down a ski slope or a skater glides across an ice rink, a very thin melted layer of liquid water forms on the surface of the ice crystals, which allows for a smooth glide ...
Team develops highly efficient method for creating flexible, transparent electrodes
(PhysOrg.com) -- As the market for liquid crystal displays and other electronics continues to drive up the price of indium the material used to make the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrodes ...
At smallest scale, liquid crystal behavior portends new materials
Liquid crystals, the state of matter that makes possible the flat screen technology now commonly used in televisions and computers, may have some new technological tricks in store.
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 ...