New player in electron field emitter technology makes for better imaging and communications
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, College Park, have built a practical, high-efficiency nanostructured electron source. Described ...
Spheres can form squares
Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern, where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours in a honeycomb-like ...
Reserchers find new method for manipulating liquid crystals
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new method for manipulating the molecules of liquid crystals in ways previously unachieved could result in more effective industrial sealants, improved food packaging and even enhanced electronic displays, ...
Sony develops 'Hybrid FPA', a novel liquid crystal alignment technique for LCD
Sony has developed "Hybrid FPA (field-induced photo-reactive alignment)", a new liquid crystal alignment technique which enables a significantly faster response time for liquid crystal displays.
Digital tabletop system with views on demand (w/ Video)
A tabletop system where users can come together and view shared content will be unveiled today. A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have developed the system aimed at supporting mixed-focus collaborative ...
EU antitrust regulators charge LCD panel makers
(AP) -- European Union antitrust regulators have charged Royal Philips Electronics NV and LG Display with fixing the price of liquid crystal display monitors, Philips said Monday.
Samsung's 4.2 bln dlrs 'green' initiative
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Monday announced a 4.29 billion dollar plan to develop eco-friendly products and cut emissions from its manufacturing plants by 2013.
An odd couple: Photoluminescent liquid crystals based on metal clusters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Combine liquid crystals (mesogens) and metal clusters and you get clustomesogens -- a new class of compounds, the first examples of which have now been produced by scientists at the Universities ...
Taiwan LCD maker to pay $30 million fine in US case
A Taiwanese maker of liquid crystal display panels has agreed to pay a 30-million-dollar fine for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy, the US Justice Department said Tuesday.
Taiwan approves huge hi-tech investment in China
Taiwan's government on Friday gave the green light for a plan by the island's leading flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp. to invest three billion US dollars in China.
Japan deep-sea robots to seek minerals: report
Resource-poor Japan plans to use deep-sea mining robots to exploit rare earths and precious metals on the ocean floors around the island nation within a decade, according to a media report.
Fujitsu shows off next-gen color LCD eReader
Twisting molecules by brute force: A top-down approach
Molecules that are twisted are ubiquitous in nature, and have important consequences in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine. Some molecules have unique and technologically useful optical properties; the medicinal properties ...
Samsung, Sharp in LCD price-fixing settlement
South Korea's Samsung, Japan's Sharp and five other Asian firms have agreed to a $553 million settlement for illegally fixing liquid crystal display prices, New York state's attorney general said Tuesday.