Liquid crystals controlled by magnetic fields may lead to new optical applications
It's alive! Scientists combine liquid crystals and living bacteria
The hidden nanoworld of ice crystals: Revealing the dynamic behavior of quasi-liquid layers
Conical nanocarbon structures could lead to flexible, transparent field emission displays
World's first full-color, flexible, skin-like display developed
Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his necktie. Is someone at the wedding ...
HaptoMime offers mid-air interaction system (w/ Video)
LCD technology maintains 3D images it displays without drawing power
At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market ...
Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The research opens ...
Flexible, transparent thin film transistors raise hopes for flexible screens
(Phys.org) —The electronics world has been dreaming for half a century of the day you can roll a TV up in a tube. Last year, Samsung even unveiled a smartphone with a curved screen—but it was solid, not ...
Device could boost image quality for phones, computers and TVs
(Phys.org) —A device created by UCLA researchers could lead to a significant leap in the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers.
Scientists combine bacteria with liquid crystals
(Phys.org) —When swimming around, bacteria aren't good with the "pool rules." In small quantities, they'll follow the lanes, but put enough together and they'll begin to create their own flow.
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 ...