New test puts the squeeze on horseshoe crabs
If new technology under development proves out, horseshoe crabs will have to undergo fewer blood donations.
Liquid crystal droplets discovered to be exquisitely sensitive to an important bacterial lipid
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the computer displays of medical equipment in hospitals and clinics, liquid crystal technologies have already found a major role. But a discovery reported from the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...
The worlds smallest 3D HD display
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 ...
Apple files suit against Samsung
Apple Inc. has sued Samsung Electronics Co., saying the South Korean company's Galaxy line of smartphones and tablet computers copy Apple's popular iPad and iPhone.
Samsung Electronics buys Dutch LCD firm
Samsung Electronics said Thursday it had acquired Liquavista, the pioneer of a new screen technology that the South Korean giant hopes will boost its liquid crystal display (LCD) business.
LCD projector used to control brain, muscles of tiny organisms such as worms (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are using inexpensive components from ordinary liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors to control the brain and muscles of tiny organisms, including freely moving worms. Red, ...
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.
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.
Alternating stacks of planar cations and dipyrrole-containing anions provides concept for new materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pyrroles, which are rings containing one nitrogen and four carbon atoms, are essential components of our red hemoglobin as well as the green chlorophyll in plants. Japanese researchers led ...
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.
Scientists perfect new nanowire technique
Scientists at the University of Leeds have perfected a new technique that allows them to make molecular nanowires out of thin strips of ring-shaped molecules known as discotic liquid crystals (DLCs).
New family of liquid crystals created
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from ...
Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3-D TV
Toshiba Corp. believes it has a solution for television viewers who like 3-D but hate the glasses.