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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Paper Thin Televisons

Imagine yourself getting back home from work at the end of an exhausting day. You're sitting in an overcrowded bus and the guy that sits next to you smells like he hasn't washed in the past month (It happened to me a couple of times). Suddenly, the bus stops and you realize that you'll be caught beside this swine for the next 3 hours because apparently, there's an endless traffic jam between you and your destination. Having nothing better to do, you take out your cell phone, roll out a 10 inches tv screen from it, and start listening to the news. Hollywood science fiction, right? It may be right now, but not for long. Scientists recently developed an OLED (organic light emitting devices) flexible paper thin screen that is only 3 to 5 years away from being manufacture and released to the public.

"As you can see it's quite flexible," says Anna Chwang, senior scientist, as she displays a paper thin film with images running across it. It uses something called "OLEDs" (organic light emitting devices), a thin film of chemicals, 1/10,000 of an inch thick, that turns an electronic signal into a picture, much like a television does.

Read more from CBSNews. (via techiediva)



2 Comments:

  • man i want one now..sure could use one in class...
    n btw.. that tie is nice :)

    By Blogger M@ANiTRuLe$, at 4:06 PM  

  • Great article. I imagine some interesting depth affects could be achieved if a few of these were layered behind each other

    Favorite bits:
    - (waves arms wildly)
    - a vision of the future and the future of vision

    By Blogger Lyle, at 4:12 PM  

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