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Today's cast-off gadgets are far more likely to end up in a landfill than they are being responsibly disposed of. In fact, 41.8 million tons of e-waste were scrapped last year alone. To combat this, a team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has invented a radically new kind of ecologically-f...

May 27th 2015 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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That is not plastic in the image above, it's glass. In particular it's a sheet of Corning's new 100-micron-thick Willow Glass, a new ultra-thin and flexible substrate for LCDs and OLEDs. The extreme thinness of the glass should lead to lighter, svelter devices, but it also means that shape is no l...

June 4th 2012 at 9:14am 0 Comments
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Samsung's quest for transparency won't end with laptops, apparently. Today, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology announced that its engineers have successfully created "single crystalline Gallium Nitride on amorphous glass substrates" -- an achievement that would allow the manufacturer to...

October 10th 2011 at 9:56am 0 Comments
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Even if the economic climate favors RPTVs for one last hurrah, things are looking grim for LCD demand -- just ask Corning, which has backed off of its previous financial guidance for the near-term future. The global economy being what it is, production from Taiwanese manufacturing plants in particul...

November 20th 2008 at 8:55pm 0 Comments
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If you ask folks around Engadget HD to name a luxurious work of art, chances are you'll hear something like "Samsung LN70F91BD." Outside these walls, though, if you ask around a crowd of a more wine-and-cheese bent, you might get a response like "Verre de Soie Steuben Vase." Those two worlds have C...

March 13th 2008 at 12:11pm 0 Comments
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Does it look like April to you? Sure doesn't to me, cuz I haven't started pestering people for birthday presents yet. Anyway, Samsung's second 7G LCD production facility wasn't supposed to open till April, but they're opening today. I guess all those rumors of HDTV LCD oversupply will be coming true...

January 1st 2006 at 7:03am 0 Comments