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Samsung doesn't think your plain old UHD TV will cut it anymore. You know, like the models it debuted last year. Now what's the newest in new? SUHD, with the outfit saying it reserves the "S" designation for its top-tier models we're about to describe. The displays run Tizen and range from 48 inch...

January 5th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The problem with lasers is, they tend to generate just a single color or light.To get more than one hue requires actually combining more than one type of laser to produce red, green and blue. But researchers at Brown University have figured out a solution to creating small RGB lasers by using coll...

May 1st 2012 at 6:06am 0 Comments
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Quantum dots have been deemed the future of everything from light bulbs, to displays and solar panels. Yet, one thing has been keeping them down -- a lack of efficiency. Current has a tendency to leak in between the dots, instead of passing straight through all the time. But, researchers at Harva...

December 6th 2011 at 3:22am 0 Comments
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We've long believed in the mystical power of quantum dots, so it makes perfect sense to us that one day they'll be used to fully harness the Sun God's rays and thereby save the planet. The nano-particles turn light into electricity, and could potentially be manufactured cheaply and abundantly eno...

July 1st 2011 at 6:59pm 0 Comments
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Fujitsu just announced what's reportedly the world's first quantum dot laser capable of 25 gigabits per second of data transmission. Go on -- there's no need to hold your applause. Now, we've seen lasers beam packets at 1.2 terabits per second over miles of open ground, and up to 15.5Tbps through a...

May 21st 2010 at 6:50am 0 Comments
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For the nitty gritty of how Nanosys' proprietary LED backlighting technology works, check out our earlier coverage here -- what you really need to know is that the company promises a significantly wider color gamut from its displays, while reducing power consumption by up to 50 percent. Quantum dot...

January 22nd 2010 at 9:49pm 0 Comments
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Many who grew up beneath a warm, inefficient incandescent or halogen glow are having a hard time coming to grips with the stale, stiff, efficient illumination provided by CFL or LED bulbs. Two companies, Nexxus Lighting and QD Vision, have paired up to change that, with the former providing an 8 wa...

May 6th 2009 at 7:21am 0 Comments
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The first question thrown at any new technological development around Engadget HD is, "can it be used to make better HDTVs?" Nanomaterial producer Nanoco Technologies is answering "hopefully soon," by putting its quantum dots to use in OLED displays going under the "QD Technocolour" name. Using the...

February 20th 2009 at 6:31am 0 Comments