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Light Efficiency Almost Doubled In LC Projectors
2012-07-16 09:55:25

Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology to convert unpolarized light into polarized light, which makes projectors that use liquid crystal (LC) technology almost twice as energy efficient. The new technology has resulted in smaller, lower cost and more efficient projectors, meaning longer battery life and significantly lower levels of heat. All LC projectors — used from classrooms to conference rooms — utilize...

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2011-06-27 07:20:33

The eye of the peacock mantis shrimp has led an international team of researchers to develop a two-part waveplate that could improve CD, DVD, blu-ray and holographic technology, creating even higher definition and larger storage density. Peacock mantis shrimp are one of only a few animal species that can see circularly polarized light -- like the light used to create 3-D movies. Some researchers believe the mantis shrimp's eyes are better over the entire visual spectrum than any man-made...

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2009-10-26 10:30:00

The next generation of optical devices could borrow inspiration from the spectacular eyes of the mantis shrimp. Reporting in Nature Photonics, researchers from the University of Bristol said mantis shrimps from the Australia's Great Barrier Reef have the most complex eyes known to man. The shrimp's eyes can see in twelve colors and distinguish between different forms of polarized light. By comparison, humans can only see in three colors. Researchers said the marine crustaceans' have special...


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