Showing posts with the label #Queens University

1st Rollable, Scrollable Touchscreen Tablet

Inspired by Ancient Egyptian Scrolls MagicScroll - a Rollable, Scrollable Screen It's called MagicScroll. The device was created by computer engineers in Canada and it's a first. It's essentially a high resolution display.  It can be rolled and unrolled around a 3D printed cylinder that has the device's computerized inner workings.  The developers were inspired by and created it based on ancient Egyptian scrolls. Canada Made for Many Uses like a Phone MagicScroll  was developed by researchers at Queens University Canada.  The device's light weight and cylindrical body make it easy to hold in one hand.  Importantly when rolled up, it fits into your pocket and can be used as a phone, dictation device or pointing device.   2 rotary wheels at either end of the cylinder allow the users to scroll thru information on the touch screen. Goal: Any Device Can Be a Screen  Here's the ultimate point of the research.  The researchers want to bring the MagicScroll de

New Generation of High Definition Tech

Brighter, Lighter Smart Phones & TVs Scientists have developed a process that could open a new generation of high definition technology. This will pave the way for lighter, brighter and more energy efficient smartphones and TVs. Quantum Dots They've discovered that quantum dots, which are small semiconductors that radiate bright colors, improve screen displays of televisions and smartphones.  The research was done by scientists at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich. Connecting the Dots They clustered the quantum dots which are highly valued for their vibrant colors.  By putting the dots together they were even more brilliant and florescent. They also created their own quantum dots which enhanced the vibrancy. 50% More Color for Screen Displays The researchers say this will increase the number of colors displays can present by 50%. They add, this new process is ushering in a new generation of high definition technology within 3 years.