Lotus Glass by Corning and Japanese non-reflective glass to herald a new era in outdoor visibility
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 31, 2011, 3:33 AM
Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, have developed a new generation with its proprietary fusion process, called Lotus Glass, which, as the name suggests, is thinner and allows for more light to come through, thus reducing the power consumption requirements of the backlight in the case of LCD, and lowering reflectance in the case of OLED displays.
over 30 layers of special film with nanometers thickness on each side, the researchers have managed to achieve the so-called "invisible glass", i.e. one that reflects almost no light, so you don't even know it's there.
Modern smartphones and tablets' glasses reflect about 8% of the light that passes through them, making for unpleasant glare and/or reduced visibility in direct sunlight. Better relfectance ratios are in phones with Super AMOLED displays - less than 6% - which contributes to outside visibility being on par with their brighter LCD counterparts.
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Powered by Android lol I kid. Amazing video tho.. And to think this is pretty close to possible.
posted on Oct 31, 2011, 9:12 AM 1
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a lot of this stuff was done by microsoft a good few years ago when they were doing their "house of the future" stuff. What's even better than cornings glass wall panel tv? MS's electronic paint that makes the whole wall the TV. :) They took quite a few cues from MS ideas. Nothing wrong with that though as its still awesome.. and we are still waiting for commercial use of any of it.. lol.
posted on Oct 31, 2011, 10:23 AM 1
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farenheit 451 anyone? anyway, hopefully my next upgrade will have this glass. i think this ultra clear glass opens up more possibilities for the clear solar panels that were shown off at CTIA. more sunlight gets through so more energy is absorbed and less energy used by the backlight. cool.
posted on Oct 31, 2011, 10:24 PM 0
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amazing! i watched this commercial, like 4 months ago .. and man it seems like its getting closer! i want a car with that kinda tech the phone and the damn room! the rest can just wait! i like to cook in a kitchen :/
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 12:43 PM 0
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