New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology.By making the basic building blocks of batteries out of ink, Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis is laying the groundwork for lithium-ion batteries and other high-performing electronics that can be produced with 3-D printers.
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.Color-rich, energy-efficient, and flexible displays based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) could soon be churned out more economically on giant ink-jet printers.
The appearance of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens.One of the most important innovations in Apple’s latest iPads lies behind the screen. In many of the tablets, the pixels in t
12.9 else: “The most mericful thing in the world”
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Pope Francis, Miley Cyrus and a Briton winning Wimbledon: Facebook's 2013 year in review unveiled
Social media phenomenon Pope Francis was the most popular topic globally on Facebook, ahead of the royal baby Prince George, the Harlem Shake and controversial US star Miley Cyrus.
The BBC has been forced to defend its coverage of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela after more than 1,300 viewers complained that it was excessive.
U.S. considers cellphones on flights but no calls
The federal government on Thursday moved closer to allowing cellphone use during flights, but with a catch: Passengers won’t be able to use the devices to make calls. If approved, the new rules would mean consumers could use their data plans to surf the Web or send e-mails and texts once a pla
Google announced a change to the way that Gmail handles images Thursday. Traditionally, when an e-mail contains an image, e-mail software would fetch the image from a server operated by the mail sender. Now, instead, images will be served by "Google’s own secure proxy servers." Read full arti
Say you're fed up with your current wireless carrier, and you want to switch. What's more, you'd like to take your mobile device with you. Thanks to a weird wrinkle in copyright law, if your phone was purchased after Jan. 26, 2013, you can't — it's against the law. This new rule against cellp
In 2004, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was a major hit. It sold millions of copies and was Metacritic's "Game of the Year," where it still has a 95 reviewer rating. Now, for $6.99, you can play it on iOS devices, with Android and Windows Phone versions expected shortly. Read full article >>&n