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Articles tagged with: Scientific

Paintable Battery – Yes Spray On Batteries

Many major tech giants seek sleeker and ever-more powerful batteries to power devices such as phones and tables so they’re pushing engineers to create unconventional, more space-efficient batteries. A group of students at Rice University, in Pulickel Ajayan’s lab, have done just that. They actually created a “battery” that can be sprayed on virtually any surface like a spray paint. The idea sounds far fetched, and the project leader, graduate student Neelam Singh, admits she was a bit skeptical herself.

OLED Displays Are Now 2x More Efficient

Researchers from the University of Toronto have developed a special technique that produces OLED devices that will encourage consumers to adopt OLED technology embedded within flat-panel displays and through various lighting technologies.

The process requires the production of a one-atom thick sheet of chlorine onto the surface of indium tin oxide material. The layer of chlorine is applied to the surface with an ultra violet assisted process that negates the need for chlorine gas. The indium tin oxide is used as the electrode material that is currently found in flat panel displays. The outcome of this engineering process would be a more efficient and less costly OLED device.

Cloud Video Startup Zixi Raises $4 Million

According to Venture Beat, a cloud video startup named Zixi has raised $4 million in a round of funding for its web video broadcasting business. The Waltham, Mass.-based company will use these funds to build a global team to deliver high-definition video via cloud, or through web-connected data centers. Zixi plans to focus on delivering cloud video of the highest quality, security, and of course, the company seeks to make a return on investment.