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Samsung starts mass producing transparent LCD panels

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Displays, HDTV,

Samsung transparent LCD

Samsung announced today that it has become the first company to begin mass production of transparent LCD panels.

The panels, which measure 22 inches across the diagonal, support resolutions up to 1,680-by-1,050, have 500:1 contrast ratios, and are available in both color and black-and-white models.

Samsung claims that the panels offer the world's highest transparency rate: over 20 percent for the black-and-white variety, and over 15 percent for color. (The company says that conventional LCD panels with a backlight unit have only 5 percent transparency.)

According to Samsung, because panels with higher transparency rates are better able to utilize ambient light, the company's new panels consume up to 90 percent less electricity compared to traditional LCD monitors.

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Scientist Develop Translucent Frogs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science,

Translucent FrogMasayuki Sumida and his team at Hiroshima University’s Institute for Amphibian Biology have developed a transparent frog. They say that being able to see past the skin can aid them in disease studies by watching the internal organs and blood vessels without the necessity of dissection. The creatures were created by mating two specimens of Japanese Brown Frogs with the mutation of pale skin. We just hope that the poor amphibians remember to put on their sunscreen before they go for an outside dip in the pond.

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Transparent Kayak-Canoe for Viewing Under the Sea

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Transportation,

Transparent Kayak-CanoeWhat could be more fun than white water rafting during these humid summer days? Taking this kayak-canoe hybrid out for a dip in the water may be just more of an adventure with its transparent polymer hull that allows you to see all the flora and fauna beneath you and your buds. The watercraft is made with a lightweight anodized aluminum frame and comes with two double-headed paddles, a water bailer, and two flotation devices on the off chance that there is something down there that looks like it wants to be where you are. Available at Hammacher Schlemmer, you will need to do some serious vacationing to make the $1,459.95 toy pay for itself.

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