More Prototypes of Rollable E-Paper

I keep telling publishers that electronic paper isn’t science fiction but science fact, technologiy that will go into commercial production this decade. I’m particular a fan of the rollable versions. For example, the picture above is of Polymer Vision B&W prototype demonstrated on May 27th at the International Society for Information Display’s trade show in Seattle. (High resolution photos of this prototype are here.) the February edition of Nature, detailed how these flexible displays use active-matrix organic transistors, have video capabilities, and can be rolled to a radius of one centimeter (4/10ths of an inch) without significant loss in performance. […]

Phillips Demonstrates Fluid, Non-Mechanical Lenses

Although it doesn’t have a direct bearing upon online publishing, here is a revolutionary technology worth noting by media companies that use imagery or that report about technology: Philips Research has developed lenses that focus without mechanical moving parts. These lenses operate just like human eyes, using internal fluids to change shape and focus. Phillips demonstrated the technology earlier this month during the CeBIT conference in Hanover, Germany. It plans to begin manufacturing these lenses in large volumes in coming years. Digital Photo Review has the full story. (Photos courtesy of Phillips)