MIT’s new transparent screen may lead to cheap heads-up displays

Leave a comment

January 23, 2014 by AllKnol

The Innovative Web

MIT nanoparticle-based transparent glass display

Transparent screens just aren’t very practical these days — bigger models are frequently expensive and bulky, while smaller heads-up displays tend to have very narrow viewing angles. However, MIT may have solved all those problems at once with its prototype nanoparticle display. The device creates color images on a glass surface simply by ‘tuning’ a silver nanoparticle coating until it lets only certain light wavelengths pass through. The technique is both cheap and compact, since it requires little more than the coating and some off-the-shelf projector technology. There’s also no need for beam splitters or mirrors, so you can see the picture from just about any angle. While there’s a lot of work left before there’s a finished product, researchers note that their display would be as easy to implement as window tinting; don’t be surprised if MIT’s screen shows up on a car windshield or storefront near…

View original post 1 more word

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: