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New Electronic Display to Be Used on Clothes and Beer Cans

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One of the latest inventions in the field of light emitting devices might change the way people light their homes and design clothes. The device represents a thin film of plastic able to conduct electricity and create solar power.

Scientists working on the international project are looking forward to bring the organic light emitting devices to the masses. Thus the invention could significantly cut costs by billions of dollars each year.

Due to the fact that the organic light emitting devices are very thin and flexible, electronic display screens could be easily created on nearly every material, thus, for example, clothing could, for the first time in history, display specific electronic information.

There are various ways of using the this OLED, like for example change the color of clothes, beer can would be able to display various sports results. In addition the OLED is much more efficient than the light bulb used today.

Currently these devices are applied in mobile phones and MP3 players. However, such OLED is not quite reliable for large TV or computer screens.

In order to make the device more efficient so later to launch it to mass market, the international consortium of researches, Modecom, headed by the University of Bath, United Kingdom, started a three-year project which will cost about $1,700,000.

Modecom comprises 13 groups from 9 universities and two companies. There are three groups from the United Kingdom, six groups from the United States and one group from China and one each from three European countries including Belgium, Italy and Denmark. Only the European countries and China will receive financial aid from the European Union.

The coordinator of Modecom is Dr Alison Walker, who represents the Department of Physics of the University of Bath. "This is a long-term project, and the contributions of many scientists are needed for its success ... Success in achieving the goals of cheap, efficient and long lasting devices is essential as we must do everything we can to reduce our energy costs," he stated.

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41 votes

//117 Aug 09, 2012 01:10 PM | posted by: Aiden
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37 votes

//116 Aug 09, 2012 01:10 PM | posted by: Aiden
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35 votes

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29 votes

//114 Jul 03, 2012 01:36 PM | posted by: Rohit
Really nice work from the man inventing this. This is going to change the future requirements.and also the future technology . good work.......................
29 votes

//113 Jun 22, 2012 03:59 PM | posted by: Imani
wow! amazing it is!
20 votes

//112 Jun 04, 2012 03:57 PM | posted by: nanda
nice work
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//111 Jun 01, 2012 04:33 PM | posted by: Antony Ananth
excellent work
27 votes

//110 Feb 19, 2012 02:49 PM | posted by: hansha
hai it is very nice
28 votes

//109 Dec 30, 2011 10:56 AM | posted by: Gaurav madhwal
it so amazing invention so popular
24 votes

//108 Dec 14, 2011 06:24 AM | posted by: Jabo Keox
Wow!!! Just one question. Where do the thin film whatever extract its power to emit light??

University of PNG- Physics Research Team
27 votes

//107 Nov 28, 2011 08:31 PM | posted by: Mohit
Amazing news Nice ...
32 votes

//106 Oct 18, 2011 05:21 AM | posted by: nhez_sb
its really nice to have that!!!!!nice work!!!!!
42 votes

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32 votes

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40 votes

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what in the world it would be !!it's so amazing !! WHOAH !!
31 votes

//102 Mar 26, 2011 02:06 PM | posted by: vikas
Awesome
40 votes

//101 Mar 26, 2011 12:01 PM | posted by: parlin
really a great job. but y 2 waste even a very small part of energy in stuff like clothes??
34 votes

//100 Mar 02, 2011 11:01 AM | posted by: Shreyashi
it is really nice
43 votes

//99 Feb 23, 2011 10:24 PM | posted by: larry
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27 votes

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41 votes

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33 votes

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49 votes

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37 votes

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it wud b a huge discovry.....chngng histry of scienc
36 votes

//92 Oct 12, 2010 08:29 PM | posted by: Gurdit Singh
new dicovery
32 votes

//91 Oct 11, 2010 02:18 PM | posted by: rajat
good
35 votes

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33 votes

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36 votes

//88 Aug 31, 2010 07:44 PM | posted by: vijay
its really wonderful, if we can make something which can maximize our utilizations of resources and keep the environment clean.........
36 votes

//87 Aug 20, 2010 09:40 PM | posted by: pranav
It is an extraordinary idea and it will save our environment for wich v r facing now ........
32 votes

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It's amazing.Continue 2 keep people amazed.
35 votes

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35 votes

//84 Jul 30, 2010 09:36 PM | posted by: vikas
ok
39 votes

//83 Jul 04, 2010 06:10 AM | posted by: Vimalend
Now human's will be able to change their colour like chameleon...
Wow it's great....
32 votes

//82 Jun 23, 2010 05:48 PM | posted by: jyoti
not very bad.
41 votes

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dude
31 votes

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is that thing really work ?????
37 votes

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thats really fabulous........
51 votes

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like it
32 votes

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thats a g8 idea awesome go ahead!
33 votes

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excellent
37 votes

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43 votes

//74 Feb 11, 2010 02:08 PM | posted by: thanks
thank you this is my project
46 votes

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thanks for the best samples of images that explains vividly
38 votes

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35 votes

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ITS FANTASTIC AND AUSUMN
31 votes

//70 Dec 08, 2009 07:29 PM | posted by: mehak
great job................i m just keeping my fingers crossed and waiting for that exciting day when i would really experience this interesting invention......i hope we would be able to see more imaginative worlds of this invention..........all the best.........................
29 votes

//69 Nov 30, 2009 02:58 PM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
it's a good thing they did it!
30 votes

//68 Nov 12, 2009 06:17 PM | posted by: kings
//47,
40 votes

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thats very nice invention i'm waitin' for that to see in my hands...
38 votes

//66 Sep 03, 2009 04:29 PM | posted by: gijs
hoi
38 votes

//65 Aug 19, 2009 03:44 AM | posted by: jason mcdowell
led is the best way to combat the global warming and i think would be cost efficient.
32 votes

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this is so wonderful
32 votes

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This is the best. keep doing.
36 votes

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You see, this mini cinema are on sale in the market now.
45 votes

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27 votes

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ok na rin.............
30 votes

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its really an innovative idea.
32 votes

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i don't get it men!.
27 votes

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thanks you really helped me on my project i lik this site... : )
32 votes

//56 Jan 31, 2009 01:19 AM | posted by: ciara
cool :o)!!!
34 votes

//55 Jan 19, 2009 07:24 AM | posted by: sheng
tae!
25 votes

//54 Jan 10, 2009 10:18 AM | posted by: kamal
thats great! awe some!
28 votes

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wow greate
33 votes

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27 votes

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.,wla bng mas short ung xplanaxon?!

hmm!!
50 votes

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epal ung gumwa ni2!!!!!
55 votes

//49 Nov 09, 2008 04:02 PM | posted by: ana
hi!!!!!!!!!!!
27 votes

//48 Oct 28, 2008 04:28 PM | posted by: Unknown
great one yaar....
31 votes

//47 Oct 20, 2008 01:50 PM | posted by: mailyn
how science discoveries
35 votes

//46 Oct 16, 2008 02:47 AM | posted by: diaa mohamed
i want to invent new electronic model
55 votes

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i lyk it very much
35 votes

//44 Oct 05, 2008 07:07 PM | posted by: cinderella
i like it letche ka
59 votes

//43 Sep 19, 2008 11:23 AM | posted by: smiles
ok
:-)
32 votes

//42 Sep 09, 2008 10:03 PM | posted by: LiLiLatinA
I dnt get it...
29 votes

//41 Sep 08, 2008 01:37 PM | posted by: irene

what inventions can do to our individual lives is really really amazing,so keep it up guys!!!!
29 votes

//40 Sep 05, 2008 05:02 AM | posted by: irene
thanks for the new iNFORMATION it helps me A LOT in my Studies...moRE power AND GoD Bless'//.
34 votes

//39 Aug 18, 2008 09:38 AM | posted by: Michael
Children clothing and disaster recovery could benefit from this project.
27 votes

//38 Aug 10, 2008 01:28 PM | posted by: richard
i lyk dat one!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 votes

//37 Aug 10, 2008 01:01 PM | posted by: Isobelle=)
yeah! go for it.. :)
35 votes

//36 Aug 05, 2008 04:48 PM | posted by: cmadronio
You can do it guys! Yeah! lets make the world better
32 votes

//35 Jul 31, 2008 06:06 PM | posted by: Athira
its very helpful in doing projects!!!! thanks a lot
37 votes

//34 Jul 31, 2008 03:23 PM | posted by: shahina
simply superb... keep it up !!!!!!!!
28 votes

//33 Jul 29, 2008 04:22 PM | posted by: kara
nice one!!great!!
30 votes

//32 Jul 27, 2008 07:17 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoMANIAC]
Thats great
32 votes

//31 Jul 27, 2008 01:50 PM | posted by: I-A
hi!Your invention was great.i hope that the philippines will join to your project.
53 votes

//30 Jul 23, 2008 06:04 PM | posted by: emma
it was excellent. just that i am an african but this project involves european countries and china. hope africa will someday join this project.
33 votes

//29 Jul 13, 2008 03:37 PM | posted by: vidhu verma
a boosting technology ,will be a boon in coming timebut technologists need to work a bit on thisssssss!
26 votes

//28 Jul 12, 2008 03:28 PM | posted by: Christley
hey, WE all of our comments, we Apprieciate this, coz we have succed our assighnments and PROJECT, LUCK GO LUCK!.. jejeje, TNX alot@!
34 votes

//27 Jul 10, 2008 10:37 AM | posted by: samia laiqat
thats great............. maens to say nothing is far from human being's approach. well done. keep it up.
32 votes

//26 Jun 24, 2008 11:35 AM | posted by: harman
hey its sth really queer and out of d ordinary... i min its vry different n new... i luvd it... cud u pls show sum pics too coz i want it 4 my project... Gr8
30 votes

//25 Jun 21, 2008 09:45 AM | posted by: urvashi
hey
thanks a lotttttttt
u helped me complete my project>>>>>>>>>
33 votes

//24 Jun 17, 2008 12:36 PM | posted by: Yana
Hi that was informative!Because of this i made my assignments!!!!!!!!!HeHeHe!
31 votes

//23 May 10, 2008 08:04 PM | posted by: Raghunath
Thank you for a very good informtion.Looking forward to a day when the entire ceiling of the home gives off light instead of a lamp.
28 votes

//22 May 07, 2008 07:44 PM | posted by: Unknown
good jo!!!!!!!!! keep it up!!!!!!!!!
i like it.
31 votes

//21 Apr 28, 2008 09:43 PM | posted by: Indra
wht kind of script is this itzz so boring i didnt learn anything to tell yew tha truth.'....lol
33 votes

//20 Apr 19, 2008 06:45 AM | posted by: kate
...nice idea...be sure that it wil be effective...cans with moving pictures.... cool...
29 votes

//19 Mar 16, 2008 09:55 AM | posted by: benj hamoy
is this a fact? coz i found it in the internet how could you be convinced without even having a photo or something?
23 votes

//18 Mar 07, 2008 06:14 PM | posted by: Unknown
This is extremely useful for my project that im doing now. appreciate it
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