Monthly Archive for September, 2006

Philips Lumalive light emitting t-shirt

Philips Lumalive light emitting textiles Imagine wearing a t-shirt where you’d be able to display light animation. Well, with Philips new technology called Lumalive, it’s now possible. Fully integrated into fabrics, the LEDs doesn’t compromise the softness or flexibility of the cloth.
Although the technology has been developed only recently, […] Philips Research has made immense progress in fully integrating Lumalive fabrics into garments demonstrated by the jackets worn by Philips’ hostesses at the show. These first-generation jackets are ready for commercialization by companies partnering with Philips Research, particularly those in the promotional industry looking for a new, high-impact medium.
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Diamagnetic levitation

Diamagnetic levitation This pyrolytic graphique square floats between four 12mm neodymium magnets. North/south poles alternate in order to get the square “trapped” and to cause the levitation effect.
The floating square is pyrolytic graphite, which is extremely diamagnetic. […] In effect it is a single crystal of graphite, and because the resulting graphite is very highly ordered, pyrolytic graphite is extremely diamagnetic. Also the density of pyrolytic graphite is fairly low. The combination of these two factors – the low density and the strong diamagnetic effect – makes this amazing demonstration possible.
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Electronic paper display within a credit card

Flexible display visa card SiPix, in partnership with SmartDisplayer as developped the flexible display which will be embedded into an ISO-compliant payment card. It is now possible to display dynamic passcode for a one-time use on your credit card. By pressing a button on the card, you can generate a new code. Continue reading ‘Electronic paper display within a credit card’