Samsung is currently limited to OLED panels up to 31-inches on its production lines. The show-stopping 40-inch panel was created on a pilot-line. The driver board is a low temperature poly-Si TFT. It is made by the super grain silicon technology without the use of lasers. The current mass production line is not tooled for the 40-inch panel. Nikkei Electronics reporter Takuya Otani, quotes a Samsung staffer saying, the RGB organic light emitting materials are formed by vapor deposits. A fine metal mask is employed. Fluorescent materials are used for red and green and phosphorescent materials are used for the color blue. In order to reduce variations in luminance, the panel incorporates a circuit that equalizes the current on the screen. The Samsung 40-inch OLED panel is a bottom emission type with a microcavity structure to improve the color gamut, added the staffer. In other news, Samsung showed off its 14.1-inch OLED TV and a 31-inch OLED TV during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. According to Bo Joong Kim, General Manager of the AV Division of Samsung Gulf Electronics LTD, the finished products on display weigh 40-percent less than conventional HDTV LCD models. Moreover, the contrast ration is one million to one with a color gamut of 107-percent and brightness of 550 cd/m2. Samsung hopes to have mid-to-large size OLED TVs available to the consumer by 2010. Mr. Kim says, “OLED TVs represent greater technology innovation and set a new standard for TV sophistication.” Currently, the significant cost to consumers for small screen OLED TVs presents a barrier to average consumers. The Sony EXL-1, an 11-inch OLED is priced in the neighborhood of $2500. LG and others have joined the OLED band-wagon. A great deal can happen in the next couple of years which may influence the high cost of producing the OLED TVs. Prices have a way of adjusting to market conditions and fluctuating production costs. (PhysOrg.com) — Samsung showed off its 40-inch OLED panel at FPD International in Yokahama, Japan. It is a work in progress with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, a contrast ratio of a million to one and a color gamut of 107-percent NTSC. The 40-inch OLED panel has a peak luminance of 600 cd/m2. The jaw-dropper is the 8.9mm depth of this pilot line model. Samsung’s 40-inch OLED TV. Via Nikkei Electronics/Tech-On Samsung introduces first mirror and transparent OLED display panels Citation: Samsung Goes Brave New World With 40-Inch OLED Panel (2008, October 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-samsung-brave-world-inch-oled.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Explore further Microsoft Expression was first introduced for designers in 2005 as a collection of tools that enabled its users to design web applications. At the time, software industry watchers saw the arrival of Expression as Microsoft’s attempt to attract design-suite customers with this new bundle of four applications. As Adobe was considered to be the company offering the ultimate tools for professional design and web development, questions were even raised if Adobe should be worried about a bite from these new Expression tools.The collection has become well known for delivering design tools for activities such as creating graphical user interfaces for web and desktop applications, a video-editing program, and illustration tools for web images. The Microsoft site describing all the changes is positioning this as a drive to provide customers with a unified solution. That solution is Visual Studio, which is to integrate some parts of the Expression technology. “Microsoft is committed to providing best-in-class tools for building modern applications. In support of these industry trends Microsoft is consolidating our lead design and development offerings—Expression and Visual Studio—to offer all of our customers a unified solution that brings together the best of Web and modern development patterns.”Microsoft said Blend, which has been part of the Expression suite, will continue to ship as a standalone tool with Visual Studio 2012, to serve as a design-centric environment for building Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps. Customers can no longer purchase Expression Studio 4 Ultimate and Expression Studio 4 Web Professional. For customers who previously purchased these products, components will be supported through their support lifecycle.Expression Design 4. and Expression Web 4 are available for download free but technical support is unavailable for the free versions. Expression Encoder 4 Pro will be available for purchase through 2013, with support available through its support lifecycle, but no new versions will be developed. Expression Encoder 4 remains available for download at no charge. (Phys.org)—This week, Microsoft design tools for Windows and Windows Phone took a surprise turn with the company’s announcement that components of “Expression” were in for some big changes. Microsoft announced there will be an end of its support lifeline for some of the company’s Expression design tools, in its new resolve to consolidate elements of Express with Visual Studio. This is not a total phaseout but a consolidation move where some parts of the collection are marked for retirement. © 2012 Phys.org More information: www.microsoft.com/expression/ Microsoft Releases Visual Studio Tools for Applications SDK Citation: Microsoft’s Visual Studio will gain some Expression (2012, December 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-microsoft-visual-studio-gain.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Musk tweeted over the weekend: “Testing operation of hypersonic grid fins (x-wing config) going on next flight.” “Grid fins are stowed on ascent and then deploy on reentry for ‘x-wing’ style control. Each fin moves independently for pitch/yaw/roll.” Another tweet: “Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs hold position within 3m even in a storm.” And still another: “Base is 300 ft by 100 ft, with wings that extend width to 170 ft. Will allow refuel & rocket flyback in future.” In sum, Musk is showing off rockets with ‘X-wings’ and landing pads in the sea, said The Verge; Dante D’Orazio wrote about the Tweets on Sunday: The latest version of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket has a set of four independently adjustable fins. “The grid fins are designed to deploy only after takeoff, when they’ll work together with thrusters to help the rocket maneuver itself into position for those spectacular vertical landings.” UPI noted the fins are referred to with ‘x-wing config.’ for the shape they make jetting out in four separate directions. Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch said the fins “could help spacecraft navigate upon re-entry after delivering personnel or cargo to an orbiting space station.” The new modifications to the rocket should make atmospheric navigation easier, he added.As Musk also revealed, SpaceX is developing seafaring spaceport drones for landing, as TechCrunch put. These could be a safe and reliable targets for landing spaceships and, Etherington said, also mean that re-entering craft are away from any populated areas. This is an autonomous spaceport platform, using thrusters from oil rigs. The Verge said that the spaceports at sea are designed to give the reusable rockets a place both to land and refuel before taking back off for space.Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010, said the SpaceX site. The company made more history in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth. Testing operation of hypersonic grid fins (x-wing config) going on next flight pic.twitter.com/O1tMSIXxsT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs hold position within 3m even in a storm. pic.twitter.com/wJFOnGdt9w— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014Falcon 9 was made from the start to be reusable, designed for capable landing with the precision of a helicopter. It is intended for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.Currently under development is the Falcon Heavy, according to the company, which will be the world’s most powerful rocket. “All the while, SpaceX continues to work toward one of its key goals—developing reusable rockets, to transform space exploration.””Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller,” said Etherington, “sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution.” © 2014 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) —Elon Musk over the weekend sent out a number of tweets about what’s up at SpaceX in its rocket endeavors, talking about features that triggered a steady response stream of “Awesome,” “Rad,” and “Wow” reactions from Musk enthusiasts, eager to track the progress of the SpaceX reusable rocket program. Citation: Musk is testing x-wing style fins, spaceport drone ship (2014, November 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-musk-x-wing-style-fins-spaceport.html
2. We’d get to the bottom safe and sound. But the more my friends and I skied, the more certain we were of our ability to get it right. Here’s what happened over and over again: 1. We’d get to a slope, assess the risk and decide to ski. 3. We’d pat ourselves on the back for being so good at judging avalanche danger. 4. Repeat. You don’t have to know much about backcountry skiing to imagine how dangerous a feedback loop like this can be. We were attributing a positive outcome to our skill, when it just as likely could have been (and probably was) luck. Read the whole story: The New York Times … Just look at Daniel Kahneman. The guy won a Nobel Prize in economics for research into these exact biases. You know how he responded when an interviewer asked if he was less likely to make poor decisions because of his work? “Not at all,” he said. “And furthermore, I have to confess, I’m also very overconfident. Even that I haven’t learned. It’s hard to get rid of those things.” When I lived in the mountains of Utah, I used to ski in the backcountry often. This is not resort skiing, and there is no patrol checking for avalanche risk, so assessing that risk becomes your own responsibility. It is an imprecise science, and there is always a chance you’ll get it wrong.
Dastkar Basant 2014 will showcase the creativity and quality of textiles, crafts & natural products representing 60 different regional craft traditions from 22 States across India, brought to you by the craftspeople themselves.Wonderful regional handloom weaves like maheshwari, banarasi, tussar, Odisha and Andhra ikats as well as Uppada and Ghadwal sarees and fine bandhini will be available, along with block-print textiles in the Bagh, Ajrakh, Bagru and Sanganeri styles. Garments, fabrics and decoratives embellished with regional embroideries like Ari, Kutchh stitching, Sindhi, Lambani, Kantha, Kasuti or Sujni will be present. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’West Bengal’s vibrant and colourful Chhau dance performances will be showcased from 15th to 17th February.Food Court features Maharashtra and Bengali regional cuisines as well as Mughlai and Chaat specialities. Visitors will also get a chance to experience Rajasthani nomadic jogi musicians preparing delicious bajra roti meals then playing their ektaara bhapang in interactive sessions of melodious folk singing.WHEN: 14 to 23 FebruaryWHERE: Nature Bazaar venue, Kisan Haat, Andheria Mode
Gallery Espace presents a solo show of recent sculptures and drawings by Ahmedabad-based artist Amit Ambalal at Gallery Espace, from 14 March till 5 April. Talking about his sculptures, Amit said, ‘At an art material shop, by chance, I saw some clay kind of material. Its colours were most suited to my palette – pure and basic. When I tried to work with it, I felt that the material was most friendly and could collaborate well with my thought process. I felt as if I was applying colours not on the canvas but in space. The process was closer to painting rather than sculpting.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Elaborating more on his art works, he further said that the starting point for his work is mostly from the things around him. The parrots in his mother’s courtyard that ?y away as soon as they see him coming, monkeys that break tiles of his studio roof, painting and pichhvais of Nathdwara, daily newspapers or even pages from his several sketchbooks.’Amit Ambalal, born in Ahmedabad in 1943, had no formal training in an art school, but was under the guidance of artist and teacher Chhaganlal Jadhav. Qualified in Arts, Commerce and Law, he was a businessman prior to taking up painting full-time since 1979. His interests in the arts extend to historical research, documentation and collection. His book on the subject, Krishna as Shrinathji – Rajasthani Paintings from Nathdwara was published by Mapin in 1987. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHis paintings make an interesting interface with his passion for the art history of devotional pictures from Nathdwara. While on the one hand there is the historian’s aesthetic interest, there is equally the critical comment of the humorist in his work. He portrays the eccentricities of human behaviour with great imagination imparting a cheerful feeling to his paintings. He is interested in teasing out the manifestation of the irrational in the seemingly mundane through representation of the everyday and the divine. Form and meaning are often the same, welded together in a language that has been designed to convey his satirical examination.WHEN: 14 March- 5 AprilWHERE: Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony
Scent of a Game authored by Raghav Chandra, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture/ADF/Culture, Government of India is all set to be launched amidst a lot of interesting conversations. The book will be released by Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India. Scent of a Game is set against the backdrop of wildlife conservation and draws together several themes extending from tiger poaching, big game hunting and illegal trade of endangered species. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’These themes are woven into place, in a fast paced and gripping story line that draws the reader’s attention to pressing environmental issues whilst contributing to a transformation in their understanding of not just the tiger and it’s environment, but lends new perspective on their take on life itself.The launch will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of Tiger and the Environment: Role that Corporates and other stakeholders can play in Conservation and will have panelists representing some leading voices in the area of wildlife conversation. WHERE: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat CentreWHEN: 22 May
Kolkata: Howrah Rural Police have arrested four more persons in connection with the murder of a bank employee, Partha Chakraborty, at Domjur.The incident was reconstructed by prime accused Shaikh Samsuddin. Previously, police arrested Samsuddin and his father Mansur Ali.Later in due course of investigation, police got hint that other family members of Samsuddin might have some connection with the murder. On Wednesday, police interrogated Samsuddin’s wife Rojina Begum and his mother J Begum. Following another interrogation of Samsuddin, police became sure about their connection. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, both his mother and wife were arrested. Police also arrested his brother Shaikh Jasimuddin and Jasimuddin’s wife Rabia Begum as they were also a part of the whole act.According to the sources, when the murder was committed, all of them were inside the house. However, they claim that they came to know after it happened. After mutilating Chakraborty’s body, Samsuddin went to dispose it while others were busy cleaning the blood on the floor.Rojina felt uneasy on seeing the pool of blood on the floor. Though Rojina tried to reveal the incident, she was stopped by others and convinced not to tell others about the murder. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”All the family members are involved in wiping out evidences,” said an official of Howrah Rural police. On Thursday, police took Samsuddin to his home for reconstructing the murder plot. He showed how Chakraborty was brought in and murdered. He also showed how his family members wiped out evidence.On August 30, Partha Chakraborty was murdered and his body was dismembered. Later, his torso was found inside a sack, wrapped with sponge and pieces of cloth. On noticing a sack with blood dripping from inside, locals informed the police.
Kolkata: In a major stride towards product diversification, Sunderban Cooperative Milk and Livestock Producers’ Ltd (SCMLPL), which offers packaged milk and a plethora of milk products under the brand name Sundarini Naturals, will soon introduce two outlets for organic sweets.”People are becoming health conscious nowadays and demand for organic products is picking up. Organic vegetables are sold at departmental stores across the city and are quite popular. Exclusive outlets for organic sweets will be the first of its kind in the city, which is known for its love for sweets,” said a senior official of SCMLPL. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIf everything goes as per plan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will launch the two outlets from Gangasagar during her visit from January 26 to 28. The two stores that are being set up in PPP mode will be located at Kankurgachi and Manicktala. App-based delivery to households from these two stores will also be introduced soon. “We will first get an idea of the demand for such sweets in the first two months and then will go for advertisements to have more such ventures under PPP mode,” the official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe special attraction will be the Fruit Delite and Orange Bangla varieties that will be priced at around Rs 25-30 per piece. There will be Rosogolla, Gulab Jamun, Rajbhog, Roshomalai and sandesh varieties like Golappatti, Barfi and Kalakand on offer. The prices will start from Rs 12-15 and will go up depending on the size and variety. A trial run for the sweets was successfully conducted, following which the decision of launching the product was taken.
After winning numerous accolades for their debut movie, Mantostaan which was screened at the Cannes International Film Festival 2016, father-son duo Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh and Aditya Pratap Singh are back with another creative piece of Cinema – Gandhi Memorabilia, an Indo-US project based on father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.The first poster of the movie was released by the father-son duo and actress of this movie Daria Koshelev at New Delhi. Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh, director said it clearly that the movie is not a documentary, and different from others. The movie is based on the thoughts of Gandhi, he said. He even said the movie is not a biography and Gandhi is not only about truth and non-violence. The makers of the movie have tried to showcase the unseen parts of Bapu. The leading actor Daria Kosheleva, said, it’s her first project in India and she is highly inspired by Gandhi’s thoughts.