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Displays

New Research Could Lead to Transparent Displays 85

An anonymous reader tipped us to a ScienceDaily story about advances that may lead to transparent transistors. By combining inorganic and organic materials, we may reach the goal of transparent surfaces that can display information, with no visible wiring marring the effect. The article cites HUDs on car windshields, and targeting goggles for soldiers, but I'm sure we can think of some additional interesting uses for such a technology. From the article: "High-performance, transparent transistors could be combined with existing kinds of light display technologies, such as organic light-emitting diodes, liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and electroluminescent displays, which are already used in televisions, desktop and laptop computers and cell phones ... Prototype displays using the transistors developed at Northwestern could be available in 12 to 18 months, said Marks. He has formed a start-up company, Polyera, to bring this and related technologies to market."
User Journal

Journal Journal: Christmas Music 1

Last time we went to the Turgid parents' to visit, I recovered my old violin, which I have not played much since I was 16 years old. I was never very good. I only made it to Grade 5, and it was like cats being strangled.

Mrs. Turgid, blinded by love, enjoys hearing my feeble attempts at scratching out a tune. She comes from the Methodist tradition (sing loudly and in tune), whereas I am a joyless, puritanical Scottish athiest.

Google

Submission + - Gmail users missing everything in their accounts

BrianOfMN writes: Beginning with a report dated December 19 on Google Groups, dozens of Gmail users are reporting that everything in their Inbox, Sent Mail, Contacts, and other folders, is gone. Some users are reporting that there is a message indicating that this is a result of an attack, while some users have had their account settings changed to forward all their email to a different email address. Many of the users had their browser open to Gmail before they noticed their items missing and got script errors, and many of themwere using Firefox 2. Has Gmail been hacked?

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