Look behind a television screen, a computer monitor or a mobile phone display and you’ll find an OLED. A what? An Organic Light Emitting Diode, that’s what. Simply put, an OLED is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which a film of organic compounds emit light in response to an electric current.
The technology was in the news this week when the world’s first spherical large-scale OLED screen was unveiled at Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The six-metre Geo-Cosmos Globe is made up of 10,362 OLED panels, each measuring 96 x 96 millimetres, that work together to project the movement of the Earth as captured through a meteorological satellite. The result is stunningly beautiful images of our planet at a resolution of more than 10 million pixels. A series of touch-screen computers, called Geo-Scope, allow visitors to interact with different parts of the globe and learn about natural phenomena like large scale weather movements. And Geo-Palette, an interactive mapping tool, lets users to create their own maps based on data about everything from language to climate to the world economy.
Giant Globe OLED Display Geo-Cosmos
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ZURICH: New7Wonders has completed its visit to Chichén Itzá, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, as part of the Official New7Wonders VII process.The N7W VII is the ongoing audit programme conducted by New7Wonders as the world authority for the voted Wonders, to ensure they are able…
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