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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"Experience these majestic sites during moments of solitude in 360 video," is how The New York Times introduced readers to its interactive feature titled The New Seven Wonders of the World', which was compiled by Veda Shastri, Guglielmo Mattioli and Kaitlyn Mullin.
"Built on four continents, most by ancient and medieval…
Zurich, Switzerland: A new global campaign to discover, choose and vote for the 7 Symbols of Peace launches on World Peace Day, 21 September 2017. The campaign is from the New7Wonders Foundation, the organisation that has successfully pioneered the first-ever worldwide elections to choose the New 7 Wonders, which have…
The universal calendar has a new observance day: 7 Wonders Day. On 7 July from now on, the world will celebrate the event that honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes in three global campaigns: the New7Wonders of the World, the New7Wonders of Nature…
To commemorate 7Wonders Day, Alessandra Fasino has created a poster collection representing the entire list of Wonders that combines vibrant typography with a rainbow of colours. Each poster is a microcosm of each Wonder and they all express the character of the places and the people being celebrated on 7Wonders…
Zurich, Switzerland: On 7 July this year, and every year from now on, the world will celebrate 7 Wonders Day. The event honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes following three historic global campaigns: the New7Wonders of the World, the New7Wonders of Nature and…
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