Neonode N1m (http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-541). This mobile phone is also a digital camera, video player and MP3 player with an unusual human machine interface . To get a large display for graphics in a 88 × 52 × 21-mm form factor, Neonode engineers used touch-screen technology to provide an on-screen keyboard eliminating the traditional keyboard. Designed for one-hand navigation, a thumb sweeping over and tapping the screen easily accesses all the features. USB connectivity allows videos to be transferred from a computer to the unit's 1 Gbyte SD Card memory. Power management circuitry in the unit boosts the Li-ion battery's voltage to the level required by the display and the backlight.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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