Toshiba America Electronics Components Inc. has developed a new color active-matrix thin-film transistor liquid crystal display module lineup for industrial applications that incorporates long-life LED backlighting systems. The modules were designed for a broad range of industrial applications, including test and measuring equipment, medical equipment and portable handheld computing devices.
The LED-based backlighting systems provide an average backlight lifetime of 70,000 hours or approximately 80 years of continuous operation. The systems provide a number of environmentally friendly characteristics. They are low in power consumption and mercury-free. The LED backlight displays also do not require the high-voltage and high-frequency circuits to control luminance, thus enabling a high level of flexibility in system design in terms of safety and electro-magnetic interference compensation.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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