QTC Clear is a force sensing material can be used to create Force
Sensitive touch screens that can replace current Resistive touch screen
technologies or enhance Capacitive ones to create solutions with more features
such as 3D input. The QTC Clear layer is 6-8 microns thick with a transparency
that is similar to the existing touch screen technologies. This is sandwiched
between two layers of Indium Tin Oxide, which is sandwiched between two hard
sheets, typically glass. It is sensitive that it can detect deflections of
a few microns so that the top surface can be rigid and robust, e.g. glass,
unlike current Resistive designs that have to be soft enough to deform easily
making them susceptible to damage.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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