PVI Color E-Ink Display to make year end debut Prime View International, makers of Electrophoretic display or EPD seems to be in a hurry with their color E Ink project and have set a December 2010 time line by which time it wants products graced with its color E Ink display to make it to the market. The new deadline has been revealed by none other than the company chairman Scott Liu and is a few months ahead of the 2011 first quarter deadline that was earlier envisaged. The latest e-reader news has it that the color displays are in an advanced stage of development and samples have already been provided to leading e-reader manufacturers which includes Amazon and Barnes & Noble among others though there is no definite partnership reached with any e-reader manufacturer as of now. In the meantime, the third quarter of this year will see the launch of a fresh batch of e-readers equipped with PVI’s monochrome display though most of the action is likely to be restricted to the Chinese market. Keep watching for more e-reader news.
The Future of Electronic Paper Thirty-five years in the making, electronic paper is now closer than ever to changing the way we read, write, and study — a revolution so profound that some see it as second only to the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Made of flexible material, requiring ultra-low power consumption, cheap to manufacture, and—most important—easy and convenient to read, e-papers of the future are just around the corner, with the promise to hold libraries on a chip and replace most printed newspapers before the end of the next decade. This article will cover the history, technology, and future of what will be the second paper revolution. E-paper History: An Interview with Nick Sheridon, Father of E-paper In the 1970s, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) was a powerhouse of innovation. Nearly 35 years later, TFOT sat down with Nick Sheridon to ask him about his historic invention. Q: How did it all start? Q: So how was e-paper born? A: I realized the need for e-paper in 1989.
The Dutch Windwheel is not only a silent wind turbine - it's also an incredible circular apartment building How cool would it be to tell people you live inside of a wind turbine? Designed for the port city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Windwheel is a concept for a sustainable landmark that would be able to house 72 apartments within a circular steel and glass frame, while also serving as a silent, motionless wind turbine. In addition to harvesting energy from the wind, the structure would be equipped with facilities to capture rainwater, recycle tap water and also produce biogas from the residents' organic waste. The Windwheel is composed of two rings built on an underground foundation and surrounded by wetlands so as to give the structure the appearance of floating. The outer ring houses 40 rotating cabins to provide visitors with impressive views of Rotterdam—much as the London Eye does in the UK—while the inner ring houses 72 apartments, 160 hotel rooms, commercial outlets and is topped off with a restaurant. Related: TU Delft and Mecanoo Unveil New Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine Design
マイコン入門!! 必携用語集（5）：実は足し算しかできない!? 「補数」「シフト」で四則演算しているマイコン (1/2) - EDN Japan →「マイコン入門!! 必携用語集」連載一覧 加算（足し算） 最初に最も簡単な加算（足し算）を説明します。 これは10進数と同じ方法で計算します。 ＊）本文中では、便宜上、2進数の値を［0］や［1］のように、［ ］で表現します 【図1】2進数の加算 ちなみに、上がった桁のことをキャリー（Carry）と呼びます。 減算（引き算） 次に減算（引き算）を説明します。 では、補数とは何でしょうか？ 補数とは、「その数字に足した時に、桁上がりが起きる数のうち最も小さい数」です。 10進数の場合、足して10になる数字、2進数なら2（［10］）になる数字です。 10進数の場合、足して10になる数を「10の補数」といいます。 以下に例を挙げます。 10進数の場合 6の「10の補数」は4です。 2進数の場合 ［1］の「2の補数」は［1］です （［1］＋［1］＝［10］：桁が上がります） そして、［1101］の「2の補数」は［0011］になります （［1101］＋［0011］＝［10000］：桁が上がります） では、補数を足してみましょう。 まずは理解しやすいように10進数でやってみましょう。 9から6を引く場合 9に、6の補数である4を足してみます この時、上がった桁を無視して、1桁だけみると……3。 9－6＝3の答え「3」と同じになりました！ 実は、補数を足して上位の1桁を無視することで、引き算ができるのです。 次に2進数の場合を見てみましょう。 ［1111］（15）から［1101］（13）を引く場合 ［1101］の補数は［0011］でしたから、［1111］（15）に［0011］（3）を足します この場合も上がった桁は無視して、下4桁だけみると［0010］（2）になります ［1111］（15）－［0011］（13）＝［0010］（2）の答え［0010］（2）と同じです！ こちらも補数を足すことで、引き算ができました。 このように補数と加算（足し算）で、引き算を行うことができます。 実は、マイコンでは簡単に2（［10］）の補数が作れます。 【図2】2進数の補数の作り方 もう1つ補数を作る方法があります。
Electrowetting based low power, always viewable color video displays e-ink Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050? In the two weeks since President Donald Trump issued his executive order on immigration, banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, he's met with opposition from a surprising sector: the tech industry. In a radical change of tune since executives like Jeff Bezos and Sheryl Sandberg filed into Trump Tower to meet with the president in December, 128 tech companies have now filed an amicus brief against the ban; the Washington Post reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a company-wide email that the ban "is not a policy we support" and added that "Apple would not exist without immigration." While many of these denunciations of Trump's order appear motivated by some higher corporate ethos, there's another factor at play here: pressure from employees. A new study has taken a step toward measuring the importance of business ethics to young employees (in a very different sector: the apparel and textile industry) and how it could affect retention and on-the-job satisfaction.
High-end P.A.T.H. prefab house range promises energy to spare French designer and architect Philippe Starck has joined forces with Slovenian prefabricated housing specialist Riko to manufacture a new line of high-end prefab houses under the moniker Starck with Riko. The Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes (or P.A.T.H.) range is available in a number of shapes and sizes, and according to the company, can generate significantly more energy than it requires. View all Depending on which one of the 34 different floor plans prospective buyers choose from, a P.A.T.H. home can range in size from 40 sq m (1,506 sq ft) to 350 sq m (3,767 sq ft), and feature anywhere between one and eight rooms, spread over one or two floors. The home can also sport either an all glass outer shell, a combination of wood and glass shell, or fully-wooden shell. A P.A.T.H. home sports triple-glazed windows measuring a 63 mm (2.48 inch) thick as standard, and features insulation made from stone wool, glass fiber, or cellulose. Source: Starck with Riko Share