New Glass Eliminates Reflections
A company called Nippon Electric Glass this week revealed a new glass coating that almost completely eliminates reflections and glare. The new "Invisible Glass" may be applicable to mobile devices, where lack of reflections would make displays much easier to see, especially outdoors and in other bright environments. The new glass is coated on each side with an anti-reflective film that consists of 30 layers. Because each layer is only nanometers thick, the film remains thin. The new Invisible Glass reflects only 0.5% of the light reaching it. By comparison, normal glass reflects 8% of light that hits the surface. A timeline for commercial production was not announced.
Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ Targets Wearables
Corning this week announced Gorilla Glass SR+, a scratch resistant glass intended for smartwatches and other wearables. Corning says Gorilla Glass SR+ is strong and provides the same optical clarity and touch sensitivity of its normal glass while also boosting resistance to impact damage by 70%.
LG Innotek Devises Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Sensor
LG Innotek revealed a new fingerprint sensor that works through glass, allowing LG and other smartphone makers to create devices free from buttons. LG Innotek was able to do this by carving a small furrow out of the back side of the glass.
Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Work Under Water and Through Metal
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation fingerprint sensors for displays, metal, and glass. Qualcomm says it created the new sensors for today's demanding mobile designs, which are moving towards bezel-less, glass-and-metal hardware.
LG V30 to Feature Camera with F/1.6 Lens Made of Crystal
LG's forthcoming V30 flagship will be the first to make use of an f/1.6 aperture camera, according to the company. LG says the device will include several camera innovations to improve its photography and videography performance.
Butterfly Wings May Help Reduce Reflections In Glass
Scientists suggest the naturally-occurring coating found on the wings of the glasswing butterfly could eventually lead to practical applications such as glare-free smartphone displays. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology found that irregular nanostructures on the butterfly's wings cause them to reflect very little light.
I thought i was a vampire
what do you mean thats not covered under warrenty
I read this as a joke and I am pretty sure it was....
Are people really this slow?
From 8% down to .5%? When I am standing outside in direct sunlight, a 900% reduction in glare will not help me, or anybody else.
How could it not help?